You can hear the buzz from anywhere... East Austin, AKA "East Side" or "East End" is the place to be for so many people seeking the diversity of homes, residents and businesses is as expected of a typical urban environment. The neighborhood is bordered to the south by Town Lake and to the west by Interstate 35. The boundaries to the east and north get blurry as more people pour in looking for that great artistic vibe of a neighborhood chock-full of visual artists, musicians and the otherwise nouveau-bohemians. Descriptions of the area from the recent past would surely have included words like "gentrification" and "urban". Those buzz words are quickly being replaced with words like "expensive" and "I should have" or "I remember when". (Look to Upper and Lower East Side as consolations.) Because of East Austin's proximity to the Central Business District and Downtown, it is no wonder that this has become a very popular place for young professionals as well as the aforementioned artist. Nicely renovated or very appealing new construction in a modern style will command the highest prices. $200+ /s.f.