Homes for Sale in East Austin, TX
East Austin is known as an area of eclectic and diverse neighborhoods, north of the river, west of I-35, east of US-183, and south of US-290. East Austin typically includes the zip codes 78702, 78721, and 78723. Most homes for sale in East Austin are priced from $300K to $1M+.
East Austin started as a working-class neighborhood, but through Austin’s massive growth spurt it’s proximity to downtown and eclectic attitude has made it one of the more sought after areas in town. The neighborhood just east of Interstate 35 downtown has become home to the cities fashionable arts district with restaurants, studios, galleries, bars and music venues popping up everywhere. Amongst these, you’ll find traditional taquerias, barbeque joints, party supply stores, and churches that are reminiscent of old East Austin. Newly constructed condos, remodeled homes or completely rebuilt homes brush up against much older, smaller houses still owned by their original owners. It is an eclectic neighborhood, and the people who live there love it dearly.
East Austin real estate is unique and conveniently located. Real estate in East Austin is a mixture of older character homes and new developments. A variety of architectural styles are showcased in this part of the city. The convenience of living in this area is unparalleled; downtown is just minutes away via car or metro, the University of Texas at Austin is under 10 minutes from East Austin homes, and a variety of parks and green spaces dot the area's neighborhoods.
East Austin homes for sale tend to be individually-styled and range from historic, clapboard-sided houses to condos in contemporary buildings, and from mid-century ranch-style homes to eco-friendly bungalows, some of them renovated and updated. Characterized by a vibrant population mix of artists, entrepreneurs, students, families, and various cultures and colors, East Austin listings can be found in quiet, family-oriented neighborhoods as well as in modern, commercial areas with a vibrant nightlife. Some older homes need renovation, which presents an excellent investment opportunity for savvy buyers.
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Built in the 19th and 20th centuries, East Austin real estate comprises pre 1940 old-fashioned bungalows, 1940s-era houses, renovated contemporary houses, and modern condos and townhomes. East Austin listings usually have one to six bedrooms, one to six bathrooms, front porches, hardwood floors, and high ceilings.
East Austin homes for sale range in size from 528 square feet to 10,187 square feet, with the average size being 1,450 square feet, for an average $314 per square foot, and an average price of $421K. East Austin real estate tends to be more affordable than other Austin neighborhoods though prices have increased in the last few years, reflecting the neighborhood's increasing trendiness amongst professionals and students.
Homes for Sale in East Austin Neighborhoods
Popular East Austin neighborhoods include Cherrywood, Delwood, French Place, Holly, Mueller, and Windsor Park. Demand for these neighborhoods can be high, and many offer great locations, friendly neighbors, and a strong sense of community and culture.
Set along winding roads and among large trees, the Cherrywood neighborhood has houses dating to the 1950s. Cherrywood listings have three to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, range in size from 1,068 to 3,315 square feet, are priced from $205K to $639K, for an average $222 per square foot, and with an average price of $407K.
Delwood listings comprise two to four bedrooms, one to three bathrooms, range in size from 1,080 to 2,265 square feet, are priced from $205K to $649K, for an average $278 per square foot, and with an average price of $506K.
French Place listings have two to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, range in size from 1,270 to 3,060 square feet, are priced from $387K to $789K, for an average $281 per square foot, and with an average price of $599K.
Popular due to how walkable it is and close to downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake as well as to popular restaurants and retailers, Holly is a scenic neighborhood of pre1950s cottages, some of which have been renovated and upgraded. Holly listings have one to five bedrooms, one to three bathrooms, and are priced from $229K to $699K.
Located on Austin’s former airport site, the new master-planned Mueller community offers extra amenities such as a park, grocery store, farmers market, children’s museum, and movie theatre. Only three miles from downtown and two miles from the University of Texas, Mueller listings comprise two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, range in size from 1,095 to 1,728 square feet, are priced from $389K to $625K, for an average $353 per square foot, and with an average price of $579K.
Windsor Park is an established neighborhood with ranch-style houses built from the 1950s to the 1960s. Windsor Park listings have one to four bedrooms, one to three bathrooms, range in size from 633 to 2,112 square feet, are priced from $115K to $639K, for an average $241 per square foot, and with an average price of $364K.
Amenities Near East Austin Real Estate
East Austin’s entertainment scene is young, hip, and full of life. Many music venues, cocktail bars, and hip dive bars have sprung up within the last few years, and it’s become a popular place for locals and visitors alike.
There are tons of art galleries open to visit in East Austin, including Blue Genie Art Industries on Springdale Road, BiRDHOUSE Gallery on Cesar Chavez, UP Collective Artist Studios and Gallery, and SPRAtx Street Art Collective. The hip, young atmosphere of the East Side makes for some of the most eclectic choices in art, crossing several mediums. There are also a wide variety of boutiques and vintage shops in the area including Maga La Boheme on East 6th, Solid Gold Boutique on East 5th, and Charm School Vintage and Mana Culture on East 11th Street. Most boutiques cater to the bohemian, vintage lovers style that is so in fashion right now.
Walking down east 6th street, one will pass graffiti-style murals, flashing LED signs, and food trailer parks. There are so many entertainment options to choose from depending on your mood. If you want to experience some fine dining in a bistro atmosphere, check out places like Blue Dahlia Bistro on East 11th, Eastside Café on Manor Road, or Justine’s Brasserie on Cesar Chavez. These places are known for their delicious menu options, locally sourced ingredients, and hip crowds. Yummy eastside favorites that are a bit more laid back include Gourmands Pub near East 7th, Tamale House East, Yellow Jacket Social Club on East 5th, and Counter Culture Café. The east side is also home to some of the best Mexican and Tex-Mex food in Austin, with the famed Juan in a Million, Joe’s Bakery and Mexican Food, and Las Cazuelas Mexican Restaurant all calling East Cesar Chavez home.
There are several places in East Austin one can go to hear good live music almost any day of the week. One of which is the White Horse, which offers a traditional honky-tonk style setting and two stepping nights a couple times a week. Another favorite is the Gypsy Lounge, with live music every night and an eclectic mix of artists on the roster. Stay Gold and Sahara Lounge are also East Side favorites with consistently great live music. For a crafty, upscale experience cocktail bars like Weather Up, Zilker Brewing Company, and Whistler’s will have you feeling fancy in a laid back atmosphere.
Nearby is Lady Bird Lake with its Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trails, the Edward Rendon Park at Festival Beach, Govalle Park, and Rosewood Park. Known for its dog-friendly and pedestrian-friendly streets, East Austin real estate offers plenty of walking, cycling, and skateboarding options. East Austin residents can take in a round of golf at the Morris Williams Golf Course and the Bluebonnet Hill Golf Club Range.
Other attractions in the area include the historic French Legation Museum built in 1841, Moonlight Towers dating to 1894, Blackshear Neighborhood Garden with fruit trees and playground, the historic George Washington Carver Museum, and the Thinkery Children’s Museum with science, technology, art, and healthy living exhibits.
Children who live in the East Austin area attend public schools of the Austin Independent School District including Blackshear Elementary School, Kealing Middle School, and Garza Independence High School. Nearby charter schools include Austin Discovery School. East Austin residents can also take advantage of higher-learning institutions such as the Austin campus of the University of Texas, Tillotson University, and the Eastview campus of Austin Community College.
East Austin listings offer prospective homeowners the opportunity to own an affordable home with quirky charm in one of the hippest, walkable, and diverse areas of the city, close to the University of Texas and downtown Austin.
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Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from March 23rd, 2018 at 11:21pm CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.
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