Battle Bend Springs - South Central Austin Community - Austin, TX 78745
Battle Bend Springs is a subtle community located in the heart of south central Austin. Located snuggly between Ben White (Hwy 71) and Stassney just east of South Congress, most passers-by never even realize that it's there. My business partners recently listed a home for sale in the community, and I myself didn't know much about it until then. What I've come to find is a delightful, tight-knit community in the heart of Austin. It's funny that such a neat area can go relatively unnoticed. Driving through the neighborhood this time of the year, you'll see plenty of homes with bluebonnets in full bloom!
I get the impression that many of the residents of Battle Bend Springs would like nothing more than to keep it a "secret". Taking a quick glance at the market stats, there are currently only 4 homes for sale in the community, and only 7 have sold in the last year. Logic tells me that 1) homes for sale don't come up too often, and 2) residents who do live here have done so for a long time. The owners' of the home we listed for sale spoke highly of the Battle Bend Springs home owners' association. It's a voluntary group that holds neighborhood functions often in Battle Bend Park (right off South Congress). The community HOA is having an Easter egg hunt this Saturday for all the children in the neighbohood! As you can imagine, it's no surprise that there is a great sense of community here; take drive through and I bet you will see neighbors taking afternoon walks and others working in their yards and gardens.
Most of the homes in the area were built in the 1970's. A majority are one story homes ranging from 1200 square foot to 1600 or more. Another great feature of the area is the large established oak trees. They line the streets, and anyone who has spent time in this area knows nothing provides better shade in the spring and summer than a tall oak. Over the last years (March 2009-2010) the homes for sale have range from the $180's to $230's. When you consider the location of Battle Bend Springs, these homes present a great opportunity to live near downtown without paying downtown prices. A straight shot down South Congress and you're in the heart of the business district in less than ten minutes. Most homes in the popular 78704 area (just north of Ben White) start in the $230's and shoot up well in the $300 range and higher. Just food for thought...
If you're looking for a home in the area, I encourage you to take a stroll through this great neighborhood. I'd be happy to provide you with a free updated market report about homes for sale. All you have to do is send me an email or give me a call!