Galindo is a vintage Austin neighborhood with an ethnically diverse population, an active neighborhood association, and a strong sense of community. Housing costs are lower than those of the south Austin neighborhoods closer to downtown, but the distance is just a bit farther. Galindo also offers ready access to major local thoroughfares, and to the many local shops and restaurants for which south Austin is known. As more people move into the area, the houses are becoming more modernized and more local establishments are appearing in the neighborhood itself.
Galindo dates back to the 1950s and still retains much of its character from that era. Galindo is not as well known as some of the other south Austin neighborhoods, but it offers many of the same benefits to residents: proximity to the trendy boutiques, cafes, and clubs of south Austin, easy access to local highways, and lower housing costs compared to downtown.
Although there are not yet that many popular restaurants and lounges within the neighborhood itself, this is changing as the city and neighborhood population grow. Also, the many attractions of SoCo and South Lamar are right nearby.
The neighborhood is quiet and residential; the only busy commercial street is South First St. which has local restaurants. On other streets, speed bumps and signs encourage drivers to slow down. The very active neighborhood association promotes neighborhood improvement and quality of life.
Within the neighborhood is the South Austin Park and Recreation Center, which houses multiple sports and recreation venues for children and adults. Other parks are nearby, as is the downtown jog and bike trail.
Views From the Street
|South Austin Park and Recreation Center||Herndon Ln.||S. First St. and El Paso St.|
|Audrey Dr.||Corbin Ln.||Garden Villa Ln. and Daphne Ct.|
|S. Second St.||Galindo Elementary School|
Facts and Figures
Real Estate and Apartments
Galindo has many ranch-style, one-story homes built in the 1950s and 60s, up to the 1980s. Because it is somewhat farther from downtown than more well-known south Austin neighborhoods, housing is a little less expensive. Also, because St. Edwards University is nearby, there are rentals available for students.
Galindo, Austin, Texas
Zip code: 78704