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3901 Watersedge Dr - MLS# 1057045
  • $12,950,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1057045 
  • Watersedge
  • 3901 Watersedge Dr
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   6 BD 7 BA 7663 Sq Ft 1.53 AC
  • Residential
Office: Coldwell Banker United REALTOR
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4501 Island Cv - MLS# 2463392
  • $8,995,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 2463392 
  • Island At Mount Bonnell Shores
  • 4501 Island Cv
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   5 BD 8 BA 11774 Sq Ft 0.52 AC
  • Residential
Office: Kuper Sotheby's Itl Rlty
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3336 Mount Bonnell Rd - MLS# 3615063
  • $8,250,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 3615063 
  • North Waterfront
  • 3336 Mount Bonnell Rd
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   2 BD 2 BA 1783 Sq Ft 3.06 AC
  • Residential
Office: Moreland Properties
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200 Congress Ave #50t - MLS# 9693446
  • $6,995,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 9693446 
  • Austonian Condo Community
  • 200 Congress Ave #50t
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   3 BD 5 BA 5050 Sq Ft 0.01 AC
  • Residential
Office: Moreland Properties
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N/a - MLS# 2813866
  • $5,300,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 2813866 
  • Town Lake Residences Condo
  • N/a
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   2 BD 3 BA 5298 Sq Ft 0.03 AC
  • Residential
Office: Holt Residential
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4303 Island Ave - MLS# 4666501
  • $4,895,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 4666501 
  • Island At Mount Bonnell Shores
  • 4303 Island Ave
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   6 BD 7 BA 7528 Sq Ft 1.05 AC
  • Residential
Office: Travis Real Estate
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210 Lavaca St #3504 - MLS# 2157207
  • $4,350,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 2157207 
  • Condo
  • 210 Lavaca St #3504
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   3 BD 4 BA 2899 Sq Ft 0.01 AC
  • Residential
Office: DEN Property Group
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200 Congress Ave #43mt - MLS# 3762118
  • $3,845,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 3762118 
  • Austonian Condo Community
  • 200 Congress Ave #43mt
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   3 BD 4 BA 3542 Sq Ft
  • Residential
Office: Moreland Properties
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1803 Sharon Ln - MLS# 4616331
  • $3,750,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 4616331 
  • Ward & Treadwell
  • 1803 Sharon Ln
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   6 BD 9 BA 6584 Sq Ft 0.7 AC
  • Residential
Office: Gottesman Residential R.E.
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301 West Ave #5304 - MLS# 6960951
  • $3,510,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 6960951 
  • The Independent
  • 301 West Ave #5304
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   3 BD 4 BA 3514 Sq Ft 1.75 AC
  • Residential
Office: Urbanspace
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200 Congress Ave #34p - MLS# 9614228
  • $3,499,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 9614228 
  • Austonian Condo Community
  • 200 Congress Ave #34p
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   2 BD 3 BA 2961 Sq Ft 0.01 AC
  • Residential
Office: Moreland Properties
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2410 Mccall Rd - MLS# 9212960
  • $3,495,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 9212960 
  • Mira Loma
  • 2410 Mccall Rd
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   4 BD 5 BA 4520 Sq Ft 0.75 AC
  • Residential
Office: Moreland Properties
