SubdistrictsWe break District 7 down into 6 communities – super-neighborhoods that share the same streets, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and other amenities.

Knowing our communities is the first step in understanding our issues, and in turn – the pros and cons of candidates.

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West of Mopac
The Milwood neighborhood can trace its history back to the village of Duval, a stop on the Mopac line founded in the 1880s. Milwood and Walnut Crossing were developed a hundred years later, and boast strong multi-generational communities. Northwood began as a small rural neighborhood in the 1970s, with other sub-divisions added since. To their north, off Howard lane near the Williamson Co. line, is the fabled Kiddie Acres. All these communities share concerns about traffic impacts from North Burnet Gateway and the new tech campuses along Parmer.

Preston Oaks
Walnut Crossing

East Parmer
A stretch of mostly undeveloped land running along the east side of I-35 to Pflugerville adds flourish to the District 7 map. The main developed area is near the Dell Campus off E. Parmer, behind which are apartment complexes, the Harris Ridge neighborhood, and the northern tip of Copperfield. More suburban development is coming.

Harris Ridge

Burnet Road
Many people will recognize the Burnet Rd area from Richard Linkletter’s movie Dazed and Confused: the pool hall in Brentwood; the drive-in hamburger joint in Crestview; the baseball diamond in Allandale. It’s a leafy, early suburban neighborhood nurturing to children, cozy to seniors, and not completely stifling to young adults. More on Burnet Road

North Shoal Creek

Parmer North
1970s-era Lamplight Village and tiny North Shields have seniority over the newer neighborhoods that flank them – Scofield Ridge and Scofield Farms. Many Austinites have never heard of one of our best schools – John B. Connally HS – which is in the Pflugerville school district. The school’s students reflect the diversity of the community, including many Asians who work at nearby tech campuses. More on Parmer North

Scofield Ridge
Scofield Farms
Lamplight Village
North Shields

Walnut Creek
The Walnut Creek area consists of quiet suburban neighborhoods interlaced with apartments, backing onto one of Austin’s best kept secrets: the Walnut Creek greenbelt. Using the creek as a hike-and-bike route into North Burnet Gateway is a priority for adjacent residents. Like other parts of North Austin, Walnut Creek is ethnically diverse. More on Walnut Creek

River Oaks
Walnut Creek
North Park Estates

North Burnet Gateway
A recent article in Community Impact trumpets the development momentum of North Burnet Gateway, a new transit-oriented center the size of Downtown and UT combined. In fact, the district is often called Austin’s “second Downtown.” Like Downtown, NBG has few children. Unlike Downtown, the district has little open space and poor prospects to get more. More on North Burnet Gateway

Balcones Woods
Mesa Park

Other North Austin news and opinion sources:

North Austin Community Newsletter
Community Impact – Northwest Austin