Barton Hills Neighborhood - Eclectic Central Austin Community - Austin, TX 78704
As a follow up to last week's post a great south central Austin community, I wanted to describe a very popular 78704 neighborhood - Barton Hills. It is a unique community found in Central Austin west of South Lamar Boulevard between Barton Springs Road to Ben White (Hwy 71/290). The first thing that comes to mind when discussing Barton Hills is the lush green landscapes. Drive any of the rolling hilled streets and you'll notice the large, mature streets through the neighborhood. Owners take a lot of pride in the curb appeal of their homes. You'll be surprised as you drive up a hill to be met with a clearing in the trees and see a breath-taking view of downtown Austin.
The access to green spaces, parks and trails is nearly limitless. Barton Hills is wedged between the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Zilker Park. There are loads of trails that lead to these local hot spots. During the spring and summer, Austinites flock to these locations to get a taste of the great outdoors. Perhaps the best spot to spend a hot summer afternoon is Barton Springs Pool, literally right down the street in Zilker Park. For those who want to enjoy a jog around Lady Bird Lake, they can access one of the many nearby entrances in the neighborhood. The trail encircles the lake and provides over 10 miles of trails, and it filled with people year round. Green thumbs enjoy afternoons at Umlauf Sculpture Gardens and the Zilker Botanical Garden.
The second great features of Barton Hills are diverse home styles throughout the community. This is where the eclectic nature of the area really comes out. Most of the traditional homes are small bungalows, colonials, and ranch-style. However, much of the Austin funky taste are seen in newer, more modern and contemporary styles. Some residents have remodeled or torn down older structures to create a more updated feel. It's not uncommon to see a hip bungalow next door to a small modern condominium. Accompanied with the rich landscape, it really makes this neighborhood one of a kind.
The prices on homes for sale certainly reflect the popularity and great location of Barton Hills. Most start out in the low $300's and rise well into the half a million to over a million range. Most homes tie in with great schools like Barton Hills and Zilker Elementary, Fullmore and O. Henry Middle, and Austin High School. The location cannot be underestimated. Few neighborhoods in Austin offer the great access to parks and recreation while being minutes for the downtown area. If you like to learn more about Barton Hills, and homes for sale in the neighborhood, I would be happy to discuss it with you. I encourage anyone looking for an area loaded with amenities and unique qualities to consider this area. Drive through one sunny afternoon and you'll understand what I mean.