Why We Build in Highland Park
If you consider yourself the kind of Austinite who craves the large lots, spacious homes, and stunning scenery of suburban life — but you also need the convenience of city life within arm’s reach — Highland Park is the ideal spot to hang your cowboy hat.
This little corner of the capital city, located between downtown Austin and Lake Austin, strikes a perfect balance between the two extremes. Located just along the Mopac corridor, this charming enclave is only a short jaunt to the city center but still offers privacy, tranquility, and impressive views hidden among the towering trees and rolling hills, including Mount Bonell just steps away to the west. Perfect for families, professionals, retirees, and artists alike, Highland Park offers the simultaneous down-home charm and invigorating city pulse that feel so quintessentially Austin.
Life in Highland Park
Folks of all stripes flock to the Highland Park neighborhood for its convenient location, abundance of green space, and friendly neighbors. Whether you are buying your first home, looking for a place to raise a family, or searching for a peaceful place to retire, Highland Park is an ideal spot to start the next chapter of your life.
- Thriving fun and dining. No matter where you look in Highland Park, there is plenty of shopping to explore, from the bustling shopping centers of Highland Village, Justin Plaza, and Northwest Center, to A-town, a trendy boutique for unique gifts from local artists. When the hunger pangs strike, there are plenty of local favorites to choose from, no matter what your taste buds crave. Head to the Peached Tortilla for family-friendly Asian-fusion fare, taste the crème brulee French toast at Chez Zee, or chown down at Phil’s Ice House, the beloved burger joint housed in an old gas station.
- Award-winning schools. Highland Park is an ideal spot for growing families because of its distinguished schools, including Lamar Middle School, known for its fine arts academy; Austin High School, including the Academy for Global Studies; McCallum High School, including a fine arts magnet school, and several excellent elementary schools.
- Plenty of green space. If a nature-friendly neighborhood is on your must-have list, Highland Park is the place for you. There are endless activities to enjoy at nearby Perry Park, the Bright Leaf Nature Preserve, or the landmark Mount Bonnell with its views for miles and postcard-worthy sunsets.
- Balance between suburban and urban life. The very location of Highland Park — wedged in between downtown Austin and Lake Austin — perfectly captures what makes life here so appealing. With its abundant natural scenery and views of the nearby city skyline, this gem of a neighborhood strikes the perfect chord of laid-back and exciting.
Our Highland Park Homes
Many of the homes in the Highland Park neighborhood were built between the 1940s and the 1960s, and as a result, you’ll see one-story ranchers and mid-century bungalows alongside modern and contemporary family homes today.
Here at Paradisa Homes, we are proud to honor the historic roots of the Highland Park area with home designs that are timeless yet forward thinking. Our spacious home interiors feature open floor plans, high ceilings, luxury features, and tons of natural light for an undeniable elegance and comfort no matter your preferred design aesthetic.
Expert Custom Home Builders in Austin, Texas
Paradisa homes can be custom-built for your needs, or you can check out our move-in ready inventory. Want to learn more about upcoming opportunities in the Highland Park neighborhood? Contact us today, and our Austin home builders will get you set up with your Paradisa dream home.