Hey, it almost rhymes!
Anyhow, it's late, so I won't type much. Here's the East Side of Austin, or at least the section immediately east of downtown. Like so many other East Sides in so many other American cities, Austin's East Side was considered the rough part of town. With the high price of real estate close to central Austin, and an influx of hipsters and others who are more tolerant of gritty urban conditions, the East Side is experiencing rapid gentrification, yet still maintains much of its old barrio flavor.
There is still something of a stigma attached to Austin's East Side, though. The city sprawls to the north, south and west, but to the east, farms, fields, and undeveloped land lay just minutes from downtown.
The East Side seems to be home to a large number of bicycle activists, with bike stores, clubs and organizations being a common sight. Why they are drawn to the East Side, or whether I'm experiencing selection bias, I don't know.