Central Austin Living

January 24, 2018 | By Wes Womack

Crestview feels like a small town, although it's just a few miles north of downtown Austin. Residents frequently walk, jog, push strollers, and lead dogs through the neighborhood. About half of the residents are couples or families, and the other half are single young professionals, University of Texas students, or seniors.

Residents maintain a strong community spirit and stay close to the area's farming roots.

The Urban Patchwork relies on volunteers to plant crops in local gardens and share them with homeowners. Residents also support school plays, fundraisers, and clean-up and community events.

Although there are no city parks in the neighborhood, Crestview residents have access to major parks, as well as top-rated public and private schools, in neighboring Brentwood just to the south. Also, the North Austin Optimist Club holds a lease on a baseball and softball field for local youth teams.