Old West Austin is the first residential neighborhood off of downtown. It’s bounded by Lamar, Ladybird Lake, Mopac, and Infield. It’s about 20 minutes to the airport and about 2 minutes to downtown. We have all kinds of homes here in Old West Austin. They range from late 1800s estate properties to 1920s bungalows to architecturally modern homes. Most of them are built on peer and beam, and many original families still live here today.
Prices range from $75,000.00 for a small condo up to two and a half million dollars for a single family home. Old West Austin is home to two schools. Matthews Elementary, which was built in 1915. It is exemplary rated, culturally diverse, and very international. We also have Austin High School, which sits on Ladybird Lake, and is across the street from one of the portals to the hike and bike trails. We have the West Tenth Street Park that has a swimming pool, a playground, a dog park, and plenty of room for your children to run around. And being that it’s so close to Mopac and I-35, you can get to North or South Austin in a matter of minutes.
We have two shopping areas here, the one on West Sixth Street where you can find galleries, boutiques, and salons, Nest, for your furniture, West Elm, and of course, the flagship Whole Foods. We also have the Westland area that has Elle Interior Mexican Imports Store and a local favorite, Café Medici.
Old West Austin has great restaurants, some of which are Z'Tejas, Clark’s, we have grab and go shops like Snap Kitchen, and Amy’s Ice Cream. Old West Austin is the most walkable neighborhood in Austin. It’s close to downtown, the University of Texas, shopping, and freeways. What I find unique about this neighborhood is that it’s laid back, sleepy, and lovely. As close as you are to downtown, you can still wake up and hear the birds chirping in the morning. We have excellent schools, the neighbors are friendly, and it’s very close to everything that you want to see and do.