Two areas off MoPac with a mid-century feel, mature trees and a classic Austin vibe.
Allandale is a family-friendly neighborhood, developed in the 1950s and that style shows in a lot of the houses here, with cool midcentury style. You can find ranch-style homes and bungalows as well as contemporary designs. Winding roads, along with oak and pecan trees make the area beautiful and popular with residents who love to walk, run, bicycle and walk their pets. The Yard Bar is a local dog park that allows pooches to roam off-leash (you pay a modest fee to be a member) and the fenced-in bar lets you enjoy a drink at the same time.
Crestview, just northeast of Allandale, was built on the site of an old dairy by a developer in the '50s and '60s. It has a classic Austin air -- quiet, friendly, liberal and welcoming to young professionals and families.
Burnet Road is the main commercial street for both neighborhoods, with a wide range of grocery stores, restaurants, shops and services. And the two areas' access to MoPac, 183 and I-35 make getting around (or out of) town a breeze.
The area is rated for its schools, including the Liberal Arts & Science Academy. The Richards School for Young Women Leaders and McCallum High School, which has a Fine Arts Academy. For younger children, Gullet Elementary and Brentwood Elementary are both highly rated and Highland Park Elementary is a national Blue Ribbon school. Lamar Middle School is known for its Fine Arts Academy