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.
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