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Cat Mountain, Austin, TX


The Cat Mountain neighborhood is a popular fixture of Northwest Austin, known for its incredible views of both the rolling hill country and the lights of downtown Austin. This great community, with its highly rated schools and gorgeous homes, is located in Travis County in the 78731 zip code. The average build date for homes for sale in Cat Mountain Austin is 1984, but these homes are typically not outdated. All homes in Cat Mountain are custom built, so buyers are likely to find even the homes that were built in the 1970s have undergone extensive remodeling and feature valuable updates, offering buyers a chance to have all the amenities they want while enjoying properties with mature trees and pristine landscaping. There are a wide array of home styles, including: traditional ranch homes, suburban, contemporary, and even Mediterranean. Most of the homes have brick or stone siding and roofs consist of shingles, tile, or metal.


A good number of Cat Mountain Austin homes for sale have pools. Outdoor entertainment space and gathering areas are plentiful. Buyers won't have to look hard to find expansive decks, spas, and covered porches either. Homes average approximately 3,100 square feet, 4-6 bedrooms, and 3-5 bathrooms. Many kitchens are the center of attention with updated / custom surfaces, fixtures, and appliances, while living areas are light, airy, and open and often include wood floors and fireplaces. Homes for sale in Cat Mountain typically have large master suites with updated bathrooms.


Where in Austin, TX is Cat Mountain?


Cat Mountain is located in the 78731 zip code. Developed off RM 2222 and Mesa Drive between Loop 1 (Mopac Expressway) and Loop 360 (N Capital of Texas Highway), the neighborhood has rough boundaries of RM 2222 to the south, west, and north, and Mesa Drive to the east. It is less than 1.5 miles from Loop 1 (Mopac Expressway), 7 miles from Downtown Austin, and 16 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.


What to do near Cat Mountain?


Homes for sale in Cat Mountain Austin are surrounded by shade trees and provide easy access to plenty of outdoor activities. Buyers will love its location just north of Bright Leaf Preserve and Lake Austin (the Lower Colorado River). A couple of the great parks in the Cat Mountain area are the Greenbelt and Bull Creek District Park for hiking and swimming. Many of the Cat Mountain Austin homes for sale have beautiful views of the rolling hill country and Lake Austin. Take in the views atop Covert Park at Mount Bonnell just 2 miles away. Lake and boating lovers are less than 4 miles away from Lake Austin access via the Loop 360 Boat Ramp. One of the many reasons people move to Cat Mountain is its close proximity to major employers. Grocery store options within the community include HEB Grocery and Randalls. Plenty of great dining and shopping options can be found in or near Cat Mountain. The Arboretum at Great HillsGateway Shopping CenterArbor Walk, and the Domain are shopping options under 10 minutes away. The Domain features high-end stores like Louis VuittonLululemonNeiman Marcus, the Apple Store, and more. Some of the great dining options near the Cat Mountain Austin neighborhood are Torchy's TacosKneaded Pleasures, and Azul Tequila. Residents within the community are very active and often choose never to move out of the neighborhood.

Cat Mountain Schools

Students in Cat Mountain Austin are served by Austin ISD. Highland Park Elementary (K-5) and Doss Elementary (PK-5) are the elementary schools, Lamar Middle (6-8) and Murchison Middle (6-8) are the middle schools and Anderson High (9-12) and McCallum High (9-12) are the high schools. There are several private school options nearby, including Paragron Prep (K-8), St. Theresa's Catholic School (PK-8), and Austin Jewish Academy (PK-6). All of these schools are highly rated and have maintained those ratings throughout the years. McCallum is the designated Fine Arts Academy for the district.

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