Why We Build in Allandale
The Allandale neighborhood is a hidden gem in North Central Austin that has become a hotspot in recent years. Nestled between West 45th Ave. and West Anderson Lane, as well as Burnet Road and MoPac, Allandale has some of the most sought-after lots in Austin. Established in the mid-20th century, Allandale provides a residential retreat from the buzz of downtown. In fact, Allandale is such a perfect example of classic Austin charm that it was a major player in Richard Linklater’s legendary 1993 film Dazed and Confused. Many of the homes and hangouts of the lead characters were represented by the iconic houses, parks, and buildings of Allandale.
Over the years, Allandale’s unique atmosphere has given rise to plenty of local restaurants, grocers, theaters, cafes, stylists, and boutiques. In addition to thriving businesses, Allandale has loads of green space, including Shoal Creek, which runs through the center of the neighborhood north to south. Though there is plenty going on in the neighborhood, it’s also easy to get to other Austin destinations — multiple routes to MoPac and access to 183 make commutes around town direct and stress free.
Life in Allandale
With so much to see and do in the Allandale neighborhood, it is consistently included on lists of Austin’s top places to live. Wherever you are in your life, you’ll find something to love here. Whether you’re buying your first home, looking for a place to start a family, or getting ready to retire, Allandale is a neighborhood to put down roots.
If you’re a young professional, Allandale is perfect for you. Buying in central Austin cuts down office commutes and gives you more time to enjoy your home and passion projects. If you’re into movies, there’s an Alamo Drafthouse nearby, as well as comic book and gaming shops all within biking distance. If you have four-legged friends, the Great Northern Dog Park will give your pup extra room to play. And you don’t even have to leave the neighborhood to enjoy a weekend patio brunch, with many local favorites to choose from. Finally, resale values in the neighborhood are some of the strongest in town, so buying here is a great investment for the future.
Allandale is also a go-to spot for families with young children because of top-ranked Austin Independent School District options like Gullett Elementary, Lamar Middle School, McCallum High, and nearby private schools. But there is so much more that makes Allandale a great place to raise kids. From playgrounds and sports fields at Sheffield Park and the Northwest Recreation Center to walking and biking trails around Shoal Creek, there are always opportunities for outdoor fun and meeting other families. You can keep everyone in the family happy in Allandale with studios for children’s music, gymnastics, and yoga classes, as well as toy stores and family friendly dining options.
Retirees will also find what they are looking for in Allandale. Whether you want walkable shopping and dining opportunities to keep active, or quiet, tree-lined streets where you can relax on a porch swing, this is the place for you. With a selection of bookshops nearby and the Yarborough Branch of the Austin Public Library in the neighborhood, readers will stay busy year-long. Those who enjoy fishing or birding will enjoy trying their luck at the Sheffield Park pond, Shoal Creek, and other neighborhood parks. Nearby medical facilities, specialists, and pharmacies give Allandale residents peace of mind when it comes to staying healthy.
Our Allandale Homes
We are Austin home builders who love getting the right people into the right homes. Homebuyers who are drawn to Allandale’s history will find a great match in our modern take on mid-century styles. At Paradisa, our build teams are well suited to building on the varied terrain of the lots in the Allandale neighborhood, bringing a wow factor to every property. Our spacious home interiors feature open floor plans, high ceilings, and tons of natural light. Outside our homes, you’ll find stylish swimming pools and spas, natural landscaping, and outdoor kitchens that let you enjoy Austin life al fresco.
Most of our Allandale homes are move-in ready, so you can have all the luxuries of a new home without the wait. Whether you want smart home technology, energy efficiency, or on-trend design, you will find a fit in one of our spec homes. If you haven’t found the right place yet, don’t worry — our ongoing build calendar provides plenty of new opportunities to buy or build with us. Want to learn more about upcoming opportunities in the Allandale area? Contact us today, and we will get you set up with your Paradisa dream home!