Just over the Colorado River, in South Austin, the Barton Hills neighborhood offers a prime location for families and young professionals to find a great home. Residents can enjoy the “best of both worlds” in a way, by living in a primarily residential neighborhood with incredibly easy access to downtown, plenty of green space, two major highways, and live music. 

The landscape of the neighborhood is vastly green. The Barton Creek Greenbelt, a trail that runs through the neighborhood, includes many natural features to enjoy, including Zilker Park, Barton Springs pool, The Violet Crown Trail, Zilker Botanical Garden, and more. Families and young professionals looking to take advantage of the outdoors can swim, hike, bike, play on various fields, or enjoy a botanical garden.

Austin - Zilker Metropolitan Park: Barton Springs Pool

Not only is Zilker Park full of numerous outdoor activities, but it’s also the venue of the Austin City Limits Festival. This festival is nationally recognized and is one of the biggest contributions to the city’s culture and economy. If you live in Barton Hills, these festivals are right in your backyard!

Barton Hills is an extremely accessible neighborhood. Depending on where in the neighborhood your home is, downtown is easily accessible by foot. This is why this neighborhood is perfect for those who love both nature and nightlife! Downtown Austin is brimming with lively bars and restaurants, many featuring local, live music nightly. The neighborhood is also conveniently located next to the MoPac, a key route to downtown and points beyond, and the Capital of Texas Highway.

The neighborhood also touts access to some of the best schools in the Austin school district, including; Henry Middle School, Austin High School, and Barton Hills Elementary.

There are many single-family homes available for purchase in Barton Springs, however, there are some multifamily apartment complexes as well. According to the Austin Relocation Guide, most single-family homes in Barton Hills range from $340,000 up to $1,200,000. Homes in the area date as far back as the 1940s. Many of these mid-century modern homes were built by noted Austin-based architect A.D. Stenger.

Although the neighborhood is mainly residential, there are some notable restaurants in the neighborhood itself. One of the highest-rated restaurants in the area is Salt Traders Zilker location. Serving both coastal-inspired seafood and Texas “turf” (meat), their cuisine is described as “seafood-centric, coastal cooking”. On top of top-tier service, reviews rave over the chowder fries and gulf oysters. 

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