With the Austin real estate market as hot as ever, we've taken a look at the top zip codes in Austin real estate. Whether it's thanks to beautiful lakeside properties, convenience to downtown, or top school systems, these zip codes are some of the trendiest in the city. Is your ideal neighborhood on the list?
The 78731 zip code prominently features the highly coveted north-central Austin neighborhood of Northwest Hills. This upscale, family-friendly neighborhood is a sight to be seen, with its charming wooded roads winding along hilltops that offer incredible views of the Texas Hill Country, Lake Austin, and the Bull Creek Preserve.
The abundance of deer in the neighborhood can make you forget you're so close to the city, but Northwest Hills allows for easy downtown Austin access within minutes. The area features two major shopping strips and plenty of restaurants. Check out the NeWorld Cafe for a quick bite.
Northwest Hills has a beautiful array of ranch, contemporary and traditional homes, which typically range from $600,000 to $2 million. The 78731 zip code also features some of the finest luxury homes in the city along Lake Austin.
The 78748 zip code covers a mishmash of neighborhoods south of Austin surrounding the intersection of Slaughter Lane and Manchada Road. The area is popular thanks to its abundance of affordable homes ranging from $190,000 to $700,000. Most of the area's upscale homes are new builds, while homes built in the '80s and '90s tend to be more affordable.
The area is booming thanks to its convenient 20 minute drive downtown along the I-35, which provides an easy commute without the premium price for location. The area features plenty of greenspace, with Bauerle Ranch Park offering plenty of hiking and biking trails, and Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park offering hiking, horseback riding, tennis courts, and even disc golf.
The Sochaca Austin Merchants group has been spearheading efforts to bring many top local businesses to south Manchada Road, including Ravencroft Retail, South Austin Beer Garden, and The Manchac Business Park.
Zip code 78374 is all about luxurious lakeside living. One of the richest zip codes in the city, the Lake Travis area offers an unparalleled lifestyle in Austin. The Lakeway area is home to exclusive gated communities like Bella Montagna and Costa Bella that attract only the most affluent homebuyers. The area is home to marinas, golf courses, and yacht clubs that emphasize its prestigious atmosphere.
And if you have $10,000,000 burning a hole in your pocket, why not pick up one of Lake Travis's many 10,000-plus square foot lakeside estates? Don't worry if this is out of your price range. There's a variety of more affordable communities as well, with single-family homes in the area starting around $300,000.
The 78705 area code is in Central Austin, bounded by East 38th to the North and West Martin Luther King to the west, all centered around the University of Texas campus. The University of Texas area includes Hancock, Heritage, North University, and West Campus. These popular neighborhoods just north of downtown are home to a wide variety of student housing and apartments, early 20th-century single-family homes, and more contemporary homes.
Whether it's the mix of students and professionals, or the wide variety of restaurants and bars, the beauty of Central Austin is its diversity. Don't miss student favorites like Food Heads and Go Go Gourmet.
If you're looking for a sense of how diverse the area is, one bedroom condos start at $130,000, while creekside luxury homes along the Shoal Creek Greenbelt can sell for well over $1 million.
With neighborhoods like Rosedale and Brentwood, the 78756 zip code is home to beautiful heritage homes, quirky craftsman homes, and recently-remodeled mid-century bungalows. These neighborhoods offer quieter, tight-knit communities only minutes away from downtown.
Burnet Road has seen a big revitalization, now featuring dozens of restaurants that make it one of the best dining quarters in Austin. Grocery stores, shopping, and outdoor recreation spaces are all within short distance from home, so if you're looking for convenience, definitely check out the listings below.