Old West Austin In Brief

Old West Austin is Located in between the northern side of Ladybird Lake and the western side of the downtown side, this is one of the densest and diverse neighborhoods in the area.

With a population of a little over 7000, this area comfortably makes it to the list of one of the top 10 neighborhoods in the area. This neighborhood is located in Travis County and is considered as one of the best neighborhoods to live in Austin, Texas.

Since the formation of its own neighborhood Association in the early 1900s, the neighborhood has been able to successfully retain its original character and roots both culturally and physically.

The neighborhood is known for its large and shady trees with front porches in single-family residences.

Due to its proximity to Austin, many new development projects were planned but the neighborhood association decided against it thereby preserving the original soul, look, and feel of the area.

Amenities &  Features

Old West Austin is a perfect blend of single-family standalone residences along with apartments, modern duplexes, and student housing.

The neighborhood houses the University of Texas that has complexes for students and their families staying with them. This contributes greatly to the rich diversity of the population in the locality.

The diversity of the local population can be made out from the fact that the Local Elementary School has students of some 40 nationalities.

The neighborhood has access to national grocery food chains, homegrown local businesses, shops, restaurants, community centers, schools, and more.

There are well-built sidewalks and improved street lighting that make it safe for pedestrians to enjoy their morning or evening walks.

People & Places Of Interest

The residents of the Old West Austin neighborhood are thoroughly keen and engaged in the development of the locality. This is evident from the fact that the original essence of the neighborhood is still intact even after Government plans of heavy urbanization.

Local businesses take a major place in the neighborhood business space such as the Nau Enfield Drug of the 1950s which is a 65-year-old pharmacy with an Old Soda Fountain at the back serving breakfast and dinner.

You have the Jeffrey's that is known for its fine dining experience. People usually minge and meet each other through the well-built and beautifully lit sidewalks. Cafe Medici is one such place of gathering for many.

Driving Directions

1.From Seider Springs Greenbelt, 1380 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78731, United States

Take Shoal Creek Blvd and W 31st St to N Lamar Blvd
3 min (0.6 mi)

Follow N Lamar Blvd to Parkway
3 min (1.2 mi)

Continue on Parkway. Drive to Kingsbury St

To Pease Splash Pad, 1600 Parkway, Austin, TX 78703, United States

2.From Pease Splash Pad, 1600 Parkway, Austin, TX 78703, United States

Head west on Kingsbury St toward Parkway
0.2 mi

Kingsbury St turns right and becomes Parkway
0.2 mi

Turn left onto Rainbow Bend
0.1 mi

Turn right onto Windsor Rd
0.3 mi

Turn right onto Harris Blvd
0.8 mi

Turn left onto W 29th St
0.1 mi

Turn right onto Kerbey Ln
Destination will be on the right

To Bryker Woods Elementary School, 3309 Kerbey Ln, Austin, TX 78703, United States

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3.From Bryker Woods Elementary School, 3309 Kerbey Ln, Austin, TX 78703, United States

Head southwest on Kerbey Ln toward W 33rd St
0.3 mi

Turn left onto W 29th St
0.1 mi

Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Harris Blvd
0.7 mi

Turn left onto Windsor Rd
0.1 mi

Turn right to stay on Windsor Rd
289 ft

Slight right onto Pease Rd
0.2 mi

Turn right onto Niles Rd
Destination will be on the right

To Pease Mansion, 1606 Niles Rd, Austin, TX 78703, United States

4.From Pease Mansion, 1606 Niles Rd, Austin, TX 78703, United States

Head northwest on Niles Rd toward Woodlawn Blvd
0.1 mi

Turn right onto Hartford Rd
0.4 mi

Continue straight to stay on Hartford Rd
0.3 mi

Turn left onto Ethridge Ave
Destination will be on the left

To Hartford Triangle, 1605 Ethridge Ave, Austin, TX 78703, United States

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5. From Hartford Triangle, 1605 Ethridge Ave, Austin, TX 78703, United States

Head northwest on Ethridge Ave toward Jefferson St
217 ft

Turn right onto Jefferson St
0.8 mi

Turn right onto W 34th St
0.2 mi

Turn right to stay on W 34th St
0.2 mi

Turn right onto Bailey Lane
Destination will be on the right

To St. Andrew's Episcopal School, 1112 W 31st St, Austin, TX 78705, United States

6.From St. Andrew's Episcopal School, 1112 W 31st St, Austin, TX 78705, United States

Head southeast on W 32nd St toward Wabash Ave
0.1 mi

Turn right onto N Lamar Blvd
0.3 mi

Turn right onto W 29th St
0.2 mi

Turn left onto Wooldridge Dr
Destination will be on the left

To Blank Check House, 1415 Wooldridge Dr, Austin, TX 78703, United States

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7. From Blank Check House, 1415 Wooldridge Dr, Austin, TX 78703, United States

Head west on Wooldridge Dr toward Stark Pl
397 ft

Turn right onto Harris Blvd
0.4 mi

Turn right onto Westover Rd
Destination will be on the left

To Asher Flynn Realtors, 1410 Westover Rd, Austin, TX 78703, United States

8. From Asher Flynn Realtors, 1410 Westover Rd, Austin, TX 78703, United States

Head northwest on Westover Rd toward Harris Blvd
220 ft

Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Harris Blvd
0.2 mi

Turn right at the 3rd cross street onto W 29th St
0.3 mi

Turn left onto N Lamar Blvd
0.6 mi

Turn right onto W 38th St
1.3 mi

Turn left onto Red River St
0.2 mi

Turn right onto E 40th St
Destination will be on the right

To Lincoln-Goldfinch Law, 1005 E 40th St, Austin, TX 78751, United States

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