Hancock

Highly Desirable
North of the University of Texas and close to downtown is surprisingly quaint and quiet Hancock, a neighborhood highly desired by professionals, families, university students and faculty. Many homes adorning the neighborhood were built in the early 1900s, and are charming modestly-sized bungalows. There are also apartment complexes and larger homes. Hancock’s suburban lifestyle and convenient location to many Austin attractions makes it a perfect place to live for residents.

Hancock has plenty of restaurants, shopping, and places to socialize with friends. In the heart of the neighborhood is Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center, a great place to enjoy the outdoors and warm sunny days. Restaurants and cafes in town include the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Pei Wei, Taco Joint, and Cherrywood Coffeehouse. There are also two convenient grocery stores for residents - H-E-B and Fiesta Market. Hancock is perfect for you if you are looking for a neighborly experience while still being close enough to city life.
What Hancock Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
8.0
amenities
5.2
social
6.0
management
6.7
Median rents in Hancock
Studio
$
1,135
1 Bedroom
$
1,300
2 Bedroom
$
1,695

Living in
Hancock

Close to Campus and Downtown
Students
Suburban Lifestyle
Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center
Outdoor Activities
Nearby Public Transit
Hancock — 8.3/10 Rating (based on 111 neighborhood reviews)
If you want to live by the law school and with a bunch of other law students, this is the place to be. I think it makes things really convenient. It is very nice to be so close to an HEB. Additionally, you're across the street from a corner market store. A cool new coffee shop opened up nearby (Progress). So there's good stuff around, but it's not flush with bars or restaurants.
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Sabina Apartments
There are three other big apartment complexes around this one and many students live in one of them so you can usually see a friendly face. Close walk to the law school
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7
/10
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Marq Uptown
There’s a cute dog park super close by where we sometimes walk/run and the H‑E‑B is super close by as well.
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10
/10
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Sabina Apartments
I love that it is around the law school near other students.
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7
/10
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Aura Thirty2
Many students, very secure. What is missing a bit are possibilities for grocery shopping, but within a 15 minutes walk you can make it to H.E.B.
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10
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Troubadour
Hancock is such a cute, friendly neighborhood. Most of the occupants are young families and students. The housing is pretty mixed, from extremely nice to a little more run-down. I have never had an issue with safety in the neighborhood. The Metro 7 line runs right through Hancock and Hyde Park, making public transit an easy option for getting to school. There is also an HEB grocery store, a running trail/public golf course, and a shopping center right in the neighborhood.
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10
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609B Texas Avenue
Perfect neighborhood for a law student. The law school is down the street, HEB isn't too far, nor are some green spaces. It's not great for walking around, but overall I've been very happy with it.
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7
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The Bungalows
It's a pretty nice walkable area. The roads are busy and the interstate is loud. There are also a decent number of homeless people and bikes get stolen frequently. That said, it's nice to have the golf course nearby as well as cafes, grocery stores and convenience stores.
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8
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Sabina Apartments
Very convenient to the law school, but I wish there were a few food or coffee places within easy walking distance like in other areas of the cities.
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7
/10
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Marq Uptown
The people that live in the neighborhood are fine. Generally keep to themselves. It is near a bus stop and hospital so there are often homeless people walking around, but they seldom attempt to interact. I have had several packages go missing.
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5
/10
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The Bungalows
The neighborhood is close to the law school, but avoids most of the undergraduate crowds. Sometimes it can get a little loud at night, but it’s overall a pretty quiet neighborhood.
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8
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Red River Apartments
The location is fine, about a 12 minute walk to the law school. Close to 35, so you get your share of drifters/vagrants, which leads to a high number of break-ins in the garage.
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8
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Sabina Apartments
The Hancock neighborhood is very nice with very nice people. So many law students live in Uptown and Sabina, it's nice to have a close group of people from the school.
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9
/10
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Marq Uptown
Great to walk. Easy commute to school. Lots of students to socialize with. My only wish is that there were better restaurants near by- but we can't have it all :)
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8
/10
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Marq Uptown
close to HEB and has a nice neighborhood for walking
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7
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Sabina Apartments
Close to the law school, good access to bike lanes and bus routes for transit, walking distance from multiple grocery stores and coffee shops.
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9
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611 E 45th St.
Hyde Park is wonderful. Lots of mature trees, a golf course, and an HEB just down the street. Also a short walk to the law school.
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8
/10
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Sabina Apartments
I really enjoy this neighborhood, but I wish I had better access to restaurants and bars like you find in Cherrywood.
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8
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3401 at Red River
Great neighborhood! 6 min walk to law school. Super friendly neighbors. There's also a dog park down the street.
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10
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River City Lofts
great to walk around in; lots of people live over here; good grocery store (HEB); super close to the law school
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9
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817 E 31st St
Neighborhood is quaint and nice! The area feels safe and the dog park across the street is a nice touch.
