Saturday, March 16, 2013

Crestview Schools and Employers


This month we’re spotlighting the Crestview Neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  This week we’ll be exploring the schools and employers in and near this North Austin neighborhood.

Brentwood is the elementary school, ranked Recognized by the TEA.  The middle school is Lamar, which is a fine arts academy, and the high school is McCallum, which is AISD's Fine Arts Academy.  Students from across the district come to McCallum's magnet program to study music, dance, theatre, and visual arts.  

Crestview-area employers include the Pickle Research Campus of the University of Texas.  Located north of Crestview at Braker and Mopac, the campus was originally a Magnesium plant during World War II.  UT purchased the facility in 1949 and it is now home to some of the most advanced research departments on the globe, including Applied Research Laboratories, the Bureau of Economic Geology, the Center for Electromechanics, Texas Advanced Computing Center, and the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab.

The Arboretum is also located conveniently to Crestview.  This area of shops and restaurants has many retail employers ranging from Barnes and Noble, a major bookseller, to smaller boutiques like Francesca's Collection, which sells one-of-a-kind dresses and blouses as well as unique jewelry.  Restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory provide opportunities for employment such as waiting tables or hostessing.  Amy's Ice Creams is also in the Arboretum, arguably one of the most fun places to work ever.  Who wouldn’t love serving ice cream like Tom Cruise slung drinks in Cocktail while wearing funny hats?

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