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Welcome to 78702

A chic, vibrant community minutes from Downtown Austin
Over the years, Austin has cultivated a unique identity as an outlier in the Lone Star State. The city’s standard for hip nightlife and affinity for eclectic culture is most apparent in the 78702 zip code. Just east of downtown, 78702 is one of the city’s up-and-coming areas, thanks to its charmingly eclectic restaurants, bars, and music venues.
There’s always something new to discover in the 78702 zip code. This area comprises several distinctive neighborhoods, including Chestnut, East Central Austin, East Cesar Chavez, Rosewood, and other surrounding communities. With its many amenities and vibrant atmosphere, the 78702 zip code offers the best of Austin living.

What to Love

  • An eclectic community with bars, cafes, and restaurants  
  • Located 10 minutes from Downtown Austin and the airport  
  • A thriving art scene in the heart of Austin 

Local Lifestyle

With a combined population of around 25,000 residents, the 78702 zip code is a collection of tight-knit communities within the city. East Austin is one of the city’s liveliest areas, a neighborhood packed with new restaurants and innovative microbreweries. The 78702 has become one of Austin’s biggest foodie hotspots.   
For those considering moving to the area, the 78702 zip code is known for its diverse architectural styles, from cozy Craftsman homes to modern new-builds and everything in between. As of April 2023, there are 189 active listings in 78702 — primarily single-family homes with an ample selection of condos.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Among the area’s biggest draws are its exceptional restaurants and nightlife. Neighborhoods like East Central Austin and East Austin put 78702 on the map for anyone who loves to go out.
Stop by Tamale House East, an unassuming restaurant that serves some of the city’s most authentic Mexican food, especially tacos and brunch. For a more upscale take on Mexican dining, check out Suerte, an award-winning restaurant known for its contemporary ambiance and exceptional food.
One of Austin’s most acclaimed microbreweries is located in 78702. Situated on East 6th Street, Lazarus Brewing Co. is a funky brewery featuring kombucha, espresso, in-house beer, and tacos. For some of the area’s best cocktails, check out the hip bar Native Bar & Cafe. Initially a 19th-century railroad station, Native is like a living room that embodies the indie vibe many Austinites love. Another great spot for food and drinks is Whisler’s which is one of Austin’s most popular patios and has an unassuming mezcal bar located on the top floor. 

Things to Do

One of the city's biggest events happens in the 78702 zip code. East Austin Studio Tours is an annual event where hundreds of artists open their studios and homes for residents to view their art. This event happens in the fall, making the tour very walkable and bikeable using an interactive map.
The 78702 also brims with culture and the arts. Take the French Legation State Historic Site, for example. One of the area’s most prominent attractions, and one of the city’s oldest homes, the French Legation State Historic Site has been converted into a museum where every day is cause to celebrate local history.
The 78702 area is also ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, thanks to its easy access to parks and bike trails. Located along its southern border is the Colorado River Wildlife Sanctuary. Set on 43 acres of public land, this nature preserve protects local fauna and wildlife. Pack your boots and hike the exceptional trails for peace in the city.
78702 is also home to Edward Rendon Sr. Park, a riverside space featuring playground equipment, picnic areas, sports fields, and a swimming pool. Edward Rendon Sr. Park is one of eastern Austin’s most popular city parks. Another is the Boggy Creek Greenbelt, an 89-acre nature park in Rosewood.     


Neighborhoods that are part of the 78702 zip code, such as Central East Austin and East Austin, are part of the Austin Independent School District. Some schools include:


Overview for 78702, TX

24,830 people live in 78702, where the median age is 34.7 and the average individual income is $49,352. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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34.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for 78702, TX

78702 has 11,093 households, with an average household size of 2.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in 78702 do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,830 people call 78702 home. The population density is 4,960.14 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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