St. Edwards Homes For Sale
The St. Edward’s neighborhood, in South Austin’s desirable 78704 zip code, is situated between Travis Heights to the south, St. Edward’s University to the North, IH-35 to the east and Congress avenue to the west. When someone uses the term “close to everything” they are talking about the St. Ed’s neighborhood, once known as Sherwood Oaks, with street names like Nottingham, Friar Tuck, Little John and Sherwood.
Easy access to IH-35, Hwy 71/290, and all the main city arteries makes commuting and escaping from the city a breeze, but why would you want to leave such a perfect place? Peaceful and nestled inside a true urban forest, the St. Ed’s neighborhood is quiet, clean and long-time residents still talk to each other.
Every morning, you’ll hear the chapel bells ring the time from the beautiful campus at St. Ed’s that offers a public a running track and the most beautiful view of the city skyline found anywhere in Austin. A typical resident in the St. Ed’s neighborhood is older, professional, liberal and highly educated with a smile on their face and a couple of dogs or kids in tow. They appreciate where they live and keep the neighborhood clean and quiet. And they obviously love trees, as a new tree is planted in any sunny spot left in the shade of the wide variety of shade trees, including towering red and live oaks.
Low maintenance landscaping is becoming the standard and the creativity in landscaping styles makes a walk around the block an adventure. The houses are mostly 3-1 and 3-2 ranch style homes built in the early 1960’s with some modern makeover’s and upgrades throughout. The general feel of the neighborhood is left intact and there are no Mcmansions towering over the street or shading out the neighbors. Prices range from the 200’s-400’s with a few duplexes on the southern perimeter.
Although the university is located nearby, there are few student rentals. St. Ed’s is a perfect neighborhood for the young couple looking for a safe neighborhood or for retirees looking to downsize. All neighborhood schools are within safe walking or biking distance. All major shopping is less than a mile away. For example, HEB is a short walk from your home and there are two major farmer’s markets nearby. Even Home Depot is less than a mile away. Whole Foods and the downtown entertainment district is a short 7-minute bus ride downtown. But don’t forget about the South Congress foodie scene between your new home in St. Ed’s and downtown.
A brisk walk takes you to numerous coffee shops, boutiques, salons and some of the best restaurants in town. Zilker Park, and all it has to offer, including refreshing Barton Springs, is 5 minutes away and if you want a morning walk in nature, the well-kept Blunn Creek greenbelt, with its own lookout for enjoying sunsets with a friend and a bottle of wine, runs through the neighborhood and borders Stacey Park with its beautiful clean pool and miles of trails. There is only one problem with moving to the neighborhood known as St. Ed’s: you might never want to leave!