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Neighborhood Profiles - Southwest Austin

Categories: Blog December 30, 2014 @ 9:24 AM 0 Comments      

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Areas we used to think of as "way out there" are not only seeming closer, but are getting their own infrastructure, as the Austin real estate market expands in all directions. Maple Run in Southwest Austin is among one of those areas. Located south of William Cannon, north of Slaughter, west of Brodie and east of Mopac, this little oasis offers quiet streets, attractive and affordable housing, burgeoning businesses and is a a, skip and hop jump to among the city's nicest, cleanest and newest parks.

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Each street in the community appears to have its very own personality. The Deer Park subdivision is loaded with brick homes, with meticulously manicured gardens and lawns. These folks perform a magnificent job with holidays - their Christmas lighting is worth a vacation, and

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is usually scary! A few blocks down, you will find a more relaxed atmosphere, maintained just as nicely, but with a more casual feel. The busiest street is Copano, which can be not busy in any way! The houses in this field can run the gamut coming from a 3,000 square foot two story brick home with a pool to some 1200 sq. foot one level 2 br/ 2 bath having a nice yard. A number of these homes returning to a greenbelt - nice and quiet.

As you follow the street south of William Cannon heading down to Slaughter you find new business popping up almost every day, although brodie Lane, one of the main north-south thoroughfares of the area, is full of convenient businesses closer to Ben White. Take the intersection of Brodie and Alexandria - you have the best Cajun food and live music in town, an Austin Regional Clinic, Love Pet Hospital, Shipley's Donuts, a florist, nail salons, a JiffyLube, and much more! Just in the road is actually a Montessori school, just down the road will be the Kid's Zone preschool and daycare. Austin Telco and Advance Auto just came to the area, although the property adjoining them still has cattle on it - a truly Austin juxtaposition.

Families will love the Longview playground and park located in the eastern end of Harper's Ferry. Swings and a play structure great for toddlers on as much as school age will be in great condition, and there are several trees for shade. A large field is perfect for kicking the ball or throwing the Frisbee, and there exists a basketball court right up the hill. Just head over to Dick Nichols - just west of Mopac off Davis if you are looking for a little more. The toddler structure is brand new, as well as the bigger kids the first is in great repair. Picnic tables, a fountain for splash play, volleyball courts (or perhaps the world's largest sandbox, based on your actual age), tennis courts along with a hike/bike trail can all be found here. Their pool is among the best, with separate shallow and deep ends, plus a toddler wading pool - all crystal clear and then in excellent condition.

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