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Where to Live in Austin, TX
Photo by Mitchell Kmetz on Unsplash
Photo by Mitchell Kmetz on Unsplash
Macey Koppa
Friday, Oct. 20, 2023

Austin is a great place to live, but how do you choose what area of Austin to live in? Today, I'm giving you a quick guide of what different parts of Austin have to offer. Bonus...there's a Camden community ready to move into in the area you vibe with!

South Austin

Outdoor hot spots, the allure of South Congress, and taquerias on every corner. What more could you need? South Austin has it all.

There are numerous golf and disc golf courses, dog parks, and lake and river access conveniently located nearby. Camden Gaines Ranch has direct Greenbelt access from the community and is only 7 minutes from Zilker Park.

Camden StoneleighCamden Shadow Brookand Camden Cedar Hills are surrounded by new bars and restaurants, drawing Austin residents deeper south. The Far Out Lounge and Sagebrush are go-to spots for live music with a dive bar feel and ample backyard space.

Violet Crown Trail entrance close to Camden Stoneleigh

Photo courtesy of Camden Stoneleigh

Central Austin

Central Austin is ideal for anyone looking to be close to the action—endless opportunities for nightlife, culture, live music, art, business, shopping, and dining. Imagine a sophisticated urban lifestyle mixed with a polished, historic charm that makes you feel at home.

For those looking for something upscale with great walkability, Camden Rainey Street is the community for you. Walking distance to Downtown Austin for shopping, dining & entertainment and only minutes from Lady Bird Lake hiking & biking trails.

If you're looking for something more laid back but still close to the action, check out Camden Lamar Heights. It is located in the colorful and quaint North Loop neighborhood. You will find an eclectic mix of folks, numerous thrift shops, and coffeehouses.

Aerial view of Camden Amber Oaks with two pools

Photo courtesy of Camden Amber Oaks

North Austin

North Austin is a desirable neighborhood for those interested in the convenience of nearby dining, shopping centers, office spaces, and downtown access.

Camden has four communities in North Austin (Camden HuntingdonCamden Amber OaksCamden Brushy CreekCamden La Frontera) for those looking to call this neighborhood home. For more information on these communities and the North Austin lifestyle, get the best recs here

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