West Campus and North Campus are popular neighborhoods in Central Austin, TX in the 78705 ZIP code near The University Of Texas. In the Austin MLS, this is listed as area UT. The area features a high percentage of condominiums to serve the enormous population of faculty, students, and workers at The University of Texas. The area's southern border is MLK Blvd., and its northern border is 38th Street. The eastern boundary is I-35, while the western one is North Lamar. While a majority of this neighborhood around The University of Texas is made up of condo residences, single-family homes are also available.
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Many of the condos in the West Campus area were built from the late 1960's through the early 1980's. There are also a number of new construction units available. Condos in the UT area range from 400 square foot efficiency units to 2,000 square foot, 4-bedroom layouts. The average condo size in this area is roughly 800 to 900 square feet. Turnover is fast in this area, because a number of new students arrive each semester. The average condo only stays on the market 28 days in the UT area, and nearly half of the properties on the market sell in under two weeks. If you see something you love, you should make an appointment promptly.
Proximity to The University of Texas and downtown are the two primary reasons people choose to live here -- you can walk from this area to the campus as well as numerous restaurants, parks, and film and music venues. If you'd prefer to avoid one of the largest college campuses in the nation, you probably shouldn't be looking here! Guest parking is also a big issue, as many streets are permit parking only, and with 50,000 students, the streets around the university are very crowded during the semester.
This area is served by the Austin Independent School District. Students from many properties in the neighborhood attend Bryker Woods Elementary school (rated Exemplary by the TEA), O. Henry Middle School, and Austin High School. Some also attend Lee Elementary (also rated Exemplary), Kealing Middle School, and McCallum High. Nearby private schools include: Kirby Hall School (Pre-K to 12th), Huntington-Surrey High School (9th-12th), Concordia Academy (9th-12th), The Griffin School (9th-12th), and Austin Jewish Academy (K-8th).
Some things worth checking out near West Campus are Hancock Golf Course, Adams-Hemphill Park, and Eastwoods Park. Lady Bird Lake's Hike and Bike Tail is a short drive away as well. The North University Neighborhood Association serves the North portion of this neighborhood. University Area Partners also serves a portion of the community. Popular casual dining options in West and North Campus include Torchy's Tacos, Fricano's Deli, Trudy's (Tex-Mex), Cava, Spider House (Coffee), Foodheads, Madam Mam's (Thai), and Caffe Medici. There are a number of casual dining and chain spots in the area due to the proximity to campus. For West and North Campus groceries, There is a huge HEB grocery at Hancock Center on East 41st Street, as well as a Central Market for gourmet items at 38th and Lamar. There's also the membership-required Wheatsville Co-Op at 31st and Guadalupe. A campus Fresh Plus grocery is on 24th Street. The UT area is just a couple of miles north of downtown, and no freeways are required to move between the two neighborhoods.
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