When Austin’s municipal airport closed 16 years ago, it created a planner’s dream – 700 acres of prime real estate close to the city core. What emerged from years of collaboration was the Mueller Community. This neighborhood sits on the site, which was once the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport. The neighborhood’s location three miles from downtown Austin and two miles from the University of Texas campus has made it a popular choice for downsizing empty nesters, young professionals and families who want to be close to the bustle of the city’s central core.
The approximate boundaries of the Mueller Neighborhood are: North: 51st Street South: Airport Blvd East: Manor Road West: Interstate 35
The Mueller Master Plan includes residential, commercial and retail developments. On Mueller’s northwest edge sits the Mueller Retail Center and Dell Children’s Medical Center. There are many great places to eat just walking distance from Mueller. Some of those include Torchy’s Tacos, Salty Sow, Paco’s Tacos, Xian Sushi, Mueller Trailer Eats and Eastside Café.
Homes in Mueller: Austin Real Estate in East Austin
A wide variety of home types are available now from David Weekley Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, Streetman Homes and Canada-based builder Homes By Avi. The homes range in pricing starting at $400,000.
Home styles include:
Yard Homes are traditional homes that are detached. They have front porches with a garage in the back of the home that are served by alleys. These homes also have private yards.
Row Houses are townhomes inspired by the brownstones of the Northeast. They have cozy front porches and detached garages with private courtyards.
Garden Court Homes are a group of cottages that are arranged around a central garden area. These homes offer minimal maintenance.
Condominiums are located throughout Mueller’s eateries, shops and entertainment venues.
Mueller is home to plenty of green spaces. At the center of Mueller is Lake Park. This 30 acre park includes a lake, hike and bike trails and Browning Hanger, which has been converted to an open-air amphitheater. Ella Wooten Neighborhood Park is a three acre park located in the center of Mueller residential section. The park features a Junior Olympic-sized pool, playscape and a basketball court.
Families living in Mueller have the option to send their kids to nearby Austin ISD schools or a plethora of private schools, both religious and secular.
Entertainment and dining options are prevalent throughout Austin, and many amazing restaurants are located within a short distance from the Mueller neighborhood as well as within the neighborhood itself. Here are a few of the best rated ones on Yelp in the East Austin area.