Highland Neighborhood Guide

The Highland Neighborhood is one of the most affordable areas in Central Austin and has become a popular area for first time home buyers that want the amenities of Central Austin but not the high prices. Because of its affordability, you’ll see real estate investors coming in, buying a property, fixing it up and then reselling it in hopes for a profit (called flipping). With the influx of first time home buyers, investors improving the area and the active home owners association, Highland is quickly become a desirable Central Austin Neighborhood. Scroll Down to Read our Highland Neighborhood Guide.

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Highland Neighborhood Austin Neighborhood Map

Highland is located only 6 miles north of the University of Texas and 7 miles north of Downtown Austin. The Highland Neighborhood offers easy access to highways as it is blanketed by Hwy 183 to the North and Hwy 35 to the East. The remainder of the Highland’s borders are quite irregular. Denson Drive and Airport Boulevard make up the southern border. The western border is mainly made up of North Lamar Boulevard while a small pie shaped section extending into the Crestview Neighborhood.

Highland Zip Code

The zip code for Central Austin’s Highland neighborhood is 78752.

Highland Homes

Homes in Central Austin’s Highland neighborhood were built in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Most of the homes were built on the smaller side ranging between 1,000-1,200 square feet. The average make up of a home in the Highland Neighborhood is 3 bedroom/1 bath on a .25 acre lot. One of the big pluses of buying in Highland is the ability to purchase a fully remodeled home for less than you could in the trendier neighborhood nearby.

How’s the Market in Central Austin?

Below you’ll find a quick snapshot on the Central Austin real estate market. For more stats and analysis, check out our Central Austin Real Estate Market Report.

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Download the 4 Page Central Austin Market Report PDF

Highland Sold Data – What Highland Homes Actually Sold For

What sold recently in Highland and for how much? Where can I find pictures of homes that actually sold? How many days does it take to sell a home in Highland? How many homes are currently for sale in Highland? What’s the median sold price in Highland? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Highland? How’s the Highland market trending?

All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Highland Sold Data Report.

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Schools Near Highland

Children who live in Central Austin’s Highland Neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:

Elementary Schools Near Highland

  • Brown Elementary School – 2/10
  • Reilly Elementary School- 7/10

Middle Schools Near Highland

  • Webb Middle School- 8/10

High Schools Near Highland

  • Lanier High School- 4/10
  • McCallum High School- 7/10

School ratings reflect Great Schools 2014-2015 ratings. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.

Things to Do Near Highland

Highland’s convenient location near Hwy 183 and Hwy 35 allows easy access to most places in Austin. With a short drive you can be on the “Drag” by the University of Texas or enjoying the entertainment districts of Downtown Austin. If you’re looking for a place to shop, Highland Mall is located on the southern border of the community near Airport Boulevard. The mall offers your normal fare of shops such as Dillards, Macy’s and Express. If you are looking for higher end shopping, a quick trip west on Hwy 183 will take you to the Aboretum and Domain Shopping districts.

Highland Walkability

The Highland neighborhood is a very walkable neighborhood, with many amenities within just a few blocks from your front door. Use the interactive map below to explore Highland.

Places to Eat Near Highland

There are plenty of top-notch restaurants in Austin and living in the Highland Neighborhood will give you an easy commute to most of them. However, if you want to stay a little closer to home, you can’t go wrong with the Blackstar Co-op Pub and Brewery. The food is locally sourced and the menu consists of Texas pub fare that complements their beer. The menu ranges from shrimp in grits, to homemade chili to the Black Star Burger. One of the most interesting menu items is their beer float made with one of their house brews poured over Amy’s Ice cream.

Coffee Near Highland

One of the most popular neighborhood Coffee shops is Kick Butt Coffee. Kick Butt is your one stop shop for not just grabbing a quick coffee, but for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kick Butt has breakfast cereals and pastries, sandwiches (called Samiches) and speciality pizza. Kick Butt also has a full liquor bar to make unique coffee cocktails as well as having an extensive beer and wine menu.

Central Austin Realtor Specializing in Highland

Highland Austin realtorHighland Austin real estate agentChris and Rebecca Williamson are Central Austin Realtors specializing in Highland homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Highland, Chris and Rebecca know the area well and have the experience and tools necessary to make your next real estate transaction stress free. For more info about who we are and how we work, check out Buying a Home in Highland and Selling a Home in Highland.

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