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Colorful Mueller Suburb Solar Panel Rooftops and Modern Austin Living
Colorful Mueller Suburb Solar Panel Rooftops and Modern Austin Living

Although its roots as a community stem back to the 1800s, today East Austin is a rapidly changing, eclectic area of Austin. Potential homeowners will find original condition historical homes next to remodeled and new homes, with small businesses mixed throughout the neighborhood streets. The redevelopment of this area is triggered by a proximity to downtown Austin and is buoyed by its mix of history, art, and multiculturalism. East Austin recently was named one of “America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods” by Forbes Magazine based on factors such as walkability; farmer’s markets; locally-owned bars, restaurants, and food trucks; coffee shops per capita, and artist population.

East Austin Homes

An additional draw to the area is the conversion of the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport into the Mueller neighborhood, a master planned shopping, business, and residential development. Notable businesses and institutions in East Austin are Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin Studios, and Troublemaker Studios

Properties in East Austin

Homes in East Austin can range from small cottages from the early 1900s to large remodeled and new construction homes. Most areas offer a mix of homes, with some areas showing more signs of revitalization.



Bartholomew District Park is a 57-acre park with active neighborhood and volunteer involvement. The park offers three baseball fields, three softball fields, four basketball courts, a disc golf course, two tennis courts, a volleyball court, a splash pad, a playground, picnic facilities, and a planned pool and dog area.

Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park provides East Austin with ample outdoor recreational activities. Walter E. Long Lake (formerly Dekker Lake) is a 1,200 acre lake popular for fishing that also offers boating, kayaking, and swimming. The park offers trails, two volleyball courts, and picnic facilities.

Edward Rendon, Sr. Park at Festival Beach offers over 500 acres on the Town Lake hike and bike trail. The park includes a fishing pier, trails, three baseball fields, two basketball courts, two softball fields, and picnic and playground facilities. It is home to the Festival Beach Community Garden, and nearby is Martin Neighborhood Pool.

Harvey Penick Golf Campus is a 9-hole, PGA Tour-Designed public golf course with a 3-hole short course, driving range, putting and chipping green, and pavilion. It is home to The First Tee of Greater Austin, an athletic program for kids.

  • Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary (10203 Lindell Lane)
  • Big Walnut Creek Nature Preserve (9221 East US Highway 290)
  • Walnut Creek Sports Complex (7800 Johnny Morris Road)
  • Davis-White Northeast District Park (6705 Crystalbrook Drive)
  • Decker Tallgrass Prairie Preserve (8001 Decker Lane)
  • Colony District Park (7400 Loyola Lane)
  • John Trevino Jr. at Morrison Ranch Metropolitan Park (9501 FM 969 Road)
  • Colorado/Walnut Greenbelt (8001 Delwau Lane)
  • Schieffer Tract (3404 Hycreek Drive)
  • Dottie Jordan Neighborhood Park (2803 Loyola Lane)
  • Andrews School Park (2400 Lehigh Drive)
  • Pecan Springs School Park (3312 Rogge Lane)
  • Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt (5100 East 51st Street)
  • Patterson Neighborhood Park (4200 Brookview Road)
  • Cherrywood Pocket Park (1600 East 34th Street)
  • Morris Williams Golf Course (3851 Manor Road)
  • J. J. Seabrook Greenbelt (2000 Pershing Drive)
  • Alamo Pocket Park (2100 Alamo Street)
  • Chestnut Pocket Park (2207 East 16th Street)
  • Givens District Park (3811 East 12th Street)
  • Springdale Neighborhood Park (1175 Nickols Avenue)
  • Norman School Road (3901 Tannehill Street)
  • Ortega School Park (5308 Chico Street)
  • Holly Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (2711 Canterbury Street)
  • Metz Neighborhood Park (2407 Canterbury Street)
  • Manuel and Robert Donley Pocket Park (2301 Haskell Street)
  • Waller Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (30 East Avenue)
  • Sanchez School Park (64 Waller Street)
  • Oswaldo A. B. Cantu/Pan Am Neighborhood Park (307 Chicon Street)
  • Comal Pocket Park (300 Comal Street)
  • Plaza Saltillo (412 Comal Street)
  • Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park (2608 Gonzales Street)
  • Conley Guerrero Senior Activity Center (808 Nile Street)
  • Boggy Creek Greenbelt (1114 Nile Street)
  • Rosewood Neighborhood Park (2300 Rosewood Avenue)
  • Oak Springs School Park (2806 Goodwin Avenue)
  • Downs Mabson Fields (2812 East 12th Street)
  • Swede Hill Pocket Park (907 East 14th Street)
  • Lott Pocket Park (1180 Curve Street)
  • Kealing School Park (1500 Rosewood Avenue)

The French Legation Museum shares the history and culture of the French legation in relation to the Republic of Texas. It was built in 1841 as a private home and is now owned by the State of Texas, with Daughters of the Republic of Texas as custodians. It is the oldest frame structure in Austin.

Texas State Cemetery is the final resting place of notable Texans such as Stephen F. Austin, Bigfoot Wallace, John Connally, Barbara Jordan, and Ann Richards.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center – This center is focused on the preservation and exhibition of African-American history and culture. It includes the Boyd Vance Theatre and offers many programs and camps for children.

Huston-Tillotson University is a historically black institution that opened in East Austin in 1881. The coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences emphasizes academics, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership. It is affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund.

Shopping and Restaurants

East Austin is home to many popular restaurants that draw residents from all parts of the city.

East Side King has been featured on numerous national television shows and was started by Chefs Paul Qui and Moto Utsunomiya. Qui won Food Network’s “Top Chef: Texas, Season 9,” is the recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest 2012, and was named Food and Wine Magazine’s “Top 10 Empire Builders 2012.”

Other popular restaurants include Eastside Pies, Blue Dahlia Bistro, Vivo, Eastside Café, Juan in a Million, Franklin Barbecue, Hoover’s Cooking, and Contigo.

East Austin has many one-of-a-kind retail establishments and small retail stores, including Rogue Running, Domy Books, Charm School Vintage, Take Heart, and East Side Pedal Pushers.

The East Austin Studio Tour is an annual behind-the-scenes tour of over 200 artist studios, galleries, and events.

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