Austin is one big outside playground and Travis Country real estate confirms that as fact. Built around four public parks and bordered by the Gaines Creek Greenbelt, this West Austin neighborhood is just nine miles from downtown Austin and the university area.
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The master planned community of Travis Country was built in phases starting in the 1970s with completion in the late 1990s. These one and two-story homes are in a broad variety of home styles. A red brick Georgian Colonial might be next to a limestone ranch with a two story Mediterranean across the street. Homes for sale in Travis Country average about 2500 square feet. Many have been updated from a refresh of the surfaces to complete renovations of both interior and exterior. Google Fiber is available in this area so many of the homes are now wired for high-speed internet. Being built in the foothills and next to the greenbelt, Travis Country homes for sale are uniquely positioned to have great views of Texas Hill country and the ever-changing Austin skyline.
Travis Country real estate lot sizes average about one-fifth of an acre. This enables residents to add a covered patio with a summer kitchen, extending the area for entertaining or just a place to relax. Many of the two-story homes have added a second story balcony or deck to take advantage of the great views. Imagine a quiet cup of morning coffee or relax with an evening cocktail as the soft summer breeze blows gently across the legacy oak trees in the back yard.
Travis Country neighborhood is a convenient community with Texas-style hospitality and friendliness.
The location is everything as Austin expands putting homes for sale in Travis Country at an advantage as it is just minutes to US290, MoPac, and the airport. Great parks, two public pools, a duck pond, several community playgrounds, a community garden and the Gaines Creek Greenbelt connection to Barton Creek recreation area provides ample outdoor activities within walking distance. There is also the Twin Falls natural swimming hole which can only be accessed from the Gaines Creek trailhead.
Shopping is easy in Travis Country with four major grocery stores within five miles. H-E-B, Randall’s, Sprouts Market and Whole Foods are just across the MoPac in Sunset Valley. The Barton Creek Square shopping district is about 10 minutes drive with a Macy’s, Dillard’s and a Nordstrom well as specialty shops like the Lego Store and Forever21.
Great dining choices are close to the Travis Country community. A local favorite, the Milano Café, serves an extensive lunch and dinner menu including several gluten-free kinds of pasta and pizzas. Just up the road on Capital Highway is the Midway Food Park with 6 stationary food trucks, a kids play area, and bandstand where local groups try out their latest music. It is always a fun night out at the Deckhand Oyster Bar on S. Lamar. Besides the many shell and fin choices, they also have some interesting dishes like skewers of wild boar and the Jumper’s Platter with fried frog legs.
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