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Northwest Hills, Austin, TX

Yet another popular and well-established Austin neighborhood, Northwest Hills is as close as you can get to downtown in Northwest Austin. This fantastic community is located in Travis County in the 78731 and 78759 zip codes, just north of RM 2222 (also known as Allandale Road or Northland Drive) with a rough northern boundary of Spicewood Springs Road. Mesa Drive is the primary road connecting north and south. The Barrow brothers purchased the land and began development in 1958 and finally completed work in the mid 1980s. While buyers can find a variety of sizes and home styles, most homes for sale in Northwest Hills Austin are single-story, ranch style homes, but plenty of traditional, contemporary, and two story homes can be found. A lot of recent construction features modern and mid-century modern architecture. Popular exterior finishes include stone, brick, stucco, and wood.

Homes average over 2,700 square feet and 3-6 bedrooms. Many of these beautiful homes have undergone exterior and interior renovations at some point. They feature open living space, updated flooring and kitchens / kitchen appliances. Just 7 miles from Downtown Austin, Northwest Hills is perched on the precipice of the Texas Hill Country and nearly every home is treated to incredible sunset, lake, and city views.

Where in Austin, TX is Northwest Hills?

Northwest Hills is located in the 78731 and 78759 zip codes with rough boundaries of Spicewood Springs Road to the north, Loop 1 (Mopac Expressway) to the east, RM 2222 to the south, and Loop 360 (N Capital of Texas Highway) to the west. It is about 7 miles from Downtown Austin and 19 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  

What to do near Northwest Hills?

Outdoor enthusiasts looking for homes for sale in Northwest Hills Austin will love its location just north of Bright Leaf Preserve and Lake Austin (the Lower Colorado River). A couple of the great parks in Northwest Hills are the Greenbelt and Bull Creek District Park for hiking and swimming. Many of the Northwest Hills 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 3 miles away. Lake and boating lovers are less than 5 miles away from Lake Austin access via the Loop 360 Boat Ramp. One of the many reasons people move to Northwest Hills 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 Northwest Hills.The Arboretum at Great Hills, Gateway Shopping Center, Arbor Walk, and the Domain are shopping options under 10 minutes away. The Domain features high-end stores like Louis Vuitton, Lululemon, Neiman Marcus, the Apple Store, and more. Some of the great dining options in the Northwest Hills Austin neighborhood are Torchy's Tacos, Kneaded Pleasures, and Azul Tequila. Residents within the community are very active and often choose never to move out of the neighborhood.

Northwest Hills Schools

Students in Northwest Hills Austin are served by Austin ISD. Highland Park Elementary (K-5) and Doss Elementary (K-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 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.

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Jeffrey Grant

Jeffrey Grant

Principal | REALTOR®, CLHMS

Jeffrey is the co-founder and principal of the SR Group, Austin’s premier luxury, waterfront, and relocation real estate group, and the creator of and


A native to Austin, Jeffrey has had the opportunity the witness the city's tremendous growth and change firsthand. Introduced to real estate at a young age by both his grandfathers, he has been involved in the local real estate market most of his life, beginning in 2007 with a custom home and pool builder where he led the construction of luxury properties in the Bee Cave and Lakeway areas..

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