Why We Build in East Austin
It’s trendy, artsy, cultural, and one of the most sought-after areas in the whole city — welcome to East Austin. This vibrant part of town has seen a transformation in recent years with curated shops and upscale culinary spots. Yet it maintains a charming, weathered grit from its earlier days, which still shines through in the graffiti murals, hole-in-the-wall bars, and late-night taco trucks.
With Lady Bird Lake to the south and I-35 to the west, the hip and thriving enclave of East Austin offers access to lake life, walkable streets, and constant nightlife. But it’s also home to pockets of quieter neighborhoods, making it an ideal spot for families, young professionals, or anyone who wants to have both laid-back living and easy access to all the fun. No matter where you choose to make your home in East Austin, there’s a good chance you won’t want to leave any time soon.
Life in East Austin
This once up-and-coming area of Austin is now a haven for families, professionals, and retirees alike. Folks flock here for the sweeping views of Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin, as well as some of the best schools in the area. But there’s plenty more that makes this spot so special, including:
- Plenty of green space. With such easy access to the lake, especially for homes along the I-35 corridor, waterside biking and running trails are a part of everyday life. Fiesta Gardens is the main public park, which hosts plenty of events throughout the year. If you’re looking for something less crowded, Metz Park and Roy Guerrero Park are perfect places to let the dog — and the kids! — run around. If it’s organized physical activity you’re craving, head to the close-by Krieg Softball Fields or Riverside Golf Course.
- Culture aplenty. East Austin features much of the history and celebration of what makes Austin such a unique place to call home. Browse the artifacts or galleries at the George Washington Carver Museum, take part in the annual Juneteenth celebration at Emancipation or Rosewood Park, or visit the vibrant arts scene along Manor Road — where you can catch performances at the Vortex or exhibitions at Imagine Art or the Photo Méthode Gallery.
- Abundant family fun and nightlife. From East Sixth Street through MLK Blvd. and up to Manor Road, the east side is a bona fide foodie haven and entertainment hotspot. With tons of music venues — including the blues spot Antone’s, the honky-tonk the White Horse, and the historic Scoot Inn — East Austin will be music to your ears. For the best eats in town, you’ve got La Barbecue, Launderette, and local Tex-Mex favorite Juan in a Million, plus plenty more.
Our East Austin Homes
Homes in historic East Austin have become a melting pot as diverse as the people who live in them, from the colorful bungalows of the Holly and Govalle neighborhoods to the modern condos on Manor Road and the contemporary family homes in between.
Paradisa is proud to build in East Austin and can help you locate a new build from our team when one is in the works. Our spacious home interiors feature open floor plans, high ceilings, and tons of natural light for a timeless elegance and comfort no matter what your design preference.
Paradisa homes can be custom-built for your needs or you can check out our move-in ready inventory. Want to learn more about upcoming opportunities in the East Austin neighborhood? Contact us today, and we will get you set up with your Paradisa dream home.