North West Hills
North West Hills
Developed in the 1960's, Northwest Hills is a hushed neighborhood with meandering streets, lined with mature shade trees, and is celebrated for its views of nearby Lake Austin and the hill country. Northwest Hills is located to the west of MoPac (Loop 1) and is roughly bounded by Loop 1 to the east and Loop 360 to the west; 2222 to the south and Spicewood Springs Rd to the north. Just a 10-15 minute commute to downtown makes Northwest Hills a popular choice for those wanting to really enjoy all that Austin has to offer.
Northwest Hills retains many of its initial homes, along with its beautiful setting and safe neighborhoods. Most of the homes in Northwest Hills are single story ranch homes or two-story traditional homes, but many patio homes and condominiums are available as well.
The neighborhood is serviced by Austin Independent School District, and students in the community attend: Highland Park or Doss Elementary School (Exemplary, Blue Ribbon School), Lamar or Murchison Middle School (Recognized), and McCallum or L.C. Anderson High School (Recognized, and the only AISD school with an International Baccalaureate Program). For college students, the UT shuttle picks up along Hart Lane.
Northwest Hills residents don't have to go far for recreation, shopping, or amenities. Northwest Hills has two of its own local strip shopping centers, and is a short drive to Northcross Mall. Residents can also take pleasure in the extraordinary shopping at the Domain, which is less than five minutes up MoPac.
In addition to great shopping areas, there are plenty of things to see and places to go in and around Northwest Hills. Camp Mabry offers a jogging track where you can start your day with a morning jog; Westover Hills Club has memberships and a summer swim team, and the City of Austin operates a seasonal community pool on the corner of Hart/Far West. For your four legged family members, there is a dog park on Bull Creek off Lakewood Dr.
The Dell Jewish Community Center is open to everyone, regardless of religion. It offers a year-round heated pool, exercise classes and weight room, as well as Jewish schools, synagogues, and summer camps and programs.
The Northwest Hills community offers picturesque views overlooking Bull Creek Preserve,
and out to the Texas Hill Country. It’s an affluent, close-in neighborhood with mature trees, exemplary schools, two shopping strips and easy access to all of Austin’s many amenities. With its numerous restaurants, activities, nature, and nearby shopping, Northwest Hills is a remarkable family community.