Northwest Austin offers beautiful typography and a variety of neighborhoods from master-planned communities like Steiner Ranch to quintessential Hill Country neighborhoods like Northwest Hills to Lake Austin estates in River Place. The area's location near major technology employers like National Instruments, Indeed, and Facebook, as well as its accessible location, have made this a favorite of both professionals and families. Residents enjoy an ever-changing list of amenities due to its proximity for shopping/dining to both the Arboretum
and the Domain
, and easy access to Downtown. This area is also home to numerous hike & bike trails, beautiful parks, playgrounds, and golf courses perfect for enjoying the Austin lifestyle year-round. Homes in these areas are served by the acclaimed Leander ISD
and the Austin ISD.
Several great local private schools (Hyde Park,
and St. Andrews
) are easily accessed from these areas.
Northwest Austin Real Estate Market
Northwest Austin real estate is known for lakefront & hilltop homes. Contact the Northwest Austin real estate agents & realtors at the Kathryn Scarborough to find houses & homes for sale in Northwest Hills & Riverplace, Texas.
River Place and Westminster Glen are hill-country havens featuring natural beauty, unforgettable views, stately homes, and luxury amenities. Primarily larger single-family homes on larger lots, these neighborhoods feature both lakefront and hilltop homes with luxurious finishes, manicured lawns, and mature trees. Located just minutes to Emma Long Park, Lake Austin, and Riverplace Golf Club
offers a wide range of family & fitness activities. The neighborhood is close to a major local highway for easy access to the rest of the city. Served by Leander ISD.
Steiner Ranch is a master-planned luxury community nestled in Austin Hill Country. Situated on nearly 4,600 acres, the community has nearly 1,500 acres of protected natural habitats, greenbelts, and parks. Homes range from $400,000 to over $6,000,000 with a variety of amenities including four community pools, sports courts, neighborhood golf course, thriving tennis programs, and top-rated Leander Schools. It is home to the UT Golf and Tennis Club
. Residents enjoy the sweeping hill country vistas, ample green space, and the local favorite, Steiner Ranch Steak House.
Northwest Hills is traditionally a sought-after neighborhood in Northwest Austin, known for its Hill Country vibe, family-friendly amenities, spectacular views, and easy access to both area employers and Downtown Austin. Most homes are in the traditional or ranch style. Located minutes from both the Domain and the Arboretum, there is no shortage of shopping and dining options. Nearby Mount Bonnell, Bull Creek, and the Balcones Preserve offer a variety of outdoor activities including hikes & bike trails, and playgrounds. Locals enjoy the local Torchy's Tacos
as well as quick access to Hopdoddys Burgers
and Alamo Draft House
in the Anderson Lane area.
Established in the mid-1970s and conveniently located in Northwest Austin, Great Hills is a well-established neighborhood with an abundance of nearby amenities including the Domain and Arboretum shopping centers. The neighborhood boasts tree-lined streets, quintessential Hill Country architecture, rolling hills, Great Hills Country Club
, and easy access to area employers like National Instruments, Indeed, and HomeAway. Great Hills Park is a wonderful gathering place with more than 80 acres in the Bull Creek Watershed.
Jester Estates: Jester Estates and Lakewood are conveniently located in Northwest Austin with both the Domain and Arboretum nearby, as well as major high-tech employers including Indeed, Spiceworks, and National Instruments. Both neighborhoods feature neighborhood amenities including pools, sports courts, and hike & bike trails. Nestled in the Austin hill country many of the homes in both neighborhoods offer expansive views of the serene surroundings and even Downtown Austin. Jester is built along the West Bull Creek Preserve and is known for its topography and mature landscaping. Homes in this area were built between 1980 and 1990 so some have been nicely updated and others will be in original condition. One of the appeals of Jester is the homes are situated in a series of cul-de-sacs and have very little traffic.
Greenshores: Nestled on the shores of Lake Austin in Northwest Austin is the exclusive neighborhood, Greenshores. Known for its expansive custom homes on large wooded lots, the neighborhood epitomizes the lake-living lifestyle while maintaining residents' privacy. Residents enjoy the community’s private park complete with a playground, Lake Austin boat ramp & day docks, and accessible hike & bike trails.
Anderson Mill: Located just south of the intersection between Highway 183 and Highway 45, Anderson Mill is a well-established neighborhood featuring midsize homes with convenient amenities including Lakeline Mall, walkable parks, and area playgrounds. With its accessible location near two of Austin’s major arteries, Anderson Mill offers easy commutes to area employers like Dell, National Instruments, and HomeAway.
Long Canyon: Offering incredible privacy and natural surroundings, Long Canyon features larger homes with private lots, many of which back to protected green space. Located minutes from both Lake Austin and Emma Long Park, and a short commute to area employers like Indeed, Long Canyon draws both families and professionals seeking privacy and area amenities. Resident favorites include County Line Barbeque, the shops at Davenport Village, River Place Country Club, and the Domain.
Canyon Creek: Surrounded by protected habitat for the several endangered bird species native to central Texas, Canyon Creek is located at Ranch Road 2222 and Farm-to-Market 620. The master-planned neighborhood was completed in 2005 and features a community pool, tennis courts, two neighborhood parks, and hike & bike trails. Canyon Creek is served by two top-rated school districts – Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) and Leander Independent School District (LISD).
Grandview Hills: Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Grandview Hills is a master-planned community located near Lake Travis off of Ranch Road 2222 and Farm-to-Market 620. Grandview Hills offers breathtaking views and a variety of neighborhood amenities including a community pool and parks, as well as nearby shopping, dining, entertainment. Its location offers easy access to Lake Travis, as well as area employers like 3M.