Homes for Sale in Turtle Creek, TX
Located on the east side of the Garrison Park neighborhood is the pocket community of Turtle Creek. Neat rows of ranch homes line the shady streets of this South Austin community.
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Discover Turtle Creek Real Estate
Built in the late 1970s and early 1980s, these Turtle Creek homes for sale were originally built to accommodate a growing economic and culturally diverse demographic looking for a quality built homes with value added features. Many were starter homes for first-time buyers who worked in downtown Austin but wanted to live in a more suburban setting. However, the rapid growth of the Austin Metro area has put homes for sale in Turtle Creek in one of the fastest growing areas of the city.
Turtle Creek real estate consists of one-story ranch houses on lots that developers built around existing large heritage oak and maple trees to take advantage of their shade. The average square footage is approximately 1400 while the lots average about one-fifth of an acre. The solid brick exteriors are softened with wooden shutters and planter boxes filled with native flowers and plants.
Many of the homes for sale in Turtle Creek have been updated or renovated recently to make them more energy efficient and modern. Covered back patios have been enclosed to make a home office or game room. The vintage wooden storage sheds have been turned into everything from guest rooms to full-blown recording studios. Turtle Creek real estate and the surrounding area is a healthy blend of urban suburbia for those looking to put down roots and raise a family yet still have the advantages of city living.
Amenities Near Turtle Creek, TX
Turtle Creek is part of The Armadillo Park Neighborhood Association. The association keeps the community informed of changes, updates on ongoing projects and general information. They also sponsor events and activities throughout the year including park clean-up, community-wide block party and yard sale. Turtle Creek is on the #10 bus line that runs to downtown Austin in about 40 minutes. The community is about 10 minutes from the MoPac expressway.
Open to the public when school is not in session is the Odom School Park but the neighborhood also has two other large parks. Garrison Park is home to the Austin Skateboarding club and also about 3 miles of hike and bike trails. A municipal pool is available for lap and recreational swimming. There is a $3.00 daily fee but has free parking. Armadillo Park to the south of Turtle Creek has a meditation section, several trails and a butterfly park. Turtle Creek, a small tributary that runs through the community is surrounded by a small greenbelt with limited hiking trails.
Shopping is convenient to Turtle Creek with Sprouts and H-E-B on Wm Cannon and Central Market South, a gourmet grocery store just north of the community. Along the west side of Manchaca Road are numerous thrift and resale shops from clothing to furniture. DK Sushi is right on 1st with karaoke on the weekends. No shortage of places to have authentic Tex-Mex in the area. Taqueria Morales, Casa Garcias, and Jalapeno Taco Bar are a few of the local favorites. Cherry Creek Catfish is a very family friendly location with a large menu of freshwater delights. They actually have a wall where patrons have sent in photos of their own “catch of the day” to prove they weren’t just ‘fish tales.’ Turtle Creek is a peaceful community in an active South Austin neighborhood.
Community Resources in Turtle Creek
Emergency Services: 911 for emergency
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