The Arboretum offers abundant choices for shopping, dining and entertainment all with easy access to the area’s high tech employers. Considered the “New Austin”, the Arboretum is a bustling and trendy community full of everything Austin has to offer.

Many of the residents who live in the Arboretum are business professionals and families.


Residents enjoy a delicate balance between the suburbs and the city as its location close to the Texas Hill Country offers gorgeous views of Lake Austin and beautiful hills. 

Although Balcones is relatively small, it offers a strong sense of community and a very active homeowners association. There are annual neighborhood events including Easter egg hunts, Fourth of July parades, Christmas parties along with individual special-interest clubs.

Balcones offers amazing amenities including a community center, pool, park and tennis courts.

Hot Spots: Truluck’s, Eddie V’s, McCormick and Schmick’s, The Domain, Aboretum Shopping Center 

Outdoor Activities: Balcones Woods Amenity Center, Hyde Park Baptist Church (private park for homeowners), Balcones District Park, Schroeter Park, Balconies Country Club and Great Hills Country Club

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

Price range: $363,000 – $451,000

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The very affluent, Courtyard neighborhood is located off Loop 360 and Courtyard Drive in West Austin. It is both a waterfront and country club community with access along Lake Austin and Bull Creek. Courtyard is also a world class tennis complex surrounded by luxury, lakeside homes and abundant natural beauty.

Residents enjoy high-end amenities and recreation spots. A network of walking trails winds its way through and connects forested green spaces throughout.

The area is made of 69 +/- home sites, each with at least half an acre of well-manicured properties. Many are custom built and feature private boat docks, gourmet kitchens, pools and extensive outdoor living. Styles range from chic garden homes to mansions with panoramic views of Lake Austin, the city skyline and 360 Pennybacker Bridge. 

Besides the tennis club, Courtyard also has an olympic-sized swimming pool. The marina near The County Line Restaurant offers day docks and picnic areas. 

Hot Spots: Maudies, Sienna, Waterloo Ice House 

Outdoor Amenities: Bull Creek Park, Lake Austin, Courtyard Tennis and Swim Center

Students Attend These Schools: Highland Park, Lamar Middle and McCallum High School

Average Home Pricing: $528,000 – $4,400,000

The community of Glenlake is a picturesque development located in the hills above beautiful Lake Austin. Although Glenlake is located only 15 miles away from the heart of downtown Austin, the neighborhood still manages to retain a relaxing “country” feel. This is largely due to the fact that the community contains less than 200 homes, which has helped encompass a family-friendly atmosphere.

Homes are highly customized with a wide variety of architectural styles and trends. From ranch houses to palatial estates sitting on one to five acre lots with native shrubs and panoramic vistas. Partially hidden by towering oaks and junipers, many are set back some distance from quiet roads and drives.

At the nearby River Place Country Club, residents enjoy an 18-hole Tom Kite designed championship course surrounding traverses, creeks, hills and secluded canyons. The private club also offers tennis courts, aquatic activities, spa facilities, programs for children and premier dining options.

Hot Spots: Mi Gordi’s, Primo Coffee, Ski Shores 

Outdoor Activities: River Place Country Club

Students Attend These Schools: Laura Bush or River Place Elementary, Canyon Ridge or Four Points Middle, Vandegrift or Cedar Park High School

Average Home Pricing: $643,500 – $1,485,000

Great Hills

Located near the intersection of Loop 360 and Highway 183 the Great Hills neighborhood also enjoys easy access to Mopac. The neighborhood is diverse with families and young people alike. It is known for its quiet, tree-lined streets and inviting properties surrounded by rolling hills.

Single family homes are abundant but over the years quite a few apartment buildings and condos have been sprouting up. The area was developed in the 1970s and continues to see development today. It can often accommodate a variety of budgets due to the large range in home sizes and prices.

Residents can enjoy different levels of membership at the Great Hills country club which offers golf, pool, tennis and an accommodating clubhouse. 

Austin Hills Park and Bull Creek Park and greenbelt are nearby as well. 

Hot Spots: Barnes and Nobles, Cheesecake Factory, Whole Foods, Arboretum, Arbor Walk 

Outdoor Activities: Austin Hills Park, Great Hills Golf Course and Clubhouse

Students Attend These Schools: Davis or Laurel Mountain Elementary, Murchison Middle, Canyon Vista, Anderson and Westwood High School

Price Range: $385,000 – $660,000


With private access to Lake Austin and corralled by scenic green belts, Greenshores is just 15 minutes from Downtown.

The private home sites range from 1/3-acre to 1-acre and most embrace canyon views. There are several subdivisions within Greenshores, including The Overlook, The Landing, and The Woods at Greenshores. When the residents are not launching from the community boat ramp and private day docks they can enjoy the adjacent Emma Long Metropolitan Park and multiple hike and bike Trails.

In addition to all that Greenshores has to offer, Austin Country Club is just up Hwy 360 and features lit tennis courts, a 18-hole golf course, fitness facility and clubhouse. Greenshores can be compared to resort living at it’s best.

