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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Old West Austin is a neighborhood in Austin, Texas with a population of 6,513. Old West Austin is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Old West Austin offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Old West Austin there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Old West Austin and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Old West Austin are highly rated.
About Old West Austin...
Population
6,513

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$643,619
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,407
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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Old West Austin Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    382.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,067.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    291
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,096
National
$55,322
Families with Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Old West Austin Reviews

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Great place for young renters. Definitely a pricey area but close to everything and in the center of downtown. The crime is somewhat low but with all the bars nearby there is some trouble. This area tends to have a more conservative view. It’s also very diverse for Austin but not good for families.
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I love old west Austin because I have a LOT of childhood memories there. I can always picture myself with my grandparents at certain places of business.
Great location, just across from the firehouse. Can walk anywhere downtown without drinking and driving. Something to do everyday. Very active community.