The Heritage Hills neighborhood is in the Northeast section of Austin with easy access to both the capital in Downtown Austin and along the tech juggernaut of I-35 to Round Rock. Affordable homes, easy access to jobs and a diverse, friendly community draws urban singles, young families and active seniors to Heritage Hills.
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The Heritage Hills neighborhood saw development starting in the mid-1960s on through the late 1970s. Most of the properties are on a quarter acre. Well-maintained streets and sidewalks have a shady canopy of trees to shelter from summer sunshine. Homeowners keep lawns neatly kept, with mature plants, shrubs, and large trees. Wooden picket privacy fencing blends with the natural landscape. When Heritage Hills homes for sale started development, it was considered very suburban, so many of the yards have large covered patios and pools for relaxing after a long day at work.
Home styles vary, but the most common are the late mid-century 1 to 2 story ranch or contemporary Colonial. These homes for sale in Heritage Hills have brick or stone masonry exteriors. Some feature entry courtyards, second story front balconies, and columned porches. Many of the Heritage Hills homes for sale have been updated with either complete renovation or upgraded cosmetic changes like granite countertops, remodeled bathrooms and wired for new technology.
Heritage Hills real estate is a tranquil pocket with a tree-canopied neighborhood, friendly people and easy access to work or play, an attractive option to those looking for a better work-life balance.
Located at the northern end of Heritage Hills is the North Acres Greenbelt, with two off-the-leash dog runs. Just a mile north is a large park and community center that is the hub of this neighborhood. The 20,000 square foot Gus Garcia Recreational Center has programs and activities for all age groups. Sports leagues like soccer, basketball, and lacrosse are available on the sports courts. Several summer camps are available. Seniors enjoy classes in computers, group yoga classes and the rec center common room for card games, dominos and friendly discussions. There is a well-established community garden, and new residents to Heritage Hills often receive a welcome basket of fresh produce or cut flowers.
Shopping is convenient in Heritage Hills, with an H-E-B and a Wal-Mart Superstore just a five-minute drive away. Tech Ridge Center Mall is just five miles north, and the Mueller Market Center is five miles south. Both offer a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options that are distinctly different. The Mueller Farmer's Market every Sunday is one of the most popular in the country.
There are several local restaurants in the area for dining in or take out. Hot Taco, a brightly colored food truck is a local favorite for $1.50 tacos. Regional favorite wing bar, Pluckers opened a location just across from Heritage Hills with a wide variety of wings, sandwiches and desserts and the bonus of online ordering so no waiting. Would it be a true Austin neighborhood without a local barbecue joint? The Heritage Hills neighborhood has two in very close proximity. Oakwood BBQ is in an old log smokehouse with great indoor and outside seating. Style’s Switch BBQ and Brew, with the neon sign and pig tipping his fedora, has an extensive menu of pit smoked meats and craft beer on tap.
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