North Austin


Gracywoods is a unique and tranquil neighborhood conveniently tucked away in North Central Austin, removed from the urban bustle but close to shopping and dining with only a short drive to downtown.

Homes are modestly sized, charming 1970’s single families shaded by mature trees on large lots. Some have been beautifully upgraded with contemporary backsplashes, granite counters and hardwood flooring while others are great for those looking to add their own personal touch. Square footage ranges between 1,200 to 2,500 square feet. Streets are clean and shady, while the area is safe and peaceful.

Many younger families and senior citizens flock here for the relaxing environment and close-knit community. Gracywoods is an active neighborhood that sponsors annual events including holiday lighting contests and Fourth of July parades. They also value the closeness to nature and wildlife. Green spaces and local parks surround the area, along with local schools. 

Located between I-35 and MoPac (Hwy 1), high-tech employers can also be reached by bike.

Hot Spots: The Domain, Arboretum 

Outdoor Attractions: Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, Gracywoods Park, North Star Greenbelt

Students Attend These Schools: River Oaks or Pillow Elementary, Westview or Burnet Middle, and John B. Connally or Anderson High School

Average Price Range: $330,000 – $495,000

Mesa Park

Mesa Park is convenient to many high-tech employers and still enjoys an easy weekend commute to downtown Austin. The area encompasses roughly six hundred homes located between two of Austin’s most popular shopping and restaurant spots – The Arboretum and The Domain.

Homes were built in the 1970s and 19802 and range in size from 1,200 to 2,500 square feet. Most contain three to four bedrooms, at least two baths and two car garages on a quarter of an acre or less. Some have greenbelt views. 

Mesa Park Neighborhood Association takes pride in community involvement, neighborhood beautification and security. It is rich in community and still offers affordable homes. 

Hot Spots: Arboretum, The Domain 

Outdoor Activities: Schroeter Park, Basketball Courts, Playgrounds and Picnic Areas

Students Attend These Schools: Davis Elementary, Murchison Middle School and Anderson High School

Average Home Pricing: $220,000 – $396,000


Milwood is a great neighborhood for a family stroll, one of the many reasons the area is so highly sought after. Mostly one-story ranch style homes and bungalows line block after block with well manicured yards. The prices are modest and the trees are mature.

Spread over almost two square miles, Milwood features approximately 2,500 homes. Most were built in the 1980s and 1990s. It is common to find brick exteriors and homes with peaceful patios and decks.

The neighborhood enjoys easy access to 35 and to Loop 1 and is convenient to shopping, entertainment and parks. The Millwood neighborhood association is in place to maintain the standards, increase safety and encourage community involvement. 

Neighborhood walking trails, fitness facilities, outdoor pavilions, pools and parks make outdoor fun a community affair. Nearby grocery stores such as HEB, along with retail, dining, and office parks also surround the area.

Hot Spots: The Domain, Arboretum, Whole Foods, Gateway 

Outdoor Attractions: Balcones District Park and Pool

Students Attend These Schools: Summit, Pond Springs, Jollyville Elementary, Murchison, Deerpark Middle School and Anderson High School

Price Range: $176,000 – $429,000

North Burnet

North Burnet refers to an area in north Austin bounded by Walnut Creek and Metric Boulevard, made up of 2,300 square acres. Aging commercial buildings and a higher density spurred the city to invest in the redevelopment of the area. It has since changed into a mixed-use neighborhood with pedestrian access and transit-friendly connections.

With a combination of residential properties and commercial shopping centers, the area is also a mix of older family homes and new developments for young professionals and singles. North Burnet offers close proximity to trendy restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment venues. The Domain is less than ten minutes away.

Property styles are as diverse as the geographic makeup. Homes vary from new, upscale urban developments to deluxe apartments and condominiums.

Hot Spots: The Domain, HopDoddys, Gateway, Arbor Walk 

Outdoor Attractions: Domain Central Park, Walnut Creek Park, Gateway

Students Attend These Schools: Stepping Stone, Hill or Pillow Elementary, University Charter School, Burnet Middle, Premier or Anderson High School, St. Louis Catholic

Average Home Price: $231,000 – $517,000

Quail Hollow

Quail Hollow is a large community where homebuyers can find cottage-like homes with charming porches and bright exteriors.

