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Highland Real Estate
The Highland neighborhood is considered to be one of the most affordable areas to invest in Central Austin, benefitting from all of the city’s amenities without big-city prices. With its reasonable property values, some home buyers gravitate to this neighborhood of older homes to flip and make fantastic ROIs. Most of the homes in Highland were built between the 1940s-70s showcasing a variety of mid-century moderns. These homes tend to be on the smaller side, however, there’s been new developments taking place throughout this established neighborhood, accommodating home buyers with larger homes and lots. Highland real estate has experienced some highs and lows over the years, but with its recent influx of first-time buyers consisting of mainly young professionals and growing families, the Highland neighborhood is well on its way to making an abundant come-back.
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One of the best parts of living in Highland real estate is the opportunity of owning a fully-remodeled property for much less compared to other trendier parts of Austin. Another perk of living in Highland is its walkability factor! The convenience of location has intrigued many home buyers as Highland is a mere 6 miles away from the University of Texas and 7 miles north of downtown Austin. The neighborhood has easy access to HWY 183 to the North and HWY 35 to the East.
Highland homes for sale consist mainly of craftsmen ranchers and bungalows, as well as 2 story designs from the 40s-70s. Some of these properties have undergone breathtaking transformations, while others have stayed in their original well-kept charm. The floor plans range from 1,000-1,200 square feet and the average make up of a home in the Highland neighborhood is 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on a 0.25-acre lot. This quiet and established neighborhood is home to many beautiful shade trees of heritage oaks. Residents will enjoy roomy backyards and mature landscaping at the front of the houses.
The remodeled homes in this neighborhood have done so much justice to these original homes. The renovations are of fantastic quality and style, with many influences borrowed from the modern era. Accent colors, contemporary windows, fixtures, kitchens, bathrooms, floors all have one thing in common: ultra-chic! A renovated home in Highland real estate is essentially like purchasing a brand-new home but perhaps with a little more flair.
For home buyers interested in newer properties, you’ll find contemporary single-family residents offering bigger floor plans of 2,000 square feet and more. Most of the new Highland real estate inventory has been built in the last decade, boasting stunning features. On average, these homes come with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on 5,000 square feet lots. There’s typically enough room for a nice backyard garden and outdoor living space.
Prevalent features you’ll find in new Highland real estate:
- Covered patios
- Vaulted ceilings
- Floating staircases
- Granite and marble features
- Designer kitchens and bathrooms
- Sleek appliances
Having access to big-city amenities and living in contemporary luxuries at reasonable prices doesn’t get better than this in Austin.
Life in Highland Real Estate
The Highland neighborhood has quick access to HWY 183 and 35. With a short drive, you’ll find yourself on the “Drag” by the University of Texas and the downtown Austin entertainment districts. You will find neat local business like Antone’s Record shop, Ruby’ BBQ, Spider House Coffee, and The Hole in the Wall dive bar.
The Domain shopping mall offers mid to high-end retail such as Tory Burch, Tesla, Clarks, Lululemon, H&M, Polo and Tiffany & CO. There’s also a bunch of excellent restaurants to choose from in this center like North Italia, CRU Food & Wine Bar, and Kona Grill. For a more local food experience, be sure to check out Blackstar Co-op Pub and Brewery, where the food is locally sourced and shows the best of Texas pub fare that complements their beer.
Highland is close to the Brentwood neighborhood where residents can access the 9-acre Brentwood Park full of picnic tables, 2 basketball courts, a multipurpose field, playgrounds and a swimming pool.
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Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from August 22nd, 2019 at 3:15pm CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.