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What it costs to buy in Old West Austin now

High to low, prices per square foot in the historic neighborhood

What does it cost to buy in Old West Austin 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.

The Old West Austin neighborhood is bounded by Mopac Expressway on the west, Enfield Road on the south, North Lamar Boulevard on the east, and West 35th Street on the south.

3308 Jefferson Street

(The Clarksville neighborhood borders it on the south and is included in its neighborhood association, but because it was originally a freedman’s town and has a separate historic designation, it has very different housing stock and is excluded from this analysis.)

As the name and its inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places implies, Old West Austin is full of historic homes and comprises three subdistricts: Pemberton Heights, Old Enfield, and Brykerwoods. Many were built around the turn of or in the early 20th century.

The current average asking price in Old West Austin is $408 per square foot, and the individual properties on the market range from $246 per square foot (1711 West 30th Street in Brykerwoods, a three-bedroom home asking $900,000) to $572 per square foot (1406 Enfield Road, a historic landmark we featured in September, on the market for $1.995 million).

NeighborhoodX Director of Research Constantine Valhouli points out two different Brykerwoods homes priced for $900,000—3308 Jefferson Street (1,759 square feet, or $511 per square foot) and 1711 West 30th Street. (3,653 square feet, or $246 per square foot)—an example of how different metrics can reveal different things about properties.