The North Shoal Creek and Wooten neighborhoods are located on both sides of the Burnet Road Corridor, north of Anderson Lane and south of 183. The west border of this area is Mopac or Loop One and the east border is 183. We’ll be exploring two sections today, the first being on the west side of Burnet between Burnet and Mopac.
This is called North Shoal Creek, and it includes Allandale Estates, North Town, North Shoal Creek Estates, and several other smaller sections. On the east side of Burnet between Burnet and 183 is what’s commonly known as Wooten. This includes Allandale North, Linear Terrace, Bowling Green, Wooten Park, and several other smaller pockets. Both neighborhoods are about ten minutes from downtown Austin and provide easy access to 183, Loop One, Burnet Road, and Lamar.
The west side of Burnet and the North Shoal Creek area homes feed to Pillow Elementary, Burnet Middle School, and Anderson High School. All the elementary and middle schools are centrally located within the neighborhood and are walking distance from most homes. These schools also feature great parks where you’ll see kids playing on the weekend. Homes in the area were built primarily in the 1950s and ‘60s with a section of newer homes in North Shoal Creek built in the late 1990s. The style is fairly traditional, with a lot of one-story brick homes. There is a section called North Shoal Creek Estates that does feature newer craftsman style homes. Square footages start just over 1,000 square feet and go up to the upper 2,000s.
As you’re driving through the neighborhoods, you’ll see the occasional home that’s been expanded and renovated to reflect a more modern or contemporary style. Northwest Park is a great resource for North Shoal Creek and Wooten residents. It features a large pool, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, a baseball field, volleyball court, and even a fishing pier. We have great shopping options as well, from furniture to home improvement, and many specialty shops in between, such as Sun & Ski Sports or Terra Toys. We have some incredible dining options here in North Shoal Creek. On Anderson Lane, there’s Hopdoddy Burger Bar, there’s Cover Three, which is a great sports bar, The Goodnight, which features bowling, there’s Bartlett’s, which is more upscale dining, and there’s great sushi at Mikado, just north on Burnet.
North Shoal Creek and Wooten are some of the last neighborhoods centrally located in Austin that are still affordable. We’re just north of the very popular Allandale and Crestview neighborhoods, but offer great homes at a fraction of the price. The best part about living here is that you have everything you need within the neighborhood, from coffee shops to shopping, movies, bowling, bars, and dining. You have your library and parks. It’s all right here.