Austin Texas skyline
Austin Texas skyline

Austin, TX

Real Estate in Austin

  • About

  • History

  • Location

  • Things to do

  • Demographics

  • Culture

  • Schools

  • FAQ

  • Related

  • Intelligence reports

Real Estate in Austin, TX

Investing in real estate is never a bad decision as it hardly ever goes wrong. Real estate investment is one of the best means of investment as it gives you the option of personally making use of it or selling it at a higher price than when you bought it.

Buying land or houses is also an effective way to pass wealth from one generation to another. The city of Austin is one of the best places to invest in real estate as it is home to rapidly appreciating land, and houses in beautiful neighborhoods.

History of Austin

History of Austin

Texas State Flag

City history The city of Austin is the fourth largest city in Texas. Austin emerged as the riverside village of Waterloo, in a buffalo-hunting region occupied by Comanche and Tonkawa people. The city was incorporated on December 27, 1839, and named for Stephen F. Austin, who was regarded as the Father of Texas. Throughout the 19th century, Austin grew and became a center for education and government with the construction of the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Capitol. In 1871, the city flourished as a trading center for farmers and ranchers after the advent of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad as well as the construction of a permanent bridge across the Colorado River.

Texas State Flag

Things to do in Austin

Things to do in Austin

Park bench shaded by a tree in Texas

Things to do in Austin, Texas
Go Partying
Indeed, it is true that no visit to Austin is complete without partying, especially on Sixth Street, so make sure to add that to your to-do list when you visit the city or decide to move into Austin as several clubs and bars have opened here.

As a resident of Austin, you can start your weekend by attending the sponsored noon concert on Fridays in front of Austin City Hall.

Visit a Park
This is one of the fun things you can do in Austin, especially if you have kids. Play games and go on a hike with your kids. It is a way to create fun memories and bond with your family. Some of the parks in the city of Austin are very family-friendly and entertaining, parks like Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, McKinney Falls State Park, Zilker Park, and Pedernales Falls State Park. The Alliance Children's Garden is located within Butler Park, and it's a play garden built for kids of all ages and abilities.

Check out the World Popular Congress Bridge Bats
Did you know that Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America and is popularly known as the Congress Bridge Bats?. The Bats in the city of Austin are the most spectacular and famous tourist attraction.

Every night from around mid-March to early November, the bats in the city of Austin make an appearance from under the bridge to blanket the sky as they head out to hunt for food. Watching about 1.6 million bats fly together is breathtaking, so be sure to be on time and secure a watching spot.

Dine-in Austin's Best restaurants

Just as Austin is known for its arts, it is also known for its mouth-watering foods offered in the best restaurants in the city. Seafood, steak, chinese food, spanish meals, meats and veggies, and many other assorted foods are served in the city's restaurants.

Salt Lick Cellars in the city is one of the most iconic restaurants in Texas, serving brisket, ribs, chicken, homemade cobblers, and sausage every year since 1967 and remains one of the state's most popular barbecue restaurants.

You also get the opportunity to have top dining experiences with a great atmosphere, quality meals and menu, originality and style. Some of the best restaurants are Parkside on 6th Street, Salty Sow in East Austin, Ten Ten on West 6th Street, Buenos Aires on East 6th, and Vinaigrette off South Congress.

Park bench shaded by a tree in Texas

Unreal real estate in Austin, TX

Show more


Map showing Austin


Geographical location The city of Austin is located in Central Texas on the Colorado River, where the Colorado River intersects the Balcones Escarpment, thereby separating the Texas Hill Country from the Blackland prairies to the east. Have you ever wondered why the city of Austin was given the nickname "The Hill Country?” This is because of the exquisite limestone cliff formations created throughout the city that define Austin's landscape. Austin covers a total area of 326.51 square miles.

Austin Demographics

Austin Demographics

Large group of people forming Texas flag map

Demographics and Industry
According to the 2020 United States census, Austin is home to 961,855 residents, ranking it the 11th most populated in the United States and the 4th most populated city in Texas. The population density of the area is 3,006.36 inhabitants per square mile.

The city of Austin's population is diverse. The racial composition of the city of Austin is 7.8% African American, 72.6% White with 48.3% non-Hispanic whites, 33.9% Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% American Indian, 7.6% Asian, 3.4% two or more races, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.

Large group of people forming Texas flag map

Arts in Austin

Arts in Austin

Austin City Limits Music Festival

City arts & entertainment
Austin's Arts
On getting down from the plane at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, you will notice how seriously this city takes its arts. The arts of Texas are located all around the airport.

