Southeast Austin may not be the ritziest part of the city, but apartments here are easy to afford. The neighborhood is situated just west of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. That means noise pollution and traffic keep rental demand and prices down. If you're looking for a bargain, consider a Southeast Austin apartment or rental. The money you save living here may keep you smiling.
If you're looking to go out on the town in Southeast Austin, pretend like you're really going out of town. Head to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to feast at one of the popular Austin eateries located there. The Salt Lick BBQ and Amy's Ice Cream both have outlets in the terminal. There's also good shopping in airport stores like Waterloo Records. You can even catch a show at the airport's live stage, which hosts local bands. In the rest of the neighborhood, your eating and shopping options are pretty limited.
Southeast Austin rentals' main selling point is their low price. In between the semi-industrial blocks and the odd vacant lot, you'll find small houses and apartments. This neighborhood has the highest percentage of Hispanic residents of any in Austin. People who live in this area also tend to be lower-income. The average rent for a one-bedroom in Southeast Austin comes in at $800 a month.
Capital Metro buses run out towards the airport, but you probably want a car if you're going to live in Southeast Austin. Be careful, though. Traffic headed into the city during rush hour can be a problem.
The closest Austin Public Library to Southeast Austin is the Ruiz Branch. There's a United States Post Office in the next-door McKinney neighborhood. The Austin City Council has seven members, including the mayor. Councilmen and women are elected at large by city voters.
Southeast Austin uses the 78744 zip code.