Austin’s Most Walkable Neighborhoods

Posted by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 10:12am.

austin's most walkable neighborhoods

Austin has some of the most incredible neighborhoods in the state of Texas. Lush and full of life, they draw people in from all over the world. They are notable, too, for their friendliness and safety. It’s perfectly normal to head out for a walk in one or more of these neighborhoods. There are a variety of single-family homes, ranch-style homes, bungalows, and condominiums available depending on the neighborhood.

Based on rankings, where communities are given a score of 0-100, Austin itself has a score of 40 when it comes to walkability. This is based on accessibility, bike paths, safety, and transit systems. Here are few examples of Austin’s most walkable neighborhoods.


Not surprisingly, downtown Austin has a Walkscore of 99. You can find everything here, from bars and pubs to shopping centers and game stores. Downtown itself is absolutely beautiful with its luxury condominiums and friendly people.

If you enjoy an exciting nightlife, then downtown is definitely the place for you. Nightclubs and late night bars are prominent and numerous. More than that, there is always something happening, whether it is annual holiday events or some kind of weekly festival.

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West University

With a walkability score of 85, West University is famous for student-friendly prices. Because it’s so close to the University of Texas, this is an ideal place for students who don’t want to live in dorms. Everything is within easy walking distance. The transit system is also excellent, and bike routes are also an option.

There are plenty of places to eat in West University, too, along with several versatile shopping centers that have everything that you need. There are only a few single family homes, with condominiums being the more popular living space.

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North University

If you’re on the hunt for something close to the University of Texas that is still brimming with luxury, then check out the North University neighborhood with a walkability score of 81. Upscale and beautiful, it consists of larger lots and gorgeous east-coast styles homes.

Head out and have a seat at one of the numerous restaurants. They are mostly casual with a welcoming atmosphere that will keep you returning for more every time. North University also happens to be one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin, making it ideal for history buffs or those who enjoy exploring.

Bouldin Creek

Are you interested in living in a charming bungalow that’s close to some outstanding amenities and restaurants? If your answer is yes, then check out Bouldin Creek. This pretty neighborhood has a walkability score of 77. A very established neighborhood, it boasts gorgeous trees and incredible green spaces.

Bouldin Creek has a number of stunning, single-family homes with large yards full of trees and professional landscaping. Taking a walk down the street on your way to downtown is a true gift!

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Well known for its history and historical buildings, Clarksville has a walkability score of 77 just like Bouldin Creek. An old neighborhood, it was established in the 1870s. One of the coolest things about Clarksville is the fact that it is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fantastic amenities such as cafes and restaurants are available and within easy walking distance. Visit movie theaters, unique shops, convention centers, and remaining historical sites.

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