Bouldin Creek

Bouldin Creek

Austin, Texas Homes for Sale

About Bouldin Creek

Bouldin Creek is a neighborhood that is eclectic, artsy, yet family-friendly. The mix of residential and commercial property makes this an area where walking is common, and residents can conveniently get most of the things they want or need without leaving the area. Like its slightly pricier counterpart to the West, South Congress, it is action-packed on the main street, South 1st, but rather laid-back and quiet in the residential side streets.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $295,000 to $3,750,000

Average $ per sq ft: $937

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $1746/quarter, $0 to $1170, $0 to $845/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1945 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 410 to 4250 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Around Bouldin Creek

Single-family homes comprise the majority of Bouldin Creek's housing. These can range in size dramatically, but are mostly mid-century homes. Newer and smaller homes in the area off of South 5th are a good option for young families or individuals at the beginning of their careers. Housing complexes south of Oltorf Street are the main stretch of affordable housing in the area, where younger professionals, working class young people, and students reside.

Fine dining and mid-range restaurant options abound in this area, featuring Indian, fusion, Asian, and American Cuisine. The block along South 1st between Oltorf and Cumberland is jam-packed with small authentic Mexican restaurants, food trucks, and bakeries. The coffee scene in this area is high-end; premium espresso is available at several locally owned cafes where you can find young people chatting and students and professionals working on their laptops.

A mix of families, young professionals, and students populate this area. On side-streets, families grill in their front yards and walk their dogs throughout the neighborhood. Young mothers push strollers as they go about their errands throughout Bouldin Creek. You can expect to see a lot of people from teenagers to 50-somethings on bicycles--it's a major hobby and preferred mode of transport within the area, given its location close to Downtown and convenient shopping and dining on South 1st.

A Friday night in Bouldin Creek can include a wide array of activities. Live music is available at the area's many coffee shops and several bars. You can catch a relaxed acoustic set while sipping tea. If you prefer staying in, you can have anything from soup to Asian food delivered to your door (mostly delivered by bicycle). Wind down your evening with a trip to any of the area's specialty coffee shops, where local art hangs on the wall and music of all sorts is performed live.

Bouldin Creek residents have a range of attractions to pick from, including parks, shopping, and special events. The shopping district is packed with locally owned record stores, boutiques, spas, and specialty clothing shops. Residents and visitors from outside the neighborhood flock to the area for bargains on vinyl and vintage clothing. The community is open and welcoming, and family-friendly neighborhood events are common on Sundays as well.

Locals Love

  • Regular activities and events
  • Proximity to South Congress and Downtown
  • Many public and private transportation options
  • Laid-back culture
  • Diversity of residents, dining, and nightlife

Locals Don't Love

  • Rising property taxes
  • Heavy congestion along major streets
  • Dwindling affordable housing
  • Constant development and construction

Neighborhood Reviews

1 Review

Love this place!

Lisa R
Bouldin Creek is my hood. You can walk to eateries, gelato, coffee, many outdoor bands playing, friendly neighbors! What else could you ask for?
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