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Neighborhood Market Watch: What It Costs to Buy in Pecan Springs-Springdale

Traditional homes in an established community

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 Springdale/Pecan Springs neighborhood.

Located on the northern side of East Austin, bordered by Mueller and Windsor Park to the west. Its boundaries zigzag a bit: On the north, it follows the south side of Little Walnut Creek until it meets Ed Bluestein Blvd, and on the west it follows the boundary of Morris William Golf Course North to Manor Road, which it follows northeast to Little Walnut Creek. The southern boundary is Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, and the eastern one is Ed Bluestein Boulevard.

Pecan Springs-Springdale is an established neighborhood that has been and continues to be home to many of the areas African-American community and political leaders. As an area that developed mostly after Austin’s official segregation policies ended, it has also been home to a fairly integrated mix of working-class families. While it has seen a rise in gentrification, it has take place more slowly than in areas closer to downtown, and it continues to offer some solid, relatively affordable housing.

The current average listing price is $227 per square foot, but the individual properties that contribute to this average range from $176/square foot (5300 Basswood Lane, a single-family home on the market for $265,000) to $270/square foot (6200 Reicher Drive, a single-family home asking $429,900).

You can view the full, interactive chart at the link below.

Austin Homes in the Range: Pecan Springs/Springdale (June 2016) [NeighborhoodX]