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Project Atlas: Austin Apartment Long Term Trends – 1930 to 2015

Mark Daniel by Mark Daniel, Vice President of Partner Relations at RealMassive, A.B. Economics Stanford University

In the 30s, 40s, and 50s virtually all of the multifamily activity was near downtown or the university, and the average apartment contained only 14 units (viewed below as a heat map, then as property specific points.




In subsequent decades multifamily construction moved further and further from the urban core and property sizes grew, both trends peaking in the 1990s as show below.


The following decade saw a dramatic shift back toward the urban core.


This trend has become even more pronounced in the years since 2010.

Interested in viewing an animation of the entire progression by decade? View 1930 to 2015!

This data was compiled using tax records as made available by the Travis Central Appraisal District. Similar visualizations would be possible for office, industrial, and retail.

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