Galindo

Take it easy in this laid-back, residential neighborhood not too far from Downtown.

Galindo’s community lives modestly, drives slowly, and relishes their neighborhood’s serenity a few miles away from Downtown. Cheap eateries and low-key dive bars enjoy cult status in Galindo, attracting a flip-flop wearing crowd into their scruffy storefronts. For playing or picnicking, South Austin Park provides ample recreational space. This neighborhood’s palpable sense of community is steadily attracting fans as new shops, bright bungalows, and simple apartment complexes fill in Galindo’s grassy lots.

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On the Map

Galindo is bordered by South First, Dawson, Bouldin Creek, South Lamar, South Manchaca, and West Congress

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Bergstrom International Airport: 18 minutes by cab
Zilker Park: 10 minutes by car
Downtown: 11 minutes by car

Quiet and Colorful In South Austin

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When it comes to trendy pursuits, Galindo gives the spotlight to Austin hotspots like SoCo and South Lamar.

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When it comes to residential serenity and down-to-earth quirkiness, Galindo shines.

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The neighborhood supports a rich history.

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San José Church was erected in 1939 to serve the Hispanic population south of the Colorado River.

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It maintains strong ties with the community today.

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The neighborhood's residents are revered for the strong relationships they forge.

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Galindo's neighborhood association, GENA, continually works to improve its parks and public services.

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Good work.

Galindo's Offbeat Enterprises

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Galindo's local businesses cater to the same quirky, colorful style as its homes.

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In Galindo, taco stands take the corner spot and car roofs are billboard reinforcements.

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Galindo is a great neighborhood, just across Oltorf from Bouldin.  It's only five minutes from Polvo's, Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse, and other cool and relaxed South Austin hangouts on South 1st St."

A Look Around Galindo

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Galindo's streets fill with cozy homes built in the 60s and 70s.

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It's a neighborhood where cul-de-sacs are common and lawn ornaments are recommended.

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Galindo's residents like to decorate their space.

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Let there be light.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Austin native Mandy Harris started framing picturesque settings when she was just nine. Though she’s enjoyed photographing the Colorado Rocky Mountains and beaches of Mexico, she’s found her greatest joy capturing interior and exterior design. She divides her time between Airbnb and AL Collective, an Austin-based wedding and portrait studio. Thanks to the Neighborhoods Project, Mandy explored her hometown in a new light.

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