Austin’s Shady Hollow is a residential neighborhood located ten miles southwest of downtown, near the Travis/Hays county line. It is located in Southwest Austin, just south of Slaughter Lane. Brodie Lane is the central thoroughfare of the neighborhood; the southern border of Shady Hollow is El Dorado Trail with Squirrel Hollow as the northern border of the neighborhood. It is bounded by Doe Run on the east and Lost Oasis Hollow on the west.
One of the greatest things about the Shady Hollow neighborhood is the feeling it invokes; peaceful and private. With only one major road running through its center, its nature preserves, strong solid community pride, and just a hint of country reserve, Shady Hollow gives the sensation of a small Texas town.
Shady Hollow is a family-friendly neighborhood established in the 1970s. It has large homes that feature large lots, shaded with trees. Most homes in Shady Hollow have three or four bedrooms, but there are some homes in the neighborhood with five. The majority of Shady Hollow homes have two to three bathrooms. Many of the one-acre lots in the Estates section have that ‘out in the country’ feel.
There are no apartments or condos within Shady Hollow, only single family homes. Because the neighborhood consists of only sizeable homes, nearly all residents are families; there are a few singles or residents who are unmarried. Children will have a great time living here because there are so many other children to play with in the neighborhood!
Shady Hollow is an outstanding community with a great deal of diversity in its varied sections, population, and its architectural styles. There are many parts of the neighborhood with fabulous old-growth, mature trees, and that ‘tucked-away’ feel.
Biking is a great way to get around the neighborhood; however a car is the best way to get from Shady Hollow to the rest of Austin. There are very few city buses that stop in the area, so a car is undeniably the most convenient method of transportation.
Shady Hollow began development in 1972, and in 1978 residents organized the Shady Hollow Homeowners Association. Inside the neighborhood is the David C. Ellis Community Center on Doe Run, which can be reserved for meetings, banquets, and other parties or celebrations.
The community also features a clubhouse, swimming and wading pools, basketball and tennis courts, two nature trails, four parks, and four playgrounds for kids. The Lady Bird Wildflower Center is nearby, which features 16 different native gardens and several nature trails. Slaughter Creek Metropolitan Park is also close.
Shady Hollow students attend exemplary schools inside the community, led by the award-winning Baranoff Elementary School. Students in Shady Hollow will attend one of the following Austin Independent School District schools: Baranoff Elementary School, Bailey Middle School, or Bowie High School. The Goddard Pre-School and Primrose School of Shady Hollow child care center are also in the area.