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8
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Aura Thirty2
Excellent, walkable to law school. Great area for pets. Conveniently close to great grocery store.
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9
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Aura Thirty2
Very safe area. It is next to the other main buildings most law students live in.
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9
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Aura Thirty2
Quiet, residential area. Close to campus, and there are grocery stores nearby.
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8
/10
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2800 Swisher St
Centrally located with a lot of graduate students in the area.
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10
/10
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Marq Uptown
Close to law school, but not a great vibe in and of itself
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10
/10
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Sabina Apartments
Just a typical stretch of apartments. Nothing much to say outside of that. Everyone parks and goes to their unit, it's usually pretty quiet.
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9
/10
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The Bungalows
Super quiet neighborhood and very safe. Lots of families and graduate students - primarily law students. Elementary school right across the street on Harris. Church next door. HEB, 24 fitness, some restaurants are all down the street.
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7
/10
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3401 at Red River
Calm neighborhood surrounded by other students/professionals. Dog park right next to apartment, walking distance to Hancock Golf Course and HEB and other stores about 4 min north via car.
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10
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Marq Uptown
Great neighborhood. Aura is near houses which is refreshing. I wish there were more restaurants and such nearby! Definitely best to have a car.
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9
/10
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Aura Thirty2
Quiet, few restaurants, but close to school.
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7
/10
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Aura Thirty2
Very social with other law students.
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9
/10
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Troubadour
This area is relatively quiet, which I love. There isn't really any nightlife nearby (walking distance), but it is easy to get to Rainey or 6th Street as well as many other areas since the building is centrally located. I love the nearby dog park and the ability to walk to and from class at the law school.
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10
/10
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Sabina Apartments
It is by a dog park and three other nice apartment complexes where other law students live.
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7
/10
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Marq Uptown
Generally nice neighborhood but by the highway and many break-ins to the apartment garage
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7
/10
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Aura Thirty2
Pretty nice, the park and the shopping center with HEB are very nice to live by.
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10
/10
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Century Plaza
Nice to walk to school, fine places to run, not a ton of places to eat.
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8
/10
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Sabina Apartments
Close to campus and the highway and HEB. Good for school.
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8
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3401 at Red River
close to school
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10
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3207 Liberty St
It’s very convenient to get to class since it’s only a 15 minute walk but there’s not much to do in immediate walking distance. Getting most places requires a car
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7
/10
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Aura Thirty2
Great because it’s so close to school. Within walking distance. Just not a lot of places to walk to eat or grab a drink with friends nearby.
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10
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Marq Uptown
Not much is walkable restuarant/bar wise, but the grocery store is a 5 minute drive and the law school is a 10 minute walk.
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9
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Marq Uptown
I don't really get a lot of time in the neighborhood, but it's nice that it's so close to the law school.
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9
/10
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Sabina Apartments
Close to law school but literally nothing around. Marq and Sabina are great, nearby is sketch, though.
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10
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Marq Uptown
Close enough to UT
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8
/10
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Sabina Apartments
Great neighborhood.
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8
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The Bungalows
Super convenient
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9
/10
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708 Landon Ln
Good for walking to campus but not good for restaurants/social.
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5
/10
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Aura Thirty2
Quiet and close to school
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10
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Troubadour
Nice HEB, good sidewalks, running, dining
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8
/10
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Sabina Apartments
PEACEFUL
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10
/10
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506 Elmwood Pl
2 minute walk from law school
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7
/10
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Blackstone
Located near HEB and the law school!
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10
/10
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Sabina Apartments
It’s good!
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9
/10
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Sabina Apartments
its safe and close by
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10
/10
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Duval Villa
Close to campus
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8
/10
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River Oaks
The neighborhood on the west side of Red River is very nice, has a great park and a good place to go for a walk. The east side of Red River can be nice, however you are right up against I-35. This makes it feel slightly less safe and there is more noise/activity.

