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Best Austin Neighborhoods: The Bouldin Guide

If you want to be close to downtown without all the noise and hustle of living downtown, then Bouldin may be just the place you’re looking for. Nestled between Travis Heights and Zilker, Bouldin is a unique, eclectic neighborhood with a rich history. (In fact, it’s one of Austin’s oldest neighborhoods!)

With quick access to South Congress and downtown, it’s no surprise that this is one of Austin’s most popular neighborhoods. It’s close to the best of everything that Austin has to offer and is highly walkable!

In this neighborhood guide, you’ll discover what makes Bouldin so unique and why everyone wants to live here.

Zip Code

78704

Average Home Price

$1.06 M

Home Styles

Classic Austin Bungalows, Mid-Century Modern, Contemporary New Builds

Average Price/SqFt

$775

Walk Score

85

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Before you start looking for your dream home in Bouldin, here’s what you should know about the neighborhood and its real estate.

Neighborhood Ambiance

Mural on wall: lower half turquoise with "Bienvenidos" in white font, a pink stripe above and white on top. Two people sit on the rainbow bench in front of the wall. Through a break in the wall, you can see string lights adorning the Fresa's courtyard with a host station, brick patio, and large oak trees.

Despite its closeness to downtown, Bouldin remains a fairly quiet neighborhood. It’s got a suburban-urban feel that offers the peacefulness of the suburbs with close proximity to all that Austin has to offer. The neighborhood’s history also gives a certain charm that’s unique to Bouldin.

 

Unlike what most people think of when they hear “suburb,” Bouldin is in no way boring or uniform. There’s a mix of people—from long-time eclectic Austinites who have lived there for 50+ years to young people just moving to Austin. You’ll also find a mix of architecture, giving each home a distinct personality. 

Architectural Styles

Front view of a blue home, the front lawn has a classic mailbox and trees at the side

Bouldin offers a diverse blend of architectural styles, from modern compounds to charming bungalows from the 1920s and 30s to Mid-Century marvels. The lots tend to be smaller with higher density than other areas of Austin. Many of the older homes have been restored over time, allowing them to retain their historic charm while featuring updated accommodations.

Average Home Price

The average home closing price in Bouldin is $1,058,000 or an average of $775 per square foot.

Walkability

Bouldin has a Walk Score of 85, meaning it’s very walkable. It also has a bike score of 73, suggesting it’s fairly convenient for most biking trips. Residents often walk to the library and area parks, restaurants, venues, and other recreational activities.

Schools

Campus of the Texas School for the Deaf
Texas School for the Deaf https://www.tsd.state.tx.us/

Bouldin hosts some of the most highly rated schools in Austin. The neighborhood is part of the Austin Independent School District (AISD) and is zoned for Becker Elementary School, Lively Middle School, and Travis High School.

 

The area is also home to Texas School for the Deaf. Established in 1856, it is the oldest continually operating public school in the state. This historic institution sits on 65 acres in Bouldin and serves as a primary and secondary school for deaf children.

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