Southwest Austin is a very desirable area, due to its proximity to downtown and south austin, along with great housing options that fit a variety of budgets in family oriented neighborhoods. Circle C is one of the largest communities that has terrific amenities, such as a resort style pool, Central Texas’ only outdoor Olympic sized swimming center, a sand volley ball court, beautifully maintained parks, a variety of events and highly ranked schools. Some of the destinations in Southwest Austin are: Barton Creek Mall, Southpark Meadows and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. Southwest Austin is an expansive mix of established areas with large lots to new developments with growth opportunities for residents.
Close to Downtown and major freeways, this hip area is close to Zilker Park, Barton Springs and just South of Town Lake. The South Congress, South Lamar and South First areas are all going through exciting revitalizations. One can find beautifully remodeled homes, contemporary multifamily duplexes and a large variety of lofts, which all have access to great restaurants, shopping, various music venues and highly rated elementary schools. With all of the development occurring in this part of town, the cool vibe of Austin still lingers. Visit the classic Broken Spoke (since 1964), amidst Austin’s new urban living.
Ranked by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Top Hip Neighborhoods in America, East Austin offers a diverse culture of lifestyles. Residents live in funky old bungalows, contemporary lofts, and beautiful historical homes. Many eastside neighborhoods are speckled with restaurants (from classic Mexican to upscale dining), coffee shops, bars, food trailers, music venues and farmer’s markets. Urban redevelopment has been occurring in this dynamic part of town for over 10 years and continues to flourish. Some events to check out: The Mueller Sunday Farmer’s market (music and family fun), the Eastside Studio Tour (hundreds of artisans open up their art spaces) and Cinema East’s Outdoor Summer movie night (a cool reprieve).
This beautiful area is one of the most desirable in Austin, due to it’s proximity to downtown and easy commute to many of Austin’s top high tech companies. Offering some of the most exclusive real estate, this stunning part of Austin boasts beautiful views and a lovely terrain with a wide range of architecture styles nestled within the hills. Along Bee Caves Road, one will find shopping and restaurants that add to the upscale coziness. This community has its own infrastructure with an incredible school district and a community that stands strong in the established values of retaining the cherished rural small town feel.
Downtown Austin is a hub of excitement, with newly revitalized buildings galore. Condos and lofts encompass the majority of downtown living, offering residents entertainment, dining, nightlife, culture, and the arts, all within walking distance or short cab right. Also nearby are various green spaces, Lady Bird Lake, Austin City Limits Live, the Hike and Bike Trail, Zilker Park and Barton Springs. Downtown includes Lamar Boulevard to the west, the University of Texas at Austin to the north, and Interstate 35 to the east, and Lady Bird Lake to the south. Congress Avenue passes through the heart of downtown and ends at the the beautiful Capital of Texas building.
Close to downtown, Central Austin offers a wide range of home prices and styles. Most central neighborhoods are very established and each has its own unique characteristics. Homes are in high demand in all areas for different reasons, depending on one’s lifestyle. Within just a few miles, the heart of Austin offers tons of music venues, great restaurants, galleries, the State Capitol, The University of Texas, the Hike and Bike Trail, and the list of amenities and cultural events remains dynamic within the central communities.
Barton Creek is about 20 minutes from downtown and is part of the ‘Hill Country’ area with incredible views, golf courses, and multiple accesses to greenbelts. There is a diverse range of architecture that offer unique aesthetics within the many exclusive Barton Creek communities. The Barton Creek Spa & Resort is a gem located within this beautiful area.