This city is home to museums and various independent galleries, most of it located at the University of Texas, while few others are in the Second Street District.

Notable art centers and museums such as The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Elisabet Ney Museum, and Umlauf Sculpture Garden.

Austin's Music
The city of Austin is home to notable musicians, such as Willie Nelson, Bob Schneider, Gary Clark Jr, The Black Pumas and Shakey Graves and others. Known for its high spirited music scenes, it now celebrates a diversity of genres, including folk, rock, jazz, new wave, tejano, bluegrass, and latino music.

Austin's official slogan promotes the city as "The Live Music Capital of the World," referring to the city's numerous musicians and live music sites. There are over 2,000 bands around the city and several live music joints.

Austin City Limits is the longest-running concert music program on American television. It is usually recorded at ACL Live at The Moody Theater, situated on the bottom floor of the 478 feet W Hotels in Austin.

Austin is home to innumerable lakes, water bodies, rivers, and waterways, such as Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis on the Colorado River, Barton Springs, and Lake Walter E. Long.

No person is allowed to swim or float beyond 50 feet of some of the lakes in Austin, including Lake Austin or Lake Long Shoreline.

Film Production
The city of Austin hosts the production of several films and film festivals like the Austin Film Festival and the SXSW, that is, the South by Southwest Film Festival. Some notable films produced in Austin include Spy Kids, The 1974 Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Man of the House, the Coen brother's True Grit, How to Eat Fried Worms and others.

Austin Parks
When it comes to having fun with friends and families outdoors, parks in Austin are one of the best locations to head to. Few parks in the city are McKinney Falls State Park, Emma Long Metropolitan Park, and Covert Park. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department was awarded in 1999 the Excellence in Aquatics and given the Gold Medal Awards in 2004.

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Schools in Austin

Schools in Austin

Are you wondering where your children will be going to school if you buy a house in Austin, TX? Whether you are looking for top-rated public or private schools, Austin, TX, has numerous options. With 19 Independent School Districts, there’s no way you can lack a good school. The Austin ISD is the largest school district in the Austin area and the fifth largest in Texas, serving around 74,000 students with a 92.3% graduation rate. Austin is also home to the University of Texas at Austin and more than 20 other higher education institutions.

 University of Texas Austin campus

Why Austin?

Why Austin?

Rooftops in Pflugerville Texas

Ask anyone living in Austin, TX, and they will tell you that there’s no better place to call home. The weather is excellent, and there are plenty of things to see and fun activities for both kids and adults. Who wouldn’t love buying a house in a city with a diverse culture, rich history, excellent schools, competitive job opportunities, and good security?

If you want to start a business, Austin, TX, is simply the best. In 2022, PR Web ranked Austin, TX, the number one best city for startups and small businesses in America. In 2022, Lending Tree, an online lending marketplace, also named Austin, TX, the number two best place to start a small business in the U.S. According to the marketplace, new start-ups have at least a 78% one-year survival rate in Austin.

Rooftops in Pflugerville Texas

Other real estate for sale in Austin

Top Unreal Estate agents
Kaiya Botosh

Kaiya Botosh

Loan Officer

Jaydon Levin

Jaydon Levin

Los Angeles

Martin Lipshutz

Martin Lipshutz


Alfonso Rosser

Alfonso Rosser

San Francisco

View related pages


  • Condos in Texas
  • Real Estate for Sale in Texas

Are you buying a house or selling a house?

Explore homes

Find your dream home, today

    Unreal Estate stacked logo



    Updated January 2023: By using this website, you agree to our Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy.

    ⁠Unreal Estate holds real estate brokerage licenses under the following names in multiple states and locations:
    Unreal Estate LLC (f/k/a, LLP)
    Unreal Estate LLC (f/k/a USRealty Brokerage Solutions, LLP)
    Unreal Estate Brokerage LLC
    Unreal Estate Inc. (f/k/a Abode Technologies, Inc. (dba
    Main Office Location: 1500 Conrad Weiser Parkway, Womelsdorf, PA  19567
    California DRE #01527504
    New York § 442-H Standard Operating Procedures
    TREC: Info About Brokerage ServicesConsumer Protection Notice


    If you are using a screen reader, or having trouble reading this website, please call Unreal Estate Customer Support for help at 1-866-534-3726 
    Open Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 EST with the exception of holidays.

    *See Terms of Service for details.

    LinkedIn Social IconInstagram social iconFacebook social icontwitter social iconYoutube Social Icon

    © 2023 Unreal Estate Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    Unreal Estate certified trust badge
    LinkedIn Social IconInstagram social iconFacebook social icontwitter social iconYoutube Social Icon