French Place & 78722, Austin Real Estate
Where is French Place and 78722?
When people refer to the well-regarded neighborhood of French Place, they are seldom actually talking about the few East Austin streets which comprise the original French Place subdivision.
More often they are referring to the larger area which surrounds French Place, bordered to the north and east by Airport Boulevard, to the south by Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, and to the west by Interstate 35. This is the area encompassing the 78722 zip code, which contains many tiny subdivisions—some no larger than a street or two—as well as the Cherrywood subdivision, which is the largest of them all. Others include: Wilsher Wood, Forest Hills, University Park, Upland Addition, Pannell Place, Giles Place, and others.
French Place and 78722 are right on the western most border of East Austin, in what is known as MLS Area 3.
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What is French Place/78722 like?
It's a terrific place to call home, filled with beautiful houses and tree shaded streets. For many years, East Austin was considered a part of town primarily for lower-income families and neglected properties. That has changed dramatically over the past decade, as it has rapidly evolved into a favorite spot for Austinites in the know.
This part of town is ideal for those looking for a place near downtown, who don't identify or want to be a part of the loft and hi-rise culture flourishing there. Real estate in 78722 has the unique combination of history and modernity that epitomizes Austin itself.
Because of its beauty and its terrific location, real estate in French Place and the surrounding area of 78722 led the charge in East Austin's change, and is home to slightly more established homesteads than some other parts of East Austin.
What kind of houses and are in French Place / 78722?
Developed primarily in the late1940s and the early 1950s, the houses in French Place / 78722 embody the phrase "don't make 'em like they used to." Expertly and thoughtfully constructed, the homes are mostly frame, with wood, stucco, or clapboard siding. Many have seen modern updates.
The range of styles is tremendous for such a small area. Modern construction sits next to houses built as early as the1930s. And, though the range of most houses is between 1,000 and 1,500 square feet, some homes are as small as 500 square feet, and others are nearly 3,000 square feet.
Two bedroom homes are as common as three bedroom houses, and many French Place residents make do with only a single bathroom.
What should I expect to spend in French Place/78722?
With a low end in the high $100,000's for a modest house (usually in less-than-perfect condition) to the half million dollar range for a larger house in good condition on a desired street—there are plenty of options and opportunities for an interested buyer, even in a neighborhood as desirable as French Place.
An average Sold listing in 78722 at the time of this writing (April 2008) was a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with 1253 square feet, for a price of $250,000 ($202/foot) with an average age of 59 years (built in 1948).
What's nearby? (Dining, shopping, entertainment, athletics)
That's another great thing about this sought-after area, everything's nearby. Residents of 78722 can take their pick of the best of downtown Austin's elite eateries and the offerings of any number of neighborhood restaurants. Tex-Mex, Asian, Italian, Indian, and some of the best burger joints in Austin are minutes away. To list a few within walking distance of homes in 78722: East Side Café, Vino, El Chile, Hoovers, the all-night diner, Star Seeds and favorite coffee bar, Clementine.
Entertainment options are limitless. Movie theaters, golf courses, bowling alleys, the University of Texas baseball and football stadiums are all only minutes away, as are jogging and biking trails.
Shopping is as near as the Highland Mall a few miles to the west, and the H.E.B. at Hancock Center (at the corner of Red River and 41st St.) just across Interstate 35.
What about the schools in 78722?
Schools in the Austin Independent School District are easily accessible from French Place and the surrounding neighborhoods. All of them: Maplewood and Campbell Elementary, Kealing Middle School, and McCallum High School received Academically Acceptable status in 2007 state accountability ratings.
For more information about French Place Austin real estate contact the Davis Team at Davis Company, Real Estate at 512-473-2444 ext 0.