Finding your first home in Austin can be a liberating, but sometimes frustrating experience. We know both the highs and the lows of renting, so we created this guide so you can get a better understanding of what to look for when searching for your first place.
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Rosedale's quaint homes and beautiful old growth trees define this Austin neighborhood. The density of Rosedale is above the Austin average, but still offers a small community atmosphere. The market is diverse with historic homes, remodels and new builds. In the 1800’s the Rosedale community was full of farmsteads and orchards. You can visit the historic Moore-Hancock farmstead that was built in 1850. It is the oldest standing home in Rosedale and the museum offers a perspective on the early settler life in Austin.
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Rosedale is an Austin Texas neighborhood located in the zip code
How long have you lived in Austin? About 3 years.
Favorite parts on the city (specific areas/destinations)? I LIVE at Zilker Park or The Greenbelt (basically anywhere I can bring my dog) on the weekend days, usually hit up eastside Austin for weekend nights, and usually stick to my south central neighborhood for happy hour.
Why is Austin the best city? I LOVE AUSTIN. Never have I lived in a city so filled with passion and kindness and desire to actually take part in life instead of watching it pass by. The people are creative and inspiring, and the city is growing and expanding to let more of those people in.
Hyde Park's housing is widely considered to be the first suburb of Austin and dates all the way back to 1891. The streets of Hyde Park were created in a grid structure in which most blocks take up approximately the same area. It is now one of Austin's most densely populated housing areas, as population per square mile exceeds the Austin average by about 2 times as much. It was originally home to Austin's elite in the 1890s and featured elegant styles of homes that spanned the architectural styles of the 19th century. The neighborhood still stands out among Austin neighborhoods thanks to the unique styles of housing that are reminiscent of early
Pemberton Heights is situated on the far side of Shoal Creek in north central Austin. The area was largely untouched until the early 1900s due to the creek's propensity to destroy bridges that connected Pemberton with the rest of Austin. Development began in 1927 before it was annexed by the City of Austin. The neighborhood features some of Austin's most unique homes, including multi-storied houses with modernist architecture and houses engineered like castles that harken to hundreds of years ago. Some of Austin's most affluent entrepreneurs and successful business people own houses in the area.
The entire neighborhood of Brentwood was mainly used for cotton farming until about 75 years ago. The city of Austin expanded into Brentwood and built an elementary school and large park in the 1950s. The homes in Brentwood are built in the style of a bungalow, characterized by a low-rise architecture and extra veranda space. They are usually single story homes that require a larger foundation and roof area than standard homes.
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Brentwood is an affluent Austin neighborhood located in zip codes 78756 and 78757. The neighborhood is bordered on the west by Burnet Road and on the east by North Lamar
The houses in Bryker woods are almost entirely well-built houses from over 50 years ago. The houses stand as a testament to Austin's ability to grow while maintaining a rich culture and tradition. Those looking for houses in Bryker Woods will have to look often and buy fast - housing here is in high demand. Photo Source: Bryker Woods Neighborhood Blog
Bryker woods is a historic Austin neighborhood located in zip codes 78703 and 78705. Bryker woods lies just south of Austin's 35th street, bordered on the west by MoPac Expressway and contained on the east side by the green belt. It ends on the south just past Westover Rd.
The Allandale neighborhood is a working class neighborhood with an active community and cooperative homeowners. There are houses available to buy or rent in this neighborhood. The Allandale Neighborhood Association, a non-profit homeowners association, elects a committee dedicated to city beautification and local safety.
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Allandale is a beautiful neighborhood in north central Austin, TX. The Allandale neighborhood is situated in ZIP codes 78756 and 78757. The borders of the neighborhood are Burnet Road on the east side and the Brentwood and Crestview neighborhoods on the west side. Loop 1, or