Hear the words Laramie Trail, Buckskin Pass and Cactus Lane and one thing comes to mind.  No, you’re not watching a B-grade Cowboy flick…. it’s Western Trails in South Austin! Situated at the southeast corner of Ben White Boulevard and South Lamar, Western Trails is a small but well-known neighborhood within minutes of downtown Austin.  The area is bordered by Ben White to the north and Jones Road at the south.  East boundary is Manchaca and West Gate Boulevard is at the west.  It’s easy to define and easy to find.  Just look for Pack Saddle Pass along the southern Ben White frontage road and you’re there!

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Western Trails Homes

Winding, tree-shaded streets and one-story ranch-style homes are the trademark of Western Trails. Starting in 1955, the subdivision was designed on what was the southern most edge of Austin, but by the time the last home was built in 1970, the surrounding area had grown and enveloped the pocket of homes.  You’ll also find deep lots and almost a dozen cul-du-sacs within this community.  Add a mix of circling streets and roads that loop and you have a felling of privacy and remote location even though you’re very near some major thoroughfares.  The homes in Western Trails range in size from 1,200 to 2,200 square feet, with mostly 3 beds and 2 baths.  While prices vary from $140K to $325K, the average home sells in the $250K range is about 1,600 square feet in size. 

Western Trails Austin Attractions

What makes Western Trails so special, you ask?  For me, it’s the prime location at the intersection of Ben White and South Lamar and Capital of Texas Hwy.  You can find all the shopping, dining and grocery locations you need within minutes from your doorstep.  Besides a Central Market, a Target, a movie theater and loads of other supporting businesses, you’ll find yourself only a few minutes from Barton Creek Mall or Brodie Oaks shopping center with a Neiman Marcus Last Call and dozens of restaurants. And don’t forget that you can be at South Congress with more music and dining in less than 10 minutes.  Finally, there is the five and one-half acre Joslin Park with tennis courts, a softball field and ¼ mile of trail for walking the dog.  No doubt, Western Trails has a lot to offer the city slicker who’s looking for his home on the range!