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Barton Hills

Barton Hills is a neighborhood in AustinTexas. It is located in south Austin, and encompasses part of ZIP code 78704. Barton Hills is bounded by South Lamar and Zilker neighborhoods to the east, Barton Springs Road and Zilker Park to the north, Barton Creek and the Spyglass-Barton's Bluff neighborhood to the west and the Capital of Texas Highway to the south. Barton Hills is primarily residential, with the oldest homes dating back to the 1940s. Additionally, the area is home to several attractions including the Barton Creek Greenbelt nature preserve and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. Just north of the neighborhood are Barton Springs Pool, a natural spring fed by Barton Creek, and the 351-acre Zilker Park.[1] In 1837, William "Uncle Billy" Barton set up his pioneer homestead near a natural spring on the southern bank of the Colorado River, naming the springs after his daughters Parthenia, Eliza and Zenobia. Their names did not stick, but William's did and 160 years later the springs, the pool, and several popular Austin neighborhoods bear the name "Barton." Established in the 1940s and 1950s with construction continuing through the 1970s to the late 1990s, Barton Hills contains many different styles of single-family homes. In the 1940s, noted Austin-based architect A.D. Stenger designed and built a group of contemporary mid-century modern homes in a section of land bound by Arthur Street and Ariole Way.[2] Barton Hills was featured in Austin’s 1956 Parade of Homes as “the world’s largest air-conditioned subdivision.” Beginning in that year, it was platted as a subdivision in six sections by S.R. Sheppard, Builders Development Corporation and others. Barton Hills eventually had 1,585 lots planned on its 535 acres (0.84 square mile).[3] During the 1972 presidential election, Barton Hills was labeled a political bellwether, described as being a microcosm of the national population.[3] In the 1970s, much of the lots and streets west of Barton Skyway were re-platted into a subdivision named "Horseshoe Bend". In 1978, City Manager Dan Davidson asked the Austin City Council to authorize preliminary engineering to build a previously-proposed bridge over Barton Creek to connect Barton Skyway from Spyglass Drive to Barton Hills Drive.[4] The city also planned to extend Barton Skyway west to Bee Caves Road, along with connecting various gaps east between Lightsey Road to Woodward Street.[4] Residents of Barton Hills and Horseshoe Bend protested the bridge, concerned about increased traffic and damage to Barton Creek. The bridge was eventually shelved and the former right-of-way was absorbed into the Barton Creek Greenbelt.[4]

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Nearby schools

Rating

Schools

Grades

Distance

A

West Ridge Middle School

  • Students 861
  • Student/Teach 13:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $8,760
6 - 8
6.82 mi
B-

O. Henry Middle School

  • Students 983
  • Student/Teach 14:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $9,611
6 - 8
2.68 mi
B+

Austin High School

  • Students 2,133
  • Student/Teach 17:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $9,611
9 - 12
2.11 mi
B+

Sunset Valley Elementary School

  • Students 519
  • Student/Teach 13:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $9,611
EE - 5
1.80 mi
C+

Covington Middle School

  • Students 664
  • Student/Teach 13:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $9,611
6 - 8
3.75 mi
A+

Forest Trail Elementary School

  • Students 629
  • Student/Teach 13:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $8,760
KG - 5
2.90 mi
A+

Westlake High School

  • Students 2,607
  • Student/Teach 15:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $8,760
9 - 12
2.44 mi
A-

Eanes Elementary School

  • Students 678
  • Student/Teach 13:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $8,760
KG - 5
2.71 mi
C

Crockett High School

  • Students 1,561
  • Student/Teach 15:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $9,611
9 - 12
2.46 mi
B

Oak Hill Elementary School

  • Students 778
  • Student/Teach 16:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $9,611
PK - 5
4.24 mi
A+

Hill Country Middle School

  • Students 962
  • Student/Teach 15:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $8,760
6 - 8
1.77 mi
A

Cedar Creek Elementary School

  • Students 483
  • Student/Teach 14:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $8,760
KG - 5
1.70 mi
C+

