Welcome to Central Austin
Refined elegance and unmatched standards of luxury.
Austin’s grandest homes stand just mere blocks from some of the city’s hottest bars, brunch spots, and well-established shops in Central Austin. Historic estates are positioned on expansive lots, protected by towering oaks where residents of all ages enjoy ample room to roam free and excess elbow room. An elevated standard of living is found in Central Austin, thanks to short commutes to downtown offices, close proximity to everything special about Austin, and sprinkles of luxury throughout even the smallest aspects of daily life.
One of the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, Clarksville was first part of a 365-acre plat owned by former Governor Elisha Pease. Neighboring Enfield was later built out in the early 1900s when it was subdivided by the Enfield Realty and Home Building Company. Several historic homes, such as the Pease Mansion, Haskell House, and other vast estates can be seen on a scenic evening stroll down neighborhood streets, standing as a reminder to both new and longtime Austinites of this city’s storied past.
What to Love
- Streets lined with grand, historic manors protected by some of the city’s largest oak trees
- Several smaller, chic bungalows from previous eras
- Eclectic eateries along West Sixth are home to some of the hottest brunch tickets in town
- Convenient downtown-adjacent location, without the noise
Simply put, residents of Central Austin enjoy an elevated standard of living in all aspects of life. Despite being located mere blocks from downtown‘s buzzy streets, Clarksville and Enfield are quiet and peaceful. Walkable residential streets lead to neighborhood mom-and-pop shops and cafes, with splashes of history positioned sporadically throughout the community. Larger homes in Central Austin are also positioned on generously sized lots, much larger than what might normally be found elsewhere in Austin. Towering, protected oak trees line the streets, neighbors are friendly, and historic old Austin comes to life in this quaint, enviable community.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
One of the most coveted dinner reservations in town is found at Jeffrey’s. This luxe steakhouse is the absolute embodiment of white-glove, five-star service. Truffled deviled eggs, king crab avocado toast, wagyu burgers, and baked Alaska are some of their most popular menu items, embodying the neighborhood’s modern appetite. Jeffrey’s also boasts the most decadent happy hour in town with half-priced burgers and bites available every afternoon and all day long on Mondays.
Next door, Jeffrey’s sister restaurant, Josephine House, is home to one of Austin’s best brunches. Steak and eggs, lemon ricotta pancakes, and a hearty breakfast burger are devoured in a quaint, Clarksville-style bungalow or out on their breezy patio beneath colorful, shady umbrellas.
The Tavern is a more laid-back option boasting over 50 flatscreen televisions and a German-inspired menu of pub house favorites, providing the ultimate game day experience. This rustic, casual spot frequently hosts watch parties throughout the year and can make accommodations for almost any game being played.
Things To Do
Enfield is home to one of Austin‘s most famous parks. Pease Park stretches across more than 40 acres of heavily wooded green space where guests can enjoy quiet strolls, attend local events, children can frolic on the splash pad, and native wildlife can be observed from the observation pod, a spherical treehouse that feels worlds away from the buzz of the city. Also in Pease Park is Eeyore’s Birthday Party. Held every year since the spring of 1963, this eclectic, funky celebration boasts food, crafts, and colorful costumes, all for a great cause.
Some of Austin’s highest-rated schools are found in the heart of Central Austin on both public and private campuses. Parents are very happy to send their children to:
- Casis Elementary School, prekindergarten-5th grade; Niche.com placed Casis within the top 10% of all public elementary schools in the state of Texas
- Bryker Woods Elementary School, kindergarten-5th grade; one of the top elementary campuses in the city boasts exceptionally high scores on state standardized exams
- St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, kindergarten-12th grade; the best private school in the city is also among the best in the state boasting a perfect graduation rate and scores on college entrance exams far higher than the average