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Here’s what it costs to buy in the Hancock neighborhood

Going prices in a historic central area

two-story gray Craftsman style house
3814 Duval Street

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's analysis focuses on the Hancock neighborhood, an interesting and storied area in the central city. The neighborhood contains within it a minidistrict called Beau Site that, according to Hancock's website, "has a complex history that is marked by land speculation, loan defaults, re-capitalization and shrewd development planning." It was envisioned as an elegant, private enclave, with very large lots and somewhat inaccessible to foot traffic from the surrounding neighborhood.

small light yellow brick house on small lawn at dusk
4304 Caswell Avenue
Coldwell Banker

While some of the mansion-esque homes from that tiny area remain, the larger Hancock neighborhood surrounding it—bounded by Duval Street on the west, I-35 on the east, East 45th Street on the north, and East 32nd Street on the south—contains a wider range of homes, as well as the Hancock Recreation Center and adjacent community golf course and a well-trafficked shopping center with a very large grocery store.

Two-story modern wooden home exterior with driveway in front and surrounded by trees
800 Leonard Street

The current average listing price for Hancock is $335 per square foot, although the individual properties that make up that average range from $194/square foot (800 Leonard Street, a four-bedroom home on Waller Creek asking $825,000) to $530/square foot (4304 Caswell Avenue, a small 1950 home asking $450,000).

For a full, interactive chart of NeighborhoodX's analysis, click on the link below.

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