University Campus

University Campus

Austin, Texas Homes for Sale

About University Campus

The University area is a bustling part of town that is home mostly to students attending the University of Texas at Austin (UT). It is a young and vibrant neighborhood in culture but has been standing for long enough that most of UT Campus's architecture is considered historic. The residential portion of the area is known as "West Campus" locally, and has a mixture of mid-century and modern architecture. Overall, if you like the idea of something going on every night of the week, University may be the area for you.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $180,000 to $3,000,000

Closed Prices: $295,000 to $418,950

Median Sale Price: $356,975

Average $ per sq ft: $400

Association Fee Ranges: $315 to $855/quarter, $0 to $750, $0 to $354, $0 to $691/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1926 to 2008

Sq. Ft.: 376 to 3396 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 3 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Around University Campus

The University area's accommodations—as you would expect—consist almost entirely of dorms. There are some small homes along King Street, Pearl Street, and 29th Street, which tend to be better choices for recent graduates or the young people who work in the area. Young working people also seek out the duplexes east of Guadalupe and North of 24th Street.

The culinary scene plays a minor role in the culture of the University area and does not host elegant restaurants for the most part, but does have eclectic and diverse options for both on-the-go and in-house dining. Along the drag, you can find Mediterranean, Mexican, American, Thai, and vegetarian cuisine—and much, much more.

Students, students, and more students. Other 20-somethings beginning their careers live in the area, as do a small amount of young professional couples. On any given day, you will see students rushing to class, or hopping on one of the many busses to commute—after all, many of them can't afford to live in this increasingly pricey area. Bicycles are commonplace, and you will see riders of all ages hustling in and out of the book stores, tattoo shops, and endless line of restaurants and bars that line Guadalupe Street, also known as "The Drag."

Options for Friday nights in the University area are endless. Every Friday is essentially one big party, both in the living spaces and the businesses. Bars are often packed and several music venues offer rock, hip hop, dub-step, dance music, and more. For a more relaxed evening, catch a film in the neighborhood's historic movie theater. Wind down at any of the late-night coffee shops or 24-hour diners.

Sundays in the University are a bit quieter than the night befre, but not much. They are still pretty lively. For those who want to relax, grab a cup of coffee at any of the shops on 29th or 24th Streets and try to pick out the students who are pulling all nighters. Alternatively, go for a walk or picnic at Hemphill Park or hit the pool at Bailey Park, the area's most family-friendly park. Another great way to spend a Sunday is at one of the area's many museums—there are many to choose from, but you could spend all day exploring the Harry Ransom Center or the Blanton Museum of Art.

Locals Love

  • Abundance of public transportation
  • Bicycle-friendly area
  • Close to Downtown and UT Campus
  • Density of nightlife options
  • Walking distance from stores

Locals Don't Love

  • Heavy foot traffic
  • Heavy traffic daily along all major streets
  • Increasing cost of living
  • Noisy at night

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