A quick jaunt up I35 or Mopac and you’ll find yourself in North Austin. There’s plenty of things in North Austin to enjoy, including great dining, fun, quirky shops like ATown, to Furniture Row. If shopping’s your thing, you’ll love The Domain and The Arboretum, both of which have numerous upmarket stores and fine restaurants. Austin’s Chinatown is also located in North Austin, off of North Lamar.
The area is known as a bit of an outdoor haven, with plenty of places to go hiking, biking and swimming (Walnut Creek Park, the area’s numerous greenbelts), and much more. North Austin’s easy to get around, with most everything you need within reach.
North Austin’s boundaries reach from Koenig Lane to the south, I-35 on the east, Mopac on the west and West Howard Lane to the north.
Looking for a home? You find many affordable living options in the North, including a mix of older homes and some new developments underway in areas such as Hallandale, Bratton Park, Corridor Park, Crestview, Eubank Acres, Five Oaks Park North, Georgian Acres, Gracy Woods, Jacks Pond, Lamplight Village, Limestone at Wells Branch, Pamela Heights, North Austin, North Burnet, North Lamar, North Park Estates, Northridge Acres, North Shields, North Star, Oak Ridge, Park 35, Park Central, Parmer Heights, Parmer Point, Parmer Square, Quail Hollow, River Oak Lake Estates, Scofield Farms, Scofield Ranch Creekside, Shoreline Park, Tanglewild Estates, The Centrum, Tomanet Estates, the Village at River Oaks, Village at Walnut Creek, Walnut Forest, and Wells Branch.
The good news is that all of the schools in North Austin have exemplary ratings. One, in particular, is Austin High School, which is the oldest high school in Texas. This particular school has an Academically Acceptable rating by the Texas Education Agency.
While the North is expanding, it’s still a bit of a more affordable option for those who want an alternative to the higher prices of downtown.
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