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Chestnut is best known as a historic east Austin neighborhood with a deeply rooted culture and an awesome walkable location to downtown, the University of Texas, and the MLK Metrorail Station. Most of the neighborhood was built around the turn of the century, consisting of 60 square blocks of historic craftsmen's and 2 story Victorians. You'll also find some cutting-edge contemporary designs tucked between older homes. The character found in Chestnut real estate is memorable and iconic with are bright and cheerful homes and unique neighborhood art thrown into the mix. The city has put in place a Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation since 2000 which has helped with the rejuvenation of the area. Over the years, more and more people are recognizing the superb convenience of location, affordability, and style of this area.
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Chestnut Homes For Sale
This vibrant neighborhood is an excellent choice for students, growing families or for those looking to restore a piece of history. Over the years, this neighborhood has experienced ambitious renewal projects. Some older run-down homes have been condemned and rebuilt with new construction. For any home buyer who'd like to flip a house or consider transforming a fixer-upper into a historic treasure, Chestnut is a great place to start with all of its historic inventory.
Chestnut homes for sale are typically modest in size made up of one-story and 2 to 3-bedroom floor plans built in the 1940s through to the 70s. The mid-century modern homes range from quaint bungalows, ranchers, and two-story single-family residents. Some have been untouched with its original features intact, while other properties have been upgraded to suit the modern buyer.
Chestnut real estate built from the 80s-early 2000s have embraced a more traditional style like Colonial and Federal revivals. These homes have spacious floor plans reaching up to 3,500 square feet, with generously sized lots. On average, most homes have 3-4 bedrooms and bathrooms. These types of homes are a lovely place to raise a family as many of them have beautiful backyards with heritage oak trees and plenty of space for kids to play. Inviting porches, double-car garages, vaulted ceilings, wooden floors, and quality fixtures make these a great place to call home for many years to come.
New construction has taken place quite prevalently in the last 10 years in Chestnut. Unique developments of townhomes, lofts, and contemporary 2-story designs have filled up empty lots or replaced dilapidated real estate. Some of the design elements used in these homes have been influenced from earlier times in this neighborhood. These new Chestnut developments have many new features to look forward to:
- Granite countertops
- Marble bathrooms
- High-end stainless steel appliances
- Covered patios
- Hardwood floors
- Floating staircases
Many residents in Chestnut tend to rent, so investing in an income property might be a great way to diversify your portfolio.
Life in Chestnut Real Estate
Chestnut real estate is located east of I-35, next to the University of Texas Austin and Houston-Tillotson campuses. Many of the amenities and recreation can be found within walking distance in Chestnut. The Rosewood and Downs Park are located within the neighborhood offering lovely green space for the public. The Rosewood Park has tennis courts, playscapes, swimming pools, an auditorium, and a splash pad.
Some of the most iconic restaurants can be found in this East Austin neighborhood. The world-renowned Franklin's BBQ offers some the finest brisket in North America, right in your neighborhood.
Chestnut is also home of the Thinkery where children go to learn “why" and "how" in a place where science and families get to play together. It's a foundry for a new generation of creativity and innovation. The Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata is also a local eye-opener enjoyed by all backgrounds and ages.
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