Barton Hills Homes for Sale
Barton Hills is an attractive neighborhood because of the natural scenery and convenient location, and is the epitome of Austin living. The Barton Creek Greenbelt runs through the neighborhood, and Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake are a short trip by car or public bus.
Lamar's quirky stores, Barton Hills has become one of Austin's most enticing neighborhoods. The community dates back to the 1940s. Houses here run the gamut from ranch-style homes and bungalows to 1950s pads and luxury condos. Some homes boast skyline views and some have the distinct privilege of backing up to the greenbelt. The ultimate draw here is Barton Hill's laid-back eclectic vibe. Specific to the area is the unique feel of each street, due to the hilly nature of the terrain in the neighborhood. Bordered by Zilker Park and the Colorado River to the north and Barton Creek Greenbelt on the south, Barton Hills streets and yards are abundant with mature trees and lush greenery.
Referred to as Austin's most nature-friendly neighborhood, Barton Hills features lush parks, pools, botanic gardens and a sculpture garden. The neighborhood's residents have ready access to hiking, biking, swimming, tubing, disc golf, team sports fields and live acting. A quick walk takes you to Barton Springs Pool, which is the fourth largest natural spring in Texas and provides all of Austin a cool place for a swim. The 358 acre Zilker Park is also where the Austin City Limits and South by Southwest music festivals are held each year, as well as the Holiday Trail of Lights in the winter, and concerts and theater in the summer.
Families will love the access to some of the best schools in the Austin school district: Austin ISD serves students living in Barton Hills. Students attend Barton Hills Elementary (PK-5), Kealing or O. Henry Middle (6-8) and Austin High School (9-12). Students walk to Barton Hills Elementary from some homes in the community. Private schools and daycares including San Juan Diego Catholic High School (9-12) and Athena Montessori Academy (ages 2-6) are within three miles of Barton Hills homes for sale.