Bordering on the Barton Creek Habitat Preserve, less than 10 miles from the state capital of Austin, is the upscale enclave of Barton Creek. Large estates dominate this Texas Hill Country community, built into the hills, crags, and valleys formed by the creek hundreds of years ago. The community has attracted leaders of the corporate, technology, sporting, and entertainment arenas moving to the Austin area for its booming economy in biotech, green energy, and pharmaceutical research.
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Governance of the Barton Creek real estate is overseen by four Property Owners Associations. Each has its own architectural and landscaping guidelines and oversees the amenities within its neighborhood.
Homes for sale in Barton Creek start at $1MM and upward depending on lot size, view, and home style. Barton Creek homes for sale reflect the affluent neighborhood in which they are located with an average square footage of over 5000. Lot sizes to hold these estates start at one acre with most on at least an acre and a half. Owners of Barton Creek real estate are stewards of the environment using native plants and grasses for their property, and take the time to incorporate the old growth trees into their landscape designs, planning for today and preserving for the future.
Behind the stone walls and iron gates lie homes modeled on Mediterranean, Hacienda, French farmhouse, and Hill Country contemporary. Interiors are configured to allow maximum comfort while providing lush surroundings with quality materials and state-of-the-art technology. Barton Springs real estate offers more than luxury: it’s a lifestyle.
Barton Springs lifestyle is grand old clubs, beautiful parks, respected private and public schools, fashionable dining, cutting edge sports facilities and easy access to the cultural powerhouse that is the metro Austin area. Most property purchased in the Barton Creek community includes a Property Owners Social Membership at the Barton Creek Country Club. One of the pleasures of membership is dining at the exclusive Tejas dining room overlooking the hills of Texas for a family meal or a power lunch.
Four major 18-hole championship golf courses, tennis clubs with high-tech practice equipment and pros, a nearby ranch that boards horses with a training facility for dressage and jumping, and spas that pamper the tired muscles are just some of the activities within Barton Creek. There are also 130 miles of trails for jogging, hiking, and biking as part of the greenbelt that surrounds the area. As part of the Audubon Conservancy, Barton Creek is migration home to many bird and butterfly species.
There are many other dining options within a 5-mile radius of Barton Creek real estate. Try Visconti Ristorante & Bar for northern Italian cuisine sourced locally. The 8212 Wine Bar & Grill serves by the glass or bottle from vineyards on the Hill Country wine trail in the Dripping Springs & Fredericksburg areas. Pair them with the charcuterie board for a romantic meal.
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