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The cost of buying a home in Dawson right now

South Austin neighborhood maintains some affordability

In an ongoing series for Curbed Austin, real-estate analytics site NeighborhoodX is taking a close look at sales price ranges in different neighborhoods. Today, it’s checking out numbers in the asking prices per square foot in the Dawson neighborhood.

Dawson is bordered on the south by Ben White Boulevard and on the north by West Oltorf Street and runs between South Congress Avenue on the east and South First Street to the west.

Like most South Austin areas, Dawson was primarily a working-class neighborhood with small- to medium-sized homes for most of its existence. Many of the homes and some of the people are still there, now mixed with newer, sometimes larger houses. It’s also within walking distance of the ever-increasing shopping and entertainment options on South Congress and South First.

The current average listing price is $302 per square foot, although the individual properties that comprise this average range from $255/square foot (2606 Wilson Street #1201) to $543/square foot (2616 Stacy Lane).