Neighborhood Profile: Galindo

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• Schools: Galindo Elementary, Fulmore Middle School, Travis High School
• Home Styles: Ranch, Bungalow, Modern, Eclectic
• Average List Price: $499,392 (April 2016)
• Nearby Restaurants: Torchy’s Tacos, Winebelly, Flying Carpet
• Nearby Attractions & Amenities: South Austin Park & Recreation Center, Gillis Park, Mercury Hall

Nestled in the heart of South Austin and bordered by Oltorf and Ben White to the north and south and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and South First to the west and east, Galindo is an increasingly popular choice for Austinites looking for a quiet, friendly neighborhood in a convenient central Austin location. Although it’s located just a few miles from downtown and popular South Congress Avenue and South Lamar, residents there enjoy its serenity, lack of pretentiousness, diversity and open space.

Galindo dates back to the 1950s and still maintains much of the character of that time, including mature live oak trees and vintage homes. Its hub is the South Austin Recreation Center, an 11-acre park and rec center that hosts neighborhood association meetings as well as a variety of year-round special events and programs for youth to seniors. It’s also the home to the South Austin Tennis Center, the only city-owned tennis center south of the river.

Aside from the rec center and some casual restaurants and shops along Oltorf and South First, Galindo is primarily residential. Most of the homes there were built in the 1950s and ’60s and are either ranch or bungalow style; recently-built modern houses and apartment complexes add to its eclectic vibe.

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Eclectic Home Styles – Sold in Galindo by Blairfield Realty

Galindo has long prided itself on a sense of community, and its active neighborhood association constantly works to improve the quality of life for residents and the larger community. Recent successes include new sidewalks on South 5th Street and traffic calming measures to slow down and deter excessive through traffic. And through activities such as its 2015 holiday drive, the association supports Foundation Communities, a local, non-profit organization headquartered in the neighborhood on South 1st Street that offers affordable housing and support services in education, financial stability and health.

AISD students living in Galindo attend Galindo Elementary, Fulmore Middle School and Travis High School.

Through our involvement helping clients buy and sell several homes in Galindo in recent years, we’ve been lucky enough to learn more about this unique Austin neighborhood.

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Galindo, give Blairfield Realty a call today at 512.968.9080.

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