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Here’s what it costs to buy in Travis Heights right now

South Austin stalwart

In an ongoing series with Curbed Austin, real-estate analytics site NeighborhoodX is taking a close look at sales price ranges in different Austin neighborhoods.

Today's asking-price analysis focuses on the Travis Heights neighborhood. Travis Heights is a long-established South Austin neighborhood that over the years has gone from a collection of mostly smallish houses with ridiculously low rent and sales prices to a tonier—but still quirky—mix of those same houses with upscale renovations (at much higher prices) and newer, larger single-family infill. That's no doubt because of its gorgeous canopy of oaks and other mature foliage, its still-friendly vibe, and its prime location.

Travis Heights is bordered on the north by Lady Bird Lake and on the south by East Oltorf Street, with South Congress Avenue and I-35 making up its western and eastern borders, respectively.

The current average listing price is $344 per square foot, but the individual properties behind that average range from $228/square foot (1504 Alta Vista Avenue, a large 2007 house asking $1.1 million) to $500/square foot (106 East Gibson Street, a classic 1920s two-bedroom asking $525,000).