One of the smallest developments I’ve written about, Rivercrest is a single street (with multiple cul-de-sacs) of beautiful luxury homes. Built in the 1960’s by the Bohn Family, Beautiful, old growth Pecan trees planted over 30 years ago line the streets and create a relaxed, family friendly neighborhood for the residents
River Place is a fantastic place to live. It’s as far away as Steiner Ranch, and also not as large, but with a hill country feel, and incredible views. just of 2222, and about 15 minutes away from downtown, River Place is close to major employers, as well as tons of outdoor activities. One of those little known area that tons of people drive by everyday, but don’t really know much about it.
Just north of the Old Enfield area of Austin is an even more prestigious area called Pemberton Heights. These majestic, older homes are only a few minutes away from downtown, and are highly desirable because of the location, size, and style of the houses.
What makes a home in Pemberton Heights so sought after? First of all they are typically on larger lots. Secondly this neighborhood is in a great, close in, but private location. North of windsor, and south of Westover, between Mopac and Lamar, residents of Pemberton Heights are close to everything. Additionally, many of the streets twist, and turn, and aren’t major arteries leading downtown.
There is a neighborhood a bit north, and west of the Austin capital called Old Enfield. One of the oldest areas in the city, the stately homes here sit back from streets lined with old growth oaks trees.
Simply called Enfield by most, this small, historical neighborhood shows pride of ownership. Many of the homes were built in the 1920’s and ’30’s but have been been beautifully restored over the years. The front of the homes are old Victorian or colonial, or something similar, but frequently the insides have been completely updated into the ideal soft contemporary house we all dream of.
Here are my favorite five time lapse videos of Austin, TX. If you have one that you love, please let me know about it in the comment section below.
Everybody seems to either be on the move TO Austin or on the move IN Austin. We all knows that Austin has some incredibly creative and talented residents, and these are some videos that come from that creativity.
So many Austin landmarks are represented in these short films: The Capitol, The UT Tower, Downtown Hi-rises, ABIA, the Pennybacker bridge on 360, Frost Tower, the Long Center, Ladybird Lake Read more
Northwest Hills is a very popular neighborhood centrally located on the west side of Mopac. Adjacent to Cat Mountain, this area doesn’t share the same views, but are equally beautiful, and on incredible tree lined streets.
Development of the 200 acres that makes up Northwest Hills began in the 1950’s and continues today (there are a few small sections of new construction). Most homes are single story, in the popular ranch style, however some have been updated and take on a mid-century modern feel.
Lost Creek is an older upscale neighborhood just west of West Lake Hills on the other side of 360 that has beautiful single and multi-level homes, many with views.
Most of the homes were built in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Some have been beautifully updated, while others are ready for your touch and finishes. Most are 3 to 5 bedrooms and around 3,000 square feet. Read more
Lakeway TX, once a quiet retirement community about 20 minutes from Austin is now a popular city for people moving to Central Texas. Perched on the entrance to the hill country, and of course on the shores of the Lake, Lakeway has beautiful golf courses, modern medical services, and all the other features you need in a modern city.
Comprised of over 70 communities, Lakeway has homes for all price ranges, although the average house begins at over $500,000.
If you tend to like homes with views, than you may want to consider looking at houses in Cat Mountain. Running north to south, on the west side of MoPac, and north of 2222, this part of town has hilly, tree lined streets.
Most homes were built in the 1970’s and 1980’s and are 3 to 5 bedrooms. Lots of two story, and split level houses were constructed to take advantage of the sloping hillside and spectacular views.
Barton Hills is an awesome neighborhood, one that encapsulates the “Austin Feeling”. Running along the Barton Creek Greenbelt (from Mopac to 360, up through the streets near Lamar Blvd and to the lake, this area has old and new homes, small tear down shacks to beautiful million dollar modern homes.
Locals call call it the ’04 (although other parts of the 78704 zip code are outside the official Barton Hills boundary.
Homes date back to the 1940’s and can range from matchbox sized 800 square feet 1-bedroom places to larger, remodeled and updated 5+ bedroom houses that go for over $1M.