Current active market listings range
from about $100,000 for a one-bedroom,
one-bath condo to more than $4 million
for a premier penthouse suite. Designs for
the downtown high-rise units are usually
contemporary, with open floor plans, and
natural materials like concrete, wood,
brick, and steel.
Austin’s Eastside isn’t like other cities. Out
of 250 neighborhoods in America, Forbes
Magazine named it the 7th ‘hippest hipster
neighborhood’ in the entire country.
Blooming with artistic expression, deli-
cious dining experiences, family-friendly
events and a group of forward-thinkers,
East Austin epitomizes life as a modern
Austinite. A haven for foodies along with
a slew of bars in close proximity to The
University of Texas, there are plenty of
ways to enjoy your free time. Located just
on the other side of the I- 35, you’re in close
proximity to Downtown, South Congress
Avenue, and Lady Bird Lake.
Home prices range between $100,000-
$700,000 and the public school system is
currently experiencing a large expansion.
East Austin encompasses the areas off
Manor Rd and neighborhoods like Cherry-wood, French Place, Mueller, and French
East Austin has traditionally attracted
students but is currently attracting everyone
from families, young professionals and
Austin newcomers. If you’re looking for
a lifestyle that is uniquely Austin, close to
downtown and a walkable neighborhood,
look no further than East Austin.
NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN
For those who don’t want to live in a
big suburb, the older, established North
Central Austin neighborhoods like Allandale, Crestview, and Hyde Park offer
great appeal. All have great parks, pools,
shopping and strong neighborhood associations, plus a great location that makes it
easy to get just about anywhere.
Allandale is bounded by Anderson Lane
on the north, by Shoal Creek at 45th
Street (from MoPac to the Shoal Creek
waterway, and following the waterway to
Hancock Drive) to the south, with Burnet
Road as its eastern boundary and MoPac
as the western boundary. It was developed
in the late 50s, 60s and 70s, and many
homes were built with three- and four-bed-room floorplans. Home prices in Allandale
average in the mid $200s.
Crestview is defined by Anderson Lane on
the north, Justin Lane to the south, North
Lamar Boulevard to the east, and Burnet
Road to the west. Crestview was built as a
post-World War II neighborhood, and was
mostly two bedroom homes with some
brick construction. Since then, it’s been a
prime area for remodeling because the lot
sizes are bigger here. Homes in Crestview
have a median price of $200,000-$250,000.
Hyde Park is bordered by 51st Street on the
north, and 38th Street on the south, with
Guadalupe Street on the west and Duval
south of 45th and Airport north of 45th
on the east, and prices range from the
mid-$200s to more than $1 million.
Whether buyers are families, young
professionals, UT professors, or retirees,
they all want something eclectic, something with a little history and character,
and the result is a neighborhood that is a
profile of Austin itself. A great walking
neighborhood, Hyde Park also offers a
great selection of shops, restaurants, and
grocery stores (Central Market is only a
few minutes away).
Families, professionals and students in
Northeast Austin enjoy this culturally
and ethnically diverse neighborhood with
its strong homeowner’s associations.
People who move here like the proximity
to the Dell Children’s Hospital and the
master-planned community of Mueller
Development. And, the University of
Texas and downtown Austin are just
Neighborhoods here include Delwood IV
(between Cameron and Berkman, north
of 51st Street); Windsor Park (51st Street to
290); and Delwood (51st Street South to East
38th Street, on the east side of IH 35). Most
homes in these neighborhoods were built
in the early 60s, with three bedrooms and
either a garage or carport, and most homes
are in the $150,000 to $350,000 range.
French Place is a popular, older neighborhood between East 38th and 26th
Street—directly across IH 35 from the