BARTON HILLS

78704

 Tree-lined streets with scenic vistas are a hallmark of this eclectic community where the "keep Austin weird" spirit reigns supreme.  Nearby Zilker Park is also a draw.

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Location

Barton Hills includes the area bounded by Rabb Road and South Lamar to the east, Ben White to the south, the greenbelt to the west, and Barton Springs to the north.

Homes in Barton Hills 

With many large half-acre lot sizes, homes in this neighborhood are predominantly 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom mid-century gems sized anywhere from 1500-2400 square feet.   Teardowns are common to make way for modern living so the architecture of the community varies.  Some homes in the area were built by A.D. Stenger in the “prairie style,” with gently sloping roofs, clerestory windows, and a merger of indoor/outdoor space.   

About the Barton Hills neighborhood

Home to Austin landmark The Broken Spoke, residents in Barton Hills have access to urban activities along South Lamar and South First Street, as well as multiple access points to the Barton Creek Greenbelt Nature Preserve for trail running, hiking, creek swimming and rock climbing. Barton Springs, Lady Bird Lake, and downtown are all accessible within minutes.  People tend to settle here because they want to be close-in and love to take advantage of the variety of outdoor activities.

History of the neighborhood

Records show that the Spanish established three missions near Barton Springs in the 1730s, but the area didn’t begin to see significant development until the 1950s.  The neighborhood was featured in Austin’s 1956 Parade of Homes as “the world’s largest air conditioned subdivision.”

Our favorite places in Barton Hills

  • Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company – good beer and even better pizza
  • Zilker Park – a great way to spend the weekend outdoors
  • Shady Grove – drinks, fries, and live music

Public schools in Barton Hills attendance zone

Out and about in Barton Hills

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