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Castlewood Forest Subdivision Austin ♦ Castlewood Forest Info & Homes


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Castlewood Forest Subdivision ♦ South Austin Location

  • Zip Code: Austin, TX 78748
  • Austin MLS Area: 10S (Austin, 10-South) 
  • Neighborhood Location: South Austin's Castlewood Forest subdivision is located on the west side of Manchaca Rd. between W. Slaughter and Davis. The main neighborhood entrances are from Davis Ln. at Collingwood Dr., and from Manchaca Rd. at Crownspoint Dr. or Monarch Dr.
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Homes for Sale ♦ Castlewood Forest Subdivision ♦ South Austin

This section provides an opportunity to take a look at the current Active and Pending MLS listings of homes for sale in the Castlewood Forest neighborhood in South Austin. If you want further information on a specific home, or want a NO Pressure Appointment to view Homes for Sale in this community, call Jim at 512.913.1557.

Real Estate Market Activity ♦ Castlewood Forest Austin ♦ 2011-2016

The following table is provided to give you a snapshot of the Castlewood Forest real estate market (home sizes, prices, age and number of sales) over the past 6 years.

CASTLEWOOD FOREST AUSTIN ♦ Real Estate Market Data ♦ 2011-2016

Year

# of Homes Sold

Median Sales Price

Avg. Sales Price

Sales Price Range

Avg. Days on Mkt.

Age of Homes Sold

Sq. Ft. of Homes Sold

2011 10 $230,000 $219,528 $159,900-$267,000 59 1970-1985 1,574-2,630
2012 11 $240,500 $256,932 $200,000-$355,000 84 1968-1977 1,864-2,925
2013 18 $256,450 $273,289 $186,000-$370,000 15 1969-1982 1,834-2,665
2014 15 $346,500 $322,961 $213,000-$380,000 29 1971-2014 1,823-2,764
2015 15 $348,000 $342,766 $258,000-$418,246 28 1969-1985 1,707-2,703
2016 9 $409,999 $390,322 $269,900-$550,000 13 1969-1984 1,845-2,957

Castlewood Forest South Austin real estate market data from the Austin Board of Realtors, 1/1/2011 - 12/31/2016.
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Castlewood Forest Austin ♦ Homes ♦ Neighborhood Features
 

Castlewood Forest Subdivision South Austin 78748

The first homes in Castlewood Forest were completed in 1968, and nearly all of the homes were built by 1977. A few homes were added to the neighborhood through 1985. One new home was completed in 2014.

Castlewood Forest homes were built on "old-timey" 90' to 110' wide lots that have a depth of 125' to 150' or more. With this much room, buyers get a typical 0.30-0.40 acre spread to enjoy. On this size lots, homes tend to be predominantly 1-story construction, but there are a number of 2-level homes in the mix. Add to this space the great number of trees in the neighborhood, and you have an opportunity for living in very lovely setting that is not far from Downtown Austin.

For the sales year 2015, homes sold relatively quickly in Castlewood Forest. Sales prices of 15 homes sold in 2015 averaged nearly $343,000. Properties sold from 2011-2015 ranged in size from 1,707 sq. ft. to 2,707 sq. ft of living space. Many of these homes sport modern improvements and upgrades.

Castlewood Forest ♦ Nearby Amenities and Features

This neighborhood does not have its own amenity center, but it is conveniently located near a number of public parks that feature trails for jogging and biking, disc golf, swimming pools, ponds, sports courts, picnic areas, and playgound equipment for children. These parks include Mary Moore Searight Park (W. Slaughter Ln.), Dittmar Park (W. Dittmar Rd.) and Garrison Park (Manchaca. Rd.).

Castlewood Forest is also near plenty of South Austin shopping, much of which has been added to the area in the past several years. One center that has been around a number of years is Tanglewood Village (HEB, McDonalds). Other key centers include the Southpark Meadows development at IH-35 and W. Slaughter Ln. (WalMart, Target, Sam's, and much more), and the Shady Hollow Village at Brodie Ln. and W. Slaughter.

Homeowners in Castlewood Forest have good access to points north via Manchaca Rd., and to both Mopac and I-35. Downtown Austin and all it offers in the way of entertainment, jobs, parks, things to see, etc. is a short drive away, as are Cabella's in Buda and the San Marcos outlet centers.

Castlewood Forest Subdivision ♦ Neighborhood Association Information ♦ Taxes

 

Castlewood Forest does not have a mandatory-membership HOA. It, along with the neighboring Oak Valley subdivision, does have a neighborhood association that owners can voluntarily join to help preserve the neighborhood.

 

Tax rates in Castlewood Forest run around $2.30/$100 of appraised property value (2015). Taxes are primarily assessed by the Austin ISD, Travis County and the City of Austin. Basic utilities services are provided through the City of Austin. This does not include phone or cable services.

Public Schools for Students ♦ Castlewood Forest Austin

Students living in South Austin's Castlewood Forest subdivision attend schools operated by the Austin Independent School District. Prior to purchasing a home in Castlewood Forest, prospective homeowners should verify the currently assigned schools for the subdivision with the Austin ISD.


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