Northwest Hills

Northwest Hills generally includes those homes bounded by Spicewood Springs Road to the north, RM 2222 on the south, MOPAC on the east, and Loop 360 on the west.  I’m a fan of Northwest Hills real estate, in part because my wife and I are raising our family here. We picked Northwest Hills because it’s close to downtown, offers excellent public schools, and has beautiful views. If those are important criteria for you too, then Northwest Hills is tough to beat.

Hopefully the video below can give you a feel for our neighborhood. I took this a few years ago so it’s not the most up-to-date but it gives you the general idea.  Read on for more details about this great part of Austin.

 

Pros and cons for choosing a Northwest Hills home:

PROs

  • Northwest Hills offers a great environment to raise children.  The public schools are some of the very best in Austin, with the elementary, middle and high schools all offering an International Baccalaureate program.   There’s also a very active Parent Teacher Association in the area.
  • Hill country and panoramic views (with the topography that goes with it) make Northwest Hills a beautiful place to live.
  • Wide streets, large homes and lots make it a great place to walk, run, or drive.
  • When traffic is light it’s about 15 minutes to downtown and 10 minutes to the Domain, depending on where you are in the neighborhood.
  • For exercise the greenbelt trails and hills are a fun challenge to conquer. There are also plenty of flat areas for easier walking.
  • It’s a tight knit community with many of the micro-neighborhoods hosting monthly get-togethers.

CONs

  • Many of the homes are still in original condition and need updating for a modern buyer.
  • If the original plumbing hasn’t been replaced, it’s probably due for an overhaul.


Below are links to the area schools. Doss Elementary is especially popular with it’s International Baccalaureate and Mandarin Immersion Programs.

There are a ton of great places to get food around here.  Some of my favorite neighborhood restaurants include:

If you would like to visit about Northwest Hills homes for sale or maybe take a look at a few, just give me a call or send me an e-mail. I’m always happy to help.

Cheers,

Paul Reddam | 512.300.2997 | preddam@homesville.com