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Home prices on the rise in Windsor Park

Highs and lows, per square foot

Large 2001 two story duplex painted dark blue with white shutters
3201 Jack Cook Drive
Coldwell Banker

What does it cost to buy a home in Windsor Park 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, ranked by cost per square foot, to find out.

Windsor Park is an East Austin neighborhood directly north of the Mueller development and 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.

The current average asking price in Windsor Park is $254 per square foot, although the individual properties for sale in the neighborhood range from $149 per square foot (3201 Jack Cook Drive, a duplex asking $478,000) to $314 per square foot (1309 52nd Street #1, a 725-square-foot condo on the market for $299,000).

Given the neighborhood's proximity to the Mueller community—with its many shopping and dining opportunities—it’s not surprising that the average price is closing in on that neighborhood's, which averages of $274 per square foot and ranges from $258 to 329 per square foot.

"However, because Mueller is a largely ground-up, New Urbanist planned development,” said NeighborhoodX co-founder Constantine Valhouli, “there is a more limited range of housing types, which have all been built more recently. There really isn't a significant amount of property priced much below that average," said Valhouli.