How cool it is to live downtown?

How cool it is to live downtown?

This picture captures so much of the vibrancy of our growing downtown. The photographer, friend David Gottlieb, has one of the best vantage points in the city: Spring condos.

The influx of people for SXSW – traffic be damned – reminds me of what a 24/7 vibrant city looks and feels like.  And, we’re getting there.  Checkout an even cooler picture…

About Jude Galligan

Jude Galligan, REALTOR, Principal of REATX Realty and publisher of Downtown Austin Blog (aka. "DAB"), spends his time matching remarkable people with remarkable properties in Austin’s urban core. A resident owner in downtown Austin, Jude serves on the Board of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and the City of Austin Downtown Commission. Contact Jude.


  1. really stunning… so what’s with the shortage of high-rise 1-bedroom units lately? There’s almost nothing on the MLS. :( I’m pretty anxious to find something already…

    • In April or May we should see the peak of seasonal availability, so hang tight. Indeed, inventory is tight and demand is high. In the past 30 days I’ve seen two homes sold before hitting the MLS.

      • Thanks Jude, that’s encouraging! In the meantime I’m trying not to pay attention to mortgage rates. I really hope they can lay low for a couple more months!

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