Homes for Sale in Pleasant View, TX
Pleasant View is a tiny but historically significant neighborhood located within the Travis Heights section of South Austin. Only a few blocks in area, but the preservation of the early 20th century Arts & Crafts bungalows and vernacular cottages makes homes for sale in Pleasant View a rare find.
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Discover Pleasant View Real Estate
Most of the Pleasant View homes for sale were built between 1900-1940. However, there are a few new homes built on previously unused spaces. While the home size is smaller, averaging about 1300sqft, the lot sizes are large averaging about a quarter of an acre. Having such a large space has inspired some Pleasant View real estate owners to add a studio/office or rental unit on their property. In the current market homes for sale in Pleasant View are now selling on average of $675k to over $1MM.
Meticulously preserving the vintage characteristics of these homes was a prime objective of many homeowners. Many homes contain original details like restoring the wooden casings around the doors and windows and resurfacing the shaker style kitchen cabinets.
To modernize homes for sale in Pleasant View, homeowners opened walls, replaced HVAC with more energy efficient systems, updated kitchens with new stainless steel appliances and added granite or butcher block countertops to replace the worn Formica. Many of the original countertops were made from either soapstone or metal so in many of the renovated cottages, these details have been restored to keep the classical detailing.Yards are large with tall mature trees lining the sidewalks, and unique works of art can be found when driving through Pleasant View real estate. Many of the porches have decorative elements in stair railings, lighting fixtures, and trellises.City convenience, historical neighborhood, vintage housing and within walking distance to some of the hottest entertainment districts in Austin, are big factors in making Pleasant View real estate a very sought after area.
Amenities Near Pleasant View, TX
Pleasant View is just steps away from Big Stacy Park and public HEATED swimming pool. There is a smaller section for kids, call Little Stacy that has a playground as well. The pool has changing rooms, lap lines and is open late for an after work cool down. Wide open fields are great for bocce ball though be careful of the stream that runs through the bocce courts.
Easy access to grocery shopping with an H-E-B on the south end of the neighborhood and the Farm to Market Grocery less than a half mile north. All along South Congress there are funky shops, boutiques, and stores. A favorite place to go in the “Keep Austin Weird” mode is Uncommon Objects, a collection of stalls/shops that are themed such as “Lucha Masks,” “Reds” – yes everything is red, or a whole shop dedicated to vintage doll heads.
Dining in the Pleasant View area is a cornucopia of culinary cuisines. Get an Asian chopped salad at Vinaigrette’s or a zabaglione from the ‘secret’ menu at Vespaio because the delicious delights of SoCo are just steps away.
Community Resources in Pleasant View
Emergency Services: 911 for emergency
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