Sometimes we find great properties, and sometimes they are dropped in our laps — and this standalone condo in the planned community of Mueller is a latter instance.
Never heard of Mueller? Located about 11 miles from the Austin city center, the community is the best of both worlds — city services without the city taxes or the city ordinances (more on why that is key in a minute). It is located on the 700-acre site that was vacated by the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport when it relocated to Austin in 1999.
“The award-winning Mueller master plan and the innovative Master Development Agreement with Catellus Development Group and the City of Austin are the culmination of decades of community planning efforts from visionary neighbors and active citizens,” the community’s website explains, adding that the location has grown to house about 14,300 people, and has provided 10,500 construction jobs, 4 million square feet of office and retail space, more than 6,200 homes and 140 acres of public open space.
Given its proximity to downtown Austin and the University of Texas campus, 4511 Graceful Lane #474 is the perfect spot for season-ticket holding Longhorn football (or basketball, or both, for that matter) fans who want a place they can relax on game weekends.
And since it’s not in Austin proper, you aren’t beholden to Austin’s short term rental ordinances, which means on weekends you’re not using the condo, you can make some extra cash toward the mortgage by listing it. Or, given how inexpensive this space is, it might even be worth considering as lodging for your UT-bound student and a couple of roommates, since the monthly payment would be much cheaper than on-campus or close to campus.
And trust me, you’re going to want to opt for this standalone condo instead of a hotel. Unlike a traditional condo, this abode doesn’t share walls with any other units. You have a yard (unlike a traditional condo) and inside you have 1,408 square feet of space (three bedrooms, and two baths).
“It has natural gas appliances, stained concrete floors downstairs, tiled showers with windows, large upstairs living space/office, and two dedicated parking spots off the alley in the back,” listing agent Clark Gray of Realty Austin said.
Outside, you have a big, fenced backyard, a balcony and a covered front porch (and look at that adorable blue door!).
And the biggest news of all? It’s listed for $188,000.