Level of Strength of Various Aspects of Life in the City of Austin
Character of neighborhoods ranked 15th of 24
Major Strength - 19%
Strength - 39%
Weakness - 29%
Major Weakness - 10%
Well below things like:
Unique local identity
Major Strength - 39% and Strength - 35%
Family Friendly Community
Major Strength - 31% and Strength - 40%
Aspects That Households Feel Are Most Important to be Major Strengths for the City of Austin
Character of neighborhoods ranked even lower at 18th of 24, with only 10% of respondents ranking it as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th most important.
EVEN though those things most people wanted to live near - schools, groceries, fire station, parks, sidewalks and bike lanes - are (or at least used to be) neighborhood-oriented things.
Watch our tragicomedy about the journey of a little girl along Anderson Ln, in search of a playground. Sam's quest is for all the people who already live on Anderson, and who will in the future.
The top ranked neighborhood in Austin is a Walkers' Paradise. 18% of Austin residents have a Walk Score of 70 or above.
Austin's most walkable neighborhoods are Downtown, University Of Texas, and West University. Austin's least walkable neighborhoods are McKinney, Pecan Springs Springdale, and Southeast.
51% have a Walk Score of at least 50-and 49% live in Car-Dependent neighborhoods.