Mid-Century Neighborhoods in Austin: Crestview

Crestview, Austin TX
If you're looking to find a mid-century ranch home in Austin, then Crestview is for you. Located in north central Austin, most of the homes in Crestview have kept their exterior charm. Inside you're just as likely to find something that's been completely gutted and rebuilt as you are original carpeting.

Known for it's tree-lined streets and post-war homes, it's hard to believe that Crestview was once farm land, the Richcreek Dairy farm to be precise. In 1946, the city of Austin annexed the eastern half of what is now Crestview and by 1948 developer A.B. Beddow had started building the Crestview neighborhood. Beddow was dedicated to building a family-oriented community with an elementary school, independent grocer, pharmacy, and barber shop all located at the center of the small community, the Crestview Shopping Center. If you're not in Austin you still may have caught a glimpse of Crestview in Austinite Richard Linklater's film Dazed and Confused, which featured Top Notch Hamburgers, a Crestview staple since 1971 (and my favorite burger joint in town).

Housing Data From the 2000 census
Total housing units: 10,131
Homes built between 1940 and 1959: 3,721 (36.7%)
Median year built: 1964
Median housing value: $131,200
Median mortgage: $1,096
Household population: 21,206
Average household size: 2.14
Average family size: 2.78
Owner-occupied housing: 56.8%
Renter-occupied housing: 43.2%
Median age: 35.7

Crestview Neighborhood Association

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