A small neighborhood, Crestview is the area bordered by Burnet Road on the West, W. Anderson Lane on the North, Lamar on the East, and Justin Lane on the south. Already, key roads like Lamar hint that this neighborhood is trendy and eclectic. Located in the North/Central Austin area, the neighborhood was built by A.B.Beddow and was once considered the suburbs of the city. In this neighborhood, modern, mid-century modern, and new build look-a-likes line the streets and the neighbors are long-standing and charismatic.
Welcome to the center of everything! Crestview is convenient and no longer on the edge of the city but in the center of it. The Metro Rail has a landing for you to catch the train to downtown and while the houses are a little smaller than what you’ll find new subdivisions; the living is large. Houses are one-of-a-kind and unique: just ask a member of the Crestview Neighborhood Association. The folks are mellow and friendly, enjoy the ‘local’ movement, and believe it or not…are quite young! The single homes and mixed-use apartment complexes make this place a ‘hot’ place to live and play.
Spotlight: Black Star Co-Op
Thirsty? Before heading to Black Star Co-Op, skip the chains and head to Genuine Joe Coffeehouse. Not only do they serve great coffee but they even have a ‘boardroom’ or ‘the cellar’ for you to host grand meetings over caffeine. Now, it’s time to address the foodie in you: stop at Black Star Co-Op [to eat, drink, and be merry with locally sourced and sustainable foods from Texas farms and ranches…(told you the neighborhood support that local movement). It’s the first brewpub to operate under Cooperative Principles and Austinites appreciate the craft beers and pet friendly patio. Recognized by The Austin Chronicle for “Best Pub Grub 2012,” “Best Tipping Policy 2011,” and as a “Reader’s Favorite 2012,” amongst their many noted mentions by annual polls and positive toutings, The Black Star Co-Op is an excellent addition to your agenda when visiting Crestview!
Black Star Co-op’s website: www.blackstar.coop
Crestview Neighborhood Map