Highland In Brief

Highland is a neighborhood in downtown Austin. Highway 183 marks the northern edge. Highway 290 forms the southern edge. Interstate 35 is a short distance to the east, though that is considered to be in St. Johns.

The residential neighborhood east of I-35 is always called St. Johns. Georgian Acres is north of the neighborhood. Crestwood and Brentwood are located to the west. Highland is so large that the area south of Airport Boulevard is sometimes called Skyview.

The larger Highland neighborhood is home to around four thousand people. The area south of Highway 290 is called North Loop.

Most residents are assigned to Brown Elementary School on West Anderson Lane. Students are then sent to Webb Middle School on East Saint Johns Avenue. Most kids go on to Lanier High School on Payton Gin Road.

The Austin Community College Highland Campus is in this area. And there is a Cedars Academy charter school on Middle Fiskville Road. St. Francis School is located on Huntland.

The Victory Christian Center School is located near the intersection of I-13 and Highway 183. The Griffin School is a college preparatory high school.

Paragon Prep School is on West Koenig. The Austin SDA Junior Academy is located on Anderson Lane. The Texas Department of Public Safety Training Academy is in this community, too. It is in walking distance of Reilly Elementary.

Koenig turns into Highway 290 around Airport Boulevard. You can get onto the highway and take the East Koenig Lane access road to Purple Heart Trail. That is the local name for Interstate Highway 35.

You can take Lamar Boulevard north to Highway 183. Lamar turns into Highway 275. If you take Airport Boulevard south, you'll hit the main tax office for Travis County.

Homes in this area cost 500,000 to 600,000 dollars. You can find a lot of 1950s and 1960s bungalows. The most expensive homes are redeveloped lots with contemporary homes that cost over a million dollars.

Yet the older homes are around two thousand square feet, making them suitable for large families. On the other hand, many have one car garages, reflecting the lifestyle of the era. There is plenty of retail spread out across the neighborhood.

This is why it has an average walk score in the high fifties. The area along Lamar Boulevard has a walk score in the seventies.

It received a bike score of 78. The area has several bus routes. Bus routes run along Airport Freeway, Highland Mall Boulevard, Koenig and Lamar Boulevard. There are seven different bus lanes in the area, though several of them stop at the various DPS offices in Highland.

Highland Mall sits at the southeast corner of the neighborhood. It can be reached by the I-35 frontage road and East Highland Mall Boulevard. Reilly School Park is next to Reilly Elementary.

One of the largest local parks is in Brentwood. The Brentwood Neighborhood Park has walking trails, playgrounds and a swimming pool. The North Austin Optimist Baseball Field is a mile away.

Driving Directions

1.From Texas Department of Public Safety, 5805 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to Webb Middle School, 601 E St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Head northeast
Turn right
Turn left onto Guadalupe St
Turn right onto W St Johns Ave
Turn right
Turn left

2.From Webb Middle School, 601 E St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to Austin Community College: Highland Campus, 6101 Highland Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Head northwest
Turn right toward E St Johns Ave
Turn left onto E St Johns Ave
Turn left onto Twin Crest Dr
Turn right onto E Huntland Dr
Turn left onto Jonathan Dr
Turn right onto E Highland Mall Blvd
Turn left onto Highland Campus Dr
Destination will be on the left

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3.From Austin Community College: Highland Campus, 6101 Highland Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to Austin's Couch Potatoes Central, 7521 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Head south on Highland Campus Dr toward Denson Dr
Turn right onto Denson Dr
Turn right onto Airport Blvd
Pass by Jack in the Box (on the right)
Turn right onto N Lamar Blvd
Destination will be on the right

4.From Austin's Couch Potatoes Central, 7521 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to Crux Climbing Center Central, 6015 Dillard Cir #B, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Head northeast on N Lamar Blvd toward Morrow St
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Morrow St
Turn right onto Guadalupe St
Turn left onto Airport Blvd
Pass by Jack in the Box (on the left in 0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Denson Dr
Turn left onto Dillard Cir
Turn left
Destination will be on the left

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5.From Crux Climbing Center Central, 6015 Dillard Cir #B, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to Ojos Locos Sports Cantina - Austin, 7522 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Follow Dillard Cir and Denson Dr to Airport Blvd
Head northwest toward Dillard Cir
Turn right onto Dillard Cir
Turn right onto Denson Dr
Turn left onto Airport Blvd
Pass by Jack in the Box (on the right)
Follow Guadalupe St to W Anderson Ln
Turn right onto Guadalupe St
Turn right to stay on Guadalupe St
Drive
Turn right onto W Anderson Ln
Pass by Red Lobster (on the right in 0.3 mi)
Turn right onto S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Pass by Buffalo Wild Wings (on the right)
Drive to your destination
Turn right
Turn left

6.From Ojos Locos Sports Cantina - Austin, 7522 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to Austin Skyline Dental, 314 E Highland Mall Blvd #500, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Head northeast
Turn right toward S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Turn right onto S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Pass by Comfort Inn & Suites (on the right)
Turn right onto E Huntland Dr
Turn right to stay on E Huntland Dr
Turn left
Turn right
Destination will be on the left

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7.Solis Security, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd Ste. 300, Austin, TX 78752, United States
Centennial Towers, 505 E Huntland Dr, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Head west toward Jonathan Dr
Turn right onto Jonathan Dr
Turn right onto E Huntland Dr
Turn right
Destination will be on the right

8.Centennial Towers, 505 E Huntland Dr, Austin, TX 78752, United States
Lincoln-Goldfinch Law, 1005 E 40th St, Austin, TX 78751, United States

Get on I-35 S from S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Follow I-35 S to S IH 35 Frontage Rd. Take exit 236B from I-35 S/US-290 W/N Interstate 35
Drive to E 40th St

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