currently experiencing a large expansion.
East Austin encompasses the areas off Manor
Rd and neighborhoods like Cherrywood,
French Place, Mueller, and French Legation.
East Austin has traditionally attracted
students but is currently attracting everyone
from families, young professionals and
Austin newcomers. If you’re looking for
a lifestyle that is uniquely Austin, close to
downtown and a walkable neighborhood,
look no further than East Austin.
NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN
For those who don’t want to live in a
big suburb, the older, established North
Central Austin neighborhoods like Allandale, Crestview, and Hyde Park offer great
appeal. All have great parks, pools, shopping and strong neighborhood associations,
plus a great location that makes it easy to
get just about anywhere.
Allandale is bounded by Anderson Lane
on the north, by Shoal Creek at 45th Street
(from MoPac to the Shoal Creek waterway,
and following the waterway to Hancock
Drive) to the south, with Burnet Road as its
eastern boundary and MoPac as the western
boundary. It was developed in the late 50s,
60s and 70s, and many homes were built with
three- and four-bedroom floorplans. Home
prices in Allandale average in the mid $200s.
Crestview is defined by Anderson Lane on
the north, Justin Lane to the south, North
Lamar Boulevard to the east, and Burnet
Road to the west. Crestview was built as a
post-World War II neighborhood, and was
mostly two bedroom homes with some brick
construction. Since then, it’s been a prime
area for remodeling because the lot sizes
are bigger here. Homes in Crestview have a
median price of $200,000-$250,000.
Hyde Park is bordered by 51st Street on
the north, and 38th Street on the south,
with Guadalupe Street on the west and
Duval south of 45th and Airport north of
45th on the east, and prices range from the
mid-$200s to more than $1 million.
Whether buyers are families, young professionals, UT professors, or retirees, they all
want something eclectic, something with a
little history and character, and the result is a
neighborhood that is a profile of Austin itself.
A great walking neighborhood, Hyde Park
also offers a great selection of shops, restaurants, and grocery stores (Central Market is
only a few minutes away).
Families, professionals and students in
Northeast Austin enjoy this culturally and
ethnically diverse neighborhood with its
strong homeowner’s associations. People
who move here like the proximity to the Dell
Children’s Hospital and the master-planned
community of Mueller Development. And,
the University of Texas and downtown
Austin are just 10-minute commutes.
Neighborhoods here include Delwood IV
(between Cameron and Berkman, north
of 51st Street); Windsor Park (51st Street to
290); and Delwood (51st Street South to East
38th Street, on the east side of IH 35). Most
homes in these neighborhoods were built
in the early 60s, with three bedrooms and
either a garage or carport, and most homes
are in the $150,000 to $350,000 range.
French Place is a popular, older neighborhood
between East 38th and 26th Street—directly
across IH 35 from the University of Texas.
French Place homes are usually two
bedrooms with one bath selling from
$190,000 to $350,000, with an average size
of about 1, 270 square feet.
The Mueller development adjoining IH
35 between 51st Street and Airport Blvd
is a master planned community with
diverse price points, from affordable
housing ($150,000 with grants) to home
that are $1 million-plus. The community
features condominiums, townhomes and
single-family residences, primarily in the
With its beautiful landscaping, fantastic golf
course and outstanding country club, Onion
Creek is a master-planned community in
Southeast Austin with quick access to I- 35
and the Austin-Bergstrom International
Airport. Located on the green belt area just
east of I- 35 and only 11 miles from the State
Capital, Onion Creek is a gated community that offers a country club lifestyle and
24-hour private security.
Onion Creek also offers access to the
acclaimed 27-hole Onion Creek Golf
Course, founded by late Masters champion Jimmy Demaret and Texas amateur
golf legend Jimmie Connolly. In 1996, Ben
Crenshaw and partner Bill Coore added
an additional 9 holes to the course. Onion
Creek was the home of The Legends of Golf
Tournament, which then became the Senior
Onion Creek’s clubhouse also has
outstanding amenities, including a junior
Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 24-hour
fitness center, and a 33,000 square foot
clubhouse. Home prices here range from
$150,000 for condominiums to more than
$600,000 for a home on the golf course.