French Place Real Estate

French Place, a subdivision of the larger Cherrywood neighborhood, is a roughly triangular area bounded by IH-35 to the west, Airport Boulevard to the east, and Manor Road to the south. One of Austin's older neighborhoods, French Place appeals to a diverse community of residents with its centralized, yet affordable real estate; its unique, often quirky architecture; and its established, but lively atmosphere.

Walking through the French Place neighborhood, one can't help but notice the colorful, unique houses which line its wide streets. Unlike many subdivisions, French Place is definitely not a cookie-cutter residential district; the residents of French Place have put forth a lot of effort to personalize their homes and their neighborhood. On the other hand, evidence of French Place's deep roots can be seen in its mature trees and old-fashioned character. Originally owned by the Giles family as far back as the 1940s, major development did not come to French Place until the 1980s. As a result, French Place real estate is primarily composed of "starter" homes priced at a very competitive $150,000 to $250,000.

Another draw for French Place residents is the neighborhood's convenient location. Not only do residents enjoy easy access to IH-35, one of the most important thoroughfares in Austin, but also to several popular and important locations. The University of Texas at Austin, for example, sits just across IH-35 from French Place. In addition to being an educational institution, the UT campus is also home to museums and libraries, as well as hosting various events throughout the year. Also important to French Place residents is the proximity of major shopping outlets found in the Delwood and Hancock Shopping Centers; stores such as Fiesta, H-E-B, Hollywood Video, and more are literally minutes away.

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