Current Prices: $499,000 to $1,800,000
Average $ per sq ft: $1273
Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $89, $0 to $280/mo, $0 to $56
Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
Age: 1930 to 2022
Sq. Ft.: 408 to 2100 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 1 to 4 Bedrooms
Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms
Housing is plentiful in Holly. In fact, about 80 percent of the area is dotted with single family homes. East Cesar Chavez Street runs right through the middle of Holly and homes are most expensive along this street, as they're next to the park at the southern most tip. Prices race from the modest to the more luxurious.
Holly is also known for not having fly-by-night restaurants. There are three family-owned dining institutions in this neighborhood. It's no secret that Austin has a reputation for tasty barbecue and there are worse places to start with than La Barbecue, a hip barbecue hut with outdoor seating. At the corner of Holly Street and Robert Martinez Jr. Street is the Launderette. This former industrial laundromat has been converted to a retro chic cafe. Directly in the middle of the neighborhood is Juan in a Million, a wildly popular Tex Mex eatery open for breakfast and lunch.
Wandering around this neighborhood you will see lots of people heading to one of the three major parks during the day. This is a highly residential area so single-family homes stretch for as far as the eye can see. At night expect people to hop on the beginning of Sixth Street going from bar to bar throughout the night. Hikers and bikers, however, are the predominant fixture in Holly.
Friday nights revolve around the bars on Sixth Street. With the University of Texas and Austin Community College nearby, students go on pub crawls or just enjoy the various nightlife options that the neighborhood offers. One of the most famous bars in Texas resides on Sixth Street, aptly named the Ice Bar. Almost everything inside is made of ice and the bar is, understandably, very cold, so customers are advised to bring a jacket even in the dead of an Austin summer. In the northeast corner of Holly is the Hops and Grain Brewing Company where you can take a tour and enjoy a couple of free brews.
The perfect Sunday in Holly is spent on the beach at Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival Beach. The beach sits along a lake and is also near a hiking and biking nature trail. On Sundays people also frequent Pan Am and Metz Parks.
- Access to public transportation
- Great nightlife
- Lots of restaurants
- Welcoming neighbors
Locals Don't Love
- Can be noisy
- Lots of inebriated people walking around at night
- Rowdy college students
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