With a family, moving becomes a more difficult task that requires thoughtful planning of school districts, street safety, and neighborhood culture. Everyone has a unique checklist that makes up their ideal place to raise a family, and Austin’s diverse neighborhoods help take the stress out of finding the perfect location. Below is a list of Austin’s top 5 family-friendly neighborhoods ranging from suburbia to central Austin. 


This north-central Austin neighborhood is most known for its noteworthy high-quality schools, such as McCallum’s award-winning arts program. Though it’s just a few miles from downtown Austin, Allendale is home to great family-friendly restaurants, parks, and playgrounds and an annual 4th of July parade. 


Also located in north-central Austin, Brentwood is home to a nine-acre park which features a playground, tennis courts, and baseball fields as well as annual events such as the luminaries along the Arroyo Secco canal. It’s proximity to downtown keeps long commutes at bay while also offering great K-12 school options. 

Brushy Creek

Located a little further north, Brushy Creek offers a small-town feel without going too far beyond city limits. Nestled near Round Rock, Brushy Creek is home to several parks, hiking trails, and spring-fed streams and ponds. This neighborhood is a great option for those wanting to live in a more secluded area while being in proximity to the culture of downtown Austin. 


With great nearby schools such as McCallum and several parks including Muller Lake Park, Patterson Neighborhood Park, and the Southwest Greenway, Cherrywood has something for everyone. It’s close proximity to the University of Texas also makes it an ideal bungalow location during football season. 


This north-central neighborhood features cottage style homes with large backyards, making it an ideal neighborhood for families. With great schools and convenient shopping destinations on Burnet and Anderson Lane, everything is at your fingertips in Crestview. 

Looking to make a move to a more family-friendly neighborhood? Call Roxan Coffman Properties today to find your next dream home.