Old West Austin

Welcome to Old West Austin

A popular area with luxury neighborhoods and a unique personality
Covering about 106 blocks of nature and residential areas, Old West Austin is made of three main neighborhoods: Bryker Woods, Pemberton Heights, and Old Enfield. Only a short distance from downtown, it is a walkable community with many nearby restaurants and shops. With large lots and elegant homes, the area provides cottages, bungalows, and Colonial and Georgian mansions along streets lined with heritage oak trees. Most of the buildings are older, single-family homes that have been renovated, leading to a mixture of professionally-designed houses and more modest properties.
Old West Austin is located west of downtown Austin with Lady Bird Lake to the north. The historic neighborhood was founded in the mid-1800s. Some houses date from this time, but many are from suburban development beginning in the 1920s. The eastern edge of the area is Pease Park, while the neighborhood has expanded north since its construction. Due in part to the many amenities and the central location, Old West Austin is one of the most desirable places to live. It provides many outdoor activities, such as parks and trails, entertainment, dining, and shopping options.

What to Love

  • Luxury housing and beautiful landscapes
  • Central location
  • Historical area with many outdoor activities

Local Lifestyle

With beautiful neighborhood trails and parks leading to a city-like atmosphere, Old West Austin has a unique feel and personality compared to its neighboring areas, such as West Campus. The neighborhood is quiet and relaxing, with easy access to all the amenities downtown offers. With scenic views and mature trees, Old West Austin has a peaceful core but also possesses a one-of-a-kind character, both of which contribute to its popularity. Desirable to all kinds of people, from singles and young professionals to families, it is considered one of the top 10 greatest neighborhoods in the country.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

A garden cafe famous for its chocolate chip cookies, Tiny Boxwoods, has a light, airy, and open atmosphere with outdoor and indoor dining areas in a charming cottage. It is a unique and picturesque location for casual hangouts and special events. Otherside Deli began as a food truck in 2017 and has since grown into a popular and creative restaurant. Best known for its delicious and creative sandwiches, the deli often sells out of corned beef and pastrami by early afternoon.
Dedicated to providing a peaceful, uplifting, and inspiring atmosphere, the Thompson + Hanson Garden House combines design and gardens to create a unique outdoor area. Between uncommon, curated pieces in the shop and dozens of flowers, the house strives to inspire its guests and put them at ease. 
Valentines sells a contemporary, specially curated, highly edited selection of cutting-edge shoes, clothing, and accessories for each season. With unparalleled service and an expansive, colorful selection, the boutique provides a one-of-a-kind experience. Every customer will find something appealing to them.

Things to Do

Pease Park Conservancy amazes visitors with its beautiful trails and limestone bluffs. The first public park of Austin covers 84 acres and maintains its authenticity and uniqueness through its history and ecology. It is a great place to play and enjoy nature in the center of Austin. Opened in the 1960s, Shoal Creek Trail begins at Lady Bird Lake and finishes at 38th Street. The path starts paved and eventually becomes decomposed granite. Hikers travel through Austin along Shoal Creek and past cliffs and overhangs.
What began as a traffic triangle overgrown with weeds has become a beautiful green area called Hartford Triangle. This fenced park provides swings, two playgrounds for different ages, benches, and picnic tables. It is a lovely place to relax or play. To the north of Austin, Lady Bird Lake is a reservoir more like a river than a lake. Visitors can walk or jog the trails along the water's edge, enjoy nature, and view wildlife. The lake is ideal for kayaking and rowing.


Old West Austin is served by the Austin Independent School District.


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Overview for Old West Austin, TX

22,111 people live in Old West Austin, where the median age is 38.2 and the average individual income is $99,581. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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38.2 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Old West Austin, TX

Old West Austin has 10,865 households, with an average household size of 2.03. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Old West Austin do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 22,111 people call Old West Austin home. The population density is 3,932.56 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Old West Austin, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Old West Austin. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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6th - 8th
Austin St Hospital
1st - 12th
No rating available
Austin Independent School District Child Development Center
PreK - PreK
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Mathews Elementary
PreK - 6th
9th - 12th
Girls' School Of Austin
K - 8th
No rating available
Bryker Woods Elementary
K - 5th
PreK - 5th

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