EXPLORING AUSTIN’S NEIGHBORHOODS: ALLANDALE, A SUBURBAN HAVEN IN NORTH AUSTIN

Livin’ it Up in Allandale, Austin TX

Allandale is a quiet suburban neighborhood in north central Austin that boasts a close-knit community and lots of local shops and eateries for a blend of old-world meets modern. It has an active neighborhood association to keep everyone in the know on all the news, events and important information.

This quaint neighborhood has a population of 9,800 and is often sought after by all ages and demographics alike, due to its selection of houses, duplexes, condos and apartments both for sale and for lease, its close proximity to downtown Austin and reasonably priced homes compared to other areas in central Austin. Many of the houses were built in the 1950s and 1960s and are situated on streets that are lined with majestic, mature trees that offer residents the nostalgia and charm of a bygone era. It’s an ideal neighborhood for those searching for a house with history. Choose from cozy mid-century styles to spacious, modern homes. If you’re looking to buy your next home in Allandale, be sure to contact our team of Austin Realtors ® to help you on your way.

Of the many popular Austin neighborhoods, Allandale is frequently spotlighted for its quick access to popular Austin areas such as the Arboretum, Shoal Creek Bike Trail and Austin’s high-tech corridor. Home to many smaller businesses, Allandale is known for its growing number of attractions and quirky local shops. You can frequent classic spots such as Amy’s Ice Creams, Taco Flats, The Peached Tortilla and the Yard Bar — a restaurant and dog park all in one. Allandale is also home to Habitat Hunters’ headquarters!

When it comes to shopping, spend some time browsing Atown’s unique boutique of handmade gifts, home décor, jewelry and other items made by local designers, or peruse Antique Marketplace. From furniture and pottery to jewelry and collectibles, there’s something for avid shopping scavengers.

Allandale is also home to historical parks, such as the Beverly S. Sheffield Park and the Lucy Read School Park. Northwest Park is another popular destination that offers swimming, tennis courts, basketball, baseball and a playground for the children. Families raising children can send their children to Austin ISD schools such as Gullet or Wooten Elementary, Burnet or Lamar Middle School and Lanier or McCallum High School.

Conveniently located, Allandale Austin TX offers easy access to MoPac Expressway and Highway 183 and is only minutes from the heart of energetic Austin. The neighborhood boundaries are Burnet Road to the east, MoPac to the west, Hancock Drive to the south and West Anderson Lane to the north. Residents can take advantage of all that the heart of Austin has to offer — from major cultural events and festivals to hiking trails and vast outdoor spaces to hip restaurants. Don’t want to venture too far? There are a lot of up-and-coming independent retailers and dining options that border the north and south sections of this neighborhood so you don’t have to travel out of your way.

Allandale maintains some of its timeless traditions such as its annual 4th of July parade (started in 1960 by the Rev. John Lovett) and the tradition of decorating yards across the neighborhood with six-foot tall candy canes during the holidays. There’s also a neighborhood-wide garage sale held every spring.

Did you know that this neighborhood was once dubbed “Air Conditioned Village?” Up until the 1950s, air conditioning was primarily installed in commercial businesses. In 1953, the National Association of Home Builders decided to promote the development of central air conditioning for homes. Working with builders and air conditioning manufacturers, they constructed new houses to be test sites for their research. Allandale was one of the neighborhoods chosen for this project.

Close to Austin’s growing tech scene, the Austin neighborhood of Allandale is the ideal location for those employed at some of the many renowned companies located in the area. Such companies include Apple, Amazon, Whole Foods Market, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, HomeAway, 3M and many more. Many of Austin’s largest employers are within five to ten miles of Allandale.

The median home listing price in Allandale is $550,000. Much like other suburban neighborhoods in and around Austin, Allandale home values have gone up 6.8 percent over the past year and values are predicted to rise 2 percent within the next year. You can find fixer-uppers, maintained homes or fully remodeled and expanded homes.

Other demographics include:

  • Percentage of family households: 41.2 percent
  • Median household income: $82,856
  • Median age: 37.5
  • Percentage of married-couple families: 43.7 percent
  • Percentage of married-couple families with children: 39.6 percent

Natives have known for years that Allandale is a unique place to live in Austin, and now transplants from around the state of Texas and country are starting to catch on. If you’re interested in learning more about this cozy, conveniently located Austin neighborhood, contact our team of Austin real estate agents today. And don’t forget to check out our guide to the Best Places to Live in Austin for more info.