Pemberton Heights was first developed in the late 1800s as Attorney General John Wood Harris’ farm. When the Fisher family inherited the farm, they built a bridge across Shoal Creek and began to develop the 12 original sections of Pemberton Heights in 1927. Originally planned as a section of “fancy cottages” priced between $3,500 and $4,000 and another of $150,000 mansions, Pemberton Heights was considered a “well balanced community.” Today, the neighborhood remains one of the most prestigious Central Austin neighborhoods, winning many awards. In 1998, Town and Country Magazine named Pemberton Heights one of the 25 Platinum Addresses in the US. In 2007, Pemberton Heights was listed – along with other Old Central Austin neighborhoods – as one of its “great places” neighborhoods by the American Planning Association. Wondering if Pemberton Heights is for you? Residents say they chose the neighborhood because they were drawn to the mature trees, large, open lots and proximity to Downtown Austin. Scroll Down to Read our Pemberton Heights Neighborhood Guide.
Pemberton Heights Homes for Sale
Pemberton Heights Neighborhood Map
Pemberton Heights is bordered by Westover Road to the North, MoPac to the West, Windsor Rd and 24th St to the South and N Lamar Blvd to the East. Explore other Central Austin neighborhoods in our Central Austin Neighborhood Guide.
Pemberton Heights Zip Code
Pemberton Heights is in Austin’s 78703 zip code.
Pemberton Heights Homes
Homes in Central Austin’s Pemberton Heights neighborhood are known for their large lots, some up to 40,000 sq ft. Pricing, architectural style and age does tend to vary. You can find a traditional home next to a Craftsman style home, across the street from a Tudor, perched next to a bungalow. This mix of architectural style keeps the neighborhood charm and gives options for many buyers.
Pictures of Pemberton Heights Homes
Average Pemberton Heights Homes
The average home in Central Austin’s Pemberton Heights neighborhood meets the following profile:
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 3,500 sq ft
Pemberton Heights Sold Data – What Pemberton Heights Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Pemberton Heights 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 Pemberton Heights? How many homes are currently for sale in Pemberton Heights? What’s the median sold price in Pemberton Heights? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Pemberton Heights? How’s the Pemberton Heights market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Pemberton Heights Sold Data Report.
Pemberton Heights Property Tax Rate
The property tax rate in Central Austin’s Pemberton Heights neighborhood is 2.1767% as of the 2021 tax year.
Pemberton Heights Schools
Children who live in Central Austin’s Pemberton Heights neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Casis Elementary School – 9/10
- O’Henry Middle School – 5/10
- Austin High School – 6/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of February 2022. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
Things to Do in Pemberton Heights
Take a Driving Tour of Pemberton Heights
There are many historical homes in Pemberton Heights that are truly unique. Builders used many different architectural styles – from Spanish Colonial Revival to Tudor Cottage to American Georgian Revival – and is one of the reasons Pemberton Heights is such a desirable Central Austin neighborhood.
Originally constructed in 1926 as the sales office for Pemberton Heights homes, the ivy covered limestone Pemberton Castle is located at 1415 Woolridge Drive. It’s a private residence, so you can’t go inside, but it is worth a drive by on your tour because it is so unique.
Part of the Shoal Creek Green Belt, Pease Park is a 42 acre park offering barbecue pits, picnic tables, basketball courts, disc golf, a multi-purpose field, volley ball courts and a splash pad area for the kids. Pease Park holds various events such as the Austin Jazz Festival and Eeyore’s Birthday.
Where to Work Out – Gyms Near Pemberton Heights
CrossFit Central Downtown
If you’re looking for a CrossFit style gym, look no further than the top rated CrossFit gym in Austin. With two locations (one on Burnet Rd and one on 3rd St), you’ll find a coach and class that works for you. Their trainers are top notch and community is very welcoming. Give them a try!
Castle Hill Fitness
Voted Best Gym in Austin by Austin Fit 3 years in a row, Castle Hill Fitness is where most Pemberton Heights residents choose to workout if they don’t have a home gym. Even though its located in the heart of Central Austin, parking is never a problem. They also offer a wide variety of different group classes, which are a favorite among gym goers. Not the cheapest gym in the city, but for the amenities its well worth it. If you can commit to 12 months, you’ll save the most money.
Pure Austin Gym
Located just across the street from the flagship Whole Foods in Downtown Austin, Pure Austin Gym is another local favorite. They are a full service gym with group classes, personal training and also have some extras like a full time nutritionist and massage therapist.
Central Austin Realtor Specializing in Pemberton Heights
Rebecca Jacks and Raymond Stoklosa are Central Austin Realtors specializing in Pemberton Heights homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Pemberton Heights, Rebecca and Raymond 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 Pemberton Heights and Selling a Home in Pemberton Heights.