What does it cost to buy in Pecan Springs/Springdale right now? In an ongoing series with Curbed Austin, real-estate analytics site NeighborhoodX takes a close look at the range of sales asking prices in the area to find out.
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 Boulevard, 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 for the neighborhood is $221 per square foot, although the individual properties that make up this average range from $151 to 215 per square foot.
However, the individual listings that make up this average occupy a fairly tight range, between $151/square foot (3311 Hycreek Drive Unit B, a two-story condo asking $220,000) to $215/square foot (2900 Dresden Cove, a remodeled 1963 build on the market for $339,00).