The Drag, Austin, TX

The Drag Neighborhood Guide Austin, TX

About

The Drag is a vibrant neighborhood located in Austin, Texas, known for its bustling student life and eclectic shopping and dining scenes. Bordered by 21st Street, MLK Boulevard, Lamar Boulevard, and Guadalupe Street, The Drag forms a formidable part of the University of Texas campus. It's also renowned for its colorful street murals and cultural landmarks like the Blanton Museum of Art. This lively strip in Austin is highly accessible via the Mopac Expressway or the Capital Metro buses.

What You Will Love about the drag, austin, texas

  • The Drag is teeming with quirky boutiques, second-hand stores, and record shops, making it a haven for lovers of all things eclectic.
  • The area boasts a thriving food scene, with an array of diverse eateries from food trucks to upscale dining options.
  • The proximity to the University of Texas gives The Drag a youthful, vibrant energy that's hard to find elsewhere.
  • With plenty of live music venues and clubs, the nightlife in The Drag is lively and energetic.

What’s Nearby

The Drag is in close proximity to downtown Austin, making it a superb location for those wanting to explore the city's famous live music scene and nightlife. It's also near Zilker Park, which hosts the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. Just a short walk away is the massive Texas State Capitol building and historical Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Lifestyle

Living in The Drag is perfect for those who relish city life, with its energetic vibe, unique retailers, and diverse food options. The neighborhood attracts a variety of residents, from students to young professionals, contributing to its dynamic and diverse atmosphere. Whether you're a culture enthusiast, a foodie, or a music lover, The Drag offers something for everyone.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 314 restaurants, 26 grocery stores, and 28 parks within a mile of the The Drag neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Ifresh Phone Repairs

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.2 miles

    2512 Rio Grande St

  • TRANSPORTATION
    The Drag

    Landmarks and Outdoors, Monument, Plaza, Retail, Shopping Plaza, Travel and Transportation, Tourist Information and Service

    0.3 miles

    2100 Guadalupe St

  • GROCERY
    Fresh Plus Grocery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    2401 San Gabriel St

  • GROCERY
    Bodega On Rio

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    2101 Rio Grande St

  • GROCERY
    West Campus Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Liquor Store

    0.3 miles

    709 W 22nd St

  • GROCERY
    Orange Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    910 W 25th St

The Drag Apartments and Rentals

382 Rental properties in The Drag, Austin, TX.

  • Axis West Campus property

    $1,010+

    Axis West Campus

    Studio–4 Beds • 1–4 Baths

    466–1472 Sqft

    Contact for Availability

  • 209 E 31st Street property

    $3,895

    209 E 31st Street

    4 Beds • 2 Baths

    1689 Sqft

    Available 8/1

  • 3004 Speedway</br>#6 property

    $2,095

    3004 Speedway</br>#6

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    875 Sqft

    Available 7/24

  • Harris property

    $2,395

    Harris

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    850 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Cedar Street Flats property

    $1,250

    Cedar Street Flats

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    450 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • Melroy Apartments property

    $1,095

    Melroy Apartments

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    400 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
26.1%
8.8%
utilities
4.4%
4.3%
food
0.1%
2.4%
transportation
3.4%
9.7%
healthcare
0.9%
2.3%

The Drag Demographics

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The Drag Reviews

people smiling
  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 2 of 3 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 2 of 3 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 2 of 3 renters

  • Mostly Newer Buildings

    Yes

    Say 2 of 3 renters

  • Near Downtown

    Yes

    Say 2 of 3 renters

The Drag Transportation

walk bike and transit

Bus Stop 1180 - San Jacinto & 21st

Bus Stop

2100 San Jacinto St

Source: foursquare.com

The Drag Schools

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