North Burnet is an older neighborhood with some new, upscale, urban development. The neighborhood has lots of deluxe apartments and condos, few detached homes and little green space, but several shopping centers, and many restaurants. Many of the apartments and condos are newer and come in various sizes; some exceed the square footage of most single-family homes in other neighborhoods.
North Burnet is near Hwy. 1 (MoPac) and Hwy. 183, two major local highways, so commuting is easy. But these routes become very congested during peak hours. There is some public transportation available. North Burnet appeals to single professionals and younger couples looking for a convenient, low-maintenance place to live that is close to shopping and dining and not too far from downtown.
North Burnet epitomizes the "concrete jungle" that some Austinites choose to call north Austin. It has lots of shopping centers, offices, apartment buildings, and condos, and little green space. North Burnet is sometimes, half-jokingly, called South Dallas, because of its highly urbanized environment which is characteristic of neighborhoods in that city. But North Burnet is reasonably quiet, safe, and inexpensive to live in.
The Domain, an upscale shopping and residential center is in the neighborhood. Across the street is Arbor Walk, another shopping center, and the Arboretum and Gateway Shopping Center are nearby. Also there are health clubs, several supermarkets, and many cafes and coffee houses in the area. The apartment complexes tend to offer amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, tennis courts, and walking and jogging trails.
Many of the residents of North Burnet are single, white-collar professionals and couples who work in the high-tech companies that surround the neighborhood. The neighborhood does not have strong schools and much green space or parks, so it's not necessarily a great place for families. There are some homes on large lots in the north section of the neighborhood.
Considering the neighborhood's convenient location, amenities, and the newness of the condominiums, housing is reasonably priced. Although there is not as much nightlife as in downtown and south Austin, there are restaurants and bars, as well as some dive bars and karaoke bars along Burnet Rd.
Views From the Street
|Domain Dr.||Longhorn Blvd.||Metropolitan Dr.|
|Burnet Rd. and Braker Ln.||Stonehollow Dr.||Esperanza Crossing|
|Hobby Horse Ct.||Burnet Rd.|
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Real Estate and Apartments
North Burnet has mostly condos, apartments, and a few detached houses. Most properties are priced in the $100K range. Family homes tend to be larger and are priced around $500K.