Joslin Elementary School

  • Students 300
  • Student/Teach 11:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $9,611
EE - 5
1.44 mi
A

Zilker Elementary School

  • Students 548
  • Student/Teach 15:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $9,611
PK - 5
0.89 mi
B

Barton Hills Elementary School

  • Students 414
  • Student/Teach 15:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $9,611
KG - 6
0.51 mi

Rating

Schools

Grades

Distance

B+

Sunset Valley Elementary School

  • Students 519
  • Student/Teach 13:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $9,611
EE - 5
1.80 mi
A+

Forest Trail Elementary School

  • Students 629
  • Student/Teach 13:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $8,760
KG - 5
2.90 mi
A-

Eanes Elementary School

  • Students 678
  • Student/Teach 13:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $8,760
KG - 5
2.71 mi
B

Oak Hill Elementary School

  • Students 778
  • Student/Teach 16:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $9,611
PK - 5
4.24 mi
A

Cedar Creek Elementary School

  • Students 483
  • Student/Teach 14:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $8,760
KG - 5
1.70 mi
C+

Joslin Elementary School

  • Students 300
  • Student/Teach 11:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $9,611
EE - 5
1.44 mi
A

Zilker Elementary School

  • Students 548
  • Student/Teach 15:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $9,611
PK - 5
0.89 mi
B

Barton Hills Elementary School

  • Students 414
  • Student/Teach 15:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $9,611
KG - 6
0.51 mi

Rating

Schools

Grades

Distance

A

West Ridge Middle School

  • Students 861
  • Student/Teach 13:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $8,760
6 - 8
6.82 mi
B-

O. Henry Middle School

  • Students 983
  • Student/Teach 14:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $9,611
6 - 8
2.68 mi
C+

Covington Middle School

  • Students 664
  • Student/Teach 13:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $9,611
6 - 8
3.75 mi
A+

Hill Country Middle School

  • Students 962
  • Student/Teach 15:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $8,760
6 - 8
1.77 mi

Rating

Schools

Grades

Distance

B+

Austin High School

  • Students 2,133
  • Student/Teach 17:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $9,611
9 - 12
2.11 mi
A+

Westlake High School

  • Students 2,607
  • Student/Teach 15:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I No
  • Expenditure $8,760
9 - 12
2.44 mi
C

Crockett High School

  • Students 1,561
  • Student/Teach 15:1
  • Charter No
  • Title I Yes
  • Expenditure $9,611
9 - 12
2.46 mi

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Barton Hills homes for sale

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1806 Cresthaven Drive

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • sqft: 1,770
  • Type: Single Family Residence
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3312 Westhill Drive Unit A

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 3
  • sqft: 3,023
  • Type: Condominium
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3206 Westhill Drive

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 4
  • sqft: 3,321
  • Type: Single Family Residence
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1801 Glencliff Drive

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 5
  • Baths: 4
  • sqft: 4,100
  • Type: Single Family Residence
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3600 S Lamar Boulevard Unit 305

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • sqft: 1,239
  • Type: Condominium
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3600 S Lamar Boulevard Unit 414

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 1
  • Baths: 2
  • sqft: 1,048
  • Type: Condominium
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3600 S Lamar Boulevard Unit 101

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • sqft: 1,619
  • Type: Condominium
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2705 Tether Trail

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 3
  • sqft: 2,337
  • Type: Single Family Residence
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2807 Rockingham Drive

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 3
  • sqft: 2,099
  • Type: Single Family Residence
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1240 Barton Hills Drive Unit 202

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 1
  • Baths: 1
  • sqft: 761
  • Type: Condominium
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Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • sqft: 1,900
  • Type: Single Family Residence
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2200 Spring Creek Drive

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds:
  • Type: Triplex
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3600 S Lamar Boulevard Unit 402

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 1
  • Baths: 2
  • sqft: 1,057
  • Type: Condominium
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2712 Tether Trail

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 3
  • sqft: 3,266
  • Type: Single Family Residence
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3600 S LAMAR Boulevard Unit 111

Austin, TX 78704

  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • sqft: 1,239
  • Type: Condominium
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