- 4 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 2,045 SqFt
Shoalmont Homes For Sale
- 3 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 1,152 SqFt
One of Austin’s older neighborhoods, Shoalmont dates back to the late 1930s with the vast majority of homes built in the early 1950s. Residents are attracted to this prized area as downtown Austin job opportunities have expanded drastically. Located between Shoal Creek and Burnet Road, Shoalmont, also known as Shoal Creek, is just ten minutes north of downtown Austin. The Shoalmont neighborhood is a large community located in Travis County’s 78731 and 78756 zip codes. Residents have immediate access to I-35 from Koenig Lane but are closer (approximately two miles) to the MoPac Expressway for quick transit to north or south Austin. North Lamar Boulevard is another efficient route to the University of Texas, and barely five miles from most homes in this neighborhood. The nearby Highland station offers a light rail train directly into the heart of downtown, or northward to the most contemporary sections of Austin.
The large oak trees that line Shoal Creek also shade this neighborhood, creating a charming, traditional feel. While most of the homes were built during the mid-20th century, many of the homes have been renovated to meet today’s needs, and the neighborhood now possesses more of a modern-traditional atmosphere. Similar to the unique style of houses within the neighborhood are the diverse local businesses that populate Burnet Road, just a few blocks away from Shoalmont. Being so close to downtown Austin, this premier location affords employees from a variety of industry sectors, a quick path home. With such proximity, homeowners have more time living with less time sitting behind the wheel of their car. This priority on “sense of place” is easily recognized in the well-maintained front porches and established canopy of trees that are ubiquitous throughout this neighborhood. Shoalmont offers a bit of nostalgia for anyone who remembers a simpler time in life.
The Shoalmont neighborhood is also very appealing to residents because of its phenomenal parks and recreation offerings, and fantastic proximity to other Austin neighborhoods. Shoalmont residents can easily walk to local favorites such as Amy's Ice Cream and Hey Cupcake!, both Austin originals. Another local favorite is Clayways Pottery, where the informal setting and creative atmosphere can release anyone’s inner-pottery maker. The pedestrian nature of this neighborhood invites residents to explore the area on a bicycle or by foot. Residents of Shoalmont have several public park playgrounds nearby including the Brentwood neighborhood park, and the Beverly Sheffield District Park along the banks of Shoal Creek. Foodies revel in the selection of top quality staples and culinary ingredients for sale at the nearby Central Market. There is also a high density of restaurants and brewpubs within the vicinity of Triangle Park, and along the neighboring North Lamar Boulevard.
Homes in Shoalmont are within Austin ISD. Residents should consult with AISD for information regarding school boundaries and reported assessment scores. Students attend Highland Park (PK-5), or Gullet (PK-5) Elementary school, Lamar Middle School (6-8), and McCallum High School (9-12), a well-regarded performing arts academy.