Crestview Homes For Sale
Crestview, an established neighborhood in north central Austin is a sweet spot. A quiet, residential neighborhood with older, modest homes and local businesses, and a close-knit community. It's filled with charming bungalows and mid-century ranch homes boasting beautiful gardens and mature shade trees. Many of the homes have undergone upgrades to meet modern needs. In this quaint neighborhood, you may spot the occasional bumper sticker proclaiming, "Crestview: Close in and Far Out." Although Crestview once occupied the outskirts of Austin, it now offers the convenience of living centrally while retaining the peaceful charm that attracted its original residents.
Developed in the 1950s and 1960s on the location of an old dairy farm, Crestview is a vintage Austin residential neighborhood. Many of the houses retain their original exteriors, while the interiors have been remodeled and modernized. Many have beautiful gardens. Crestview feels like a small town, although it's just a few miles north of downtown Austin. The neighborhood association is a vibrant and inclusive organization dedicated to supporting the neighborhood. Residents frequently walk, jog, push strollers, and lead dogs through the neighborhood. The neighborhood is known for its friendly feel, epitomized by the Wall of Welcome, a mural along Woodrow Avenue.
Residents maintain a strong community spirit and stay close to the area's farming roots. The Urban Patchwork relies on volunteers to plant crops in local gardens and share them with residents. Locals also support school plays, fundraisers, and clean-up and community events. Local businesses include The Little Deli, Crestview Minimax, and the original Threadgill’s (famous for obtaining the county’s first liquor license and, later, showcasing the talents of Janis Joplin). The Violet Crown Festival in May celebrates the unique character of the neighborhood while raising money for community projects.
Although there are no city parks in the neighborhood, Crestview residents have access to major parks, as well as top-rated public and private schools. Just to the south of the neighborhood is 9-acre Brentwood Park where residents can make use of the basketball courts, swimming pool, playground, and tennis and volleyball courts. Also, the North Austin Optimist Club holds a lease on a baseball and softball field for local youth teams. Area parks and shopping centers, like the Crestview Minimax IGA, resemble colorized versions of "Leave it to Beaver." The simple charm from this neighborhood is found from the surrounding amenities that have remained well maintained. Several miles of family-friendly trails meander across the nearby Shoal Creek nature trail.
The revitalization of Crestview and the surrounding neighborhoods has been a boon to the local schools which are part of the Austin ISD, and the higher value of these area schools makes this section of Crestview homes particularly attractive for families. Brentwood Elementary (PK-5), known for its organic gardening program, offers an arts-based educational program to nurture children for success before moving on to the fine arts academies of Lamar Middle school (6-8) and McCallum High School (9-12). McCallum, in particular, has earned the notable distinction by the Grammy Academy for recognition by as one of the best high school music programs in the country.