Homes for Sale in Northwood, TX
Northwood is a small suburban neighborhood in North Austin. With the explosion of high-tech companies moving into this area and easy access to a major local expressway, Northwood is virtually in the middle of the new, hot shopping and dining district for the Austin area.
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Discover Northwood Real Estate
The homes for sale in Northwood started in the mid-1980s and were considered almost rural. However, as Austin became the center for business, tech startups, and medical research, this small community is now surrounded by great amenities. The average home is about 1600 square feet and has three to four bedrooms. Northwood homes for sale range in a variety of styles from one-story ranches, split-level, and two-story colonials. Many of these homes have feature updates, both cosmetically and on the house's systems like electrical and plumbing. Almost all are an open concept with a great room that includes a dining area and the kitchen. While these rooms are spacious with high ceilings and built in storage, they are also cozy with either a gas or wood burning fireplace. Large windows bring in natural light and sliding doors extend these rooms to outdoors.
Northwood real estate has lots that run from about one-fifth up to one-third of an acre. There is no established HOA, so the yards are eclectic in style. Most of the lawns have native drought tolerant grasses and plant material. Large oak and maple trees feature prominently in the front yards as well as the back. Some of the homeowners plant flower beds around the large tree trunks to add pops of colors to their lawns. Other choose to add in interesting rock gardens, scatter wildflowers or have trellises with climbing morning glories to welcome their guests. The Northwood Community Association awards one house "Yard of the Month" in their quarterly newsletter, promoting friendly competition amongst the neighbors.
Access to schools, transportation, and area amenities make the urban location with the local style of Northwood homes for sale a very attractive option for urban families looking for an active lifestyle.
Amenities Near Northwood, TX
Just across Parmer drive from Northwood is Balcones District Park with hiking trails, picnic areas, sports fields and a natural swimming hole in Walnut Creek. Just on the other side of MoPac are the Walnut Creek Park and Greenbelt with miles of hike and bike trails, two off-the-leash dog runs, five public swimming pools and a large picnic area with pavilion. Wide open fields encourage kite flying, Frisbee tossing and fun play times with family and friends.
Within a five mile radius of Northwood are The Domain Entertainment and Shopping Center with 100 exclusive shops and boutiques, Top Golf, another large shopping mall, Tech Ridge Center and three major grocery stores. Whole Foods, H-E-B, and Costco, are all a short drive away.
Dining out is convenient to Northwood real estate without having to go to Allandale Park or even to East Austin, although it is convenient via MoPac. In Parmer Crossing is Opal Divine Marina, a locally owned and sourced family run restaurant that serves up cold cocktails, plates of comfort food and hot tunes on the weekend. Along Parmer Drive, locals find a diverse mix of cultural cafes like Tomodachi Sushi, Turkish delight at Anatolian Kitchen, or Bodhi Viet Veggie Cuisine. For a family fun night out the Silver Grill Café serves up large plates of burgers, barbecue, and burritos. Just off the covered patio, they have a huge playscape for the kids to run off their extra energy while mom and dad wind down with a happy hour special at the end of the day.
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