Overall still a great place to live as a law student, very close to the law school and convenient to getting around town, groceries, restaurants, etc. I think it's still the best area to live in as a law student.
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8
/10
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Troubadour
Great neighborhood. Lived here for a major portion of my grad school. Close to HEB/gym/takeouts/bus stops/coffee shops/ greenery.
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8
/10
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Plaza Court
Best part of this location is its proximity to the law school. It's really close to I-35 though thankfully my apartment is facing the courtyard and I don't hear it. Get used to I-35 as your main highway if you're used to Mopac. Not a lot of great food immediately around, but there's a cornerstore nearby and a smokeshop, Jimmy John's, and a few cafes.
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9
/10
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Troubadour
Not much to do, not a lot of restaurants. Close to campus and a quick 10 minute bus ride to Rowling Hall. 30 minutes door-to-door to get to school.
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8
/10
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Marq Uptown
It's a great neighborhood to live in. This apartment is on the eastern edge of the neighborhood, but the golf course nearby helps give it a quieter feeling. It's also within walking distance of the HEB and some casual/fast food options. The bus that stops at the end of the block goes right down to campus, too.
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9
/10
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North 40
Very walkable to the law school - 10-15 minutes. Decent enough access to food/HEB/etc. No serious complaints about the neighborhood, although more walkable dining options would be much appreciated.
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6
/10
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Sabina Apartments
I really enjoy walking around the neighborhood, and the views are very pretty.
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10
/10
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Aura Thirty2
Hancock is very quiet, lots of families. There's a golf course, too.
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9
/10
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Troubadour
Very easy to get to campus - long as you are physically able, it is not worth getting a parking pass or driving to campus. It feels safe to walk around during the day-light hours. Grocery store is accessible and it's a heavily residential area.
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9
/10
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Sabina Apartments
Close to the highway and not near the bars but walkable to campus and better pricing than basically everywhere else. Lots of law students too.
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8
/10
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Troubadour
Hyde Park is a great place to live! There are some neat restaurants and shops. Shipe park is also a cool local park that has an amazing pool that will (eventually) be open again.
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10
/10
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Creekridge
Mainly graduate students, fairly safe, near a hospital, near UT campus
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6
/10
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Aura Thirty2
I love the neighborhood! It's lovely. There is a golf course, a church, and a park. The HEB is great. There is a lack of restaurants/fast food in the area though.
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8
/10
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The Hive Red River
Easy access to I-35 and within walking distance of the school.
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10
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Sabina Apartments
Right now there are lots of construction workers on one side of the apartment complex otherwise it is pretty empty. Just people walking dogs or running.
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10
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Sabina Apartments
The neighborhood is mostly residential with a handful of small shops and restaurants - the biggest value add is its proximity to campus.
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10
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Marq Uptown
Close to campus, lots of young professionals and families, close to grocery stores, shopping, and restaurants, very walkable
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10
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4420 Red River St
Feels safe for the most part but can be a little dicey walking around at night. Never had a personal issue though
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9
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Troubadour
Family and student friendly, quiet at night but lively during the weekends with just the right amount of people.
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8
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1003 E 38th St
Quiet (for the most part), residential. You could probably live further away from the school and pay less.
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8
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Casa Del Rio
This location is a bit different than the rest of the neighborhood. The freeway and university are directly east and south of the bungalows, respectively, so it is right in the corner. Most other students live in the large complexes above the hospital or in the various apartments more central and north/west parts of the neighborhood. Therefore, while you can make the effort to go to the other areas, it is out of the way. Overall the area is nice.
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8
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The Bungalows
Great for law school. I am walking distance from the school, some cafes, bars, and a nice park.
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9
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River Oaks
Safe neighborhood. Mostly students and families. Close to HEB and other stores.
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9
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Marq Uptown
Close to law school and grocery store. Quiet, safe, residential.
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10
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The Pointe
Great! Very convenient for law students. Nothing bad really
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7
