A prime example of what it means to live in Austin, Barton Hills is a brilliant compilation of outdoor spaces, gorgeous homes and amenities. With a little something for everyone, Barton Hills is a beautiful residential neighborhood sprawled throughout the hills of southern Austin.
History of Barton Hills:
Barton Hills takes its name from one of the original settlers of the Austin area. Dating back to the 1830’s, William Barton’s homestead in the area sat nestled between the natural springs along the Colorado River. After a period of relatively slow development, the area was again kick-started into life during the 1940’s.
For the next several decades, the neighborhood went through a period of rapid development, eventually resulting in the community you can see today. Because the streets were developed at different points in time, there are many different varieties of homes to be found.
Location, Location, Location:
Sharing its borders with Zilker Park, South Lamar and also the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Barton Hills is perfectly situated for nature lovers. With botanical gardens, parks, pools and plenty of space to walk and jog, getting fresh air will never be a problem when living in Barton Hills. The homes themselves rest on yards that already have mature trees and vegetation, providing a sense of privacy and relaxation.
In the heat of summer, taking a swim to cool off is one of life’s necessities. Luckily for residents of Barton Hills, they are right next to Barton Springs Pool, which is impressively Texas’ fourth largest pool of its kind. Zilker Park, a 358 acre outdoor area reserved for all things nature. Here, you can enjoy lawnsports, hiking, biking and even enjoy live outdoor theater performances.
Amenities and Attractions:
If you’re moving to the area with a family in tow, you can rest easy knowing that their education is in good hands with the local school system. The community sends its children to Barton Hills Elementary School, O. Henry Middle School and Austin High School. As well as these great public options, there are also private schools to choose from.
Sitting between South Lamar Boulevard and Barton Springs Road, the neighborhood also has numerous shops and restaurants to keep its residents happy. Brodie Oaks, the 322,690 square foot shopping center containing stores like Last Call by Neiman Marcus and Sprouts Farmers Market, is conveniently located on South Lamar Boulevard and Capital of Texas Highway.