Barton Creek

The neighborhood is bordered by the Barton Creek and located in central Austin. The community is beautiful and hilly, filled with ranch-style and traditional homes. Many of the houses have lawns replete with mature trees and lush greenery. Barton Hills is considered a middle-class neighborhood. Many young families with children are drawn to the area because of the school system. Barton Hills neighborhood has some of the best and most desirable schools in Austin. The educational institutions in Barton Hills include O. Henry Middle School, Austin High School, and Barton Hills Elementary. There are other private institutions in addition to the excellent public schools the area offers.

The neighborhood has one of the best locations in Austin with commercial centers, grocery stores, shopping boutiques, and “restaurant row” where a long list of chain and family-owned eateries can be found. The close proximity to Zilker Park, the greatest park in the city, gives residents of the neighborhood the chance to walk to many festivals and events throughout the year. Homes in Barton Hills range from $200,000 to $500,000 and have sizes typically between 1,600 and 3,000 square feet. Most of the homes were built during the late 70’s and early 80’s. The residents are so committed to Barton Hills because it is one of the few neighborhoods in the city that still holds the true character of Austin through landscaping, architecture, and atmosphere.

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