Which Neighborhood Do You Want To Live In?

South Austin

South Austin is the true Austin experience, where “Keep Austin Weird” originated. From the shops and food trailers on South Congress to the exhilarating outdoor trails and parks, this neighborhood has it all. The majority of homes were built in the 70s and 80s so the neighborhoods are full of Austin charm.

The 5 sub-neighborhoods in South Austin are South Congress (SoCo), South Lamar (SoLa), South First (SoFi), Barton Springs, and Travis Heights.

South Congress lies between Oltorf and Riverside Drive and is known for its specialty shops and iconic food trailers. The Austin bats also call this place home, residing under the South Congress Bridge. A popular event many people frequent is First Thursday, located on South Congress, where many shops stay open late and offer specials. There is also a good live music scene and bar life on SoCo! Definitely a place to have a good time!

If you are looking to still be close to all the action, but with a more residential feel, look no further than the South First neighborhood. This neighborhood runs parallel to South Congress and South Lamar. Although the feel is more residential, there are still many great restaurants and live music venues within walking distance.

The next sub-neighborhood is South Lamar, which runs between the intersection of Riverside Drive and Ben White. This could be considered the business-side of 78704. There are many local establishments but also new condo projects are always emerging.

Downtown

Fifth and West Residences” will be one of Austin’s finest residential condo buildings, exclusive and luxurious!

The new residential condo development recently began taking reservations for private pre-sales for the first phase of 29 residences. With a total of 154 residences, this exclusive high-rise will have refined qualities of the current 5-Star luxury condos in Downtown Austin combined into one building.

The condos range in price from $550,000 for a spacious 1BD/1BA (845 SF) and starting at $895,000 for a 2BD/2BA (1322 SF). For those who need more space, the 3BD/3BA+Study (2523 SF) starts at $1,640,000 up to $5,000,000 for 4BR/4.5BA+Study (5253 SF), the 39th floor Penthouse. For a potential buyer, the purchase and sale agreement requires 10% Earnest Money that will go hard after a contractual “rescission period,” and then the balance is due upon closing, which is estimated for Fall 2017.

The Eastside

East Austin continues to develop every day. It really is becoming a diamond in the rough and has been changed for the better by the “flipping” market. It is a great place to start investing! It’s a neighborhood full of history and true urban Austin beauty.

Located from IH-35 to Springdale Road, and from Lady Bird Lake to Manor Road, the East Side is within close proximity to downtown and The University of Texas, which is one of the many reasons people choose its location. Also, because of the lower costs associated with living in East Austin. The average price of a home here is $225,000, while the average age of the homes range from 70 years old to brand new. Also, most homes are less than 2,000 sq. feet.

Living in East Austin, your children are most likely to attend Campbell, Metz, Zavala, or Sims for Elementary School. Kealing, Garcia, or Martin for Middle School. And McCallum, Reagan, or Eastside Memorial for High School.

As for recreation, there are many golf courses located on the East Side, as well as the Hike and Bike Trail and multiple tennis and basketball courts. There are also many great restaurants in the area, such as Hoover’s, East Side Café, and Nuveo Leon. In addition, you can find museums, such as The French Legation Museum, and Farmers Markets, such as HOPE.

Central Austin

What was once originally the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, is now one of the most up and coming neighborhoods in Austin, Texas. Mueller is based around the “town within a town” concept with the vision of having a compact, pedestrian-oriented, and mixed-use community. Below is just a glimpse of what this new Austin neighborhood has to offer!

Mueller is located 2 miles from The University of Texas at Austin and just 3 miles from the heart of downtown. The neighborhood is planned to have 5,500 multi-family and single-family homes with over 4 million square feet of commercial and retail space. The mix of homes and retail space offer residents close proximity to coffee shops, clothing boutiques, private office space, and more. This really makes this wonderful area a true mixed-use community.

Mueller boasts 140 of the 700 acres dedicated to parks and green space. The area also has many walking and biking trails for those looking for an active lifestyle. The homes and commercial spaces are all being built with sustainability and environmental responsibility in mind. All buildings meet extensive sustainability and green building requirements. Mueller is right in line with the Austin community’s idea of going green.

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