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Sabina Apartments
Great location, but bordered by Red River and I-35!
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8
/10
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Troubadour
It's a place to live! Residential. If you want to do something then you're going somewhere else. It's not bad there's just nothing to do.
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6
/10
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The Bungalows
Great location respective to the law school, but one block away the area isn’t as nice so you have to be cognizant of that.
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9
/10
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Sabina Apartments
love how close it is to the law school. there aren’t lots of places within walking distance to eat, but very short drive to great restaurants. and very close to an HEB!
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9
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Marq Uptown
Great neighborhood, perfect for law students/any students who attend classes near the North Campus area.
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10
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Marq Uptown
Quiet, good food, good vibes.
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9
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Duval Villa
HEB is close.
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8
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Aura Thirty2
Overall fairly quiet, good mix of students and professionals. Great proximity to the university.
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6
/10
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Sabina Apartments
Close to the law school and no weird characters or reports of break-ins that I am aware of.
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8
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Casa Del Rio
Seems very safe, and a lot of grad students and young adults to meet and socialize with
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10
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Aura Thirty2
Quiet neighborhood. Close from supermarket. Not many coffee shops around.
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7
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The Pointe
There are about 3 restaurants within walking distance, one of which is only open through lunch. There aren't any bars in the area either. The bus does stop right in front of the property, but that's about the only perk other than being a half mile walk from my classes.
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5
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3401 at Red River
Relatively walkable and safe, occasional issues associated with being near a hospital and areas with high turnover in business occupancy are to be expected. Ample public safety, transit, and other resources within minutes.
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10
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River City Lofts
Wonderful dog park less than a block away. Streets around the building are generally low traffic, but I35 is right next to Aura/Troubadour, so one side is effectively cut off.
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8
/10
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Sabina Apartments
HEB is less than a 5 minute drive away, the little houses around the apartments are great to go for outside run. Sometimes can be a little sketchy but mainly nice
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7
/10
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Sabina Apartments
The neighborhood is very close to the law school and the bar scene on Manor. 5 minute drive to HEB, and 15 minute drive to Trader Joes.
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10
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River Oaks
There’s not much around here but it’s quiet compared to west campus and also super close to the law school.
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6
/10
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The Bungalows
Close to HEB and walkable to campus but too close to the highway, kind of a sketchy block of Hyde Park
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2
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Miller square apartments
Nice
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6
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The Bungalows
Close to heb but that’s about it
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8
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Sabina Apartments
Location is the best part
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10
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The Pointe
It’s close to the law school and an HEB. It seems safe and I have not had any problems.
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7
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Casa del Rio
Loud but generally safe. Close to bus stops
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8
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2905 Swisher St Apt 308
Great area with lots of law student neighbors
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7
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3503 Harmon Ave
Proximity to the law school is a big draw.
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7
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Aura Thirty2
It is great for students.
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8
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2800 Swisher St
Quiet and close
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9
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Century Condos
Fine. Lots of students.
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6
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3401 at Red River
Safe neighborhood.
Close to law school.
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10
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Sterling Crest
Nice, quiet
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9
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Duval Villa


Getting to Know
Hancock

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Duval St to Interregional Hwy
North to South Boundaries: E 45th St to E Dean Keeton St
dining
Freebirds World Burrito
Mary’s Pop Shop
Pei Wei
Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse
Taco Joint
UTea Town
grocery
HEB
convenience
Quick Mart
parks
Eastwoods Park
coffee
Red River Cafe
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
bus
10 (bus)
22/37 (bus)
338 (bus)

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