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3406 Cascadera Dr - MLS# 8949379
  • $3,495,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 8949379 
  • Balcones Park Edgemont
  • 3406 Cascadera Dr
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   3 BD 4 BA 4064 Sq Ft 0.48 AC
  • Residential
Office: van Heuven Properties
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1301 Meriden Ln - MLS# 1313742
  • $3,395,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1313742 
  • Westfield A
  • 1301 Meriden Ln
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   6 BD 6 BA 5175 Sq Ft 0.67 AC
  • Residential
Office: Gottesman Residential R.E.
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200 Congress Ave #18ae - MLS# 1181551
  • $3,299,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1181551 
  • Austonian Condo Community
  • 200 Congress Ave #18ae
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   3 BD 4 BA 3146 Sq Ft 0.01 AC
  • Residential
Office: Moreland Properties
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1309 Elton Ln - MLS# 7336380
  • $3,245,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 7336380 
  • Westfield A
  • 1309 Elton Ln
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   6 BD 6 BA 6173 Sq Ft 0.51 AC
  • Residential
Office: Moreland Properties
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200 Congress Ave #47rr - MLS# 6821809
  • $3,100,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 6821809 
  • Austonian Condo Community
  • 200 Congress Ave #47rr
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2426 Sq Ft
  • Residential
Office: Moreland Properties
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210 Lavaca St #2505 - MLS# 5350059
  • $2,995,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 5350059 
  • W Austin Hotel And Residences
  • 210 Lavaca St #2505
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   3 BD 4 BA 2871 Sq Ft
  • Residential
Office: Amarra Realty LLC
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3901 Balcones Dr - MLS# 3260509
  • $2,995,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 3260509 
  • Colorado Foothills
  • 3901 Balcones Dr
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   6 BD 7 BA 7473 Sq Ft 0.73 AC
  • Residential
Office: Kuper Sotheby's Itl Rlty
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3900 Balcones Dr - MLS# 3514366
  • $2,650,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 3514366 
  • Colorado Foothills
  • 3900 Balcones Dr
  • Austin, TX 78731
  •   5 BD 6 BA 5071 Sq Ft 1 AC
  • Residential
Office: KW-Austin Portfolio RealEstate
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2507 El Greco Cv - MLS# 5088905
  • $2,650,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 5088905 
  • Bello Vista
  • 2507 El Greco Cv
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   5 BD 5 BA 5489 Sq Ft 0.21 AC
  • Residential
Office: Levy Properties, LLC
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98 San Jacinto Blvd #2302 - MLS# 4283287
  • $2,595,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 4283287 
  • Town Lake Residences Condo
  • 98 San Jacinto Blvd #2302
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   2 BD 3 BA 2692 Sq Ft 0.01 AC
  • Residential
Office: Holt Residential
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98 San Jacinto Blvd #2903 - MLS# 1842559
  • $2,500,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1842559 
  • Town Lake Residences Condo
  • 98 San Jacinto Blvd #2903
  • Austin, TX 78701
  •   3 BD 3 BA 2597 Sq Ft 0.01 AC
  • Residential
Office: Moreland Properties
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2408 Mccall Rd - MLS# 1560811
  • $2,495,000
  • Active
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  • MLS® #: 1560811 
  • Mira Loma
  • 2408 Mccall Rd
  • Austin, TX 78703
  •   4 BD 5 BA 4520 Sq Ft 0.48 AC
  • Residential
Office: Moreland Properties
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Central Austin Real Estate Housing Market Trends

