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The Old Enfield neighborhood just northwest of downtown Austin is the No. 1 place to live in the city, according to — but that kind of living comes with a hefty price tag.

Niche, a website that helps consumers hunt for top neighborhoods and school districts, put the old-school Austin neighborhood atop its list of local neighborhoods and seventh overall in the state. It judges neighborhoods based on metrics such as school quality, diversity, crime and nightlife.

Old Enfield is about a five-minute drive to the offices and nightlife found downtown but has a decidedly non-downtown feel. Perched on the hills above Pease Park, the area is awash with high-end homes — the kind that business moguls and celebrities vie for in this hot housing market.

Here’s what Niche had to say about Old Enfield:

“Living in Old Enfield offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Old Enfield there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Old Enfield and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Old Enfield are highly rated.”

Dive into more Old Enfield statistics from Niche here.

Old Enfield wasn’t the only local neighborhood to score top marks from Niche. Here are the top 10 local neighborhoods listed on the website:

  1. Old Enfield
  2. Rollingwood west of downtown
  3. Gateway near The Domain
  4. The Triangle area in North Central Austin
  5. Downtown
  6. Old West Austin
  7. West Lake Hills west of downtown
  8. Hyde Park in North Central Austin
  9. Brushy Creek in the suburb of Cedar Park
  10. Allandale in North Central Austin

Austin Business Journal, March 24, 2021

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