Grandview Hills ~ A Hidden Gem in River North Austin

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

Grandview Hills is a quiet, secluded, relatively small community tucked back off Hwy 620 on Wilson Parke Blvd around the corner from Hwy 2222. It’s close to Lake Travis and many homes located in the community enjoy views of Lake Travis and the hill country. The community was first known as “The Parke” and was established in the 1980’s. The estate section is now completed. Prices in the community range from $400,000 - $1.5Million.

There are 2 parks in the community “Muir Parke” and “Waterton Parke” that offer family, friendly recreation. Waterton Parke also provides a community swimming pool (some newer sections have to pay an additional fee to use the pool) and there are many nature trails to enjoy.

The property tax rate is 2.5339 and zip code is 78726. Grandview Hills falls in the City of Austin.

The community began with the name “The Parke” and was later changed to “Grandview Hills.” Chaos ensued for consumers and Real Estate agents searching for Grandview Hills for 2 main reasons:

      1.Earlier built homes legal description was labeled “The Parke” and these properties would not come up in searches.

      2.Which MLS area did this community fall in? There were often three different areas (RN, NW and CL) being used by agents when listing a property in Grandview Hills in the MLS, thus causing properties not appearing in regular searches (some missing this little gem all together). The result: sales were slow in this community because of lack of consistency on how to find these homes when there were two community names!

After many complaints to our MLS the problem was resolved. Now upon searching for Grandview Hills both names pop up and only one area RN (River North) is allowed to be used to identify the area. It just shows that bringing issues to the MLS board does pay off. They have a vested interest to solve problems as they want all properties to be located.

The community residents children attend  and there is an excellent elementary Grandview Hills Elementary located off Wilson Parke Blvd for resident’s children to attend. Four Points Middle School and Vandegrift High School are the schools this community feeds into and are conveniently located close by.

Concordia University has a campus close by as well as great shopping, medical facilities, restaurants, employers and Lake Travis is 5 minutes away!

I’ve lived in NW Austin since 1981. I’ve been privy to watch and be a part of many communities develop as well as in RN and CL. Knowing the builders and history has given me insight to how the neighborhoods were established. I’ve listed and sold many properties in these various subdivisions and was chosen to serve on many focus boards giving feed back to developers on communities they were going to invest in.

If your looking for Realtor with in-depth knowledge of your community and want someone to trust knowing current market trends...reach out to me at 512-346-1799 or dillard@reloaustin.com Let’s talk! I’m happy to provide you with data to make an informed decision whether buying or selling and provide you with award winning service!

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Dorie Dillard - What an interesting neighborhood report. Who would have known changing the name from The Parke to Grandview Hills would cause so much chaos. This is good for potential residents to know. 

Aug 09, 2018 01:21 PM #1
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JL Boney, III
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Looks like a wonderful community. We have a few communities here that are hard to search due to name changes throughout the developments completion.

Aug 09, 2018 01:31 PM #2
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Dorrie,

What a nice profile of Grandview Hills and an explanation for the name change. Wishing you a great weekend ahead.  A

Aug 09, 2018 01:48 PM #3
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Dorie congratulations on your new listing.  A lucky Buyer is going to be calling it home very soon.

Aug 09, 2018 03:11 PM #4
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Lisa Von Domek
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What a great neighborhood post Dorie Dillard .  Grandview Hills sounds like a lovely place to call HOME!

Aug 09, 2018 07:19 PM #5
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 I love it when you take us to work with you and show us your area Dorie..

Aug 09, 2018 09:25 PM #6
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Dorie - what a special find. Best of success in finding the right buyer.  Good luck. 

Aug 10, 2018 05:07 AM #7
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Dorie.  Thanks for the information about Grandview Hills in River North Austin.

 

Aug 10, 2018 05:45 AM #8
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Joan Cox
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Dorie, great presentation for Grandview Hills, and love all the information available.

Aug 10, 2018 06:32 AM #9
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Dorie, loved the information about Grandview Hills hope it will translate to listings and buyers, Endre

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