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Victorian Style Houses for Sale in Greater Austin, TX

Browse Victorian style homes for sale in Greater Austin, TX. Originating in England during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901, the Victorian architecture style was brought to the country through San Francisco. Steep pitched roofs, colorful exteriors, painted iron railings, multiple stories, and asymmetrical design are some of the key characteristics of Victorian homes. Some well-known examples of this architecture style are the iconic Painted Ladies - the row of colorful Victorian houses in San Francisco, CA.

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Historic property on 51 acres, east of downtown Taylor, features premier landmarks, a 4,442sf 5br/3bth Victorian-style Mansion w/wrap-around porches &...
Please note: All potential buyers must see property before submitting an offer. Only an hour from Austin and yet a world away sits a property regular...
Timeless Old West Austin classic located just steps away from Clarksville’s best restaurants and shopping. This charming Craftsmen home with unique Vi...
MLS# 6606824 - Built by Highland Homes - August completion! ~ Vaulted ceilings welcome you inside of your new home! Popular Everleigh plan featuring w...
Own a Smithville Gem located on a beautiful corner lot in downtown Smithville! This house has so much potential with the breathtaking original wood fl...
Rare offering for a south-facing, 3-bedroom condo in the Spring tower! Be close to it all! Located in the heart of the Market District in downtown Aus...
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Wonderful opportunity to own this one of a kind condo with “forever” panoramic views of UT, Tower, and Capitol in Austin's original "high-rise" buildi...
Luxury Living at The Spring Tower. Beautiful 1 Bedroom with amazing downtown views. Floor to ceiling windows, wood floors & granite counter tops. Bran...
A classic stone exterior with an earthy, clay-tiled roof combines the authenticity of Mediterranean architecture with Central Austin living. A screene...
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Main house & Guest House with two separate addresses! Impeccable Victorian home that sits on 3 acres along with a stunningly beautiful 2 bedroom 2 ba...
Exclusive condominium with panoramic Capital and UT Tower views! Just a step away from the State Capitol and blocks from University of Texas. Featurin...
Pre-completion sales happening now for this exquisite residential condo tower planned in the Rainey Street district - on the shore of Lady Bird Lake -...
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Pre-completion sales happening now for this exquisite residential condo tower planned in the Rainey Street district - on the shore of Lady Bird Lake -...
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Pre-completion sales happening now for this exquisite residential condo tower planned in the Rainey Street district - on the shore of Lady Bird Lake -...
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Pre-completion sales happening now for this exquisite residential condo tower planned in the Rainey Street district - on the shore of Lady Bird Lake -...
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Pre-completion sales happening now for this exquisite residential condo tower planned in the Rainey Street district - on the shore of Lady Bird Lake -...
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Pre-completion sales happening now for this exquisite residential condo tower planned in the Rainey Street district - on the shore of Lady Bird Lake -...
This Weekend, Sat @ 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Pre-completion sales happening now for this exquisite residential condo tower planned in the Rainey Street district - on the shore of Lady Bird Lake -...
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Moving to Austin

Thinking about moving to Austin , TX? From the city's best neighborhoods to the lowdown on live music and food options, here's what you need to know about living in Austin.

Why Move to Austin, TX?

If you've been looking into moving to Texas, there's no doubt that Austin should be top of your list. Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the US, and was even named as the No.3 best places to live in America for 2020-21.

There's an exciting tech, music, food and film scene in the city, as well as green spaces and outdoor activities, so you'll never run out of things to do. The crime rate in Austin is also consistently lower than Dallas and Houston, and Austin suburbs offer everything from friendly school districts to creative hubs.

Austin Averages:

The cost of living in Austin is lower than you would expect for such a buzzing city. The costs for real estate, energy, wages and taxes in Texas are below most states in the country.

  • Population: 2 million
  • Average age: 33
  • Austin average home price: $335,000
  • Austin average salary: $70,000
  • Minimum wage in Austin: $7.25 an hour

What's the Weather Like in Austin?

The average annual temperature in Austin is 68.6 degrees Fahrenheit. You can expect the weather in Austin to be summer-like even in spring, hot and humid in the summer, with mild temperature in the fall. While winters do get cold, snow is rare.

Winter: 40°F to 61°F
Spring: 50°F to 79°F
Summer: 87°F to 97°F
Fall: 50°F to 81°F

Best Neighborhoods to Live in Austin:

Whether you choose to move to the Austin suburbs or stay within the Metro area, here's some key neighborhoods to include in your dream home search:

Old West Austin

This historical district (composed of three neighborhoods: Old Enfield, Pemberton Heights, and Bryker Woods) has a quaint mix of architecture styles ranging from the late 1800s through the 1950s. It's one of the most sought after areas to live in Austin due to its proximity to Downtown and access to Lake Austin. There's also numerous cycling and hiking trails, and parks.

See listings in Old West Austin here

Hyde Park

If you want a small town feel, community vibes and historic homes then Hyde Park is perfect. Just north of the University of Texas campus, it has easy access to Downtown yet feels miles away. Independent businesses are king here, with a liberal and welcoming atmosphere.

See listings in Hyde Park here

Westlake Hills

Westlake Hills is an affluent Austin suburb within one of the best school districts in the country. It offers a scenic mix of Hill Country scenery with many of the upscale estate homes and waterfront properties enjoying lake views. It's also just a skip away from attractions such as Barton Springs, the 2nd Street District, and Congress Ave.

