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
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 neigh-
borhood 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 $250-350,000 range.
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 PGA Tour.
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.
Tucked away in Northwest Austin along the
shores of Lake Austin, River Place is both
a waterfront community and a country club
community. It’s also a family community
offering such amenities as parks, tennis
courts, hiking trails, soccer fields, play
grounds, and several scenic overlooks.
Located in the highly acclaimed Leander
Independent School District, the community is served by River Place Elementary,
and the Four Points Middle School and
Vandegrift High School, both just minutes
from the community entrance off FM 2222.
Residents of River Place love that it is an
established neighborhood and offers something for everyone. The community feel of the
neighborhood is obvious as you see residents
walking, jogging, hiking on nature trails, at the
parks with families or taking part in community activities throughout the year.
River Place also offers easy access to
major roads, shopping, Lake Travis, and
Lake Austin. Add in its northwest Austin
location with its rolling hills, and the
beauty of the area is simply hard to beat.
Community activities for the kids include
“Dads in the ‘Hood,” ice cream socials,
BBQs, kid’s parades, Easter egg hunts,
Halloween parties and much more.
River Place is also home to the River Place
Country Club, a private club nestled in the
heart of the Hill Country. Memberships at
River Place Country Club offer such amenities as golf, tennis, state-of-the-art fitness
facilities, swimming, dining and social
events. Golf lovers will be in awe playing the
championship 18-hole, Tom Kite-designed
signature golf course. Conveniently located
within River Place, residents can take advantage of the amenities it offers, meet friends,
and benefit from the convenience of being
minutes from home.
Living in River Place is about a lifestyle.
For residents wanting a smaller established
neighborhood feel, River Place is one neighborhood to consider. With more than 1, 100
residences and homes ranging from garden
homes to lakefront property and home
prices that range from $300,000 to more
than $5 million, there is quite a variety.
Submitted by Rich and Sharon Walker,
Keller Williams Realty
SOUTH CENTRAL AUSTIN
78704…More than just a zip code! A quick
drive down South Congress lets visitors know that living in South Austin is