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Natalie, Home Buyer in Austin, TX

We are looking for a home in Austin, TX in the Eanes school district, and are interested in a

Asked by Natalie, Austin, TX Mon Jun 1, 2009

city-neighborhood feel. An area with sidewalks, shops, etc. Where should we be looking?

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Regarding most of Westlake/ the Eanes School District, it is not very "walkable", but if you want to drive your car to one of the many "Strip Malls", mainly on Bee Caves Rd., you can walk around each mall. Some have very cute (but pricey) boutiques. Again, price would dictate where in the Eanes district you would look. The homes range from 350K to 6 or 8 million.
If you want to look a little on your own, go to: http://www.austinhomesearch.com and type in a residential search, then choose "West/Westlake" to see the types of homes. For homes near The Barton Creek Mall (Large mall with Macy's, Nordstroms, JCPenneys, and lots of small shops), type 78745 into your search.

I would agree that zip code 78704 has the most "Walkable" shops nearby, but if you want to be accepted into the Eanes district, you would have to get onto the list to get an accepted transfer for your child.
Most of the schools within 78704 are not the top knotch ones. However, the re-sale value of homes in Travis Hts. is very high. This neighborhood is very artsy, eclectic, and includes "Keep Austin Weird" types of homes!

If you would like more guidance, please feel free to call or email me at:

Perry Henderson, Broker
realtor@perryhenderson.com
512-791-7462 mobile
"The Live Well Team at Prudential Texas Realty"

http://www.livewelldowntown.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 18, 2009
Dear Natalie,
If there is a particular home you are considering you can follow this link to see my blog on Walkability of neighborhoods and test any homes your considering.
http://activerain.com/blogsview/811806/how-walkable-is-your-…

This will allow you to see just how walkable that neighborhood is. There can be significant variety from street to street. Give me a shout if you want to go see any homes.

Sincerely,
Betina Foreman, Realtor
Keller Williams Real Estate
1801 S. MOPAC, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746
512-771-6318
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 20, 2009
The price is going to dictate which neighborhoods will work for you. There are some areas that are more "walkable" than others. You might consider downtown or just south of the river in 78704 there is lots of shopping and cafes in these neighborhoods. If you want to stay in Eanes ISD please bear in mind that is not typically a walking friendly area as its illy and can be pretty spread out and there are not many sidewalks. There are some nice condos and homes off Liberty Park and along Bee Cave Road that are close to shopping. If your interested I can send you what is available, so you can get an idea of whats out there. Just send me an email or give me a call and I can do that for you.

Sincerely,

Betina Foreman, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
1801 S. MOPAC, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746
512-771-6318
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 3, 2009
Natalie,

I will try to keep this short. I agree with Rachel sidewalks are kind of hit or miss in Westlake.

Shops in Westlake...
All up and down Bee Caves Rd from Capital of TX Hwy (Hwy 360) to Mopac (Loop 1)
Capital of TX Hwy and Westlake Dr.

A price range would help to determine what neighborhoods will work, but you might start by take a look at Rollingwood and Treemont. Both of these areas are off Bee Caves Rd; convenient to shopping, Zilker Park and downtown.

Hope this helps a little. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

Eric Hunke
Capital City Sotheby's International Realty
512.699.3742
erichunke@gmail.com
Web Reference: http://www.EricHunke.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 2, 2009
Natalie,
I read the other agents comments below so not to be repetative...You are looking to buy a home...Yes.
Where in the process are you? Yes a process, I use the Maximum Choice Home Buying System to ensure your satisfaction. It is a proven system created to achieve your GOALS in buying a home.
Do you need to sell a home first? Have you meet or spoken with a lender?(VERY IMPORTANT)
There are too many questions to list... but I can tell you this, based on the info you provided, for shops, sidewalks, city/neighborhood feel you will be looking a few specific areas of the Eanes ISD area.

If you would like more info... Please feel free to call me 512-554-8554.
Michael J. Estes
The E Team Realty
Web Reference: http://www.eteamaustin.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 2, 2009
Hi Natalie,
Hope you are having a wonderful week. Eanes is a great school disctrict.
Here is a list of every active home in the Eanes School district.
http://www.centraltexashomerebate.com/html/mls_home_search_.html
If you want to do your own search please use the link below.
http://actris.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=612344275&am…
Any questions or if you need more help please email me.
Have a good day.
Jeff
jkagent@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 2, 2009
Hi Natalie,
I am with Keller Williams, you can google us by searching Althea osborn, austin tx. I have have several buyer's that recently purchased & 3 purchasing in Eanes in the next few months. I'm extremely familiar with the inventory. Sidewalks can be an issue, it varies from street to street. There are lots of great area's in the immediate area if I had to break down the different areas in Eanes, I would descibe them as follows: proper westlake, barton creek west, davenport ranch/ senna hills. I would need you to elaborate on the "near shops" comment. I would be happy to set you up with a search that emails you all listings that meet your requirements in Eanes ISD. I my professional experience real estate in Eanes ISD is one of the best investments in Austin, not to mention safest. I would like to help you in anyway I can.
Below property search for Eanes.
Customer Full - Residential

Best,
Raphael
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 1, 2009
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