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Old 12-02-2007, 06:37 PM
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I recently came to Austin and this weekend drove through Mt. Bonnell from 2222 down to 35th st. Wonderful neighborhood (not the million+ lake side homes, but the smaller midcentury and 70s ranches). Any name for this neighborhood, or clue on pricing? There didn't seem to be many for sale (or any, really).

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Old 12-02-2007, 11:59 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Nice neighborhood, huh? I believe you were driving through Highland Park / Balcones West. Here is some info: Highland Park West Balcones Area Neighborhood Association - HPWBANA

Last time I checked (about 2 yrs ago), a couple of the only houses for sale were 700K+, but they had nice large lots. Lots of midcentury / early 60s style. Very Austin-y vibe with hills, mature trees and a bit of overgrowth kind of creating a canopy effect (we love our trees here, and are reluctant to cut down even the scrub... sometimes to a fault.) I always imagined that area to be where the UT Professors lived, back when Austin was tiny...

There is a little section of the neighborhood just south of 2222 & Balcones (near mopac & the fire station) with much smaller homes. They may be as little as $300K, but that might be for a 2/1 or something that backs to Mopac. Can't beat the location though.

Highland Hills and the older part of NW Hills (just north of 2222) is a bit less expensive, and has a very similar feel.
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:21 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Yes, the area is what I hope to buy one day. I never thought I'd want that sort of 60s Brady Bunch look, but that neighborhood does it in a way I've never seen before. I imagine comfortable sunken living rooms, enclosed back yards, etc. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:35 PM
Location: Austin TX
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I think he was refering to the North West Hills....Mesa Drive runs north from 2222 right there
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