Barton Heights real estate is a highly sought after location in South Austin where professionals can savor the cultural benefits of the hip South Austin lifestyle. Many of the residents here are young professionals, doctors, artists, and professors. Though the neighborhood has become pricier and more exclusive over the years, it still hasn’t lost its local flavor and accessibility.
The original homes for sale in Barton Heights were constructed in the post-Depression era in the ranch style, although some of the newer builds feature craftsman and more modern styles. The homes of Barton Heights range in size from 2 to 5 bedrooms and 1 to 4 bathrooms, 700-3500 square feet, and in price from $500,000 to $1,500,000. Many of the homes have vintage features such as hardwood floors, patios, and even guest houses, which comes in handy if you want to have guests over for the annual nearby South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits music festivals!
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Barton Heights homes for sale lie just across the Colorado River from downtown Austin and the University of Texas at Austin. Just take Lamar Boulevard south over the bridge, take a right on Barton Springs Road, and you’re there!
Barton Heights homes for sale are within walking distance of many coffee houses, live music venues, restaurants, and bars. Check out the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar, one of the only movie theatres around where you can drink micro brews and cocktails while watching the latest releases! Unity Vegan Kitchen has food for the vegan/vegetarian crowd, while Uchi restaurant serves contemporary Japanese fare. For fast food, check out the highly rated Shake Shack on South Lamar.
Barton Heights is also within a stone's throw from Zilker Park, which is the site of local favorite Barton Springs, a huge outdoor public swimming pool fed by underwater springs. Also in Zilker Park, one can find the Zilker Hillside Theater for summer outdoor concerts, Zilker Botanical Garden. The annual Austin City Limits music festival is also held right here in Zilker Park. The park is part of an extensive uninterrupted stretch of hiking and biking trails known as the Barton Creek Greenbelt, within easy reach for a morning jog or bike ride.
In Barton Heights, there’s always something to go out and do. You’re right in the middle of everything, yet the laid back neighborhood of mostly one level single-family homes is relaxed enough for you to have peace and quiet at home.
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