Georgian Acres is a residential neighborhood set in the middle of north central Austin, near I-35 and two major thoroughfares. Although the neighborhood mostly consists of modest-sized homes, there are restaurants and shops along the borders of the neighborhood. The area is inexpensive and attractive to young families starting out. Crime tends to be a problem in the north section of the area, especially near Rundberg Ln.
Georgian Acres is a suburban neighborhood that is conveniently located close to I-35 as well as Lamar Blvd. and Hwy. 183, two major local routes. The neighborhood started out in the 1800s as a farming area known as Fiskville; some remnants of that time still remain, including the Fiskville Cemetery and a mid-Nineteenth Century house.
The neighborhood is fairly centrally located, not too far from downtown and south Austin, but also not that far from north Austin and even Round Rock. There are also many public bus lines passing through the area. However the area does get congested and there can be long lines in the local stores.
There are many shopping centers and restaurants nearby the area, including some decent ethnic and casual restaurants, and fast food places. There is some green space in the area at Payton Gin Park. There is also the Marchesa Hall & Theater, which has movie screenings and live performances.
Homes here are modest in size but tend to be inexpensive, so the bulk of the neighborhood population is young families. There are also some longtime residents of the neighborhood. The residents are generally friendly and form some close-knit communities.
Although the neighborhood has a reputation for high crime, this varies among different sections of the neighborhood. In fact there is a noticeable difference in the quality of life among different sections and even between adjacent blocks, so prospective residents need to be selective and careful when choosing a place.
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Real Estate and Apartments
Homes in Georgian Acres were mostly built in the 1960s to 1980s and range from below $100K to over $200K. Average prices are in the low $100K range.