Northwest Austin is a fast growing area that has large master-planned developments, mid-sized suburban neighborhoods, and small, secluded micro-communities. Built along the sloping elevations, river fronts and greenbelts, Northwest Austin is the gateway to the scenic vistas of Texas Hill Country.
Northwest Austin has many properties with spectacular views of downtown Austin, Texas Hill Country, and two of the Highland Lakes most active waterfronts, Lakes Austin and Travis. Many of the Northwest Austin homes for sale are on sizable, wooded lots, with many communities along the gently rolling hills surrounded by natural greenbelts. From sprawling Mediterranean style estates, ultra-contemporary with multi-level lofts opening onto roof decks capturing the views, updated mid-century modern cottages and spacious suburban ranch styles. As the city grew and new high-tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Flextronics opened large campuses, the Northwest Austin real estate portfolios added many townhouses and condominiums.
Developers of Northwest Austin homes for sale took great care in preserving the natural surroundings which has resulted in the well thought-out placement of the communities. Wide streets stretch out under live oak, maple and cypress trees with pocket parks, playscapes and jogging trails incorporated into these neighborhoods making it very family friendly. Tiny neighborhoods have retained their appeal by keeping vintage 1960s bungalows but updating the interiors to be more energy efficient. In the master-planned communities of Northwest Austin real estate, the homes are built to take advantage of the sweeping vistas of the lakes and hills. The condos and townhouse communities are designed to be low maintenance in areas that are close to transportation, dining, and entertainment areas. Homes for sale in Northwest Austin are as diverse as the fields of wildflowers that grow along the banks of the Colorado River.
Growing families, empty nesters, urban singles and sportive seniors will find that Northwest Austin real estate has a home for available that checks off their must haves in location, style, size, and budget. Northwest Austin has combined the best qualities of suburban living with premier shopping, dining, and entertainment venues often associated with the downtown Austin area.
Living outside is one of the unspoken core values of Austinites, and there is plenty of opportunity in Northwest Austin. Balcones, Great Hills, and Twin Creeks are full-service private country clubs offering championship 18-hole golf courses, tennis, aquatics and clubhouse dining. These areas are filled with great public parks maintained by the city of Austin and are hubs of neighborhood activities including flag football, disc golf, classes for all ages, public pools and summer camps.
The big draw for residents of Northwest Austin is the easy access to both Lake Travis and Lake Austin. Public access to water activities and a boat launch are located Emma Long Metropolitan Park on Lake Austin or Mansfield Dam Park on Lake Travis both about fifteen minutes from the northwest area.
There are three major shopping malls within Northwest Austin area with a combined total of over 300 shops, boutiques, cafes and entertainment venues. The Domain, Arboretum, and Lakeline Mall have household name stores like Dillard’s, Nordstrom’s and Apple with small local boutiques and even a weekly farmers market at Lakeline.
While East Austin and Downtown venues like Rainey Street are well known for their dining and nightlife, many of the famous Austin restaurants have opened locations in the ever-growing Northwest Austin area. Chuy’s, Kerbey Lane Café, Torchy’s Tacos and the world famous Alamo Draft House are popular local favorites. This area also has its own unique clubs, pubs, and bars such as NXNW Brew Pub, Baretto Kitchen & Cocktails, 77 degrees and the Rose Room, a tri-level nightclub that’s part of the new entertainment district Rock Rose north of the Domain.
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Austin Police Department (Non-Emergency) - (512) 974-2000
Fire- Austin Fire Dept – (512) 974-0130
Travis County Animal Control—311
Seton Northwest Hospital – 11113 Research Blvd. – (512) 324-6000
Northwest Austin Civic Association - P.O. Box 26654 Austin, Texas 78755
Electric: Austin Energy – (512) 494-9400
Water: Austin Water – 512-972-0000
Gas: Texas Gas Service – (800) 700-2443
Cable Service & High-Speed Internet: AT&T Uverse – (800) 464-7928
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Trash: Texas Disposal Systems - (512) 421-1300
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