If living near the hustle and bustle of central Austin while maintaining a mellow vibe and close-knit community feel sounds like the perfect blend, then Crestview and Brentwood neighborhoods might be your perfect neighborhood match. The Crestview community greets residents with a Welcome to the neighborhood Austin mural, setting the tone for friendly greetings to the vast number of pedestrians and cyclist commuting to the local mom and pop shops and restaurants. With over 140 storefronts within the close proximity of the Crestview/Brentwood neighborhood boundaries, this community pops with a nice pace of life and outings.
From young professional to families to lifetime residents, the Crestview/Brentwood neighborhood has a fit for everyone that loves Austin and craves a strong sense of community. Mature trees and organic gardens line these streets bustling with life, old and new.
These north central neighborhoods are sandwiched between Anderson Lane and 45th street with close access to U.S. Highway 183, MoPac Boulevard, and Interstate 35. Crestview is 1.2 square miles spanning from N. Anderson Lane and Justin Lane to Lamar Boulevard and Burnet Road. Brentwood is bordered between Burnet Road and Lamar, on the west and east, and Justin Lane and 45th street, on the North and South.
Only around four miles from the University of Texas, and approximately six miles from downtown, it is easy to see why the Crestview/Brentwood neighborhood hosts a spot as a coveted central Austin location. Run, bike, or take the Metro Rail to the heart of downtown Austin.
In addition to many award winning private schools within the community parameters, Crestview/Brentwood neighborhoods feed into Brentwood Elementary School, Lamar Middle School, and McCallum High School, known for their innovative Fine Arts Academy.
With a history deeply ingrained in farming, Austin Crestview and Brentwood residents remain true to their roots through numerous community gardening projects and nonprofits such as Urban Patchwork. These values of creating sustainable, nourishing foods is instilled from an early age at the Brentwood Elementary School, through their organic gardening program.
Embedded in the neighborhood’s friendly spirit, residents frequent the Brentwood Park and several community events, which also hosts the epic, music loving city’s Violet Crown Music Festival.
If you know your neighbors, hone that Austin artist spirit, throw your car keys in the drawer for the weekend because you live that close to everything, then you might be a resident of the treasured Crestview/Brentwood neighborhood.