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You can live among the string of bars in the Red River Cultural District. (Sonia Garcia/Austonia)

Ever been out on the town and wondered how much it'd cost to live in those towering skyscrapers? Austin is full of renowned party districts with housing all around—you might just need a well-endowed wallet to get you started.

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"Dirty 6th" is a sea of people every weekend, visiting its dozens of bars on the strip. (Marlon Giles/Flickr)

There are plenty of places to party in Austin, from the classic Dirty 6th to Rainey Street's tech hub to The Domain's eccentric collection of bars. With crime in Austin—and nationwide—on the rise, worries while drinking at night can take some fun out of your hangout.

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Bad Larry Burger Club gained popularity for using a chute. to give burgers to customers. (Laura Figi)

Matthew Bolick used to hold the craziest parties when he lived on Larry Lane in East Austin, slinging burgers and good vibes, beers and joints, which were lovingly called "Bad Larrys" by friends.

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71 Rainey Street was last home on the street left untouched. John Contreras lived in the house for 30 years. (Google Maps)

The final residential house on Rainey Street—once a quaint neighborhood and now a boozy strip on the National Register of Historic Places—has been cleared for demolition by the Historic Landmark Commission "due to life safety concerns."

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