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What it costs to buy in Bouldin Creek right now

A charming mix

In an ongoing series for Curbed Austin, real-estate analytics site NeighborhoodX is breaking down home sales asking prices by square foot in different neighborhoods.

Today's focus is South Austin's Bouldin Creek neighborhood, which stretches from the river to West Oltorf Street between South Congress Avenue and West Bouldin Creek.

Like most central South Austin neighborhoods, it was for decades an affordable area to rent or buy and was home to a mix of working-class residents, musicians, and other creative types. Many who bought homes in the close-knit neighborhood then still live there, now joined by residents who can afford the higher prices commanded in the area, with its prime location and considerable charm.

The current average listing price in Bouldin is $389 per square foot, although the individual properties behind this average range from $283/square foot (1206 West Oltorf Street) to $540/square foot (906 West Monroe Street).