Culturemap ranked the best neighborhoods in Austin.

Local realtors ranked the best neighborhoods in Austin according to popularity. Find out if your ‘hood made the list!


This area is close to Westgate and Central Market. It’s popular with renters finding themselves priced out of 78704. This is one of the best neighborhoods in Austin thanks to the ton of dining and shopping options in nearby Sunset Valley.

Travis Country

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Travis Country in Southwest Austin, is very popular with Austinites. Travis Country is one of the best neighborhoods in Austin because of its highly rated schools. It’s also highly desirable due to its extensive community amenities, including trails and greenbelt access.


Gracywoods is in North Austin, close to Domain shopping and dining. Renters have put this on the list of best neighborhoods in Austin because you can do everything in one place! Workout, go to brunch, and then do some shopping all close to home! There are also lots of opportunities to enjoy nature throughout the neighborhood.


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This is the most eclectic area of Westlake. It’s also appreciating faster than most of Austin. There are less opportunities for renters, though, than in other areas of the city. However, there is a variety of housing types, from those built in the early 1900’s to brand new; condos to palatial estates.

Scenic Brook/Windmill Run

This area is a much more affordable option sandwiched between Circle C and Barton Creek. As a result, the neighborhood offers bargains for buyers and renters. It also has a lot of dining options such as Stubb’s B-B-Q at Graceland Grocery and Jester King Brewery. Houses in this area are nestled in the beautiful hills and built on solid foundations concentrated on limestone bedrock. Residents don’t need to worry about flooding in Scenic Brook or Windmill Run!

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