Brentwood Homes for Sale
Once upon a time, the Brentwood neighborhood was agricultural land owned by an Austin lawyer in the 1800s. After WWII, many GI's were led to the rural area to construct a new life for their families. Bungalow after bungalow went up along with the planting of sycamore trees in the newly developed area. What was once considered the suburbs is now home to a progressive community close to the urban core of Austin.
Brentwood homes for sale are known for their iconic presence tucked away on beautiful, cozy streets. Mid-century moderns and Craftsman homes with porches make up most of Brentwood real estate, but in the last decade there's been a modern-inspired comeback of cutting edge-designs coming to the neighborhood, making it one very eclectic place to call home.
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This historic and trendy neighborhood is located by Burnet Road on the west and Lamar Boulevard on the east, approximately 15 minutes away from downtown Austin. The close-knit vibe found in this area has a lot to do with its original residents still living here today, honoring community and locally operated businesses. Since the neighborhood was established in the 1940s, many of Brentwood homes for sale are one-and-half story vintage bungalows. These traditional homes have been well taken care of over the years, but some home owners in the area have completed extensive renovation projects to better suit modern day conveniences. You'll find these homes to be two-to-three bedrooms with spacious floor plans featuring stunning vintage hardwood floors. Another perk of living in an original Brentwood bungalow is the mature grounds of beautifully landscaped gardens and patios.
Keeping on trend with modernity, Brentwood has experienced an influx of ultra-contemporary real estate developments in the last decade. The Live-Work concept has revived certain parts of the neighborhood where homebuyers get to experience modern, upscale town houses and condos. The Terraces is a newer development boasting three-story, chic townhouse lofts with roomy office space on the ground level. Vaulted ceilings, poured concrete floors, trendy fixtures and massive windows with private balconies are just some of the features to look forward to. This concept of living is ideal for entrepreneurs, and anyone who would love to work from home, or couples looking to start a family.
Exploring more single-family options, Brentwood Villas is a new community on the rise, just minutes from downtown Austin. "Build-to-order" in this development is an incredible chance to explore the customizable designs to build your home exactly the way you'd like to. What sets these homes apart from the vintage homes in this neighborhood is mainly the size, as most homes are two story high and have floor plans up to 2700 square feet. These stunning new constructions are perfect for those wanting larger, modern homes at reasonable prices.
Life in Brentwood Real Estate
The Brentwood neighborhood was established nearly 70 years ago, with many locally owned businesses from that era spoiling residents in the area with many iconic favorites, to this day. Since 1971, Top Notch charcoal-grilled burgers has been a popular favorite amongst Austinites and people from around the world. In fact, you might recognize this place in the infamous movie "Dazed and Confused". Be sure to come with an appetite and satisfy your cravings for some quality burgers and onions rings.
A beautiful highlight of living in the Brentwood neighborhood is the Brentwood Park —a 9-acre dedicated greenspace open to the public. The park has a pool, playgrounds, picnic areas, trails to hike and athletic fields.
Looking for something a little obscure or artsy? Take a quick drive to Austin and wander through the unbelievable piles upon piles of Cathedral Junk. This art landmark is found in one backyard of a quiet South Austin neighborhood, constructed by a local "yardist". Built to withstand Texas storms since 1988, these folk-art masterpieces aren't going anywhere.
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Listing information last updated on October 25th, 2021 at 9:18am CDT.