East Austin, a growing area just east of I35, offers rich cultural history and homes priced lower than other areas near downtown. Because the area has seen a boom in housing and local business establishment in recent years, the allure and popularity of East Austin as an entertainment and residential hot spot has grown. Plans for further development in housing and transportation include a city initiative for an urban rail that would connect Downtown, the Capitol Complex, the University of Texas and the east Riverside Corridor. Annual events like the EAST Austin Studio Tour allows Austinites to experience the diverse and abundant creative talent that thrives in East Austin. Venues like The New Movement and the overflow of bars and restaurants from downtown onto east 6th keep residents and visitors entertained. Ideas like Cojunctured, a creative coworking space for members, keeps the community alive and robust. Cojunctured was featured in Mashable, TechCrunch, Austin Business Journal, MSNBC and the Austin American Statesman for it’s innovative approach to working in a independent yet collaborative environment, and it’s the unique culture in East Austin that allows ideas like these to flourish. Also, restaurants like El Chile, East Side Pies and the Flat Top Burger Shop are local faves that will leave your taste buds wanting more.