Why We Build in Barton Hills
When the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards famously said, “I like it here in Austin. Anybody got a room?” it’s easy to imagine that he was talking about the Barton Hills neighborhood. After all, this laid-back enclave is the epitome of Austin living, with its abundance of outdoor spaces, access to live music, and easygoing neighborhood charm.
Located in the coveted 78704 zip code, Barton Hills is a small residential neighborhood just southwest of downtown. It’s bounded by South Lamar and the Zilker neighborhoods to the east, Barton Springs Road and Zilker Park to the north, Barton Creek and MoPac to the west, and Capital of Texas Highway to the south. With so much nearby green space as well as thriving local businesses and restaurants within walking distance, it’s an ideal space for working professionals, artists, retirees, and families alike.
Life in Barton Hills
Barton Hills is truly a hidden gem of Austin. It boasts all the peaceful tranquility of suburban life with the convenience of city living, which makes it one of the most sought-after areas in all of Austin. Barton Hills has been referred to as Austin’s most nature-friendly neighborhood, and it’s easy to see why. Bordered by Zilker Park and the Colorado River to the north and Barton Creek Greenbelt on the south, Barton Hills is rife with natural beauty, including a hilly terrain, live-oak-tree-lined streets, various creeks, and access to 12 miles of Barton Creek Greenbelt hiking and biking trails. Plus, you’re just steps away from the 350-acre Zilker Park, botanical gardens, and the crown jewel of Austin’s hot summers — Barton Springs Pool.
However, just because you’re living in green paradise doesn’t mean you’re far removed from the buzz or convenience of city life. In any given direction, Barton Hills is close to myriad casual cafes and coffee shops, fine dining, and one-of-a-kind boutique shopping. Just a stone’s throw away you’ll find cinephile favorite Alamo Drafthouse, legendary honky-tonk dance hall the Broken Spoke, and the Highball — a Saturday night staple for delicious cocktails, private karaoke rooms, and unique nightly events. Best of all, festival goers in the Barton Hills neighborhood have a front row seat for the city’s best festivals, including Austin City Limits, SXSW, and the holiday Trail of Lights.
The Barton Hills neighborhood is also a draw for many young families because it’s home to some of the most desirable schools in Austin, including Barton Hills Elementary, Zilker Elementary, and O. Henry Middle School, with Austin High School just across the lake.
Whether you’re raising a family, looking for an easy commute to your downtown job, or simply searching for a safe and friendly neighborhood that has it all, Barton Hills is calling your name.
Our Barton Hills Homes
Homes in Barton Hills date back as far as the 1940s, and these ranch-style homes on shady lots offer a laid-back coziness that make it one of the most desirable Austin neighborhoods.
Here are Paradisa, we are Austin home builders who want to match your idea of the ideal neighborhood with a home that suits it perfectly. Our custom home floorplans feature open concept layouts, high ceilings, and loads of natural light which offer a fresh yet timeless edge to Barton Hills’ classic mid-century style. Outside our homes, you’ll find optional features like swimming pools and spas, natural landscaping, and outdoor kitchens for enjoying Austin’s year-round sunshine.
Best of all, our custom homes can be ready to move into in as little as 90 days from the start of construction, which means you may not have to wait the 6 months or more most builders quote.
Want to learn more about building in the Barton Hills neighborhood? Contact us today, and our Austin home builders will help build your new dream home.