Jollyville, America recently posted an article called “The Hottest of the Hot: What Are the Top 10 ZIP Codes in America?” written by Cicely Wedgeworth.  Texas was the only state to have more than one city on the list…and we have THREE!  (San Antonio and Plano also had zip codes on the list)

Austin’s own 78729, commonly known as “Jollyville”, made the list.  Below is the excerpt about this hood:

Background photo:  9612 Newberry Dr.- Currently available and listed at $240K.

8. 78729 – Austin, TX

One of 78 ZIP codes in Austin, 78729 is on the city’s north side. It includes the residential Jollyville neighborhood, which offers prime access to many of the city’s major tech companies, including Apple, IBM, and Dell. Jollyville also feeds into one of the best school districts in the area, Round Rock ISD, and offers affordably priced homes that are perfect for first-time buyers. Millennials make up 23% of the population, 75% higher than the U.S. average, and the share of households earning $100,000 is expected to grow 23% by 2020.

Here are a few quick stats about what is available in Jollyville at this moment:
  • There is just under 1 month of inventory here.  (6 months of inventory is considered a balanced market.  Interpretation:  It’s a seller’s market in Jollyville.)
  • 29 single-family homes sold last month
  • 22 single-family homes currently available
  • Average price- $239,489
  • Average year built- 1989
  • Average square footage- 2,222 sqft
  • Average number of bedrooms- 4
  • Highschool- McNeil HS
  • Cheapest home- $219,900
  • Most expensive home- $365,000
For Austin’s standards, Jollyville is a pretty affordable market (the current average price for a home in Austin is $338,452).  The streets that box in this neighborhood are 183/Toll Rd 45/Parmer/McNeil with Anderson Mill Rd. running right through the middle.  Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you want info on any other Austin neighborhood.  Although they might not be on the “10 Hottest Zip Codes” list, there are so many other good ones!

Barrett Raven
C:  512-970-2648
O:  512-910-7403    


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