The Delwood neighborhood in Austin, Texas, was built in the 10 years following World War II and offers a quaint, residential feel. It's one of the older neighborhoods in East Austin, and is made up of three distinct neighborhoods: Delwood I, II, and III. The Wilshire Wood neighborhood is often grouped with them as well. The subdivision is north of Cherrywood near the Mueller Airport. A stroll through the neighborhood will reveal many tall trees and bungalow-style homes, many of which were built in the 1950s and 60s.
It's typical to find smaller homes with two to three bedrooms that range from 1,000 to 1,800 square feet; however, there are larger homes as well. Most boast a large lot and are set back from the street to offer residents a sense of safety and a peaceful atmosphere. Several of the Delwood neighborhood's homes have been renovated or upgraded in the last years. Prices range from $150,000 to more than $350,000 for some of the renovated homes. The affordable housing paired with its proximity to downtown Austin - just 4 miles - makes it ideal for a variety of residents, from young professionals to those who have lived in the city for years.
The Delwood neighborhood is known for its sense of community. Residents will enjoy several activities and events hosted throughout the year, including things like picnics and barbeques. And, the neighborhood hosts the city's oldest Fourth of July parade and celebration.
For recreation, there are plenty of opportunities nearby. Patterson Park is a popular spot for families, as it's home to barbeque pits and picnic shelters, a playground, swimming pool, tennis court, volleyball court, and more. Mueller Lake Park is also in Delwood and offers an open-air amphitheater and stage, an interactive playscape, picnic area, and a trail that's great for walkers and joggers.
The area is also home to the impressive Pharr Tennis Center, which has eight lighted hard tennis courts, a concrete practice board, and a covered sitting area for spectators. For golfers, the 18-hole Morris Williams Golf Course is just two miles away. It was designed by Leon Howard in 1964 and features more than 6,000 yards of playing area.
The Hancock Plaza Shopping Center is just to the west of I-35 and features several retail locations for residents to enjoy. It has an H.E.B. grocery store, fitness center, coffeehouse, and several fast food dining options. The Highland Mall is just over two miles away and is an ideal spot for shopping. It's anchored by Macy's and Dillard's, and also features several smaller retail locations.
Children in the neighborhood will attend schools in the Austin Independent School District, which includes Maplewood & Blanton Elementary, Kealing & Pearce Middle School, McCallum & Reagan High School. Younger children can attend one of many nearby pre-schools such as the Stepping Stone School, Open Door Preschool East, and The Montessori Center.