Homes for Sale in Emerald Forest, TX 

Located in Travis County, Emerald Forest is a quiet, established neighborhood in south Austin, off Emerald Forest Drive. Positioned between Orland Boulevard to the north, Manchaca Road to the west, South First Street to the east, and West Stassney Lane to the south, Emerald Forest is in the Central time zone and uses the 78745 zip code.

Situated five miles from downtown Austin, eight miles from the University of Texas at Austin, and nine miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, it’s only a mile to St. David's South Austin Medical Center, two miles to the Victory Medical Center, and four miles to the U.S. Healthworks Medical Group. Homes for sale in Emerald Forest are priced from $275K to $350K.

Close to major employers like St. Edward's University and St. David’s South Austin Hospital, Emerald Forest real estate consists of one-story houses with ranch-style architectural designs. Emerald Forest listings usually have stone and stucco exteriors, open floor plans, and spacious yards that offer plenty of space for a garden, playscape, or swimming pool. Some Emerald Forest homes for sale have been recently remodeled with premium flooring, stainless-steel appliances, and granite countertops.

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Built in the 1970s, Emerald Forest real estate offers homes on generously sized lots, shaded by abundant tall trees and lush landscaping. Emerald Forest listings usually have two to four bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, vaulted and beamed ceilings, large windows, and one-car to two-car garages. Scenic Williamson Creek borders the southern part of the neighborhood, and some Emerald Forest homes for sale back up to the creek, offering lush, green views and extra privacy.

Just five miles southwest of downtown Austin, Emerald Forest listings ranges in size from 1,000 square feet to 1,800 square feet, averaging 1,280 square feet, at an average $229 per square foot, and an average price of $291K. Emerald Forest real estate is sought after due to its charming homes in a quiet, established neighborhood, close to downtown Austin.

Amenities Near Emerald Forest, TX

Emerald Forest homeowners like to shop in Saint Elmo Public Market and South Lamar’s thriving retail and dining district, dine at local restaurants such as Casa Maria, Conan's Pizza, Trudy's South Star, historic Hill's Cafe, Barley Swine, and Sazon, frequent the South Congress entertainment district, or catch a flick at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. A short drive away, downtown Austin offers many other retail stores, casual and fine dining, nightly live music, cultural events, and frequent festivals.

A couple of miles away from Emerald Forest homes for sale is Battle Bend Park, which has basketball courts, playgrounds, barbeque pits, picnic areas, and beautifully landscaped areas planted and maintained by neighbors. Nearby, the South Austin Recreation Center offers programs for children, adults, and seniors as well as tennis and basketball courts, sports fields, playscape, and picnic areas. The Barton Creek Greenbelt provides 12.68 miles of scenic hiking trails and beautiful limestone bluffs for rock climbing as well as seasonal swimming holes.

The 40-acre Garrison District Park provides sports fields, swimming pool, basketball courts, playgrounds, barbeque pits, picnic areas, and a walking and jogging trail. McKinney Falls State Park has hiking and cycling trails, bouldering, camping, and picnic areas. Emerald Forest homeowners attend outdoor concerts and festivals at Auditorium Shores, four miles away. Emerald Forest homeowners can take in a round of golf at the 18-hole Roy Kizer Golf Course, designed by Randolph Russell, four miles away, or the Riverside Golf Course, seven miles away.

Children who live in the Emerald Forest neighborhood attend public schools of the Austin Independent School District including St. Elmo Elementary School, Bedichek Middle School, and Travis High School. Nearby private schools include Sunshine Learning Center, Montessori House of Children – Austin, St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School, Strickland Christian School, San Juan Diego Catholic High School, and Veritas Academy. Emerald Forest residents can also take advantage of higher-learning institutions such as the University of Texas at Austin, Concordia University, St. Edward’s University, and Austin Community College, South Austin.

Emerald Forest listings offer prospective homeowners the opportunity to own a charming home, in a quiet, established neighborhood, close to downtown Austin.

Community Resources in Emerald Forest

Animal Control – 311, (512) 978-0500

Emergency Services – 911

Fire: Austin Fire Department Station (non-emergency) – (512) 974-0130

Police: Austin (non-emergency) – (512) 974-5000

Texas Highway Patrol: Austin (non-emergency) – (512) 997-4102

Urgent Care:

- St. David's South Austin Medical Center – 901 West Ben White Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704 – (512) 447-2211 (1 mile away)

- U.S. Healthworks Medical Group – 3801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704 – (512) 447-9661 (4 miles away)

- Victory Medical Center – 4303 Victory Drive, Austin, TX 78704 – (512) 462-3627 (2 miles away)


- Cable/Satellite Service:

   - DirecTV – (800) 543-1549

  -  DISH Network – (512) 870-8221

  -  Grande Communications – (512) 220-4600

   - Time Warner Cable – (512) 485-5555

- Electricity: Austin Energy: City of Austin – (512) 494-9400

   - Power outages – (512) 322-9100

- Internet:

   - AT&T Internet/DirectTV – (855) 293-7676

   - AT&T U-verse – (844) 723-0252

   - Cox Communications – (866) 298-1514

   - DISH Network – (512) 870-8221

- Natural Gas: Texas Gas Service – (800) 700-2443

- Solar: Texas Solar Power Company – (512) 459-9494

- Telephone:

   - AT&T – (888) 294-8433

   - MCI Worldcom – (800) 950-5555

- Trash & Recycling: Austin Resource Recovery – 311, (512) 494-9400

- Water: Austin Water Utility – (512) 972-0101

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