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Just north of the University of Texas, Austin and blocks from downtown, you'll discover the comfortable, laid back neighborhood of Hancock, where university students, ambitious professionals, and young families mingle. Popular with those looking to lead an active lifestyle, Hancock sports ample green space, safe streets for bicycling, and even a nine-hole golf course that surrounds the Hancock Recreation Center. Hancock homes for sale attract buyers with an eclectic mix of classic and new styles on leafy residential streets, all situated near 24 hour groceries, running trails, and other trendy communities like Hyde Park and North Loop.
Hancock is one of Austin's older, more established neighborhoods, built around the old location of the Austin Country Club in the 1940s. In fact, much of the community sprung up on their old golf greens, while the back nine remain preserved by the city. Hancock homes for sale are generally modest-sized Craftsman bungalows and lovingly preserved cottages that are well-situated on quiet, tree-lined streets. There are also a number of affordable condos facing East 32nd Street and Red River Street that should appeal to people on a budget.
From the outside, Hancock real estate has a lived-in look, with distressed brickwork, mature landscaping, or ivy-covered porches, but many of the properties you'll find listed also include major updates and renovations that ensure they feel modern on the inside. Newly remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, refinished hardwood, and new appliances are frequent additions that make these homes very desirable to buyers who want to match the old with the new.
Because it's so close to campus, this neighborhood draws a lot of student renters. Landlords looking to invest in Hancock real estate will find plenty of potential tenants to help them generate a second income. Some properties have existing additions that would work great as apartments, while others need only permits to make it happen. These sturdy homes lend themselves particularly well to projects.
Other attractive Central Austin neighborhoods nearby include Hyde Park, North Loop, and Cherrywood. Start searching for your perfect home today using our state-of-the-art search tools.
Amenities Near Hancock Homes For Sale
For many residents the best feature of Hancock homes for sale may be how easy it is to dine at great local eateries in nearby North Loop and Hyde Park, visit the State Capitol or LBJ museum downtown, or enjoy upscale retail experiences at Highland Mall or The Domain. The neighborhood's aging shopping mall, The Hancock Center, still draws residents with great food, like Jason's Deli, Wingzup, and Freebird's World Burrito, but its major attraction may be its enormous H-E-B grocery store and 24 Hour Fitness.
Residents of Hancock can often be found out-of-doors too, cycling along the area's many low intensity bike trails and safe streets. If the Hancock Recreation Center doesn't offer enough to do, the area boasts a number of other cultivated parklands and recreation facilities, including the track at UT Intramural Fields and the skate park at Patterson Park.
Hancock is bordered by Interstate 35, offering easy access to the rest of the city while Hancock homes for sale remain pleasantly tucked away from traffic. Though congestion is frequent during rush hour, Hancock also offers abundant free parking and is located within walking distance of a number of local and high frequency bus routes that can carry commuters quickly downtown or to the University of Texas campus. Not surprisingly, many faculty members and students choose Hancock for this reason.
The community of Hancock is served by schools run by the Austin Independent School District as well as a number of private institutions of learning, like Odyssey School and Stepping Stone Montessori. Many of these schools are highly rated and offer not only well-designed curriculums but enriching after-school programs.
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