West University Homes for Sale
As the name suggests, the Austin neighborhood of West University is located adjacent to the University of Texas. As such, this charming district finds itself with a youthful vibe and streets full of students. Condos tend to be the most popular housing type within this community and West University real estate prices tend to range widely. Residents choose West University for many reasons including proximity to the school, an ideal location within the city, excellent transit options, and the energetic atmosphere.
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West University Homes For Sale
With condos being the most popular building style in this community, houses are a rare commodity in West University. As such, when buyers find a West University home for sale that piques their interest, it’s important that they act quickly.
Most West University homes for sale can be found in the northern or southernmost points of the community. Many of these houses were constructed in the 1910s and 1920s. As such, many of them have status as landmarks. The architecture from this period of time tended to have a higher level of custom detailing that homes that are constructed today. As a result, buyers will find that no two of these are the same inside, despite the fact that many of them boast similar Craftsman designs. These historic homes measure close to 1,000 square feet if they are in their original condition; however, it is possible to find houses that have been renovated to include add-ons that expand their living space.
While some of these older houses have been carefully maintained over the decades so that they are very similar to how they were when they were first built, others have been renovated to keep with the times. These houses have contemporary appliance, modern finishes, and today’s conveniences.
Although many West University homes for sale are character homes, a discerning buyer can find a rare example of recent construction that was built within the past few years.
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Discover West University Condos For Sale
West University condos for sale are plentiful in this market. With a high student population, condos are the most popular housing style in this district of Austin, and buyers will find plenty of opportunities to invest. Because of the high student population, this neighborhood is especially appealing to those who want to purchase property and rent it to a tenant.
Prices for a West University condo for sale begin around $150,000 for a suite that belongs to an older complex and can reach as high as $700,000 for a luxury unit in a newer building. Because of the popularity of condos in this community, each year more and more old buildings are razed and replaced by newer constructions.
Students and young professionals will find plenty of one- and two-bedroom units ideal for their lifestyles, but there are also a number of three- and four-bedroom condos available that would easily accommodate families who want to live in the area.
Although many of these condos have compact floor plans, they are made to feel spacious and often include floor-to-ceiling windows, open-concept floor plans, and bright interiors. As a whole, the neighborhood of West University is well known for the bright exterior colors of its condo buildings, which lends to the youthful and energetic feeling that is characteristic of this neighborhood.
Living In West University
For many, one of the largest conveniences of living in West University is the neighborhood’s proximity to the University of Texas. There, students have the option to study a diverse range of subjects including, architecture, law, fine arts, pharmacy, and more. In fact, the school offers studies in more than 170 different fields at the undergraduate level and more than 100 fields of study at the graduate level.
The university is not the only place this community is near. Residents of West University also find themselves close to the Seton Medical Center, making it a popular community for those who work in medical professions.
The eastern border of West University is defined by Guadalupe Street. This street is lined by dozens of shops and services. Residents will find an assortment of banks, restaurants, services, shops, boutiques, and more. As such, many people who live in this neighborhood can walk to a place where they can find most of their daily amenities.
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Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from December 13th, 2018 at 6:46pm CST. 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.
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