North Shoal Creek

The community called North Shoal Creek was built in the 1960s in north central Austin, Texas.

Travis County’s North Shoal Creek is located in US Census Tract 18.17 and ZIP Code 78757. The neighborhood, which is a part of Austin’s Urban Core and is becoming more and more well-liked, is bounded to the west by Mopac, to the north by Research Boulevard, to the east by Burnet Road, and to the south by Anderson Lane. Allandale to the south, Wooten to the east, North Burnet to the north, and Northwest Hills form the boundary of the North Shoal Creek neighborhood (to the west).

The North Shoal Creek neighborhood is in the center of Austin, between Mopac Expressway/Loop 1 (to the west) and 183/Research Blvd. (to the north). It is 1.179 square miles (3.1 km2) in size and contains 4,302 residents, or 0.6% of the city’s total population.

Bus routes, bicycling trails, and walkways are all integrated into the neighborhood’s pedestrian-friendly environment. It is close to a number of locally owned retail and entertainment establishments, including The Village Alamo Drafthouse, Fresh Plus, Chipotle, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Chen Z, Tarka, The Goodnight, and more recently launched eateries and boutiques. Since Cover 3, Office Depot, Wal-Mart, and other stores first opened their doors on West Anderson Lane’s major thoroughfare in 2005, there has been a significant amount of development.

North Shoal Creek ranks as the 14th most walkable neighborhood in Austin on the website Walk Score. The neighborhood receives a Very Walkable rating, with an average Walk Score of 74—21 points higher than Austin’s overall Walk Score of 49.


The average household size in North Shoal Creek is 1.8 people, and 87% of the population is over the age of 18 as of the 2010 census year. Over 65s make up 15% of the entire population. 50% of the residences in North Shoal Creek are occupied by one-person households, while 40% of the neighborhood’s occupants are between the ages of 25 and 44. The overall population of the neighborhood is made up of 82% White Non-Hispanic people, 3.4% Asian people, 4.7% Black or African Americans, and 18% Hispanic American or Latino people.

47 percent of people are employed in managerial, professional, or closely related occupations. 13% of the population works in professional, scientific, managerial, administrative, and waste management services, while 28% of the population is employed in educational, health, and social services. About 44% of adults over 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and 48% of people are enrolled in college or graduate school right now. According to the 2010 Census, the median family income was $72,292.

Five percent of those who live in North Shoal Creek work outside of Travis County. Residents who commute to work outside the home typically take 20 minutes. Four percent of residents walk to work, 8% of residents carpool, and 7% use public transportation. states that residents of the area fall into one of the following categories:

Stable Nuclears: Middle-aged, upper-class metropolitan families with combined household incomes that are close to six figures. Most people are homeowners. Some of them have a college degree and have various jobs, including management-level positions.

Urban singles with upper-scale earnings who are pre- to mid-middle-aged are known as “Makin’ It Singles.” may or may not have a home of their own. Most work in mid-management positions and have college degrees.

Younger married couples without children that live in the city and are carefree. Most people are homeowners. With varying levels of education from high school to college, some hold mid-management roles.

The North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association (NSCNA), a non-profit community association made up entirely of volunteers, was founded with the aim of preserving and enhancing the safety, residential features, and property values of the North Shoal Creek neighborhood and its surroundings.


In North Shoal Creek, there were about 2,247 housing units as of 2010, 796 of which were detached single-family homes. Ranch homes constructed in the early 1960s through the early to mid-1970s make up the majority of the neighborhood. The area’s main and minor thoroughfares are lined with recently restored apartment buildings and condominiums, many of which are occupied by retirees and young professionals.


Public schools

The Austin Independent School District includes North Shoal Creek.

Pillow Elementary School

Built in 1969, Pillow Elementary School serves a diverse student body of Pre-K through fifth graders and provides a feeder route to Anderson High School and Burnet Middle School. Furthermore, it received the 2004 National Blue Ribbon School honor.

Anderson High School 

In Texas, Anderson High School is one of the best academic institutions. It was listed in Newsweek’s top 500 high schools, the Washington Post’s top 250 high schools, and Texas Monthly’s top 10 high schools in Texas. It is one of the few schools in Central Texas and the only one in AISD to offer the International Baccalaureate Program.

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