Hot Spots: Ski shores, Austin Country Club 

Outdoor Activites: Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Lake Austin

Students Attend These Schools: Highland Park Elementary, Lamar Middle School, McCallum High School

Price range: $893,200 – $2,904,000


Nestled against the Bull Creek Preserve, home to some of Austin’s favorite hiking and biking trails, Jester Estates is in a convenient location within the hills of northwest Austin with easy access to major roadways such as 360, Capital of Texas Highway and 620 and within 10 minutes to both Lakes Travis and Austin. It overlooks the beautiful canyons of Balcones.

Its family amenities of playgrounds, a pool and tennis courts along with its friendly streets and award winning schools provide a setting for those who are attracted to a sense of community. Homes in this area offer a variety of square footages from small to expansive suitable to everyone. This neighborhood consists of over 900 homes.

Professionals enjoy the leisurely atmosphere and upscale homes with close proximity to their employers, the tech corridor and downtown Austin.

The Jester Club offers memberships which include all year access to the twenty-five meter pool, two tennis courts, a basketball court and a very popular, shady playground.

Hot Spots: Arboretum 

Outdoor Activities: Lake Travis, Jester Club, Bull Creek Preserve

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

Price Range: $572,000 – $1,320,000


The Lakewood neighborhood is a desirable single-family Northwest community located in the Austin Hill Country and surrounded by multiple parks and green space.

Most of the homes were built in the 1970s but has seen its fair share of remodels and new custom homes throughout. Lakewood has a lot of mature trees with spectacular views of the hill country.

Lakewood is located within thirteen miles of downtown Austin and Lake Travis off Highway 360. It is across from Bull Creek Park and connects to the neighboring community of Jester Estates.

There are many incredible advantages to living in this upscale community including no shortage of great dining and shopping, along with excellent schools.

Residents are within the Austin Independent School District.

Hot Spots: Arboretum 

Outdoor Activities: Lake Travis, Bull Creek Park

Students Attend These Schools: Hill or Doss Elementary, Murchison Middle School, Anderson High School

Price Range: $660,000 – $1,650,000

Long Canyon

Amongst the sweeping Hill Country of Northwest Austin you will find the luxurious Long Canyon neighborhood. Because of the setting many of the residents can enjoy panoramic vistas from their homes.

Most of the properties in Long Canyon are covered with dense trees while many back to private preserve and greenbelt land, which affords homeowners incredible privacy. Homes in Long Canyon were built in the 1980s and 1990s and reflect custom designs with high-end features. They enjoy spacious 1 to 2 acre lots some of which back to greenbelt conservancies.

Only 10 minutes from Lake Austin and Emma Long Park, the proximity gives the residents so many family friendly options while maintaining a suburban country feel. 

Enjoy long hikes through the Bull Creek Greenbelt or spend a day on the cool waters of nearby Lake Travis. Golfers are attracted to the nearby River Place Country Club. Austin locals prefer the delicious barbeque from The County Line. 

Hot Spots: Arboretum, Davenport Village and Gateway shopping centers, Lakeline Mall complex and the Shops at Arbor Walk 

Outdoor Activites: Balcones Canyonland Preserve, Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Bull Creek District Park, River Place Country Club

Students Attend These Schools: Highland Park or Laura W. Bush Elementary, Lamar Middle, McCallum High School

Price Range: $319,000 – $1,749,000

Northwest Hills

Northwest Hills sits South of Spicewood Springs, north of 2222, between Loop 360 and Mopac. The area exudes a community feel and is only ten minutes from downtown.

Mature Oak trees shade the homes on wide streets perfect for walking with the family. Many of the ranch style original owner occupied homes were built in the 60’s and 70’s. Some exude a soft contemporary style as architects in the 70’s started to mix in multi-level, square designs. New construction in the area continues to attract buyers ready to relax in this exceptional community.

As the name suggests, homes sit amongst the rolling hills. Lots with big rocks and cliffs make for some beautiful landscape design opportunities and fabulous views. The Bull Creek greenbelt provides ample green space, many hiking opportunities, miles of trails and swimming holes.

With favorite restaurants or shopping centers, as well as award-winning schools, many homebuyers are drawn to this well-maintained neighborhood.

Hot Spots: JAX neighborhood Cafe, Mirabelle 

Outdoor Activities: Doss Allen Park, Beverly S. Scheffield, Northwest District Park

Students attend these schools: Doss Elementary, Hill Elementary, Murchison Middle School, Anderson High School

Price Range: $643,500 to $2,046,000

River Place

River Place allows residents to take their pick from swimming, and sailing from the private marina, or hiking and biking amongst acres of natural trails. A substantial portion of River Place’s scenic land is devoted to nature preserves, guaranteeing residents picturesque greenbelt and canyon views. Residents of River Place barely have a 15 minute commute to downtown, the Arboretum, and major employers.

Homes have been designed to suit a variety of homebuyers. Mostly single family homes set along peaceful residential streets. Homeowners take great pride in their lookouts and landscaping, which really characterize the subdivision.

It is a very active community as you can tell just by driving down River Place Blvd. The River Place Country Club boasts a Tom Kite designed golf course and has an excellent tennis program. Views and parks are so picture perfect,, one would think you were living in a postcard.

Hot Spots: River Place Country Club, Boat House Grill, Rice Thai and Sushi Bar 

Outdoor Activities: Tom Kite Golf Course at River Place Country Club

Students Attend These Schools: River Place Elementary, Four Points Middle School, and Vandegrift High School

Price Range: $392,700 – $2,178,000


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