Dating back to the 1860s, North University is one of the older and more interesting neighborhoods in Central Austin. The first structure in present day North University was once one of only two residential structures north of the capitol. Owned by Albert Buddington, Austin’s first butcher, this home was later made a general store and operated by his son. As the area was slowly infiltrated by residences, streams didn’t flow continuously, which destroyed the agricultural economy there. As demand for residential housing increased, North University became a prime target for residential development and Austin’s first neighborhood north of the capitol was born. Today North University is a mix of historic homes and small apartment style student housing. Many of the homes, though built nearly 100 years ago, have been updated with modern finish outs inside, which has helped keep the unique charm of the neighborhood. If you’re looking for something other than cookie cutter and don’t mind being blocks from UT, North University is a great place to start your search. Scroll Down to Read our North University Neighborhood Guide.
North University Homes for Sale
North University Austin Neighborhood Map
North University is bordered by 38th Street to the north, Duval Street to the east, 27th Street to the south and Guadalupe Street to the west. Explore other Central Austin neighborhoods in our Central Austin Neighborhood Guide.
North University Zip Code
North University is located in Austin’s 78705 zip code.
North University Home Tour
Average North University Home
The average home in Central Austin’s North University neighborhood has the following profile:
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1,800 sq ft
North University Sold Data – What North University Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in North University 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 North University? How many homes are currently for sale in North University? What’s the median sold price in North University? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in North University? How’s the North University market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our North University Sold Data Report.
North University Property Tax Rate
The property tax rate in Central Austin’s North University neighborhood is 1.9749% as of the 2022 tax year, down from 2.1767% as of the 2021 tax year.
North University Schools
Children who live in Central Austin’s North University neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Lee Elementary - 8/10
- Kealing Middle - 6/10
- McCallum High - 7/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of September 2023. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
The schools for the North University Neighborhood are some of the better schools in Central Austin and part of the reason it is one of the desirable neighborhoods to live.
Things to Do in North University
There are multiple parks tucked away throughout the North University neighborhood. Adam-Hemphill Park, located on 30th Street, is described as having 2 parks in one. The park has a short greenbelt area and then topped with smaller park with room for a basketball court and other green space. Sparky Park is a pocket park that was created by the efforts and vision of the North University neighborhood. Once the site of an electric substation, Sparky park has lots of trees and a unique art wall. Eastwoods Park was the original location to celebrate Eeyore’s birthday and is commemorated by a donkey statue. The park includes a short walking trail, picnic tables, barbecue pits, basketball courts and a baseball/softball field.
Places to Eat in North University
With North University’s relation to the UT campus, there is an endless amount of restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries at your doorstep.
Central Austin Realtor Specializing in North University
Rebecca Jacks and Raymond Stoklosa are Central Austin Realtors specializing in North University homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in North University, 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 North University and Selling a Home in North University.