Green · Up-and-coming · Vibrant · Athletic
Located in southeast Austin, East Riverside hasn’t always enjoyed its current rising reputation. While old-time Austinites might still hang on to the idea that the neighborhood resists strip malls and maintains its late-70s apartment buildings, visitors encounter a far different reality in the East Riverside of today.
In fact, the whole place, with its dozens-upon-dozens of renovations and new builds, feels like a breath of fresh air. That clean sensation could also partially result from its proximity to the water haven of Lady Bird Lake, where the breeze you can get from walking its shores or paddle boarding across serves as an always needed respite from the Texas summer heat.
However, East Riverside offers more than just nature. Its vibrant nightlife, including one of Austin’s most famous music venues, strikes an ideal balance for the young professionals flocking to the area.