Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin Real Estate — it is downtown!

Given that we are the live music capital of the world, the idea of living in downtown Austin is pretty exciting.  Imagine basically walking out the door of your building, taking a short walk and hearing your favorite local band perform live. Cool, huh?

Downtown is  a fun, vibrant, place to live, with local shops, grocery stores, live music, theaters, and excellent restaurants within an easy walk.  The way it’s shaping up, it feels like a Texas version of New York City, with Austin style. The vibe is different from the rest of Central Austin — sort of imported, but still cool and laid back.

My only caveat for downtown buyers is that we are not done with construction yet. New condos will be continuing to come on the market for sometime. Being a little short sided and protective makes me point out: If you’re going to sell while new condo’s are coming on the market, that will put you in a tough resale  position . In the longer run, I do think downtown Austin is a great investment but I want you going into it with your eyes wide open.

See Downtown Austin Real Estate…

Pros

  • Walk everywhere
  • Culture
  • Nightlife
  • Convenience
  • Easy and fun

Cons

  • Loud at times
  • Concerns about resale against ongoing construction
  • Some condos are a long walk in and out (dorm feel)
Some of my favorite places to eat downtown…
Lamberts – Fine food served family style; music upstairs; my favorite for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Eddie V’s – Fine food served fancy; serious steak house.
1886 Cafe and Bakery – Great food at fair prices; large servings.
Franks – Hot Dogs and Cold Beer – The name says it all.
Z-Tejas – Austin Tex-Mex with an extra zip!

 

 

 

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