Southeast Austin

Welcome to Southeast Austin

Known as the "heart of Austin"
Festivals, parades, and a wide variety of exciting outdoor activities take place in Southeast Austin all year long. Known as the "heart of Austin" to residents and guests, Southeast Austin is very popular with foodies due to the many delicious restaurants and eateries in the area. There are plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities here as well, with lakefront activities and walking trails providing the perfect outlet for those seeking to experience the wide-open skies of Texas.

On the national economic scene, Austin has made its name as a major employment center and tech powerhouse, thanks to local Fortune 100 firms Dell, Oracle, and Tesla. Tech powerhouses Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, and Samsung also maintain large workforces in the area.

What to Love

  • Lots of excellent restaurants
  • A wide variety of homes and buildings
  • Several well-known parks and walking trails
  • An economic and tech powerhouse
  • Zilker Park and Barton Springs

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle of Southeast Austin is exciting and full of opportunity. There's always something to do in this part of Austin, with a year-round calendar of events that will keep everyone busy. Live music lovers will thrive in Austin, with many nationally-known musicians performing shows in and around the city on a monthly basis. It's also a great place to discover up-and-coming performers—artists who might soon be making national headlines. Exciting and full of flavor, Austin embodies the very best parts of Texas and is humming with the spirit of the state.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Austin is a foodie haven known for exquisite meals that run the gamut from mouthwatering food truck specialties to elite fine dining. Dive into a world of flavor in Austin!

Here at ultra-popular Uchi, you can't go wrong with any menu item, but the holy grail is the ten-course chef's omakase tasting — a true slice of heaven! With unparalleled flavors and an experience unlike any other, this is something that every true foodie should indulge in.

El Naranjo is an acclaimed eatery that has earned multiple awards and honors, including the first-ever James Beard Award in the new Texas category. Olamaie offers elevated Southern staples, while Better Half Coffee & Cocktails is an award-winning stop that serves delicious espresso beverages and handcrafted cocktails as the perfect beginning or end to any day.

As a culinary oasis, food trucks are a staple on the food scene here, and you’ll find some of the best on nearby South 1st Street. Bombay Dhaba is known for its flavorful Indian food, and Churro Co is one of the area's most delicious dessert stops. No matter where your tastebuds take you, you are sure to discover your new favorite dish in Southeast Austin!

Things to Do

Flanked by Lake Austin and Barton Springs, adjacent Zilker Park provides a seamless connection to the heart and soul of Austin. Enjoy 351 acres of recreation, the glorious Barton Springs Pool, dazzling skyline vistas, well-maintained botanical gardens, a spring-fed pool, and a year-round calendar of events, including Austin City Limits Music Festival, Blues on the Green, Austin Trail of Lights, sunrise and sunset yoga, running races, night swimming, and more.

The South by Southwest Festival, often styled as SXSW, is one of the world's biggest music festivals, an annual event in Austin that also highlights innovations in technology, film, and entertainment. Rub elbows with celebrities even as you learn about the next big thing in the world of music and live entertainment.


Southeast Austin is served by the Eanes Independent School District, which features top-rated schools.

  • Westlake High School, Grades 9-12, a school that is often named the number one public school in Texas and is acclaimed for its sports programs.
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