Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$200,000 to $1,600,000
  • Closed Prices:$260,000 to $1,442,330
  • Median Sale Price:$470,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$410
  • Association Fee Ranges:$1161,$0 to $900,$0 to $300/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1915 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:466 to 4,303Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 6Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 1 acres

Homes

Dawson is a community filled with various home designs. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $1 to $654, and taxes for the year range from as low as $5,432 to as high as $23,000. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have annual homeowner association fees ranging from $1 to $654. Property taxes for the year can range from $2,373 to $17,846.

Where to Live

This small neighborhood is largely composed of single-family homes, but also offers residential complexes and townhomes. The cost to own property is rising, but not at the rate of equally popular and more well-known areas of Austin. Lightsey and Audrey Streets are among the most costly to live near, simply because both go directly through to South 1st and South Congress, but bargains can be found on side streets and near the 290 border.

Where to Eat

Dawson's culinary options are defined largely by what surrounds it. The busiest Texas-owned grocery store in Austin is on its Southern border on Oltorf Street. Similarly, locally owned Mexican food and paleta carts are a neighborhood staple. Venture to South 1st Street or South Congress Avenue for French, Asian, and American Bistro options.

What You'll See

Dawson is home to families of all ages, as well as some students and professors from the neighboring St. Edward's University. While many residents have cars for getting across town, they aren't necessary in this area where you will commonly see commuters on foot and bicycle. These include young working professionals, students, and some seniors.

Friday Night Fun

Friday nightlife options ranging from local pubs to upscale cocktails and are largely found in the border area near South 1st Street. The neighborhood also hosts many of its own events, such as potluck dinners and holiday parties. If Dawson itself isn't fast-paced enough for you, the virtually limitless options of South First and South Congress are a quick walk, drive, or bus ride away.

The Perfect Sunday

Dawson provides many options for a satisfying and relaxing Sunday. Gillis Park is a social center of the neighborhood, even hosting a daily "Walk N Talk" event. The area's defining quirk and community are on display on Sundays, where you can catch everything from an outdoor film screening to a free Tai Chi class in the park and recreation center.

Locals Love

Public transport widely available • Proximity to major streets • Greenspace and gardens • Excellent education options.

Locals Don't Love

Unpredictability of the neighborhood's future • Traffic spillover from bordering areas • Moderate rises in property taxes • Encroaching development of South Congress • Condos forcing up housing costs.

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Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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