St. Edwards

St. Edwards is a relaxed neighborhood bordering trendy hotspots like SoCo and Travis Heights.

St. Edwards is surprisingly quiet considering it’s the stomping grounds of co-eds and undergrads. This tranquil neighborhood’s quirky vibe and eclectic cafes cater to more than university students. Instead, a bevy of individuals call St. Edwards home. Ambitious professionals, young families, and working artists find common ground when it comes to appreciating this cozy neighborhood—St. Edwards’ short Downtown commute and haphazard natural beauty earn the neighborhood an A+ grade.

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On the Map

St. Edwards is bordered by Dawson, South Congress, Travis Heights, East Riverside, Bouldin Creek, Parker Lane, East Congress, West Congress, and McKinney

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Easy

Bergstrom International Airport: 18 minutes by cab
Downtown: 11 minutes by car
Zilker Park: 12 minutes by car

A Surprisingly Quiet Student Environment

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Although it's easy to associate college kids with loud-mouthed swagger and late-night parties, St. Edwards' polite disposition defies this stereotype.

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In St. Edwards, university students and young families peacefully share the neighborhood's modest homes and contemporary condominium complexes.

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The presence of St. Edward's University ensures the neighborhood maintains a youthful glow.

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Open fields and open patios are never empty for long.

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There's plenty of conversation to go around.

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Share some together.

St. Edward's University: A Liberal College In a Liberal Town

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Founded in 1885 by the Brother of the Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is one of Texas' top liberal arts colleges.

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Its student body is known for its unbridled creativity and charming bohemianism.

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Impassioned political debates and philosophic conversations are commonly overheard in the university's quads and courtyards.

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All the while, Downtown rises in the distance.

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Hello, Downtown.

A Local Perspective of St. Edwards

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Following in the footsteps of fellow campus-friendly neighborhoods, St. Edwards boasts relaxed coffee shops, mellow bars, and homey pubs where sipping and studying go hand in hand.

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Ruta Maya offers yoga classes, salsa lessons, poetry performances, and perfectly poured coffee just a block away from St. Edward's campus.

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In St. Edwards, study breaks are encouraged.

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Study hard. Play hard.

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Eat well.

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Enjoy your treat.

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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