- Current Prices:$219,900 to $750,000
- Average $ per sq ft:$519
- Association Fee Ranges:$900/quarter,$5 to $95,$125 to $385/mo,$0
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
- Age:1940 to 2021
- Sq. Ft.:600 to 1,470Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:1 to 3Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:1 to 2Bathrooms
Where to Live
The majority of Hancock's homes are single-family homes, with some duplexes and a few condos also available. Many of these homes have been standing since the early thirties, but the majority are mid-century abodes that families tend to stay in, raising their children to adulthood. A quiet and soothing neighborhood, it is away from the noise of its surrounding areas but offers plenty of activities of its own and provides easy access to the North Loop and Hyde Park.
Where to Eat
Hancock's culinary choices are limited but do offer a variety of cooking styles, including French, authentic tamales, American bistros with unique burgers, and more. Almost all of these restaurants are locally owned, as buying local is a big part of Hancock's culture. Fast food is extremely limited, but more affordable sit-down restaurants and stands are available for quick dining.
What You'll See
Young families and Baby Boomers with college-aged children make up the majority of Hancock's residents. During the day, you'll see parents picking their children up from the nearby preschool and elementary school and mothers pushing their babies and toddlers in strollers as they go about their errands. As commuters come home on bikes and cars, families play in their yards and fire up the grill. Many college students and young people who work in the area can also be spotted at one of the local coffee shops working away with their headphones and laptops.
Friday Night Fun
Fridays in Hancock are not the raging parties that some of Austin's other neighborhoods are known for, but are more low-key fun. Hancock is home to artists and poets from their early twenties to middle age, who often showcase their work at the local coffee shops and galleries. Grab an elegant dinner at any of the restaurants above, or for a date night, hit one of the coffee shops. If you are in the mood to hit a bar or club and dance, you can always make the short drive to North Lamar or Guadalupe for those options. A great way to end a night is to rent a video from one of Austin’s still thriving, locally owned video shops and snuggle up at home.
The Perfect Sunday
A Sunday in Hancock is idyllic, and you have a variety of choices for how to kick back and relax. The neighborhood's garden tours often occur on Sundays near 45th Street and provide walkable eye-candy for residents and visitors of all ages. Eclectic specialty shops near Highland Park Elementary include game and toy stores, clothing and jewelry boutiques, and many more. If you're in the mood to head outdoors, jogging and biking are available at any of the area's parks and paths. The Hancock Recreation Center offers indoor and outdoor activities and also features one of Austin's oldest golf courses.
Excellent school options • Family-friendly culture and activities • Plentiful green space and parks • The neighborhood's diverse beautiful homes • Tight-knit community.
Locals Don't Love
Few restaurant and bar options • Low property inventory • Mediocre public transportation • Rising property tax rates..
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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