Current Prices: $649,900 to $4,200,000
Average $ per sq ft: $807
Association Fee Ranges: $690/quarter, $415, $0 to $564, $50 to $915/mo
Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
Age: 1912 to 1984
Sq. Ft.: 1051 to 4152 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 2 to 6 Bedrooms
Bathrooms: 3 to 5 Bathrooms
This mid-sized neighborhood boasts largely townhomes and historic homes in the Late Victorian, American Craftsman, and Bungalow styles mixed in with highly modern homes. Some Cumberland-style and Antebellum homes are historic landmarks in Austin. Homes along West Lynn are wonderful for those who can afford the street's convenience and closeness to the neighborhood's excitement. As one of the most expensive neighborhoods in one of the priciest Austin zip codes, affordable housing is extremely difficult, but not impossible, to find. Lofts are a great option in the newer home for the area's graduate students or young people beginning their careers.
Like most of the businesses in this area, Clarksville's culinary scene skews upscale yet quirky. Sushi, American Bistro, Italian, and other styles are available in the immediate area, while West Lynn offers the most diversity. The Lamar border offers more affordable and casual choices, such as a moderately priced yet sophisticated 24 hour diners that draw out other Austinites as well as Clarksville residents. Recently, food trucks have been making their way into the area, and may be the cheapest and quickest option for busy residents.
Young professionals, couples in their late 20s-40s, and families of all ages, some of whom have been in the area for many generations, populate Clarksville. A few graduate students occupy the lofts, but not many. You're likely to see lots of walking, but since most of these residents are busy people, they tend to drive most days and biking can be hazardous but some still brave it.
Clarksville residents have their pick of options for an ideal Friday, as there's something for every taste. Dining, entertainment, and nightlife options skew very upscale along West Lynn and 5th Streets, but the Lamar border offers more affordable and quicker options. Casual and late-night dining is available, as are several specialty dessert shops, cafes, and cocktail lounges.
Sundays let Clarksville residents take in the true beauty of their neighborhood. The historic homes are sometimes open to the public, but local events let neighbors see each other's residences--which they pride themselves highly on, and some are indeed works of art if not pieces of history. Two historic shops remain, where families take their children for a 50’s style burger and shake. Boutique shopping is also a popular activity. Because of its prime location, each resident finds a way to get outdoors in a way that suits their tastes.
- Beautiful, historic homes
- Excellent education options
- Proximity to Downtown and Mopac
- Public transportation widely available
Locals Don't Love
- Daily congestion on border areas
- Extremely high property costs
- Little-to-no affordable housing
- Strict laws on historic homes
- Traffic spillover from nearby areas
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Cool part of town near downtown
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