Downtown offers the best of Austin, amplified. This is where creativity and ingenuity meet to deliver the latest foodie hotspots, legendary live music venues, one-of-a-kind shops, and year-round outdoor fun. Rock out or relax – it’s your call. LET’S GO


Downtown is the epicenter of Austin’s 24/7 idea exchange. This is where enterprises headquarter and entrepreneurs incubate, all harnessing our city’s incredible talent pool, business-friendly infrastructure and uniquely collaborative culture. LET’S GO


Downtown Austin offers residences to suit any style, whether you’re renting or putting down roots. This is where city excitement meets creature comforts – your walkable new neighborhood puts both nightly entertainment and daily essentials within easy reach.LET’S GO



Stats on the hottest place to set up shop.

Keep tabs on Downtown’s ever-expanding retail and restaurant scene.


Snapshot of Downtown Retail Market

The DAA commissioned an update to our Downtown Austin Trade Area report in 2011. The report identifies downtown's trade area psychographics and target market. It defines the Downtown Trade Area as the region within a 30-minute drive of downtown. Download the report here.



Retail Districts


Downtown’s retail districts provide a mix of national and local shops,   restaurants and service providers that’s unrivaled in Austin. Visitors can explore one or all of the districts, and combine shopping with activities ranging from kayaking to museum hopping to enjoying live music.


Emerging Downtown Retail Projects

From the redevelopment of the Seaholm Power Plant and Green Water Treatment Plant along Cesar Chavez to emerging projects in downtown’s northeast quadrant, new mixed-use developments are brining more first-floor retail to all corners of downtown.