Neighborhood Profile: Cherrywood

Preview of “cherrywood map”

  • Schools: Maplewood Elementary, Kealing Junior High School & McCallum High School
  • Year Homes Built: 1940s-1960s
  • Average List Price: $394,078 (November 2014)
  • Style of Homes: Bungalow, Cottage and Ranch
  • Nearby Restaurants: Salty Sow, East Side Cafe, Cherrywood Coffeehouse, Dai Due Butcher Shop + Supper Club, El Chile, Mi Madre’s, El Chilito, Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop
  • Nearby Shopping: Monarch Food Mart, in.gredients, Raven + Lily, Mueller shopping, HEB
  • Nearby Attractions & Amenities: University of Texas, Thinkery, Mueller Lake Park, Hancock Golf Course

Cherrywood is a historic gem of a neighborhood that has the bonus of being located in the heart of Central Austin. Sometimes called French Place, Cherrywood is bordered by Wilshire Boulevard to the north, Manor Road to the south, Airport Boulevard to the east and IH-35 the west. The neighborhood takes its name from the major north-south artery that bisects the neighborhood, Cherrywood Road.

Though easily accessible from large highways and major roads and just minutes from downtown and the University of Texas (the area has long been a favorite of both students and university employees), the community remains a “walking” neighborhood, with many nearby businesses along East 38th 1/2 Street and the rapidly emerging Manor Road corridor. And with so much of Austin’s core just minutes beyond its boundaries, part of Cherrywood’s appeal is most definitely its prime location. It’s hard to imagine that the area was once the site of ranches and peach orchards.

Homes in Cherrywood were largely built in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s and are a diverse mixture of bungalows, cottages and ranch-style houses. The streets and parks, which include the names of early property owners, such Doris and J.H. French, Bascom and Rogan Giles, Walter Schieffer, Nye Patterson and others, are lined with mature trees. Residents provide a diverse community with an active neighborhood association and a community feel, even in the center of our burgeoning metropolis. The northeast section of Cherrywood contains the Schieffer/Willowbrook residential area, which has its own neighborhood association.

Students attend Maplewood Elementary, Kealing Junior High School and McCallum High School. Original houses generally contain between 900 and 1,300 square feet of living space and have an average list price of $394,078.

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