Central Austin is located just north of the University of Texas , and is right near Downtown Austin. One of the hot areas is Burnet road hosting a variety of options for entertainment and food including Barley Swine, The Peached Torilla and Yard Barn - one the coolest bars/dog park for pets. Anderson Lane is also another area worth mentioning with lots of options for good eats. Need help finding a Central Austin Apartment? Our expert apartment locators are here for you.