# Listings Average DOM Average Price Average $/SqFt Median Price Median $/SqFt Average % Reduced
Active Listings 432 99 $993,888 $485 $640,000 $415 3%
Pending Listings 78 65 $765,008 $394 $599,000 $370 4%
Sold Last 6 Months (Unlock Sold Listings) 1,276 54 $649,825 $389 $485,000 $352 3%

*Central Austin Market Stats are based on Austin MLS data as of October 18th, 2017 at 8:25pm CDT.

Central Austin Real Estate

Once buyers have made their decision to move to Austin, Texas, many of them start their search in the Central Austin area. Central Austin includes the areas of Downtown Austin and many sought-after neighborhoods such as Tarrytown, Rosedale, West Campus, Eastwood, N Campus/Dean Keeton, Hancock and parts of Hyde Park. An eclectic, thriving city, Central Austin is the heartbeat for art, food, events and activities that draw many in from surrounding areas to be a part of Austin’s creative culture. Many buyers of Central Austin homes for sale are accustomed to cities where people don’t venture downtown except for business. Not true in Austin, residents of surrounding towns and suburban neighborhoods routinely visit this place affectionately known as the Violet Crown.

The area of Central Austin is defined as the area north of the Colorado River, often referred to as Lady Bird Lake, as it winds through Downtown Austin and south of Hwy 290 and Allandale Road. With I-35 to the east, the area extends on both side of MoPac Expressway / TX-1 as the road travels north through the city. Buyers searching for Central Austin homes for sale will find a variety of styles from craftsman-style bungalows, contemporary lofts, and condos to grand Victorian-era residences. Housing vernacular changes according to the neighborhood. What all of these communities have in common is a price point that reflects the desirability of their location.

Central Austin was slow in estimating the demand for high-rise living in and around the city. Many Central Austin condos for sale have just come to market providing an exciting opportunity for buyers to live in an urban environment with beautiful views of Town Lake and the walking trails and parks along the banks of Zilker Park. Central Austin condos for sale also include renovations of buildings that have existed for some time. Many of these condos have been updated with modern appliances yet keeping the charm that comes with apartments and condos built many years ago such as decorative tile baths and retro-looking kitchens.

Single family homes in Central Austin also reflect the current trends toward renovation and expansion. Many homes have been revamped to include features and finishes popular in today’s market. With an average size of just over 2,000 square feet, homes here may sacrifice living space for convenience and a prestigious address. A large area, Central Austin has 6 Travis County zip codes including 78701, 78703, 78705, 78731, 78751, 78756. Most Central Austin homes for sale are located in pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods with sidewalks and local cafes and coffee houses. Many residents can walk, bike or take a local bus to their place of employment.

Where is Central Austin?

Getting around in Central Austin includes Capital Metro’s Downtown Station at E 4th and Trinity Street. For those working north of the city along the tech corridor, Austin’s Capital MetroRail service is a real benefit. Commuters can even take and store their bike with bike storage lockers available at some stations along the route. For those arriving at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Central Austin is about 10 miles east of the city and has many relatively inexpensive choices for transportation for buyers visiting Austin to search for a home.

Things to do in Central Austin

Central Austin has its own sense of place reflected in a laid-back lifestyle. With many young professionals and the nearby presence of the University of Texas, there is almost a “college town” ambiance where residents find music venues, honky-tonks, and yoga studios sitting comfortably beside upscale boutiques and national retailers. Visitors to this area will note that it is not unusual to see shorts and flip flops alongside business suits on a typical day in Central Austin. Whole Food’s flagship store draws crowds with its exceptional menu of ready-to-eat foods perfect for a picnic along the river. For those buyers who don’t already have their heart set on living out in Austin's Texas Hill Country, living in Central Austin is an option to consider.

Famous for its Texas-style nightlife, Central Austin lives up to its reputation as a music festival city. Rainey Street pubs and restaurants, along with 6th Street bars, host local musicians and bands along with some touring acts. Austin is a foodie town, and newcomers love discovering “food courts” with trailers offering foods inspired by several types of cuisine. Whether it is a sit-down restaurant or food eaten at a picnic table, Austin “foodies” have a variety of choices. SXSW and Austin City Limits offer Central Austin residents the best and latest in music, film, and technology. Whatever their age, Austin hipsters love living here.

Central Austin Schools

Austin ISD schools serve neighborhoods in Central Austin. Lee (K-5), Brentwood (K-5), Gullet (K-5), and Bryker Woods (K-5) Elementary Schools are some of the schools serving younger children in these neighborhoods. Kealing (6-8), Lamar (6-8) and Henry (6-8) Middle Schools and McCallum (9-12) and Austin (9-12) High Schools serve older students and rank well within the district and the state. Private school options are also available including Concordia High School (K-12), St. Austin Catholic School (K-12), Odyssey School (K-12) and Kirby Hall School (K-12).

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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 October 18th, 2017 at 8:25pm CDT. 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.