Top 5 Affordable Austin Neighborhoods

Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 6:36am.

Windsor Park neighborhood in Austin. Photo courtesy of Earl Ray Saathoff.

Austin’s real estate market is hotter than ever, and buyers all around the city are looking for the best deals. Most of Austin’s most well-known and desirable neighborhoods, such as Tarrytown, Westlake, Hyde Park and Zilker, have price tags well out of the price range for the average buyer. But if you’re seeking a central location, there are several neighborhoods close to downtown Austin with home prices that won’t break the bank. Check out the list below to view the top five most affordable Austin communities.

1. Westcreek
Located south of Highway 71 and east of Mopac, Westcreek is just a fifteen minute drive to downtown Austin no matter which roadway you take. The neighborhood is surrounded by major shopping centers like Arbor Trails and Sunset Valley Village, and is convenient to HEB, Randalls and Target. Homes in Westcreek are typically priced in the $200s. Click here to search for Westcreek homes for sale or read more about the neighborhood on our Westcreek neighborhood profile.

2. Cherry Creek
Cherry Creek is one of the largest South Austin neighborhoods and stretches from West Stassney Lane to Slaughter Lane near Mopac. Depending on where a home is located in the area, the drive to downtown can be fifteen or twenty minutes. Cherry Creek is close to major shopping centers and several popular community parks. Homes here range in price from the $100s to $300s. Click here to search for Cherry Creek homes for sale or read more about the neighborhood on our Cherry Creek neighborhood profile.

3. Windsor Park
This neighborhood is one of the closest to downtown Austin, located between East 51st Street and Highway 290. Residents of Windsor Park take pride in their neighborhood parks and work together to maintain their beauty. Since the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport was replaced by Austin-Bergstrom International, the original airport grounds have been repurposed for shopping centers and offices, all of which are five minutes from Windsor Park. Homes here are usually priced in the $100s to $300s. Click here to search for Windsor Park homes for sale or read more about the neighborhood on our Windsor Park neighborhood profile.

4. 78721 Zip Code
Found just south of Windsor Park, the 78721 zip code includes the area between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and the Colorado River, east of Interstate 35. Most of the older homes here have been renovated and are priced in the $300s, while homes with their original charm start in the $100s. The area is less than five minutes from downtown Austin. Click here to search for 78721 area homes for sale or read more about the area on our 78721 zip code profile.

5. Quail Hollow
As the only north Austin neighborhood on the list, Quail Hollow is located north of Braker Lane between Metric Boulevard and North Lamar Boulevard. Quail Hollow homes have a charming cottage appearance and are often priced in the $100s and $200s. The neighborhood is convenient to Mopac and I-35, as well as The Domain and major tech employers including Dell and Samsung. Click here to search for Quail Hollow homes for sale or read more about the neighborhood on our Quail Hollow neighborhood profile.

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