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An Austin treasure that continues to gain popularity, Brentwood is home to people of all walks of life – educators, families, students, artists, and those who have been in the neighborhood since it was established in the 1950’s. Bounded by Justin Lane, 45th Street, Lamar Boulevard, and Burnet Road, Brentwood offers the best of city living while still managing to keep its 1950’s charm with its old-fashioned shopping centers and hamburger joints. Once a cotton farm, Brentwood still maintains a fair amount of green space for fun and recreation, including tennis courts, playscapes, baseball diamonds, and soccer fields at Brentwood Park. When taking a stroll through Brentwood’s tree-lined streets, you will notice a cooing sound from some of Brentwood’s most beloved residents – white-winged doves, who make Brentwood their home from spring through fall.
Brentwood’s neighborhood association is active in maintaining the charm, strong community, and peace its residents enjoy so much. Each year at Christmastime, residents place luminaries along the creek on Arroyo Seco, filling the street with warmth and light. They also bring the neighborhood together for festivals in the park, art shows, picnics, and have even worked together to build the Wall of Welcome, a mosaic created by dedicated residents. There is an active neighborhood listserve for pertinent neighborhood information, as well as a monthly newsletter. Most of Brentwood’s homes were constructed in the 1950’s “American bungalow” style and boast beautiful hardwood floors. Many homes have been remodeled recently to offer modern amenities including stone countertops, stainless appliances, and updated bathrooms. Central to almost everything (10 minutes to downtown, 10 minutes to Gateway/Arboretum), Brentwood offers convenience and a peaceful, small-town community feel in the middle of the city. Homes range from the lower 200’s to the upper 300’s.
Brentwood Neighborhood Association Website and hard-copy newsletter available
Phil’s Icehouse, Amy’s Ice cream, Little Deli, Crestview Minimax and shopping center, Threadgill’s, The Triangle
North Village Branch
Lamar Middle School
McCallum High School