Top Zip Codes to Buy a Home in AustinMarch 3, 2017
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From inside the Loop to the shores of the Colorado River, Austin has many great neighborhoods for buyers to investigate. 5 zip codes stand out as favorites for home shoppers. We’ve listed the zip code and predominant neighborhoods within them. Check out the median listing price, age of residents, character and features. Click on the neighborhood image to zoom in.
As a bonus, we’ve got 5 more zip codes that are strong contenders.
Median listing price: $539,690 (Trulia)
Median age: 34
Character: Rosedale’s homes date to the 1930s-40s. But the relatively large lot sizes enable new, larger homes to be built. Prices start at $300K for an older, unrenovated home, and run up to $800K for a newer, renovated house.
Features: The neighborhood has several parks, most notably Ramsey Park/Playground which has a swimming pool, a playground, ball field, picnic tables, and BBQ grills, and Shoal Creek, which has running and bike trails.
Neighborhood: Northwest Hills
Median listing price: $619,900 (Trulia)
Median age: 39
Character: Northwest Hills is an affluent, west Austin neighborhood with large homes, good views, a relaxed environment, and convenient location. Established in the 1960s, the neighborhood is adjacent to Hwy. 1 (MoPac) and to Anderson Lane, two major local thoroughfares, and is close to Hwy 360, a local highway in west Austin. Homes in Northwest Hills mainly date from the 1960s and 70s. Home prices range from $350K to $1.5 million, and condos and townhomes are $100K and up.
Features: Country views, easy access to shopping and upscale dining. Parks and greenbelts, hiking and biking trails. Two large community centers and 3 pools.
Neighborhood: West Campus
Median listing price: $239,000 (Trulia)
Median age: 21
Character: Encompassing the area surrounding the University of Texas at Austin campus, it has a youthful feel and the population is predominantly young and single. There are a few families living here. Most residents attend or work at the university. Walking around the neighborhood and visiting the shops and restaurants, you cannot avoid being surrounded by groups of students, who come from around the country and the world to attend the university.
Features: Running down the middle of the neighborhood is Guadalupe St., also known as The Drag. Here you’ll find many stores, bars, restaurants, cafes, music venues, and businesses of various types.
Neighborhoods: Hillcrest, Mercado Heights, Southpark Meadows, Oak at Twin Creeks, Slaughter Creek, Hillcrest, Southpark Meadows, Morningside, Golden Lake Estates, Bear Creek
Median listing price: $275,250 (Zillow)
Median age: 33
Character: Sitting just 20 minutes of Downtown this sought-after zip code comprises over 30 small neighborhoods built from 1950 to 2011. The big draw for families is that every community falls within the much-coveted Austin ISD school district. Most homes range from mid-$200Ks to the mid-$400Ks, with higher-end properties going up to the high $900Ks.
Features: Bauerle Ranch Park and Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park offer plenty of outdoor distractions. There’s a plentiful supply of shopping and dining options for every taste.
Neighborhoods: North Shoal Creek, Crestview, Allandale
Median listing price: $383,900 (Zillow)
Median age: 37.8
Character: North Shoal Creek is an older, established, middle-class neighborhood with older, but well-maintained homes and shady, tree-lined streets. Its proximity to major local highways make it easy to get to all parts of Austin.
Features: There are restaurants and businesses in the neighborhood and surrounding area. North Shoal Creek is named for the creek and forested area that runs through north and central Austin, almost down to the lake. Within the forest are bike and hiking trails that traverse north Austin.
Neighborhoods: Pleasant Valley, East Riverside – Oltorf, Montopolis
Median listing price: $299,900 (Trulia)
Neighborhoods: Oak Hill, Sunset, Form, Escarpment Village, Oak Creek Parke, CCR, Oak Park Estates, Circle C North, Stonecreek, West Branch
Median listing price: $359,900 (Trulia)
Neighborhoods: Hudson Bend, Lakeway, Glenn Heather, Arbolago, Brooks Hollow, Vineyard Bay, Yacht Harbor, Commander’s Point Estates, Horseshoe Bend Estates, Emerald Point, Bayvew, Travis Landing
Median listing price: $499,850 (Zillow)
Median listing price: $499,000 (Trulia)
Neighborhoods: North Loop, Hyde Park
Median listing price: $430,000 (Zillow)
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