Westfield Real Estate
Search for homes for sale in Westfield in Austin Texas.Westfield - also known as West Enfield, Old Enfield, and Old West Austin - is one of Austin's most historic and charming neighborhoods. Bordering Tarrytown, it shares that prominent central locale's wealth of historic, attractive homes, abundant shade trees, and picturesque, winding streets. Along with Tarrytown, Westfield has the advantage of being only minutes from downtown, but has a distinct, separate, classic feel. In other words: If you're looking for a neighborhood with a sense of place, this is a great place to start. And if living somewhere in "the real Austin" appeals to you, read on - it doesn't get more Austin than this! Austinites who call Westfield home tend to love where they live, and whenever possible, like to stay where they are. Westfield residents are used to having a diverse variety of neighbors, including young professionals, growing families, UT graduate students and professors, the occasional politician and even a celebrity or two. For all of these reasons, Westfield is one of the most stable neighborhoods in the city.
Westfield LifestyleBordered by West 24th Street to the north, Enfield Road to the south, Lamar Boulevard to the east and MoPac to the west, Westfield has homes to suit every budget, from little more than $100,000 to upwards of $1 million. Interior living spaces range from 1000 to 5500 square feet, from two-bedroom, one-bath cottages and condos to six-to-eight-bedroom estate homes. Westfield residents take frequent advantage of West Enfield Park, a family-centered neighborhood park at the northern end of the Johnson Creek Trail. This modest but beautiful park boasts a swimming pool, playground, tennis and basketball courts and a picnic area, along with plenty of shade from tall oak and pecan trees. (Trivia: The outdoor party scene from the 1993 Richard Linklater movie Dazed and Confused was filmed here.) Another neighborhood oasis, Pease Park on Kingsbury Street, features a large picnic area, sand volleyball courts (available by reservation), a disc golf court and a wading pool. Pease Park is also well known as the site of the annual Eeyore's Birthday Party, a latter-day hippie/alternative culture festival that draws thousands here every April; this is one of those only-in-Austin events that must be seen to be appreciated (and yes, do bring the kids - they'll have a great time).
Westfield HomesOne of Old Enfield's landmarks is the Pease Mansion, also known as Woodlawn. Once home to former governor Elisha Pease, the columned Greek Revival structure was crafted in 1853 by the same builder responsible for the Texas Governor's Mansion a short distance away. It's only the most high-profile home in the West Austin Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Notable homes in Westfield range from a 1920-vintage "medieval castle," to 1930s Colonial Revival, to 1940s ranches and wooden bungalows. Homes in Westfield tend to be beautifully kept up, and older homes have been typically modernized and updated with such amenities as designer kitchens, hardwood floors, jetted tubs, exercise rooms and oversized garages. Since Westfield has grown along with Austin over the decades, rather than being a purpose-built developer's vision, the housing stock is greatly varied and suffice it to say that there is a home here to suit nearly anyone's needs and tastes. Your realtor would be most happy to arrange a personal tour for you. Residents' children attend excellent schools in the Austin ISD, including Casis Elementary, O. Henry Middle School (a Blue Ribbon School) and Stephen F. Austin High School.
Westfield's homeowners are represented by the West Austin Neighborhood Group.