Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Austin Neighborhoods: Brentwood


It’s been over three years since we wrote about the charming Austin neighborhood of Brentwood, located in North Central Austin between Burnet Road and Lamar Boulevard to the east and west and 45th Street and Justin Lane to the south and north.  This area is popular with singles and families who want to be close to Central Austin, but still within an easy commute of North Austin and beyond. Read on to find out why it's one of the best neighborhoods in Austin.

Children in Brentwood attend Austin ISD schools.  For pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade, that school is Brentwood Elementary.  For sixth through eighth grade, children attend Lamar Middle School, which is a Fine Arts Academy.  Ninth through twelfth graders go to McCallum High School, which is AISD’s Fine Arts Academy.  

The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is less than two miles from Brentwood.  Students with visual impairments come from across the state to attend this public school.  They employ teachers and a variety of staff to run the school.

Brentwood is less than 15 minutes from IBM’s headquarters on North Burnet Road.  IBM is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of computer hardware and software.  IBM offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.  IBM employs about 6,000 people at its Austin location, but has over 400,000 employees worldwide.

As far as restaurants, Brentwood is full of them!  The Frisco restaurant is an Austin institution, having been in business since 1953.  They serve classic American diner food like meatloaf, deviled eggs, and more.  Plus they have $2 screwdrivers, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas all day!

Barley Swine is a newer addition to Burnet Road, but is quickly becoming an Austin favorite.  The restaurant focuses on a multiple course dining experience featuring fresh, in-season produce and meat from local farmers and ranchers.  The menu is constantly changing based on what is available and what strikes the fancy of the chefs.

Alamo Drafthouse Village on Anderson Lane is a great place to catch a movie while enjoying a drink and some tasty eats.  In addition to first run films, they have special events like Sing-alongs and screenings of your favorite movies from childhood and beyond.

The stretch of Burnet Road in Brentwood is seeing a lot of new apartments.  One of these developments is Burnet Flats, which has apartments ranging from a 600 square foot one bedroom, one bath to a two bedroom, two bath with 1,136 square feet.  Amenities include washer/dryer hook-ups, nine foot ceilings, kitchen islands, soaking tubs, and hardwood floors. The community has an elevator, garage, bike racks, sky lounge, and is near public transportation.  Check out this video of their amazing rooftop deck!  

Amli 5350 has apartments ranging from studios with 572 square feet to two bedroom, two bathrooms with 1,220 square feet.  The community has a 25-meter lap pool, fitness studio, ground floor retail, multi-level parking garage, enclosed bicycle storage, and is close to public transit.  Apartments feature stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite counters, custom cabinets, kitchen islands, full size washer and dryer connections, soaking tubs, large walk-in closets, and nine or ten foot ceilings.

Kensington Green apartments are located in a quiet, central neighborhood, have a pool, covered parking is available, and are pet friendly.  The apartments range from 700 square foot one bedrooms to 900 square foot two bedrooms and feature gas heating and cooking, multiple flooring options, and more.

Le Med apartments have units ranging from one bedrooms with 600 square feet to two bedrooms with 800 square feet.  Apartments feature plank flooring, solar screens, gas cooking in select units, and more.  The community has a pool with sun deck, picnic areas, a barbecue grill, and lots of parking.

Ready to find your home in Brentwood?  Give Austin Apartment Specialists a call today at 512-241-1111 and let us find the perfect apartment for you!