St. Johns All You Need To Know

St. Johns is a neighborhood hugging Interstate 35 in north Austin. It is named for Saint Johns Avenue. That road runs through the neighborhood of St. Johns and under Highway 35 into Highland. St. John's Avenue goes all the way to Midtown Commons at Crestview Station.

Highway 183 is its northern border. Highway 290 or Manor Expressway is its southern border. Highway 290 discharges into West Koenig Lane several blocks west and feeds into the Highland neighborhood. Cameron Road is its eastern border. The western edge of the neighborhood zig-zags along residential streets, going around the Highland campus of Austin Community college and including part of Highland Mall. The community is a fifteen to twenty minute drive from downtown Austin. It is a ten minute drive to the LBJ Early College High School or the Big Walnut Creek Nature Preserve. The Northeast Early College High School is located on Berkman Drive on the other side of Cameron Road. This is next to Nelson Field. The area east of Cameron is also home to the Austin Achieve Elementary School and another Austin Achieve campus. The Clifton Career Development School is located on Coronado Drive. That meets with Cameron Road, and it is in biking distance of the St. Johns public library.

Residents are generally assigned to Reilly, Brown, Winn or Pickle Elementary school. They generally go to Webb Middle School. Webb Middle School on Saint Johns Avenue has a score of two out of ten from Great Schools. Students may go to Reagan High School, Lanier High School or Maccullum High School. Residents are in easy reach of Victory Christian Center School, a private Protestant K-212 school.

The area has a mix of single family homes and apartments, but the neighborhood also contains a number of hotels, mostly along Interstate 35. This is a densely populated neighborhood. It has between nine and ten thousand permanent residents. Homes range in price from 200K to 1.5 million. The area has seen a wave of new, high density construction. That's why you can find 1500 square foot condos built since 2019 for half a million dollars.

It has an average walk score of 46. The most walkable areas are along the periphery, since the busy thoroughfares have the most restaurants and retail. It has a better than average bike score of 61.

The Social Security Administration office is in southern St. Johns. Pickle Elementary School is at the north end of the neighborhood. The St. John Branch of the Austin public library is here. There is only one small park here, St. John Park. It is next to Black's Memorial Missionary Baptist Church.

St. John's residents are about a mile from North Austin Pony Field and the North Austin Optimist ball field. That is in Crestview.

Heritage Hills is north of the highway. That is home of the massive Gustavo L. Garcia District Park, also known as the Gus Garcia Park. Dobie College Prep Academy is north of the park and on the other side of Rundberg Lane.


Driving Directions

1.From Wildwood Apartments, 7610 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to Northpoint Property Management, 7600 Chevy Chase Dr Suite 300, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Continue to Cameron Rd
Head southwest
Partial restricted usage road
Turn left toward Cameron Rd
Restricted usage road
Turn right toward Cameron Rd
Restricted usage road
Take E Anderson Ln to Chevy Chase Dr
Turn right onto Cameron Rd
Make a U-turn
Turn left onto E Anderson Ln
Pass by Wendy's (on the right)
Turn left onto Georgian Dr/Northcrest Blvd
Use the middle lane to turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Anderson Ln
Continue on Chevy Chase Dr to your destination
Turn right onto Chevy Chase Dr
Turn right
Turn left
Destination will be on the right

2.From Northpoint Property Management, 7600 Chevy Chase Dr Suite 300, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to United States Postal Service, 900 Blackson Ave, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Take Chevy Chase Dr to E Anderson Ln
Head southwest toward Chevy Chase Dr
Turn left toward Chevy Chase Dr
Turn right onto Chevy Chase Dr
Turn left to stay on Chevy Chase Dr
Take S IH 35 Frontage Rd to Blackson Ave
Turn right onto E Anderson Ln
Turn right onto S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Pass by Buffalo Wild Wings (on the right)
Turn left onto E St Johns Ave
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
Continue on Blackson Ave to your destination
Turn right onto Blackson Ave
Turn left
Destination will be on the right

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3.From United States Postal Service, 900 Blackson Ave, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to St. John Branch, Austin Public Library, 7500 Blessing Ave, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Head northwest toward Blackson Ave
Turn left onto Blackson Ave
Blackson Ave turns right and becomes Meador Ave
Turn left onto Wilks Ave
Turn left onto Blessing Ave
Turn left onto Delmar Ave
Turn left onto Meador Ave
Destination will be on the right

4.From St. John Branch, Austin Public Library, 7500 Blessing Ave, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to Studio 6 Austin, TX - Midtown, 6603 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Take Blessing Ave, E St Johns Ave, Bennett Ave and La Posada Dr to N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
Head southeast toward Blessing Ave
Turn right onto Delmar Ave
Turn right onto Blessing Ave
Turn right onto E St Johns Ave
Turn left onto Bennett Ave
Continue onto Camino La Costa
Turn right onto La Posada Dr
Use the right lane to turn right onto N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
Drive to your destination

5.From Studio 6 Austin, TX - Midtown, 6603 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to Webb Middle School, 601 E St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752, United States

Head north
Turn left
Turn right
Turn right onto N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
Pass by Burger King (on the right in 0.3 mi)
Turn left onto E St Johns Ave
Turn left at Duval St
Turn left

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6.From Webb Middle School, 601 E St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752, United States
to Lincoln-Goldfinch Law, 1005 E 40th St, Austin, TX 78751, United States

Get on I-35 S from E St Johns Ave and S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Head northwest
Turn right toward E St Johns Ave
Turn right onto E St Johns Ave
Turn right onto S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Use the left lane to merge onto I-35 S via the ramp to US-290 W
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