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About Brentwood

The Crestview area, also known as Brentwood, is an old neighborhood that is an Austin original. Although it is family-friendly, it is laid-back and quirky with the "weird" Austin edge so many visitors and residents alike have come to love. Many are drawn here for its schools, convenient North-Central location, and scenic urban aesthetic.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $285,000 to $1,198,000

Average $ per sq ft: $508

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $580/quarter, $0 to $1500, $0 to $385/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1949 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 928 to 1890 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 3 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 3 Bathrooms

Around Brentwood

Crestview is notable for its mid-century ranch homes and bungalows, which make up a large percentage of the housing. If you can afford it and like being closer to the hustle and bustle of the city, the areas adjacent to North Lamar offer plenty of action and a variety of architectural styles. Generally speaking, housing farther north near 183 will be more affordable than homes on the southern side of the neighborhood, largely because the southern side is a more convenient location for getting onto the main highways and into surrounding areas.

Crestview is home to some locally owned restaurants featuring American and vegetarian options and even has a historic farmer's market. This area has been fairly adamant about maintaining its historic gems and original Austin roots, and hosts authentic vintage options including a 1950s-style burger stand and late-60s juice bar.

This area's population is diverse. Singles, couples of all ages, and some young families live in the area. Recent efforts to improve public transportation mean you will see many residents walking, biking, or waiting for the new MetroRail line. What this neighborhood looks like on the street may change rapidly as property values increase and its desirability attracts many new residents.

As a solidly residential space, Fridays are low-key, but the shops and entertainment options keep weekends in Crestview fun. Vintage stores and boutiques are popular for those who want to shop and discover the area's hidden gems. Locally owned coffee shops are big in this neighborhood, and they make hip destinations for young people and art-lovers. If you're looking for more of a party, head south to the North Loop and University areas--you will have many options to get out of the neighborhood easily with public and private transport.

Sundays in Crestview can be exciting or idyllic. The area is well-known for finely manicured lawns and walkability. Brentwood Neighborhood Park is a popular destination for young people getting some air, families with children, or anyone wanting to admire the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Don't be surprised if you end up meeting your neighbors while enjoying your Sunday outings, as this part of Austin is home to famously friendly and community-minded residents.

Locals Love

  • Quiet, residential atmosphere
  • Excellent school choices
  • Greenery, gardens, and parks
  • Proximity to N. Lamar and Highway 183

Locals Don't Love

  • Congestion along major streets
  • Fast-paced change
  • Housing and rental price hikes
  • Limited nightlife options

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