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Brentwood - Austin Neighborhood Spotlight

Posted by Brad Pauly on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 2:41pm.

brentwood park pool view

 

Highlights

  • Median Household Income: $56,900
  • Median Age: 35
  • Average Household Size: 2

The entire neighborhood of Brentwood was mainly used for cotton farming until about 75 years ago. The city of Austin expanded into Brentwood and built an elementary school and large park in the 1950s. The homes in Brentwood are built in the style of a bungalow, characterized by a low-rise architecture and extra veranda space. They are usually single story homes that require a larger foundation and roof area than standard homes.

Photo Source: Geotheme

 

Location

Brentwood is an affluent Austin neighborhood located in zip codes 78756 and 78757. The neighborhood is bordered on the west by Burnet Road and on the east by North Lamar Boulevard. It's northernmost reach ends at Justin Lane and stops at 45th street in the south. As Burnet road tapers to the south, so does the neighborhood.

 

Areas of Interest

Brentwood is next to the triangle in its southeast corner, a residential and shopping area that caters to several central and north Austin neighborhoods. It hosts a farmers' market in the spring and summer and includes recreational facilities for children and small events.

 

Bars & Pubs

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

The Flying Saucer is known throughout Texas for its incredibly wide selection of beers that change seasonally. Guests can join the club and earn a saucer with their chosen text written on it that will be displayed on the wall if they manage to drink all of the beers on the regular menu.

Billy's on Burnet

Billy's offers an even mix of vegetarian fare and delicious burgers and hot dogs for carnivores. Bring your dog to the patio and enjoy music and trivia outdoors. The patio also features heated lamps in the winter so you can enjoy great food and beer any time of the year!

The Tigress Pub

Drinks at the Tigress Pub are one-of-a-kind. The bar host TV nights in which guests can enjoy new episodes of hit TV shows while they sip tasty cocktails. You can also try local austin beers in pints that rotate as brewers make new flavors.

 

Restaurants

The Peached Tortilla

This asian fusion restaurant creates unique flavors that combine the taste of local Austin with late-nite eastern favorites. The founder, Eric Silverstein, was born in Tokyo, Japan but moved to the southern U.S. when he was 10, where he fell in love with southern cooking.

Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

Sap's serves up real thai food with exotic ingredients at unusually reasonable prices. Servers are friendly and the meals are both hearty and delicious. Sap's also delivers to a wide local area and does take-out in about 20 minutes.

The Mediterranean Chef Cafe

Enjoy homemade mediterranean dips with your meal or take them home! The Mediterranean Chef is famous for handmade food that uses fresh ingredients. The cooking comes from old family recipes that owner Nikki brought from Istanbul.

 

Parks & Recreation

Brentwood Neighborhood Park

This small park is great for dog walking and sports. It includes a pool for all residents of the Brentwood neighborhood.

UT Intramural Fields

This large field is open to visitors and has many setups for various community sports.

 

Schools

The Brentwood school system extends into larger middle and high schools, including:

  • Brentwood Elementary
  • Lamar Middle School
  • McCallum High School

There are also many private schools available in the local area.

 

Community

The Brentwood community has created the Wall of Welcome, a 120 foot mosaic, and a wealth of trees planted in 1993 thanks to a special Texas Parks and Recreation funding campaign. Other projects include:

  • Violet Crown Community Works annual events
  • Holiday canal decoration
  • Park planning

The sense of community in Brentwood is lively. Neighborhood residents help keep the area clean and beautified, and a sense of involvement helps crime rates stay low.

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