Located just inside Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 1, the North Austin neighborhood of Austin is known as a residential area. Apartments and homes line the streets of the neighborhood. This picturesque zone of the city offers passage to parks, pools and nature preserves.

Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park features barbeque pits, basketball courts, off-leash dog areas, picnic shelters and tables, playgrounds, softball fields, volleyball courts and hiking trails. There is no shortage of activities in this park. The Walnut Creek Pool in North Austin offers lap pools for adults and shallow areas for children. Beat the heat at this local favorite. 

Several highways lace through the North neighborhood of Austin, bringing downtown close to residents. Though downtown is just five to 10 minutes away, the landscape is still full of rolling hills. Because of its location, living in North Austin makes commuting anywhere in the city easy and fast. 

With several strip malls and The Domain – an upscale outdoor mall – located in nearby Northwest Austin, a shopping spree is never far off. There are also plenty of dining and entertainment opportunities like live music, for which Austin is known. 

Most of the residential buildings in this area were built between the 1960s and 1980s and were designed in the modern style.