Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Allandale is a charming North Austin neighborhood that is east of Mopac, west of Burnet Road, north of 45th street and south of West Anderson Lane. A mix of single family homes and apartments, this area is a tight-knit community with a lot of neighborhood pride.
Rents for apartments in the area range from $821 for a one bedroom, one bathroom with 650 square feet to $1200 for a 2 bedroom, one bathroom 789 square foot condo. Prices depend on the age of the apartment community and amenties offered at the complex.
The area has great schools. The elementary is the exemplary rated Gullett Elementary, the middle school is Lamar, which is a fine arts academy, and the high school is McCallum, which is AISD's Fine Arts Academy. Students from across the district come to McCallum's magnet program to study music, dance, theatre, and visual arts.
There are lots of fun things to do in Allandale from an almost endless variety of restaurants to shopping to entertainment.
Fonda San Miguel on North Loop is famous for its brunch and other tasty high-end Mexican dishes, as well as its romantic, low-lit interior. You might want to save up for your trip, though, this is high end Mexican food with the price tag to match.
Another Austin institution is Top Notch on Burnet Road. This unique burger joint has been serving up straight forward delicious fries, onion rings and, of course, hamburgers since 1971.
If movies are more your speed, Alamo Drafthouse's Village location on Anderson Lane is a great place to catch a new release while sipping a brew and eating. They also have all sorts of fun special events like Sing-alongs and remounts of your favorite childhood flicks.
Want to shop til you drop? Allandale is home to a plethora of unique, locally owned shops like Sandy's Shoes on Anderson. Sandy's Shoes is THE place to get kids shoes and are well-known locally for their sales people's almost magical ability to get kids to sit still while their feet are measured and put into a new pair of kicks. Plus, mom can snag a pair for herself as well!
Dragon's Lair Comics and Fantasy on Burnet is THE place to geek out and find everything from rare comic books to the 12-sided die that will make you the envy of all your friends at D&D night.
Ready to leave Allandale and explore further afield? Well this neighborhood's convenient location puts you on 183, Mopac or North Lamar in minutes, ready to head into town or the burbs for work or play.
Welcome home to Allandale!