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The cost of buying in East César Chavez right now

From micro-lofts to tiny single-family homes

one-story gray stucco/hardiplank house with covered front porch, red columns, big trees overhead
1504 Robert Weaver Avenue

The East César Chavez neighborhood has been the object of a great deal of attention during the past few years.

Bbounded on the north by East Seventh Street, IH-35 to the west, Chicon Street to the east, and the river on the south, it is traditionally a largely Latino, working-class area and close-knit, affordable community.

The fact that it’s a leafy, walkable urban neighborhood of single-family homes, good restaurants old and new, and access to downtown and the river have made it draw increasing numbers of residents as the city booms (it won the 2017 Curbed Cup, for instance).

It’s also often in the news due to the introduction of developments on a scale or of a type not normally found in the area—the Plaza Saltillo project being a recent, especially high-profile example.

While one might be able to guess what effect such changes have had on home prices in the area, real-estate analytics site NeighborhoodX has crunched the numbers to reveal precisely what it costs to buy in the area, from high to low, broken down by square foot.

The current average listing price is $391 per square foot, although the individual properties that make up this average range from $310/square foot. (1304 Haskell Street, two small single-family homes on one lot) to $518/square foot (310 Comal Street #202, a condo in the mixed-used Foundry building, currently under construction at the site previously occupied by Habitat for Humanity’s Re-store).