Cherrywood

Cherrywood

Austin, Texas Homes for Sale

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About Cherrywood

Cherrywood is a gorgeous and unpretentious neighborhood that is largely residential, but hosts enough businesses to keep its residents entertained. It has the quirk and whimsy that Austinites know and love, while having a subtle beauty befitting this small area. It is a mixture of home styles, as the area was developed primarily between the 1930s and 1960s, and continues developing today. Though a refuge from the city madness, it is close enough to busier areas that you can hit the busy urban core when the mood strikes.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $215,000 to $1,350,000

Average $ per sq ft: $467

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $150, $575 to $693/quarter, $65 to $182/mo, $0 to $101

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

Age: 1945 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 620 to 2649 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Getting Around Cherrywood

Around Cherrywood

To serve a diverse 20- and 30-something population generally toward the beginning of their careers, this area has mostly reasonably affordable accommodations. Single-family homes and duplexes are by far the most abundant forms of housing. The area's interior between 38th Street and Manor Road has a variety of charming cottages, late 60s abodes, and newer homes that will suit young couples and families alike. Homes along the major streets (MLK, Manor, and 38th Street) tend to be more costly as a general rule, but convenience is what these residents pay for. Students may prefer to hunt for housing on the West side of the neighborhood to make commuting easier.

With few exceptions, the dining choices in Cherrywood are locally owned. If you want bargain-priced barbecue on MLK Boulevard, mid-priced vegan and vegetarian cuisine, or high-end American farmhouse complete with old-world cooking methods, you can find it within five minutes from the neighborhood's center. If you only have time to scarf a bowl of noodles on work or school breaks, the area's Western border with I-35 is sure to please. The emphasis on local food extends to the farmer's markets and grocery stores. On 38th 1/2 Street, you'll find an authentic and amazingly cheap Mexican grocery store with unique cuts of meat and weekly deals. So if dining at home or dinner parties appeal to you, Cherrywood may be your ideal neighborhood.

Home to artists, students, young professionals, and families of all ages--many of these residents raise their children but fall in love with the neighborhood and don't ever want to leave. Students catching the shuttle to the University of Texas or diving into one of its many cafes to hit the books are a common sight. You may see people of all ages commuting on bikes, in cars, and, especially in this neighborhood, on vintage scooters.

Fridays within Cherrywood are low-key, but fun if you have good company. Many of the coffee shops scattered throughout the neighborhood also serve wine and beer, although a few have specialized high-end cocktails - Manor Road is the place to go for spots like this. You are also likely to find acoustic music playing when you go out to meet friends for drinks, but can ramp up the pace and hit the pool halls for a more rambunctious night. The area is also known for being home to artists and their studios--the Cherrywood Art Fair is an event open the the public that begins on Friday and lasts through two or three weekends.

Coffee culture is big in this area, and even if you prefer tea, Cherrywood has something you'll enjoy. The shops in this area are generally locally owned and have fresh-baked pastries delivered daily. Sipping the beverage of your choice and reading Austin's free newspaper is a great way to start any Sunday. If you want to head outdoors, you have plenty of chances to do so, whether that is enjoying a walk around the neighborhood or hitting the famous Boggy Creek Park. This park is wonderful for playing at the creekside with the kids, jogging the miles of trails, or simply listening to the songbirds.

Locals Love

  • A diverse and welcoming culture
  • Affordable housing
  • Artsy, laid-back atmosphere
  • Decent public transportation
  • Green spaces and gorgeous gardens
  • Proximity to the University

Locals Don't Love

  • Moderate daily congestion
  • Noise from MLK Boulevard on the south side
  • Rising cost-of-living
  • Traffic overflow from Airport Blvd.
  • Unpredictable future of culture

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