- Dawson Neighborhood is a rectangular area of Austin, TX deep in the heart of the original South side. It is bounded by four streets; Oltorf, South Congress, Ben White and South 1st St.
- The Neighborhood is named after Dawson Elementary School, which resides close to it’s geographical center. See their website HERE.
- Dawson Elementary is named after Mary B. “Mollie” Dawson (1853-1933) who was the principal of the first public school in South Austin (now named Fullmore Middle School).
- Dawson is .496 square miles in size. It sounds small, but Dawson is big and diverse on the inside!
- The population is 2,779 [circa 2008, City-Data.com] [2,677 circa 2010, US Census]. With the construction of high-density condominiums around the outside and internally along Alpine, it’s growing rapidly and is probably around 3,000 now.
- The average resident is 41 years old. Homeowners comprise 39% of the population [2010 US Census].
- Dawson has around 1550 households [nextdoor.com]. Around 630 are single family homes [circa 2013, traviscad.org], and around 1010 are apartments or condominiums [circa 2015, respective mgt websites].
- There is a wealth of info about Dawson Neighborhood on the City-Data website HERE.
- Visit their highly-active discussion forum for Austin TX HERE.
Dawson Neighborhood Organization
- See our Policies page.
- We are listed in the Austin Community Registry.
- We are under review for 501c3 nonprofit status.
- The DNO is a collaborative effort by our neighbors for the whole Neighborhood.
- It was founded in Jan, 2014.
- Unlike other Dawson venues, it is a completely censorship-free zone.
- DNO’s emphasis is on bringing neighbors together and unconditional inclusiveness.
- The DNO Website is a virtual town center for Neighbors to visit and explore.
- It is a place that gives a face to our community to the rest of the online world.
- It contains collected links to online resources based in Dawson Neighborhood, or created by any of it’s residents.
- The DNO adds attraction and value to the Neighborhood by providing collaboration and media resources using publicly-shared works by our Neighbors.
- Neighbors are encouraged to repost articles from here, as long as they are in the form of an excerpt and a link to the source article.
- This website provides a free online community which serves as a discussion forum, email “listserv”, files repository, calendar, and more.
- There is a legacy discussion group hosted on Yahoo Groups which several neighbors remain active in. It is severely censored for content.
- This website continues the tradition of former neighborhood websites:
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