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Windsor Park home prices, high and low

Don’t call it a comeback

In this ongoing series, real-estate analytics site NeighborhoodX is taking a close look at sales price ranges in different Austin neighborhoods, ranking asking prices on a per-square-foot basis.

Today's analysis focuses on the Windsor Park, the East Austin neighborhood directly north of Mueller. Windsor Park is bounded by 51st Street on the south side, IH-35 to the west, US Highway 290 on the north, and Northeast Drive and Manor Road on its east side.

Developed in the 1950s as a middle-class commuter area, Windsor Park is one of Austin’s pockets of midcentury homes. It’s full of small single-family houses on long, winding streets that make it almost suburban-feeling, with apartment complexes and strip malls on its periphery. (Parts of it were also in the loud flight path of Austin’s old Mueller airport, which has been redeveloped as a planned community.)

Even after the airport was relocated to its current location, Until recently, when the Mueller neighborhood was built and populated, Windsor Park was experiencing a sustained period of housing primarily renters and seniors who had lived there for decades. Recent years have seen an influx of homebuyers of all stripes, including families who are raising their children there. Bigger and newer developments, including the lot-filling urban-infill housing that other central neighborhoods have seen, haven’t gone hog wild there, but it becomes increasingly likely if the renaissance continues.

The current average listing price for the neighborhood is $251 per square foot. Behind that average, the prices for individual properties range from $136/square foot (6102 Thames Drive, a 1967 four-bedroom home wanting $309,000)) to $341/square foot (2512 Wheless Lane #1, a new detached condo asking $289,900).

You can check out the full, interactive NeighborhoodX chart at the link below.

Austin: Windsor Park price range (Sept. 2016) [NeighborhoodX]