North Loop

North Loop

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About North Loop

North Loop is a small neighborhood in north central Austin. This largely residential area contains a wide range of uniquely designed homes and streets lined with mature trees that shade residents from the Texas heat. North Loop Boulevard and the adjoining 53rd Street combine to form the North Loop Strip, which hosts an eclectic mix of independent businesses reflective of North Loop's reputation as a quirky, laid-back community.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $375,000 to $1,699,000

Average $ per sq ft: $612

Association Fee Ranges: $496/quarter, $0, $0 to $270/mo, $0

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

Age: 1925 to 2007

Sq. Ft.: 672 to 2909 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Getting Around North Loop

Around North Loop

North Loop is almost exclusively comprised of single-family homes. While many of these are modest, mid-20th-century builds, a few modern gems near the center of the neighborhood boast eye-catching designs. Airport Boulevard cuts through the neighborhood's east side, creating an island of homes wedged between it and I-35. This area can be a bit noisier than the rest of North Loop due to expressway traffic and the hustle and bustle along Airport Boulevard. A handful of condo buildings can be found near the outer edges of the neighborhood.

Overall prices in North Loop are similar to other neighborhoods on Austin's north side. Some of the neighborhood's new homes are built for an upscale market, but most homes in North Loop are priced from affordable to midrange.

Residents either head to North Loop Strip or to the major streets bordering the neighborhood for their dining. North Loop Strip features a nice array of independent restaurants, bistros, and cafes that offer a wide range of dishes, from classic comforts to creative fusions. On the east end of the neighborhood, locals gather at Amaya's Taco Village for Tex-Mex fare. Komé is a popular spot for Japanese dishes, while on the western border of North Loop, Titaya's is the place to go for Thai cuisine.

On a leisurely stroll down the North Loop Strip, you might see University of Texas students and locals enjoying the area's cafes and bars. Shoppers from all over Austin also visit North Loop for its vintage stores. With many of these businesses concentrated on the east and west ends of the neighborhood, North Loop's residential core rarely feels overwhelmed by traffic. Walk down a side street on any given evening and you'll find a quiet community of people barbecuing, doing yard work, and riding bikes.

Locals head out to the strip for pizza, craft cocktails, and margaritas. There's also some nightlife along Airport Boulevard. Barfly's, a laid-back saloon, has pool and foosball tables in addition to a covered patio. When seeking a movie night, locals visit Austin Film Society for cinematic classics and indie films or the Galaxy Highland 10 for the latest blockbusters.

Sundays are quite relaxed in North Loop. Any one of the neighborhood's eclectic cafes is the perfect environment for enjoying a good cup of coffee and a light bite to eat with friends. Just south of the neighborhood, Berry M. Whitaker Sports Complex is a sportsman's paradise with facilities for tennis, soccer, basketball, sand volleyball, and more. Capital Plaza on the east side of the neighborhood is a great place to get some routine shopping done.

North Loop is only somewhat walkable but very bike-friendly. Several bus lines serve North Loop. The #7 Line goes right down the middle of the neighborhood along Duval Street, connecting the neighborhood to the university and downtown. Several other bus lines run along Lamar Boulevard and Koenig Lane on an express and local route basis. Many residents do not find the bus schedules convenient enough for daily commuting and tend to rely on cars as their primary transportation, which is typical of Austin as a whole. Drivers use I-35 to get downtown or go further north quickly, while 290 is easily accessible to get anywhere east.

Locals Love

  • Convenient shopping
  • Eclectic vibe
  • Easy access to Downtown and University

Locals Don't Love

  • Noise from I-35
  • Commercial developments

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