Southwest Austin

It’s also popular among young families looking for a quiet suburban feel to raise their kids in.

Welcome to Southwest Austin

From greenbelts to great schools, here are some of the top reasons that people love living in Southwest Austin.
Featuring both modest and ritzy new developments, Southwest Austin is an increasingly popular area for young working professionals, families, and new transplants alike. Originally considered the edge of town,Southwest Austin has experienced a metamorphosis. As the city continues to expand, Southwest Austin has transformed from an isolated oasis to a quiet residential hub with a growing number of restaurants and shops. The area is an outdoor lover’s dream because of its verdant parks, Veloway Bike Park, hiking trails, and greenbelts. (In some areas, you can even catch a glimpse of the local wildlife.) It’s also popular among young families looking for a quiet suburban feel to raise their kids in. Read on to find out why this area is becoming one of the most popular areas in Southwest Austin.

What to Love

  • Proximity to downtown Austin 
  • A myriad of outdoor recreational areas (soccer fields, walking and hiking trails and year round master pool)
  • Quiet neighborhoods that are great for families with young children
  • Lock and leave options for the single professionals
  • Older, well-known neighborhoods as well as up-and-coming communities

Local Lifestyle

Thanks to its relaxed vibe, Southwest Austin is an ideal choice for those who want something a little more low-key. The area is home to many who move to the area because of good schools, organized youth sports, it can be a great place to live if you’re looking to meet other parents. Many of the local residents love spending evenings and weekends at the outdoor amenities, which range from bike parks to golf courses.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

If you’re looking for a fun night out on the town, head to District Kitchen and Cocktails, where you can order craft cocktails, sustainably sourced seafood, or steaks. For a romantic date night or birthday celebration, head to Carve American Grille. Carving some Southwestern-inspired cuisine? Head to Jack Allen’s or should a Mediterranean-style bistro be more your speed, check out Cafe Malta (we recommend the mussels, seared salmon, or brisket ravioli.) Local ice house Waterloo is nearby to enjoy a brew alongside live music on certain days. The variety of restaurants in Southwest Austin also offers local TexMex Maudie's Hacienda.

Things to Do

When it comes to outdoor activities in Southwest Austin, residents are truly spoiled for choice. One of the most popular alfresco attractions is Barton Creek Greenbelt, where visitors can hike along the creek on their way to Sculpture Falls, a dog-friendly swimming hole. If you’re looking for a great place to gather with your whole group of friends, head to Circle C Metropolitan Park, where you can play disc golf, volleyball, or basketball. Skateboarders and bicyclers alike will want to check out Veloway Bike Park, which shows off a paved, three-mile pathway. Tennis fiends can meet their match (quite literally) at Grey Rock Tennis Club, a City of Austin-owned facility with eight lighted courts. Golfers, on the other hand, will want to set up shop at Grey Rock Golf Course. And if you’re just there to smell the roses? Spend the day at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.


Southwest Austin is part of the Austin Independent School District, but there are private schools located here too. Here are a few of the top-rated ones:

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