Burleson Heights is a small inner-city neighborhood close to downtown Austin, Texas. The first homes were built about 65 years ago on quarter-acre lots surrounded by ranchland. Today fewer than 100 houses dating from the 1940s to the 2000s line a handful of quiet, dead-end streets.
Full of mature trees, birds and wildlife, the neighborhood is still a peaceful place to live, but the city has grown out to meet it. Burleson Heights is convenient to downtown, the IRS, St. Edward’s University, Austin Community College, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and highways Interstate 35, Texas 71/Ben White Boulevard and U.S. 183.
If you want to know what draws people to the neighborhood, just ask someone who lives here. You’ll find an engineer, photographer, chef, journalist, professor, lobbyist, scientist, naturopath, musician, environmentalist or building contractor ready to tell you all about it.
You can keep up with neighborhood news on this blog:
- Read the latest blog posts on the home page.
- For breaking news, see recent Twitter posts at the lower right part of this page or by following @HurlyBurlyATX.
- On the right rail, you’ll find helpful links to city and county departments and other sites.
- And see the Message Boards and Contact pages to find out how to keep in touch with residents.
See you in the e-community!