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Top Neighborhoods Near Downtown Austin


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Austin, TX – Looking to be close to Downtown Austin without having to live the condo lifestyle? Check out Realty Austin’s list of Top 7 Neighborhoods just a pedicab ride away from vibrant Downtown Austin. 

Clarksville
In an eclectic mix of old and new architecture, buyers will find beautifully maintained older homes from the 1900s as well as more contemporary renovations of Victorian and bungalow-style houses. Real Estate in Clarksville is at a premium because of its envious proximity to the heart of Downtown Austin. 

  • Approximate Distance to Downtown Austin: 1.5 miles 
  • Estimated Walking Time: 25 minutes
  • Average Sold Price (Last 12 Months): $750,000
  • Average Price per Square Foot: $558
  • Average Days on Market: 72

Visit Realty Austin’s website for up to date Clarksville market stats and homes for sale or connect with an agent for more details. 

East Cesar Chavez
Among the inventory of East Cesar Chavez homes for sale, you will find artifacts of that simpler time including small pier and beam foursquare houses around 800 square feet from the early 1900’s. Alongside these modest houses are fully renovated modern masterpieces where owners have maximized square footage by adding a second-story addition. Interiors typically feature stained cement or bamboo floors, and contemporary finishes.

  • Approximate Distance to Downtown Austin: 1.4 miles
  • Estimated Walking Time: 25 minutes
  • Average Sold Price (Last 12 Months): $579,500
  • Average Price per Square Foot: $484
  • Average Days on Market: 61

Visit Realty Austin’s website for up to date East Cesar Chavez market stats and homes for sale or connect with an agent for more details. 

Bouldin Creek
Just across Lady Bird Lake from Downtown Austin, Bouldin Creek is at the center of the coveted 78704 zip code. Created at the turn of the century, this area experienced rapid growth in the 1920s and 1930s, and many homes from that era remain as renovated luxury homes. 

  • Approximate Distance to Downtown Austin: 1.5 miles
  • Estimated Walking Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Sold Price (Last 12 Months): $517,069
  • Average Price per Square Foot: $389
  • Average Days on Market: 43

Visit Realty Austin’s website for up to date Bouldin Creek market stats and homes for sale or connect with an agent for more details. 

Travis Heights
Travis Heights has developed a hip and lively personality. With an average build date of 1978, Travis Heights homes for sale boast a wide and varied blend of historic craftsman, traditional, contemporary, and farmhouse designs. As such, exteriors include stone, brick, siding, stucco, and even concrete with 1 and 2-story elevations.

  • Approximate Distance to Downtown Austin: 1.8 miles
  • Estimated Walking Time: 35 minutes
  • Average Sold Price (Last 12 Months): $726,000
  • Average Price per Square Foot: $460
  • Average Days on Market: 67

Visit Realty Austin’s website for up to date Travis Heights market stats and homes for sale or connect with an agent for more details. 

Holly
Holly homes for sale are part of Travis County’s 78702 zip code. The neighborhood is large, so there’s a broad range of home styles and features within the area. You’ll find 1930s cottages and 1950s bungalows, as well as contemporary builds on redeveloped lots. Many of the neighborhood’s older homes reflect recent updates reflecting designer touches with stainless steel appliances and energy-efficient windows. 

  • Approximate Distance to Downtown Austin: 2 miles
  • Estimated Walking Time: 40 minutes
  • Average Sold Price (Last 12 Months): $534,500
  • Average Price per Square Foot: $484
  • Average Days on Market: 69

Visit Realty Austin’s website for up to date Holly market stats and homes for sale or connect with an agent for more details. 

Zilker
The Zilker neighborhood is an eclectic community situated two miles southwest of Downtown Austin next to Zilker Park. Many of the original homes were built in the 1920s, but today you can see a wide variety of styles, including bungalows, cottages, ranch homes, upscale contemporary homes, and condominiums. Proximity to the park and the preservation of heritage trees provide a lush setting, with pecan and live oak trees shielding homes from the summer sun.

  • Approximate Distance to Downtown Austin: 2.5 miles
  • Estimated Walking Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Sold Price (Last 12 Months): $625,500
  • Average Price per Square Foot: $486
  • Average Days on Market: 73

Visit Realty Austin’s website for up to date Zilker market stats and homes for sale or connect with an agent for more details. 

South Congress (SoCo)
Behind the bustling street of South Congress, are suburban neighborhoods with an eclectic mix of homes built during the decades following the 1950s. Many of these residences have been renovated or expanded taking advantage of their prime Austin location. Buyers searching for South Congress homes for sale have a wide variety of houses from which to choose. Texas ranchers, craftsman, cottage bungalows and newly constructed industrial-style homes co-mingle with apartments and condos creating vibrant and dynamic neighborhoods. 

  • Approximate Distance to Downtown Austin: 2.8 miles
  • Estimated Walking Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Sold Price (Last 12 Months): $655,656
  • Average Price per Square Foot: $456
  • Average Days on Market: 68

Visit Realty Austin’s website for up to date South Congress market stats and homes for sale or connect with an agent for more details. 

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