Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$399,000 to $3,925,000
  • Closed Prices:$319,900 to $6,886,250
  • Median Sale Price:$865,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$450
  • Association Fee Ranges:$25 to $1000,$100 to $392/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.:500 to 10,496Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 7Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 8Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 1 acres

Homes

Looking to buy a new home? The community of Old West features a wonderful variety of designs to choose from. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $25 to $2,555, and taxes for the year range from as low as $7,065 to as high as $109,154. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have annual homeowner association fees ranging from $25 to $2,555. Property taxes for the year range from as low as $4,673 to as high as $11,153.

Where to Live

Old West is a small neighborhood containing primarily modest homes, historic residences, and, as time goes on, more condos and townhomes, particularly near 38th street. Farther north near Bryker Woods Elementary, the most affordable single family homes are available, although this are still on the pricier side because of the area's desirability and popularity. The rare strip of student-budgeted housing tends to be along 24th St. in midrise complexes. For those who can afford it, living near Enfield provides easy access to neighborhood landmarks and the convenience of bordering surrounding populated areas such as Lamar, University, and Clarksville. Because modern housing is so integrated with the historic homes, a thorough search may be required to find your ideal home for your budget.

Where to Eat

The culinary scene in Old West is limited by its size--there simply isn't much room for business and its preservation culture has kept the area overwhelmingly residential. Nonetheless, hungry residents who want to eat within the neighborhood can find American cafes, specialty bakeries with items like Kolaches, Italian fare, and gourmet sandwiches. 24th St. boasts a quaint little strip of specialty shops, a butchery, and cafes. If you seek variety, Guadalupe Street and Lamar and all their options--from organic groceries to upscale Japanese--are a short walk away.

What You'll See

Professionals in their early 30s and couples of all ages, both with and without children, make up most of Old West Austin's residents. Those who still work can be spotted on their daily commutes, typically walking when possible but often driving. Parents of young children take them along on their daily errands because the neighborhood is so convenient and walkable. Many seniors also live in the area and can be spotted tending to their ornate gardens or walking the neighborhood.

Friday Night Fun

Old West is not particularly known for its nightlife scene, as its culture is overall more relaxed. However, residents do have their pick for how to spend a perfect Friday evening. A couple of the local restaurants do serve alcohol, but if you are looking for a more club-like atmosphere, hit the nearby bars or more high-volume restaurants of University or Downtown.

The Perfect Sunday

Old West Austin residents love spending Sundays outdoors, taking advantage of their neighborhood's gorgeous local sights and easy access to nearby day destinations. Pease Mansion is a common sight-seeing place, for locals on walks or visitors wanting to take in its historic Greek Revival beauty. The area also offers easy access to both Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin, for those who want to spend their Sunday relaxing lakeside, swimming, or boating. Many simply choose to hang out in their spacious yards, barbecuing or grilling with friends and family or playing with their children.

Locals Love

Beautiful, historic homes • Greenery and massive shading trees • Preservation and conservation values • Proximity to Downtown and Mopac • Walkability.

Locals Don't Love

Daily congestion on Mopac, 15th/Enfield, 24th • Extremely high property costs • Little-to-no affordable housing • Minimal inventory • Strict laws on historic homes • Traffic spillover from Mopac.

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