Balcones Park Housing Market Trends
|# Listings||Average DOM||Average Price||Average $/SqFt||Median Price||Median $/SqFt||Average % Reduced|
|Sold Last 6 Months (Unlock Sold Listings)||25||51||$1,245,782||$427||$1,150,000||$434||5%|
*Balcones Park Market Stats are based on Austin MLS data as of December 8th, 2019 at 12:55pm CST.
Balcones Park Austin
Balcones Park, developed in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, soon became a very popular neighborhood for the affluent citizens of Austin. Originally constructed as ranch-style homes on oversized lots, most Balcones Park homes for sale have more than 3000 square feet of living space, and many are quite a bit larger than that. A remnant of glamor and success from that era, many Balcones Park homes for sale have private swimming pools and multi-car garages set on homesites lush with mature trees and manicured landscaping.
What was a luxury then has made the Balcones Park neighborhood one of the most prestigious in Austin. As part of the 78731 zip code, Balcones Park homes for sale are set back under a canopy of tall trees. Many of these palatial mansions along Town Lake are hidden from view offering privacy and seclusion. A few choice properties along Mt. Barker and Mt. Bonell Road offer glimpses of the Colorado River below and are considered to be some of the best in Austin luxury homes.
Not all Balcones Park homes for sale were built mid-century. As homes have been added to the neighborhood, European-style architecture has been introduced that includes more living space and more dramatic custom home design. These new Austin custom homes feature exteriors with stone and stucco finishes, impressive entryways, water features, and covered outdoor living spaces that take advantage of this gorgeous setting.
Where is Balcones Park Austin?
To view homes in Balcones Park, take MoPac Expressway also known as Rt 1 north of Austin to 45th Street and head west. Take a left into the neighborhood on Balcones Drive.
Things to do near Balcones Park
For those residents of Balcones Park that love to be near the water, these homes sit above the most desirable upper segment of Lake Austin. This portion of the Colorado River is a winding waterway upstream of the dam above Town Lake but below the dammed section of Lake Travis. Austinites refer to this area of the Colorado River as the Texas Hill Country Riviera. Many of these spectacular homes are visible from the water and considered to be some of the most expensive Austin real estate. The gorgeous grounds of the nearby Laguna Gloria, built in 1916, is a historic home now run by the Texas Fine Arts Association. Located on West 35th Street, this property further enhances the European feel of Balcones Park with its Italian-inspired architecture and gardens. A beautiful legacy from Clara Driscoll, the former founding Austin philanthropist. This Great Gatsby-like estate now serves as the Austin Museum of Contemporary Art and regularly hosts classes and events for patrons of the arts. Less than 5 miles north of Downtown Austin in Travis County’s 78731 zip code, Balcones Park is near Tarrytown and west of Camp Mabry. Nearby Tarrytown provides residents with shopping and dining close to home.
Balcones Park Schools
Balcones Park is served by the Austin ISD public school system. Younger students attend Highland Park or Casis Elementary (PK-5) before attending Lamar or O Henry Middle School (6-8) and either prestigious Austin High (9-12) or McCallum (9-12) High School. These schools have an outstanding reputation and rank exceptionally well among the other schools comprising Austin ISD.
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The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from December 8th, 2019 at 12:55pm CST. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.