Austin’s popularity as a hip place to live is growing every day, making the competitive Austin real estate market tough to navigate. Most Austinites (new and experienced alike) know areas like Clarksville and downtown are some of the city’s most exclusive, sought-after neighborhoods. But Clarksville and other areas in the hot 78703 ZIP code have an average listing price that's out of reach for many buyers.
Instead of limiting your search to these pricey areas, why not check out some of Austin’s most popular, up-and-coming neighborhoods? These areas have seen a large amount of growth over the last few years, making a real estate investment a wise decision, but they aren’t quite as expensive as the aforementioned hot spots, giving you greater bang for your buck.
A home for sale in this southwestern Austin neighborhood will cost you around $461,670 (the current average listing price, according to Trulia). Westgate is located near some of South Austin’s most popular neighborhoods, Barton Hills and Barton Creek, and due to its proximity and comparatively low prices, the neighborhood is almost guaranteed to continue to rise in popularity over the next few years, making this is a good time to invest.
For example, check out the listing at 7233 Manchaca Rd. #12. This home, currently listed at $334,900, features freshly installed solar panels, three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.
In the heart of North Central Austin is the charming neighborhood of Crestview, with a current average listing price of $523,842. Crestview is in a great location for families and individuals that want to be close to downtown, but it's far enough away for a little peace and quiet and Old Austin charm.
There are many beautiful homes for sale in Crestview, but one of our favorites is the property at 1902 Brentwood St. Listed at $599,990, this darling, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is newly renovated with updated hardwood floors and granite countertops. It's also walking distance to nearby Brentwood Park, making it an ideal location for families.
Windsor Park is definitely up-and-coming, with an average listing price of $349,081 — relatively affordable for its location. Located a little farther east of downtown, the neighborhood is home to larger lots of land, with a good mix of pricier and cheaper homes. For that reason, Windsor Park has some of the best deals on this list, with homes in a wide variety of price ranges and sizes.
One such listing is 5209 Robinsdale Ln., a three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow listed at $424,500. This property features a beautiful, wide-open floor plan, with a fantastic kitchen featuring granite counters, wood cabinets, and a breakfast bar. It is currently under contract.