The East Side of Austin generally refers to anything east of I 35. Historically, this area was not the best place to live. However, in the past 10 years it has been substantially gentrified. Now, you will find hip bars and restaurants on every corner (especially close to I 35). There are a number of condo developments here as well; however, you can find a number of single family homes too. A number of these have been recently remodeled or are newly built modern homes. Traditionally, this area was quite economical and you can still find a good deal if you are willing to go further east. However, in recent years, the median price for homes in this area has increased substantially.