French Place is where the East Side and the Upper East Side converge. Largely regarded in the past for its proximity and convenience to the University of Texas, the area has grown beyond that in recent years to attract all types of people who share a preference for living central. The main drag through the area is Manor Road where you can find some of the best restaurants and hang spots in town. To name a few: Eastside Cafe, Vivo, El Chile, El Chilito (off-shoot but worthy of its own mention), Hoover's, Mi Madre's and Clementine Coffee Bar. The houses in the area are typical of central Austin- smallish craftsman-style plus a nice offering of stacked limestone-sided homes in the nearby Wilshire Wood neighborhood. $200+ s.f.