Neighborhood Profile: Windsor Park

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  • Schools: Blanton Elementary, Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy, Reagan High School
  • Year Homes Built: 1950s
  • Average List Price: $408,993 (February 2015)
  • Style of Homes: Ranch
  • Nearby Restaurants: Corona Cafe, Nomad Bar, Paco’s Tacos, Torchy’s Tacos, Xian Sushi & Noodle, VertsKebap
  • Nearby Shopping: Mueller Retail Center, Capital Plaza, HEB, Mueller Farmer’s Market
  • Nearby Attractions & Amenities: Bartholomew Park, Windsor Park Branch Library, Dottie Jordan Park, University of Texas

Bordered by Hwy 290 to the north, 51st Street to the south, Manor Road to the east and I-35 to the west, Windsor Park is a conveniently located Central East Austin neighborhood marked by wide curving streets, old trees and ranch-style homes. It was originally settled in the 1850s, and a few farmhouses still remain around Patton Road, as well as an area of pre-war structures in the southwestern part of the neighborhood.

Much of the land in Windsor Park was once owned by Robert and Mae Berkman and later transformed into subdivisions in the mid-1950s, and many of its features were given British names, as was common at the time. The neighborhood became a sleepy, middle-class area populated by commuters and stay-at-home parents.

Today, Windsor Park is a diverse community that, partly due to the Mueller redevelopment project, is attracting families, who are putting down roots and updating its homes. While this has certainly increased housing prices in the area, they still remain more affordable than many other Austin neighborhoods, especially given the neighborhood’s close proximity to the city center.

One of the neighborhood’s most popular meeting places is Bartholomew Park, a 57-acre park on the southern end of the neighborhood at the corner of Berkman Drive and 51st Street. Over the years, volunteers have donated their time and money to plant trees, build play equipment and paint buildings in the park, and today, it features a disc golf course, picnic shelters, basketball courts, splash pad and pool. Residents are also proud of the neighborhood’s beautiful public library, which opened in 2000 but has a rich history that dates back nearly four decades.

Windsor Park students attend Blanton Elementary, Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy or Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy, and Reagan High School.

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Photo credit: Ricardo B. Brazziell

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