BARTON HILLS AUSTIN
Barton Creek Greenbelt and Zilker Park make up the surroundings for Barton Hills, a community which stretches parallel to most of South Lamar Boulevard, and is just two miles from Downtown Austin. Tall trees surround the community’s ranch, craftsman, and modern style homes. Often, the older homes in the community contain updates that tastefully complement the architecture, giving them flavor and modern style. Finally, many homes in this neighborhood have the distinction of backing up to the greenbelt.
WHERE IS BARTON HILLS?
To visit this neighborhood from Downtown Austin, drive southbound on South Lamar Boulevard and turn right on Barton Springs Road. After turning left on Robert E. Lee Road, you are in the neighborhood. Mopac Expressway borders the neighborhood to the west.
THINGS TO DO NEAR BARTON HILLS
Homeowners here enjoy surrounding nature-impacted, peaceful entertainment options as part of living in laid back South Austin. Residents play in Zilker Park and swim in the park’s Barton Springs. Most homes are within walking distance of Zilker Park, which can be especially advantageous during park hosted events like Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival. Locals also hike the Barton Creek Greenbelt and tube down the creek. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, many local bars, and favorite restaurants like Uchi are just off South Lamar Boulevard for residents to enjoy.
Austin ISD serves students living in this area. Students attend Barton Hills Elementary (PK-5), Kealing or O. Henry Middle (6-8) and Austin High School (9-12). A private school options in San Juan Diego Catholic High School (9-12) and Athena Montessori Academy (ages 2-6) are within three miles of the neighborhood.
Elementary Schools: Barton Hills
Middle Schools: O. Henry, Kealing
High Schools: Stephen F. Austin