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Historic Homes in East Austin
East Austin is a community of older neighborhoods and some of the finest examples of historic architecture in Austin. Geographically, the area is in several Travis County zip codes including 78702, 78721, 78723 78724 and runs between Interstate 35 and Airport Boulevard yet in attitude; it is ground zero for Austin’s creative class. Known for eclectic housing, galleries, small shops, and services, this is one of the earliest suburbs of Austin and an excellent choice for those who want to are looking for a historic home.
Buyers interested in East Austin historic homes for sale will find them in 4 sections of East Austin: Swedish Hill, Delwood Duplex, Willow-Spence, and Wilshire. Each of these sections offers a different mix of age and historic significance:
Swedish-Hill – developed in the 1870s by Swedish immigrants from Martin Luther Kind Jr Boulevard on the north, Waller Street on the east, 15th Street on the south and Red River Street to the west.
Delwood Duplex – built in the late 1940s as housing for World War II returning soldiers, Delwood Duplexes were the first mass-produced housing in Austin.
Willow-Spence – originally inhabited by Europeans, this area is east of Downtown Austin, Willow-Spence runs from East Cesar Chavez to Spence Street and Interstate 35 on the west. Most of these homes retain much of their original style as this neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wilshire – included in this area are the 110 homes in Wilshire Wood and Wilshire Park in the Cherrywood community. Wilshire is another neighborhood built post-war for returning veterans.
Exterior finishes of East Austin historic homes for sale might include turrets, wrap-around porches, brick, stone and clapboard siding as well as stone driveways and retaining walls and even an old hitching post at the curb.
The design characteristics of many East Austin historic homes for sale may include these interior features such as high ceilings, multiple fireplaces, plaster walls, transoms, beadboard, limestone and long leaf pine floors, leaded glass, and original light fixtures.
Where are Historic Homes in East Austin?
East Austin historic homes are located in East Austin. Buyers find most homes of this era in Willow-Spence, Delwood Duplex, Swedish Hill, and Wilshire. With Interstate 35 to the west, residents have easy access to the Austin metropolitan area. Airport Boulevard, another major connector road in Austin, leads to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Things to do near East Austin Historic Homes
Although an older neighborhood, East Austin is a pedestrian-friendly community. Many restaurants, galleries, businesses, and shopping areas are within walking distance of the small communities that make up this area. On weekends, attractions such as the Vortex Theater and the French Legation bring crowds for special events and programs. The East Austin Studio Tour and Cherrywood Arts Fair are two events that draw people to East Austin to view and purchase local art. With the University of Texas at Austin campus within a few miles of most homes, this area is also attractive to faculty, staff and students as well businesses that serve those populations.
East Austin Historic Homes Schools
All East Austin historic homes are in Austin ISD. Those interested in East Austin historic homes for sale should consult their Realty Austin agent for the school assignment of the particular property they are considering for purchase.