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Allandale - Austin Neighborhood Spotlight

Posted by Brad Pauly on Friday, January 8th, 2016 at 2:10pm.

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Highlights

  • Median Household Income: $68,000
  • Median Age: 38
  • Average Household Size: 2

The Allandale neighborhood is a working class neighborhood with an active community and cooperative homeowners. There are houses available to buy or rent in this neighborhood. The Allandale Neighborhood Association, a non-profit homeowners association, elects a committee dedicated to city beautification and local safety.

Photo Source: Hollie B. via Yelp

 

Location

Allandale is a beautiful neighborhood in north central Austin, TX. The Allandale neighborhood is situated in ZIP codes 78756 and 78757. The borders of the neighborhood are Burnet Road on the east side and the Brentwood and Crestview neighborhoods on the west side. Loop 1, or the Mopac Expressway, denotes the western edge of the neighborhood.

 

Areas of Interest

Residents of Allandale enjoy unique exotic food and Austin-exclusive restaurants and recreation.

 

Bars & Pubs

Billy's on Burnet

Billy's is most famous for serving vegetarian alternatives to a large number of their menu items. Burger lovers can enjoy a classic all-beef burger or Billy's famous veggie burger. They also have beer on tap and a classic pub atmosphere.

Pinthouse Pizza

This pizza joint has multiple locations, but the one on Burnet Road is one of the busiest. The pizza is handmade with quality ingredients a step above pizza chains, and they bring in beers from all over Texas. They also brew their own beers and sell them at an extra special price.

 

Restaurants

Ichiban

Ichiban is a Japanese & Korean kitchen with specialty sushi rolls such as the White Blanco and Spicy Susan. You can also order authentic sake and Korean standbys such as bulgogi.

Fonda San Miguel

Fonda San Miguel serves traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist of Austin flavor. The decor is reminiscent of hacienda style Mexican architecture.

Chinatown

Chinatown is not a town but a gourmet Chinese food restaurant that has received incredible praise from local food reviewers. Owner Ronald Cheng strives to create an authentic Chinese food experience.

 

Parks & Recreation

Austin Memorial Park Cemetery

This cemetery is one of 5 cemeteries operated by the City of Austin. It is maintained through funds provided by the city beautification budget. The City of Austin conducts burial services on all business days but observes city holidays.

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park

This local spot attracts nearby families for family gatherings, sports, and picnics. Sports facilities include tennis and basketball courts, and a central lake provides a calm meeting place during hot summer months.

 

Schools

Allandale is located in the Austin Independent School District. Children in Allandale can receive a full public school education near their homes. Allandale's local schools are:

  • Gullett Elementary School
  • Lamar Middle School
  • McCallum High School

 

Community

Allandale stays active in the local community by hosting and participating in Austin area programs that promote a sense of commonality. Initiatives include:

  • Allandale Neighbor Newsletter
  • Austin Oaks Redevelopment
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Association Meetings

 

Allandale residents also stay at the forefront of animal rescue initiatives and youth programs.

Learn more about neighborhoods in Central Austin.

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