Brentwood & Crestview
Brentwood and Crestview are sister neighborhoods located in the heart of Northwest Austin, separated by Justin Lane on the south boundary of Brentwood. Known for its local charm and an eclectic mixture of both historic and modern, this area is quickly becoming one of the most coveted areas to live in the city. There is no HOA in Brentwood or Crestview yet both enjoy many area amenities.
Crestview in Northwest Austin stretches from Anderson Lane to the north and Justin Lane to the south between Lamar Boulevard to the east and Burnet Road to the west.
Brentwood in Northwest Austin is bordered by Justin Lane to the north and 45th Street to the south between Lamar Boulevard to the east and Burnet Road to the west.
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Next to Brentwood Elementary School is the 9acre Brentwood Park, home to annual neighborhood festivals, kids playgrounds, a pavilion, a crushed granite jogging path and multiple sport courts. The park also offers open tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts. We’ve even found a Facebook page promoting pick-up ultimate frisbee games in the park during Spring / Summer months!
At one point, the Stallion, Frisco Shop, and Threadgill's all offered a down-home chicken fried steak or juicy burger with home made fries in or very near the neighborhood, for a workingman's price. Threadgill's was frequented by Janis Joplin when she attended the University of Texas in the 1960s.
In the 1950s several churches opened their doors in the Brentwood neighborhood. Many of the churches are situated on Woodrow Avenue which is now referred to as "Church Row." The Crestview Shopping Center is also located in Brentwood and was constructed in 1952. Shopping and recreational areas in addition to the established vibe of Brentwood make it a great neighborhood to live in.Learn More About Brentwood
Though there are no city parks within the neighborhood's boundaries, the 9-acre Brentwood Park lies just south of Crestview, and residents make use of its basketball courts, swimming pool, playground and tennis and volleyball courts. The North Austin Optimist Club, which sponsors local youth sports activities, holds a long-term lease on a baseball and softball field on Morrow Drive just west of Lamar Boulevard.
Though the area is primarily residential, Crestview's tiny business district, bordered by Woodrow Avenue, Arroyo Seco and St. Johns Avenue, has a loyal clientele. Lines form at lunchtime at Little Deli & Pizzeria and shoppers pop into the Crestview Minimax to pick up groceries. Hamburger fans can satisfy their red meat cravings on Burnet Road at Hill-Bert's Burgers or Top Notch, the drive-in featured in Richard Linklater's 1993 film "Dazed and Confused." A local favorite for caffeine and desserts is Genuine Joe's Coffeehouse on Anderson Lane.
The area's long-anticipated commuter train, the Metro Rail Red Line, stops at the Crestview station, located at Lamar and Airport boulevards. The line opened on March 22, 2010 with trains now running on weekdays between Leander and downtown Austin. In addition to its Metro Rail stop, Crestview is served by a number of bus routes that link the neighborhood to the University of Texas campus and downtown Austin. Students can ride the Pickle Research Campus (PRC) shuttle line and residents can take the #1L/M, #101, #3 or #5 bus lines to the city's downtown core. For those seeking to travel elsewhere in the city, Capital Metro operates a park-&-ride at U.S. 183 and Lamar Blvd, just a block north of the neighborhood's northeast corner.Learn More About Crestview