East Austin has experienced a construction boom in recent years, a bittersweet fact for those who depend on the affordable housing and rich community life the area offers. With investment in roads, homes, and business come higher property values, but also the higher taxes that could ultimately change the make up of East Austin.
The area boasts great local restaurants (e.g. Franklin Barbecue, Eastside Café, Juan in a Million), businesses (Boggy Creek Farm, Big Red Sun), attractions (French Legation Museum, Huston-Tillotson College, Texas State Cemetery), and new developments (e.g. Saltillo Lofts, Mueller). East Austin has a reputation as the center of the hipster lifestyle in Austin, which is reflected in unique shops and restaurants like East Side King, Hillside Farmacy and Solid Gold boutique.
You’ll find some of the least expensive homes in Austin here ($65K+) with manufactured and pier and beam homes to restored Victorians, new condos and production homes. East Austin homes for sale are typically between $200,000 and $450,000 but special properties (size/location) can fetch close to $1M.