Many homes have been upgraded with modern amenities while others have maintained their original character, perfect for those looking for old-school charm. 

Walkers, runners and bikers alike get to enjoy the hike and bike trail that cuts through the center of the neighborhood.

Residents also take advantage of the nearby lap pool, baseball fields, basketball courts and playground at the Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. After a day spent outdoors, strolling the high-end Domain or Arboretum is an excellent way to wind down. Along with shopping, they are also the home to many popular restaurants.

Quail Hollow’s prime location and reasonable home prices are what makes real estate in this area such a hot commodity.

Hot Spots: The Domain, Aboretum, Chuy’s, Whole Foods

Outdoor Attractions: Domain, Gateway, Walnut Creek Park

Students Attend These Schools: River Oaks or Pillow Elementary, Westview or Burnet Middle School, John B. Connally or Anderson High School

Average Home Pricing: $297,000 – $627,000

Scofield Farms

Scofield Farms is defined by its peaceful, suburban environment. It is a prosperous neighborhood where many high-tech employees live because of its proximity to Dell, Apple, Samsung and IBM. Families also choose Scofield for its convenience to shopping and schools.

Construction by numerous builders began in the 1980’s which allows a bevy of options for today’s home buyer including; town homes, modest one-story residences and well-appointed two-story brick homes. Homes are well-maintained and sit on beautiful lots with excellent curb appeal.

Scofield is made of two sections with different homeowners associations and private amenities. Parks, jogging trails, playgrounds and community pools are at the center of each section.

The neighborhood is billowing with family friendly amenities. With its convenient location and affordable prices, Scofield Farms is ideal for business professionals and families alike. 

Hot Spots: The Domain 

Outdoor Attractions: Scofield Farms Neighborhood Park

Students Attend These Schools: Summit or Parmer Elementary, Murchison or Westview Middle and Anderson or John B. Connally Highschool

Average Home Pricing: $286,000 – $418,000

The Domain

Where residents work, play and live in style! The Domain features two luxury apartments situated above high-end retail shopping and trendy restaurants all within a park-like setting. Tranquil courtyards, water fountains and art lighting surround the 303-acre planned community.

The sophisticated apartments offer spacious rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet kitchens and private balconies and patios. Amenities include modern fitness centers, resort-style pools and salon/spa options right outside your door. There are excellent hotels for guests including Aloft at the Domain, The Westin, Lone Star Court and Archer Hotel.

Some of Austin’s top employers are located inside The Domain, making it the perfect place for professionals to live. For those who work downtown in the city center, nearby public transportation and major highways make commuting easy.

Hot Spots: Kona Grill, Glorias, Punch Bowl Social, North, Starbucks 

Outdoor Attractions: The Domain Central Park, Domain II Waterpad and Pavillion

Students Attend These Schools: Summit or Parmer Elementary, Murchison or Westview Middle and Anderson or John B. Connally Highschool

Average Rental Pricing: $2,200 – $5,500

Wells Branch

Wells Branch was recently ranked as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” by Money Magazine. It is an affordable community perfectly situated with easy access for those commuting to Dell, Apple or major employers.

Amenities are abundant and include extensive hike/bike trails, tennis courts, recreation center, multiple playgrounds, pools and sand volleyball. Residents are invited to free community events which fosters a family-like atmosphere.

The neighborhood is well established with homes being built in the late 1980’s through early 2000’s. Streets are lined with mature trees and provides ample shade.

The neighborhood is split between two school districts: Round Rock ISD and Pflugerville ISD. Residents can be rest assured their kids will receive a great education. There are also a number of private charter schools nearby.

Hot Spots: The Domain 

Outdoor Attractions: Wells Branch Recreation Center, Katherine Fleischer Park

Students Attend These Schools: Wells Branch Elementary, Deer Park Middle school and McNeil High School

Average Home Pricing: $176,000 – $396,000


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