The leafy Deep Eddy neighborhood offers some of the most eclectic homes for sale in West Austin. In 1915, AJ Eilers bought land around a spring fed swimming hole in the Colorado river and built the state's first outdoor concrete pool. Now a public pool, it is still in use, not chlorinated, and still spring fed. It is a registered National Historic Landmark.
Blocks from Deep Eddy pool, a neighborhood emerged beginning around 1915. Frame and stone bungalows and cottages were built on Deep Eddy Ave, Upson St and Hearn St. Eventually the neighborhood spread north and west across the rolling hills and creeks throughout the 30's, 40's and 50's. A resurgence in the early 1990's brought new construction of larger homes, and by 2000, much larger traditional homes were built along with a number of homes that celebrated the renewed interest in modern architecture. New homes are still being built around Deep Eddy today and many of the vintage bungalows and cottages have been renovated and expanded. Buyers like the lazy tree lined streets and gently rolling hills and awesome location near Downtown.
While all this physical built change is going on, the neighborhood retains its true Austin vibe. It's right in the city but still feels sleepy and original. I live in this area and love it for it's excellent central location 1 mile west of Downtown Austin and the quick access to Lady Bird Lakeand Mopac. Magnolia Cafe on Lake Austin Blvd. is open 24 hours with good food whenever you want it and one of my favorite margaritas (on the rocks with a splash of sangria) is at Maudie's Tex Mex right down the street.
Homes generally range from the low 300's to 800's. In 2011, 10 Deep Eddy homes have sold with a median price of $421,000.
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Jeff Harris, Broker