Considered one of Austin’s most charming and historic neighborhoods, Old Enfield was originally part of the Pease Plantation until it was subdivided in 1910.
The neighborhood, which boasts some of Austin’s oldest Colonial-style homes, has since been home to many successful Austinites, including four Texas governors, two mayors, other state and local lawmakers, plus plenty of University of Texas faculty, coaches and staff, and civic leaders.
The generous tree-covered lots along Pease Park were planned with care to provide each of the one-of-a-kind homes with unique views of the Austin skyline and surrounding green space, while other homes were developed around the landmark main house: Woodlawn. To the west lie smaller streets filled with smaller bungalows built in the 1930s and ‘40s — an area targeted to young families.
Residences here average over 2,100 square feet of living space with two- to six-bedroom floor plans. Modeled after homes in the English countryside, these structures have winding driveways, ivy-covered exteriors, and gabled roofs.
What to Love
- Home to many successful state and local lawmakers
- Filled with tree-lined streets and plenty of green space
- Populated by a mix of young families and older generations
People & Lifestyle
This affluent neighborhood boasts a population of more than 3,000 residents. The area is dominated by families. Surrounding parks and green spaces offer a range of outdoor recreation.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
There are a variety of restaurants in Old Enfield, ranging from posh to casual. Local favorites include , a classic American bar and restaurant nestled beneath massive pecan trees on the banks of Shoal Creek; , a bar-focused restaurant concept serving cocktails, tacos, and Asian-inspired comfort food; and , serving vibrantly healthy dishes mixed with American comfort foods and a slice of Texas flair.
Things to Do
Pease District Park offers picnic areas, a splash pad, disc golf, sports courts, and walking trails. Nearby Lions Municipal Golf Course, built in 1934, provides a challenging game to golfers of all levels.
Downtown Austin is just two miles away, so upscale retail and restaurant options abound in this area.
Old Enfield is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Casis Elementary, K-5
- O. Henry Middle School, 6-8
- Stephen F. Austin High School, 9-12
- Kirby Hall, K-12