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Allandale: Why Austinites Love the North Central Austin Neighborhood

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If you are looking to move into the North Central Austin area, Allandale may be just the neighborhood for you. Allandale is known for its mature trees, spacious lots, excellent schools, and kid-friendly parks. Allandale provides a distinct balance of style, function, and comfort. This centerpiece in uptown Austin is unparalleled to anything else in value, location, and urban dynamic. Below are just a few of the many reasons homeowners find Allandale to be an extremely attractive community in which to live.

Biking Community

Allandale is very close to the popular Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail. The mix of city scenery, a stone trail, and the nature of Shoal Creek mesh nicely to provide a good getaway for not only hikers, but bikers and runners as well. Also, the Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail provides one of the best North-South bike routes into Austin.

Outstanding Schools

School District: Austin Independent School District
Elementary School: Gullett Elementary & Highland Park Elementary, both rated as Exemplary
Middle School: Lamar Middle School features Austin’92s Fine Arts Academy Magnet Program
High School: McCallum High School features Austin’92s Fine Arts Academy Magnet Program
Private Schools: St. Francis School, The Griffin School, Paragon Preparatory School

Multiple Parks within Neighborhood

If you enjoy outdoor recreation, Allandale has several parks located within the neighborhood and nearby. The Allandale resident favorite, Beverly S. Sheffied Northwest District Park, features a swimming pool, playscape, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball court, baseball diamond, picnic tables and BBQ pits. Located just south of Greenlawn Parkway and east of Shoal Creek, Northwest District Park is great for picnics, parties, and family gatherings. Other parks in or near Allandale include, Bright Leaf Natural Area, Brentwood Park, and Perry Park.

Convenient Location

The Allandale neighborhood is located between Mopac and Burnet Road to the south of Anderson Lane. Allandale allows its home owners to enjoy the Central Austin lifestyle at a good price. The community remains close to highways MoPac, IH-35, 183 and 360, providing easy access to almost anywhere in Austin.

Ranch-Style Homes with a 1950s Charm

The majority of homes in Allandale were built in the 1950s and 1960s. Many of the homes illustrate the single-story, spacious layout, ranch-style design. Though many of the interiors have been updated or remodeled, residents like to keep the outside of their houses in step with the original charm of the community. The neighborhood is filled with well-kept lawns and tree-lined streets, making it one of the most attractive subdivisions located in Austin.

This article is brought to you by Max Leaman, Branch Manager/Senior Loan Officer with PrimeLending. The Leaman Team provides Austin mortgage loans for purchase and refinance.

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