Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$165,000 to $2,999,000
  • Closed Prices:$159,900 to $1,023,000
  • Median Sale Price:$434,500
  • Average $ per sq ft:$351
  • Association Fee Ranges:$212 to $850,$150 to $450/quarter,$0 to $224,$1 to $700/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1906 to 2019
  • Sq. Ft.:420 to 4,000Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 5Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 5+ acres

Homes

The community of South Lamar has various home designs and prices to match a range of price points. Most common in this neighborhood are attached homes, which usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $20 to $600, and taxes for the year range from as low as $2,376 to as high as $18,006. There are also a variety of single-family homes. Those usually have annual homeowner association fees ranging from $20 to $600. Property taxes for the year can range from $5,114 to $18,975.

Where to Live

Condominium complexes are all over this neighborhood, and are good choices for anyone seeking affordable housing. South 5th and Bannister Street have great options for those seeking the most affordable accommodations. Small homes and duplexes off of Bluebonnet Road are great options for families and young people with roommates trying to save money but still be near the action. For professionals and couples, the condominiums between 290 and Manchaca and along South Lamar Boulevard between Mary Street and Barton Springs are excellent choices.

Where to Eat

Some of Austin's finest American, Fusion, and Japanese cuisine are available directly on South Lamar Boulevard. The area also has a dynamic coffee scene and pubs that serve various foods are a staple of the neighborhood. If you're on a budget or in a rush, fast food options are readily available on South of Bluebonnet Road and near Barton Springs and Riverside Drive.

What You'll See

South Lamar is home to residents of all ages and income brackets. It's a diverse area where you can see mothers pushing strollers blocks away from young working class people coming to and from work. You'll spot people of all ages bustling through the many clothing shops or simply running their daily errands.

Friday Night Fun

Friday nights offer nearly unlimited options on South Lamar. Want to hit a pub? Try any of the four saloons on Barton Springs Road or head South to Bluebonnet Road for more options. Most also serve food, but early and late-night options abound, including one of Austin's most famous 24-hour diners. If you're in the mood for music, the area between Elizabeth Street and Treadwell offers rock, country, and everything in between. Finish off your night with a coffee, tea, smoothie, or Japanese-style bubble tea at one of the area's many shops.

The Perfect Sunday

Anyone can create a perfect Sunday in South Lamar, as there is something for every taste. Hit the clubs between Oltorf Street and Barton Springs to catch live music while you dine. Shop at the retail centers between Manchaca and Ben White or near Mary Street for everything from clothing boutiques to vintage books and records to locally owned jewelry shops to nail salons, and anything else you can think of. If you're an outdoors enthusiast, hit the Greenbelt for hiking, swimming, kayaking, or simply lounging on a sunny day. It's family-friendly, but also a favorite hangout for the younger crowd who reside in the area.

Locals Love

Variety of dining and outing options • Public transport widely available • Diversity of residents • At the center of it all.

Locals Don't Love

Rising property taxes • Everyday congestion • Constant development • Condos forcing up prices.

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