Numerous parks and excellent schools are a draw for many families, while its proximity to downtown and the University of Texas makes this location excellent for professionals as well. Shoal Creek Bike Trail runs north-south through the area and is one of the most popular bike routes in Austin. Burnet Road splits this area in half and is lined with local restaurants, boutiques, vintage shops, pubs, and more. Lamar Middle School is known for its Fine Arts Academy, and McCallum High School is a Fine Arts Magnet School. The Crestview Light Rail Station is on the east edge of the community, providing quick and easy rail service into the city center.
Located between 45th street, Anderson Lane, North Lamar Blvd., and Mopac/Loop 1, this pleasant area is known for established neighborhoods with tree-lined streets and spacious lots.