The East Riverside Oltorf Area of Austin is in the midst of a transformation. Old apartments have been bulldozed to make way for new taller apartments, lots of new retail, and more.
East Riverside Oltorf is south of Lady Bird Lake, east of I-35, west of Grove Boulevard, and north of Ben White/Highway 71. It was a popular student area for years. However, now it is attracting young professionals because of how close it is to downtown and Lady Bird Lake.
Children in the area living west of Pleasant Valley Road attend Austin ISD schools and those east of Pleasant Valley Road attend Del Valle Schools.
Austin ISD students go to either Allison Elementary or Linder Elementary for grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. Students at Allison go on to Martin Middle School, whose mascot is the Eagles. Students at Linder go on to Fulmore Middle School. Fulmore is the Law and Humanities Magnet for AISD and their mascot is the Falcons.
There are many employers in this area, and downtown is just a few miles away. Cypress Semiconductor, an American semiconductor and manufacturing company, is located in East Riverside-Oltorf off Oltorf just west of Montopolis.
Tokyo Electron, a Japanese semiconductor and manufacturing company, has its American headquarters just down the road from Cypress.
Oracle is also building a huge new campus on Lakeshore Drive.
East Riverside has seen a ton of new dining options in the Amli Southshore development. Mod Pizza allows you to pick your own unlimited amount of toppings for your pizza before it’s sent to be cooked in a pizza oven. You can also choose salad for a healthier option. To quench your thirst, there’s draft beer and wine.
Pho Please serves delicious Vietnamese Pho, Bun, and Bahn Mi’s in a vibrant, modern setting. Fast and well-priced, Pho Please will make your tummy happy.
Emo’s is a popular live music venue that wears its punk ethos on its sleeve. Formerly on Red River, its new location on East Riverside has a high end lighting and sound system.