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You should live here if you enjoy the finer, well-tailored things in life. You want to live near downtown, but in a fabulous older home with a manicured lawn. You can appreciate the bohemian vibe of Austin but lean more towards the sophisticated and cultured events/restaurants/gallery openings/etc.

Pemberton Heights is where Austin’s upper crust lives in stately homes, including old money families, state-level politicians and high-powered lawyers. I love driving through this neighborhood like a slack-jawed yokel, checkin’ out the purty mansions. Clarksville, Enfield, and Rosedale have smaller homes from the 1920s-50s that have a lot of charm. Bryker Woods and Tarrytown have a mixture of smaller homes and larger ones, some of the McMansion variety.


Neighborhood Stats

  • Major neighborhood names:
    Pemberton Heights, Tarrytown, Clarksville, Enfield, Bryker Woods, Rosedale
  • ZIP codes to use in MLS searches:
    78703, 78705, 78756, 78731
  • 2016 median listing price: $699k
  • 2016 price per sq ft: $281
  • Rental Prices: Upper range of market

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a general breakdown of Austin neighborhoods by price range and neighborhood. Exceptions to be found everywhere! I’ve heavily sprinkled in my opinions about areas and admit my Central Austin bias.

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