Allandale – 78757 NW Austin Real Estate Sales Data

Allandale – 78757 – NW Austin Older Homes

Allandale is located east of Mopac/Loop 1, south of Anderson Lane, West of Burnet and north of Hancock Dr. This is an area of older homes.  Most are single-story ranch-style homes. Most streets have large old oak trees providing lots of nice shade from the hot Texas sun.

Many of the homes in this area have had the same owner for decades. That means when they come on the market they have often had minimal updating and can be a re-modelers dream.

I set out this past weekend to photograph the types of houses that are characteristic of the area and only manged to get through the little area in the northwest section of this map:

Allandale neighborhood map in northwest Austin, 78757
Allandale neighborhood map in northwest Austin, mostly 78757

Allandale Real Estate Sales Activity

For the 12 months ending 8/19/2014:

  • 98 homes sold for a median price of $455,000 (range: $277,500 to $856,250)
  • The median age was 55 years old (range: built between 1938 and 2014)
  • The median size was 1,750 sf (range: 816 sf to 3,419)

Why Live in Allandale in NW Austin?

This neighborhood has excellent proximity to Mopac/Loop1 as well as 183. At the northern edge is Anderson Lane, well known for furniture stores and a growing number of Austin-grown restaurants.

The local community fought hard against the WalMart that now sits at the old Northcross Mall location on Anderson Lane (east of Allandale). Fortunately, the dire traffic jams that were predicted haven’t materialized, and the local businesses still have a lot of patrons.

Are Prices Going Up in Allandale?

The median price of homes sold in this neighborhood between 8/20/2012 and 8/19/2013 (the 12 to 24 months before this article, and before the sales numbers shared, above) was $400,000 (100 sales, range: $240,500 to $790,000).

That means that the price of homes has gone up in this area.

Images of Homes in the NW Corner of Allandale, in Austin TX

Google Map of Allandale

For your exploring pleasure:

Anderson Mill East Real Estate Market Data | Austin TX

A home in Anderson Mill East
A single-story home in Anderson Mill East

Updated: September 14th, 2012

Older Homes from the 1970s and 1980s in Austin

The small pocket of older homes in 78729, east of 183 and north of Anderson Mill, is commonly called Anderson Mill East. This area has small pockets of newer homes (built after 1990) mixed in with the subdivisions of Anderson Mill Village, Forest North Estates, Springwoods, Village Oaks, Northwest Woods and Jolly Oaks.

When you drive around this neighborhood, you see trees. Lots and lots of towering trees. Some lots have so many tress, you can barely see the houses.

In the mornings, even in the hot Texas summer, you will often see people out for a walk, for a run, or working in their yards. You might notice how many streets don’t have sidewalks.

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This area has quick access to 45/620, 183 and Parmer. Several shopping centers have small specialty businesses as well as the standard fare (dry cleaning, restaurants, etc.).

Anderson Mill East Real Estate Sales Activity

For homes built before 1990, in the 6 months ending September 14th, 2012:

  • 27 properties have sold.
  • The sizes of the sold properties range from 1,695 square feet to 2,800 square feet.
  • The median selling price was $155,000.
  • The highest selling price was $259,000 and the lowest was $106,378.
  • The median days on the market was 13.

The home that sold for $106,378 was a short sale, with 1,428 square feet that needed foundation repairs.

  • 16 properties are currently for sale, ranging from $185,200 to $327,000.
  • Many of the older homes in this area have not been updated when they come on the market. Popcorn ceilings and cultured-marble vanity tops are common.

    Of the homes in Forest North Estates that sold in the last 6 months, most of the lots were between .3 to a little over .4 acres and are on septic systems. Most of these homes sold at the higher end of the price range.

    Anderson Mill East
    Anderson Mill East Location in NW Austin