Girl on a bike with a wicker basket


Some of the oldest homes in the city are found in Central Austin. This area, which borders downtown, was the original residential district for the city. Neighborhoods like Old Enfield have wonderful estates that date from the early 1900’s. Pemberton Heights and Tarrytown both provide a small town feel with many neighborhood activities. Just north of downtown, is the eclectic Hyde Park neighborhood and located just west of downtown is Clarksville. Both neighborhoods are popular with artists, professors and families and are prized for their craftsman style bungalows. All of these neighborhoods are convenient to downtown and provide an urban element to daily life.

Images showing Central Austin


Christmas Lights at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters – This annual Christmas light show is choreographed to holiday music with new features added every year.


Adding to the “small town” feel of Central Austin are the numerous community events that take place throughout the year. Here are just a few to check out: