List of the most desirable neighborhoods in Austin, TX

Best neigborhoods in Austin from afar.

What are some of the most desirable neighborhoods in Austin? It depends on who you ask and how much money you are willing to spend. Austin itself is a beautiful city, and you aren’t going to make a mistake wherever in Austin you choose to live. However, as nature commands, some places are naturally better than others.

We are basing this list on the opinion of Austinites. Of course, there are plenty of neighborhoods we omitted from this list, but in general, those neighborhoods have everything you can expect. Last time, we have explored some of the best cities in Idaho, and today we are going to explore some of the best neighborhoods of Austin, TX. So, what are the most desirable neighborhoods of Austin, according to citizens of Austin? Let’s find out!

North Loop

One of the coolest parts of Austin, North Loop is can sometimes seem like it is out of our time. And by saying that we are not being far from the truth.

North Loop IBIZ District is what makes North Loop some of the most desirable neighborhoods in Austin. It is truly one of Austin’s best-kept secrets. Here is the place where Austinites go to pick up their vinyl, skateboards, or anything retro. And believe us, Austinites love retro.

So, if you are like the rest of Austinites, we recommend checking out North Loop for one of a kind experience. You can do that by buying a home for an average of $490k. Our friends from heavenlymove.com tell us that whenever they move someone to Austin, they go to this neighborhood to get some interesting items for their homes. Who knows, maybe there is a vinyl enthusiast among them.

Vinyl and a needle.
One of the most interesting neighborhoods in Austin, North Loop certainly could be considered Austin’s best-kept secret.

Cherrywood

This laid back neighborhood is a hidden gem of Austin. With its huge trees making shadows everywhere you go, and places with French names, it is no wonder why people of Austin call this place – French Place.

Located in East Austin, Cherrywood has a hint of a Southern vibe. Maybe you can decorate your home in Alabama style to complete the picture! Here, you can find many wooden-type homes. Small bungalows, Craftsman-style houses, large and small, are all around this charming and calm neighborhood.

In conclusion, this gem hidden in plain sight is a fantastic place for anyone who wants to live in a cozy and safe environment. This is why we recommend this neighborhood for families with children.

The median home price in Cherrywood is around $450k, which is honestly a bargain for a place of that caliber.

North Univesity

Naturally, you would expect that this neighborhood has something to do with knowledge. If you thought so, you would be right!

North University neighborhood is very close to the University of Texas Campus, which makes it a perfect place for students who want to study here. And what do students love? Coffee, of course!

Student on a bench with a cup of coffee in one of the best neighborhoods in Austin.
Ah… Coffee and students!

North University has some of the best coffee shops in the whole of Austin, and it is considered to be a very service-oriented part of the city. Other than coffee shops and a lot of students, you can find here many good restaurants and bars.

This place is filled with history too. On the southern side of this charming and lively neighborhood, you can find the Aldridge Place Historic District, where you can find homes that are built more than a century ago.

Even though North University has a lot of students, people of all generations do live here. You too can live here, and you can relocate easily from any part of the state, and the only thing you need to know is that the median cost of an average home is just over $400 thousand.

Crestview

If you always wanted to live in a small town, but you never wanted to give up all the things a large city has to offer, Crestview may be the perfect Austin neighborhood for you!

Crestview has that 50s or 60s kind of vibe, with a modern twist. Spacious homes made after WW2 are quite wholesome with fantastic architecture. Sturdy and charming homes in the charming upper-middle class of post-war America is what you are going to get if you decide to own a home in Crestview.

Maybe we should’ve put neighboring neighborhoods Brentwood and Allandale together with Crestview on this list. De facto those three neighborhoods could be considered as one.¬†

But, one of the things you should know before buying a home in Texas is that the median home price in this neighborhood is around $745 thousand. This seems like a lot of Texas, but at the end of the day, you pay for what you get!

A home for middle class in 50s.
Spacious and post-war kind of homes are staples of this neighborhood. This makes it one of the best neighborhoods in Austin, for sure!

South Menchaca

For half the price of an average Crestview home, you can buy a home in South Menchaca. With an average cost of around $358 thousand, you can get yourself a nice house in this interesting neighborhood.

By owning or renting a home in South Menchaca, you are going to get the same feeling of America in the 50s as you would by buying a home in Crestview – for half of the price! Ranch style homes are also very common here. There are some apartment buildings sprinkled around too. This means that you have a wide variety of home types to choose from. All you have to do is to make sure to avoid home improvement scams in Texas!

This not-so-famous neighborhood is located in South Austin. It is quite far from the “touristy” scene of this Texan city. South Menchaca is perfect for anyone who wants to live nice family life without spending too much on a home.