- Current Prices:$219,900 to $2,800,000
- Closed Prices:$145,000 to $1,775,000
- Median Sale Price:$419,700
- Average $ per sq ft:$380
- Association Fee Ranges:$560 to $629/quarter,$0 to $1500,$0 to $1282/mo,$0 to $56
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1880 to 2019
- Sq. Ft.:350 to 6,302Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:0 to 7Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:0 to 7Bathrooms
- Lot Sizes:0 - 5+ acres
The community of East Austin offers home buyers a wide variety of designs to choose from. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $1 to $1,100, and taxes for the year range from as low as $2,305 to as high as $26,236. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have annual homeowner association fees ranging from $1 to $1,100. Property taxes for the year can range from $1,362 to $20,049.
Where to Live
Affordable housing is relatively abundant, with small homes and complexes all over the area. Fancier condos are increasing by the day and construction is ongoing, mostly near I-35. As a general rule, it is costlier to live near the Interstate or along 6th, and more affordable housing is found farther east and north of 12th St.
Where to Eat
East Austin boasts an eclectic and diverse range of dining options. It may be Austin's most ethnically diverse culinary scene, where residents can find Lebanese, Vietnamese, Central Mexican, Tex-Mex, and hamburgers all in a two-block radius of 7th Street. This area offers anything from nice sit-down restaurants to mobile food trucks, or even a variety of different bars that serve various foods.
What You'll See
East Austin is largely populated with singles, young couples, and groups of friends that share homes. These young people include students, artists, and musicians of every genre, many of whom you'll encounter playing in any of the many music venues or sometimes on the streets on the weekends. Young families also live in the area's houses, typically on the side streets on either side of Chicon Street and north of 7th Street.
Friday Night Fun
Options for a Friday night in East Austin are limitless, and any person on any budget can have a great time. It is home to an excellent strip of bars and music venues that line East 6th, 7th, and 12th Streets, and an eclectic mix of restaurants are also available in that same area. Food courts with trucks and taco stands are abundant on East Cesar Chavez and along Chicon Street, where one can get anything from chicken and waffles to carne guisada without hurting your wallet. Many of the bars also offer great food and drink specials for anyone on a budget.
The Perfect Sunday
Sundays in East Austin, like Fridays, can be just about anything you want them to be. If you're a foodie, check out the brunch specials in the area. Shopping choices are enormous, with thrift and vintage stores at prices that can't be beat as well as locally owned boutiques. Music and art shows are a weekly fixture, but this area also hosts special events like the East Side Art Crawl, Punk Rock Market, free and barter events, and film specials at locally owned theaters. Simply people watching while sipping a coffee, bubble tea, or organic beverage from one of the area's many shops or stands is an activity anyone can enjoy.
Arts-centric culture • Constant activity and events • Easy access to I-35 • Many public transportation options • Minimal traffic, even during rush hour.
Locals Don't Love
Affordable housing is dwindling • Constant construction along I-35 • Heavy congestion along major streets • Noisy late at night • Rising property taxes • Unpredictable future of the neighborhood's culture.
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.