Southwest Austin

Southwest Austin

Southwest Austin is served by a highly rated section of the Austin ISD and the Lake Travis ISD.

Welcome to Southwest Austin

Southwest Austin encompasses some older, established neighborhoods and many newer developments. It has become an increasingly sought-after living area. As Austin's population continues to grow, the southwest is one of the areas that is growing fast to accommodate new arrivals. Here you'll find large residential neighborhoods and leading master-planned communities with newer houses, parks, hiking trails, and plenty of green space, as well as top schools. Southwest Austin also has the advantage of being relatively close to downtown, to shopping and parks in Barton Creek, and to the lakes.
 
The quiet residential settings, safe neighborhoods, amenities, and good schools make southwest Austin a popular place for families. In some sections, you can still get large, wooded lots with up-close views of the local wildlife. Southwest Austin was originally considered the outskirts of town and relatively isolated, and some parts are still that way. But as the area's population grows, more supermarkets, restaurants, and stores are spreading through the area.
 
The numbered markers on the map below indicate different neighborhoods. Click on a marker to see the neighborhood name and to view details, or click on one of the links to the right.
 
Southwest Austin is where you’ll see a lot of new growth as Austin continues to expand. In the 1980s and 1990s, much of the growth was south of Austin off MoPac. Today, that area has been pretty well developed (at least up to the Hays County line) and the growth now is happening off Highway 71. Recently, we’ve seen the addition of tons of shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, and businesses along Highway 71 all the way to Highway 620. Southwest Austin is served by a highly rated section of the Austin ISD and the Lake Travis ISD. As such, it attracts those looking for quality schools for their kids.
 
Looking for the best Southwest Austin neighborhoods? Check out our Best Southwest Austin Neighborhoods.

Overview for Southwest Austin, TX

48,524 people live in Southwest Austin, where the median age is 31.8 and the average individual income is $27,960. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,524

Total Population

31.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$27,960

Average individual Income

Around Southwest Austin, TX

There's plenty to do around Southwest Austin, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

9
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
9
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
18
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including El Buen Gusto Pupuseria, Peace Lily Wellness, and Next Gen Dental.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.44 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.49 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.04 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.93 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.95 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.92 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Southwest Austin, TX

Southwest Austin has 17,126 households, with an average household size of 2.83. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Southwest Austin do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 48,524 people call Southwest Austin home. The population density is 2,146.76 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,524

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

31.8

Median Age

49.95 / 50.05%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
17,126

Total Households

2.83

Average Household Size

$27,960

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Southwest Austin, TX

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Southwest Austin. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Wayside Real Learning Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Wayside Sci-Technical Middle And High School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Idea Bluff Springs College Preparatory
PUBLIC
6th - 9th
2/5
Harmony School Of Excellence - Austin
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
No rating available
The Excel Center For Adults - South Austin
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Newton Collins Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Idea Bluff Springs Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Langford Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Rodriguez Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Palm Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Harmony School Of Innovation - Austin
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
KIPP Austin Beacon Prep
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
Houston Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Uphaus Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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