Barton Hills

Barton Hills

Austin, Texas Homes for Sale

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About Barton Hills

Close to the action of Zilker and the hotspots in South Austin, but quiet enough to have a neighborhood feel, Barton Hills is one of Austin's most desirable areas for residents who enjoy a laid-back atmosphere but want to be close to the action of the city. The neighborhood itself is primarily residential and draws a lot of homebuyers who want to settle down but still want easy access to South Central Austin's activity.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $460,000 to $3,100,000

Average $ per sq ft: $794

Association Fee Ranges: $1000/quarter, $35 to $720/mo, $0 to $310

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1955 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 1017 to 3077 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 to 4 Bathrooms

Getting Around Barton Hills

Around Barton Hills

Homes in Barton Hills are slightly more expensive than similarly sized homes in other parts of Austin, largely owing to its desirable location. The architecture varies greatly, but most of the homes were built between the 1940s and 1960s. Buyers seeking affordability may enjoy the area near Spyglass and Mopac, where several gated complexes and townhomes are available. Duplexes and mid-rises near 360/Capital of Texas Highway are also more affordable than the centrally located homes.

Southern-style cooking, seasonal fare, and American comfort food are some of the most popular dining options in Barton Hills, all along the Southern border of the neighborhood. Most of the dining options are near the border areas of the neighborhood, but you can find both a vegetarian restaurant and a farmer's market on Robert E. Lee Road.

A mix of families, young professionals, and empty nesters call Barton Hills home. You may see some students as well, as this area is close to St. Edward's University and two Austin Community College campuses. The area is not densely populated, but you can expect to see stay-at-home parents tending to their children during the day and commuters rushing home during the early evening. On the weekends, the area's residents pour outdoors to enjoy shopping, events, or simply taking in the beautiful outdoors.

Depending on your tastes, you are almost certain to find something that appeals to you on a Friday night in Barton Hills. The area is home to a variety of local pubs, ranging in style from traditional Irish to wine bars to themed establishments. Many of the area's restaurants, particularly its Italian and Mexican eateries, also serve alcohol. Dancing and music are also popular, with genres from indie-rock to country to top 40 dance music to pick from.

Sundays in Barton Hills can be laid-back or exciting. The Greenbelt Nature Preserve is a wonderful outdoor area where visitors can swim, play beneath the waterfall, hike, or simply relax. The Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum is also a popular destination for a relaxing walk or picnic. If you are inclined to take part in some of the famous events near the area without worrying about parking, it’s simple to navigate over to Zilker Park for the Kite Festival in the summer or Trail of Lights in December.

Locals Love

  • Quiet, friendly atmosphere
  • Easy access to Mopac and South Lamar
  • Laid-back culture
  • Many public transportation options
  • Near-constant activity
  • Proximity to Zilker Park, Bouldin Creek, and Downtown
  • Quiet, family-friendly atmosphere

Locals Don't Love

  • Heavy congestion along major streets
  • Hectic during festival season
  • Minimal affordable housing
  • Rising property taxes

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