Although a lot of people progress toward the suburbs as the ultimate place to live, there is a growing push to downtown Austin living. With condo developments like the Austonian and the Four Seasons gaining steam and the continuing emphasis on urban living from Austin city planners, the inventory of downtown living space is increasing in quality and quantity. A story in this week’s Austin American Statesman announced the latest addition to both Austin’s distinctive skyline and downtown living options. In addition to 200 condos, the 21c Museum Hotel will feature 209 hotel rooms, a restaurant and, most interestingly, a museum. Modeled on the successful 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, the building should have a nice combination of amenities that make it ideal for Austin. Known for its culture, Austin is just the kind of place for a great new restaurant and an art museum. Interestingly, the developers declared their intentions to earmark a number of the condos as living space for artists with pricing to match. It’s one thing to invest in the arts by buying a painting or sculpture, but another thing entirely to keep artists around with affordable housing. If that’s not reflective of an Austin approach to things, we don’t know what is. If you’re interested in downtown living, you can use our unique search tool that quickly gets you to the area you want. Simply click here to search Austin Condos and Lofts - Downtown Living or call us at 512.600.1800. If you want to be in the center of the action in downtown Austin, let Great Austin Properties get you there.