See listings in Westlake Hills here

Allandale

For a family-friendly place to live in Austin, Allendale ticks all the boxes. Many young professionals live here and it has a charming suburban feel yet is mere minutes from Downtown. Housing is affordable and residents enjoy a strong community sense with an active neighborhood association and local restaurants.

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North Loop

Quirky, interesting, safe and - we predict - the next big thing in Austin. North Loop is an up-and-coming neighborhood with funky bars and boutiques and a unique vibe. North Loop borders I-35, providing convenient access to the rest of the city. Residents are a vibrant mix of students, professionals, artists and longtime locals.

See listings in North Loop here

Buying a Home in Austin:

Homes for sale in Austin don't spend long on the market, so act quick! Listings spent an average of 37 days on the market in September. Most homeowners want to sell their properties quickly, so make sure you are ready to move soon when looking to buy a home in Austin.

Nearly 28,480 homes sold in the Austin metropolitan area in the first 9 months of 2020, which is 4.4% more than the same period in 2019. Single-family homes account for 90% of Austin sales so far in 2020, and are up 4.6% over the same period in 2019.

This is one US housing market that is really heating up.

How’s the Walkability, Bikeability, and Public Transportation in Austin?

Getting around Austin is easiest if you have a car. Three of the nation's 10 largest cities – Houston, San Antonio and Dallas – are no more than three hours away, so living in Austin makes exploring Texas a breeze.

Walkability: Austin is the 29th most walkable large city in the US. The most walkable Austin neighborhoods are Downtown, West University and University of Texas-Austin.

Bikeability: Austin is still pretty car-centric, but there are strides being made to improve bike lane structure in the city. You can download the Austin B-cycle app to rent a bike using 24 hour/day, on demand bicycle stations in the city.

Public Transportation: Capital Metro is the easiest way to get around Austin. The city also has a network of bus routes, new MetroRapid Route 801 and MetroRail service.

Essential Checklist for Moving to Austin:

  • Voter Registration: When you move to a new city, you should make sure to get registered to vote as soon as possible. For info on registering in Texas, see here.
  • Driver's License: It's also very important to change your driver's license. Find info on getting a license in Texas here.
  • Vehicle Registration: Are you bringing your car with you? Here's where you can get new license plates.
  • Trash & Recycling: Get this organised from the get go! See here for how you can set up Austin's trash and recycling services for your new home.

Things to do in Austin, Texas:

Festivals and Events:Austin is famous for its year-round festivals. The Austin Food + Wine Festival showcases the best innovative cuisine. Old Settler's Music Festival is all about the best of Americana, bluegrass and roots music for more than 30 years; Fantastic Fest features sci-fi, horror, fantasy and other genre films; and SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals is a must-visit.

Outdoor activities: There's a reason why Austin is often ranked one of the fittest cities in the US - there's a LOT to do here! With 300+ days of sunshine, you can enjoy hot springs, bike and hike trails, cycling, stand-up paddle boarding, and even leisurely kayaking.

Culture: With a nickname as the 'Live Music Capital of the World', it's no surprise Austin is chockablock with culture. Music, art, and diverse cultures make the city great. The Mexican American Cultural Center celebrates the Latino community, as does the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center for the city's African-American cultural district, Six Square. An emerging Asian influence has resulted in marketplaces, festivals and parades.

Sports: Moving to Austin will have you cheering on its local teams. Football, rugby, roller derby and soccer: there's a team for every type of sport fan to support in Austin. The University of Texas Longhorns teams have earned 51 national championships since 1949!

Austin Food & Nightlife

Dining out in Austin: Austin has a delicious mix of cuisines to try, from Tex-Mex institutions like Matt's el Rancho, authentic Texas barbecue or New American to ramen from Ramen Tatsu-ya. Be sure to check out the iconic food truck and trailer venues across the city.

Bars and nightlife in Austin: The nightlife in Austin is legendary, with more than 250 live music venues offering everything from rock to blues, hip hop to Latino. Various districts offer different bar scenes: East Austin Entertainment District is young and hip; Market District is for upscale cocktails and an older crowd; and Red River is where you can dance the night away to live tunes.

Grocery shopping in Austin: From large supermarkets to Korean stores, farmer's markets and everything in between, it's easy breezy to get your groceries while living in Austin. You can see which grocery stores deliver to any of our Austin listings.

Frequently Asked Questions for Victorian Style Houses for Sale in Greater Austin, TX

What are common characteristics of a Victorian houses?

* Two to three stories
* Complicated shape and layout
* Decorative woodwork and trims
* Stained glass windows and doors
* Bright and bold colors
* Round angles
* Towers, turrets, and dormer windows
* Wood or stone exterior
* Very ornate and decorative elements
* Textured wall surfaces
* Steep, multi-faceted or Mansard roof
* Single-story porch

What are some of the downsides of Victorian homes?

Smaller rooms, less closet space, and sometimes the need for repairs and updates including costly custom replacements. Some consider these homes too formal and too ornate.

Why do people love Victorian homes?

There is a romance, elegance, and an air of magic around Victorian homes that is hard not to love and find endearing. The sense of history associated with older Victorian homes is truly unique and hard to replicate.

How many Victorian Style Houses for Sale in Greater Austin, TX?

There are 41 Victorian Style House in Greater Austin, TX currently.

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