While this area is close to downtown, it still offers privacy, luxury, and impressive views from the mainly ranch-style homes hidden among the towering trees and rolling hills. 

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The Balcones and Highland Park West geographic areas are bordered on the south by 35th Street, on the west by Mount Bonnell Road, and on the east by MoPac and by Bull Creek Road between Hancock Road and 45th Street.  Highland Hills extends just north of 2222 and west of Balcones. These neighborhoods also border Camp Mabry.

Homes in Highland Park West

Most homes in this area were built between 1945 to 1960 in the ranch style, with stylistic changes you expect over such a broad span of years.  There are a few mid-century beauties in the area that are a real treat to see.

About the Highland Park West neighborhood

The areas of Highland Park West and Balcones contain about 1,750 residences, many with views of downtown, the hill country, and Lake Austin.  Towering trees, rolling hills, and winding streets add to the beauty of the area.  Folks tend to settle in this neighborhood because it is close to downtown yet offers privacy, luxury, and impressive views.  

There are many outdoor activities to enjoy at nearby Perry Park, the Bright Leaf Nature Preserve, or the landmark Mount Bonnell.  There are also sections of shopping and other services in the area.

History of the neighborhood

Highland Park West was developed by Edgar Perry, and Balcones was developed by David Barrow. Many of the houses were designed by leading modernist architects of the time.

Our favorite places in Highland Park West

  • Chez Zee – crème brulee French toast at brunch and always dessert     
  • Russell’s Bakery – sandwiches and yummy fresh salsa
  • Mount Bonnell – views for miles and sunsets to cherish

Public schools in Highland Park West

Out and about in Highland Park West and Balcones

Highland Park West and Balcones Homes For Sale


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