Student Neighborhoods in Austin

Explore the neighborhoods that surround UT in the map below. Click on the outlined neighborhoods to learn more about each neighborhood. Click the icon in the upper left hand corner of the map to add layers to the map for local grocery stores and bus stops.

To see a full-screen version of this map, click the icon in the upper right-hand corner of the map.

Surrounding UT Neighborhoods


Map of West Campus

West Campus

Location: West of the UT between Guadalupe Street and Lamar Boulevard extending from Martin Luther King Boulevard to 28th Street

Population: Mostly undergraduate students

Neighborhood Attributes: Close to the university, sorority and fraternity members mostly here, bus stops nearby, typically most expensive because of the location, louder atmosphere 

Map of North Campus

North Campus/Hyde Park

Location: North of campus between Guadalupe Street to Red River Street extending from Dean Keeton Street to 51st Street

Population: Juniors, seniors, graduate students, and faculty/staff

Neighborhood Attributes: Closer to the engineering buildings, quieter atmosphere, closer to parks and shops, grocery store close by, bus stops nearby, moderately close to campus

Map of Riverside


Location: South of Lady Bird Lake (Colorado River), between Lakeshore Boulevard and Riverside Drive extending from I-35 and Crossing Place

Population: Undergraduate and graduate students, young professionals 

Neighborhood Attributes: More affordable, trendy neighborhood, access to public transportation, moderate distance from campus, and trend of rising rent rates

Map of East Campus

East Campus (Cherrywood, Mueller, Chestnut neighborhoods)

Location: East of campus and east of I-35

Population: Graduate students, young professionals, families, few students

Neighborhood Attributes: Up and coming neighborhoods in Austin, adult atmosphere that is ideal for older students, nontraditional students, farther away from campus, fewer students to connect with. 

Map of Far West

Far West

Location: West of Mopac (also called TX-1 Loop)

Population: Students with own mode of transportation, families, international students

Neighborhood Attributes: Quiet and calm, residential feel that is great for older or non-traditional students, farther away from campus, fewer students to connect with