The self-proclaimed slogan of the neighborhood in the 30s and 40s was “Enfield –The Place You Will Eventually Live . . . Better Babies, Better Homes, Better Move to Enfield.”
Home to four Texas governors, Old Enfield is one of Austin’s most charming neighborhoods and boasts many of the oldest colonial-style homes in the city. The gracious tree-covered lots along Pease Park are carefully planned to provide each character home with unique views of the Austin skyline and the surrounding greenbelt. Abner Cook, the architect of the governor’s mansion, built many of the older homes. In the west portion of the neighborhood lie smaller streets filled with bungalows built for young families in the 30s and 40s. You can see why 80 years later, Enfield is still one of the top communities in Austin.