Central Austin / Downtown / Clarksville

A hip community with historic character within walking distance to the best of downtown

Welcome to Central Austin / Downtown / Clarksville

Nestled along the scenic Colorado River, the Central Austin, Downtown, and Clarksville region of Austin, Texas is known to be one of the most desirable areas to live in the city. It's a vibrant, walkable neighborhood with a historical feel and plenty of character. With its Victorian-style homes, tree-lined streets, and nearby parks, this region offers residents a taste of old-world charm combined with all the modern amenities of a thriving metropolis. Clarksville and Central Austin are located just minutes from Downtown and are home to some of the city's best shopping, dining, and entertainment options. If you're looking for a hip, happening place to call home, this region is a perfect choice.

The Central Austin, Downtown, and Clarksville region have a vibrant community with a strong sense of identity. Downtown has a big city feel with lots of skyscrapers and high-rise condominiums. Central Austin has an eclectic mix of architecture, from stately homes to funky mid-century modern residences. Clarksville is located just west of Downtown and has a historic feel with rolling hills, tree-lined streets, and high walkability. It is also home to some of the best schools in the area, as well as a variety of parks and recreation facilities. Whether you're looking for a historic bungalow or a modern condominium, the Central Austin, Downtown, and Clarksville region have something to suit your needs. If you're looking for a place to call home that has it all, this community should definitely be at the top of your list.


What to Love

  • Unique shops and boutiques
  • Historic character and charm
  • Plenty of enticing dining options
  • Walkability to hip bars, shops, and restaurants 
  • Easy access to Lake Austin
  • Close to gorgeous parks and trails


Local Lifestyle

The Central Austin, Downtown, and Clarksville region is a bustling and vibrant community that is beloved by residents for its unique character and charm. It is a very walkable area and the neighborhood is home to a diverse array of eateries, bars, and shops, and its convenient location makes it easy to explore all the city has to offer. Residents enjoy an active lifestyle, with proximity to gyms, hotels, restaurants, and parks, such as Barton Springs Pool and Lake Austin. The Shoal Creek Trail is located between Clarksville and Central Austin in Pease District Park and is a great place for biking, walking, or having a picnic. If you're searching for a region of Austin that combines the best of urban living with small-town charm, look no further than Central Austin, Downtown, and Clarksville.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Central Austin, Downtown, and Clarksville region have plenty of incredible local eateries, coffee shops, and more. Pecan Square Cafe, in the heart of Clarksville, is a great place to start your morning off right. They specialize in fresh seasonal ingredients so you there will be something new to try everytime you visit.  

Cippolina has the oldest wood burning oven in Austin and people from all corners of the city make the drive for their thin crust pizza. Swedish Hill Bakery, located between Clarksville and Downtown, is known for its smoked fish, charcuterie, and caviar. The Peacock in Austin Proper Downtown, has a Mediterranean inspired menu and a lovely outdoor lounge with views of Soal Creek. 

For the finest in high-end shopping, the region has plenty to offer. ByGeorge is a luxurious department store Downtown with an array of designer clothing, shoes, and accessories. Kendra Scott Jewelry is a chic boutique in Central Austin with trendy jewelry pieces. No matter what your taste, the Central Austin, Downtown, and Clarksville region has something to offer everyone. 


Things to Do 

Barton Springs Pool is a three-acre spring-fed pool located just south of the Central Austin, Downtown, and Clarksville region that is open year-round. It is the perfect spot for a refreshing dip on a hot day or an invigorating swim on a cool one. 

The Shoal Creek Trail is a scenic eight-mile hike-and-bike trail that winds its way through the heart of the city. It's the perfect place to get some exercise and take in the sights and sounds of Austin. The Central Austin, Downtown, and Clarksville region is also located near Lake Austin, where residents can enjoy boating and sunbathing. Whether you're looking for quiet activities for the family or a vibrant community to call home, the Central Austin, Downtown, and Clarksville region is sure to exceed your expectations.



The Central Austin, Downtown, and Clarksville region is served by Austin Independent School District and has 125 schools. 

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