Located in Travis County, southeast of downtown Austin, Springfield is a large and popular neighborhood of newer homes on the outskirts of Austin, off Running Water Drive and Alum Rock Drive, between East William Cannon Drive to the north and McKinney Falls Parkway to the east. Springfield is in the Central time zone and uses the 78747 and 78744 zip codes. Situated 10 miles from downtown Austin, 9 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and 9 miles from the University of Texas at Austin campus, it’s seven miles from St. David's South Austin Medical Center. Homes for sale in Springfield are priced from $155K to $256K.
Bordering green spaces and open fields, Springfield real estate consists of two-story single-family houses featuring brick facades and open floor plans. Many Springfield listings have been recently updated with modern touches such as hardwood bamboo, or laminate floors, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, colorful accent walls, and breakfast nooks. Other Springfield homes for sale need renovation, which presents a great investment opportunity for savvy buyers.
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Built from the 1990s to the mid-2000s, with the latest homes developed in the mid-2000s by KB Homes and Main Street Homes, Springfield real estate features two-car garages, green lawns, and large backyards enclosed by privacy fences. Situated at the outer edges of Austin city limits, Springfield listings usually have two to four bedrooms, one to three bathrooms, high ceilings, large windows, and patios.
Springfield homes for sale range in size from 786 square feet to 3,031 square feet, with the average size being 1,989 square feet, for an average $144 per square foot, and an average price of $210K. Close to thousands of acres of parkland, Springfield real estate is sought after due to its affordable homes, tranquil greenbelt area, easy highway access, and proximity to downtown Austin.
Springfield residents can take advantage of the community’s swimming pool and surrounding walking and cycling trails. Residents like to shop, dine, or catch a flick at the Southpark Meadows. Only minutes away, downtown Austin offers many other retail stores, casual and fine dining, nightly live music, cultural events, and frequent festivals.
Nearby, McKinney Falls State Park, north of Springfield, offers swimming, fishing, mountain biking, and camping. Onion Creek Park provides shaded trails. Onion Creek Metropolitan Park provides a small playscape and shady, creekside hiking trails. Springfield residents can take in a round of golf at the 18-hole Roy Kizer Golf Course while gazing at lake and wetland vistas.
Children who live in the Springfield community attend public schools of the Austin Independent School District including Palm Elementary School, within walking distance of some Springfield homes for sale, Paredes Middle School, and Akins High School. Nearby private schools include Austin Children's Montessori, Stepping Stone School, and Strickland Christian School. Springfield residents can also take advantage of higher-learning institutions such as the University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College at South Austin.
Springfield listings offer prospective homeowners the opportunity to own an affordable home nestled in a serene greenbelt area, with easy highway access to downtown Austin.
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