List of Austin Area Neighborhoods and their MLS Areas
- Central Austin: MLS Areas 4, UT, DT and 2
- West Austin: MLS Areas 1A, 1B, 8E
- East Austin: MLS Areas 3, 5, NE, 9, 11
- North Austin: MLS Areas 2N, N
- South Austin: MLS Areas 7, 6, 10N, 10S
- NW Austin: MLS Areas 1N, NW, CLS
- SW Austin: MLS Areas 8E, 8W, W, SWW
- Lake Travis: MLS Areas RN, LS CLS, LN
- Suburban West Austin: MLS Areas LW, BU, LL,GP, BL, HD
- Suburban South Austin: MLS Areas HW, HH SWE, SC, HS, CM
- Suburban East Austin: MLS Areas 3E,5E, CC, GZ, FC, BW, BA, SV, LC, MA, EL, SE,
- Suburban North Austin: MLS Areas PF, RRW, RRE, HU, TC, GTE, GTW, JA, WW, WE, MC, CLN
(See information at the end of this Guide for a full list of MLS areas and specific details on the boundaries of each area)
Austin Neighborhood Guide
Nothing brings out who you really are like the home in which you live. But, it’s more than just your address. Where you live, the neighborhood, the rich culture and vibrant surroundings all make up the unique environment you call home. It’s the Sunday stroll to your favorite brunch spot, the after work drink at the local outdoor café or the Saturday afternoon spent walking the nearby nature trails.. Austin Real Estate Advocates understands this and has created a resource guide to help you find the perfect area and further pinpoint the location that will meet your current situation and long-term goals. Below are short descriptions about each area in and around Austin with information on a few of the neighborhoods. If you would like more specific information, please contact us at www.AustinInformation.com
Central Austin Areas:
4, DT, UT, 2
This area is quite diverse and is ideal for those wishing to live downtown or in close proximity. Spanning both east and west across the main corridor through Austin, I-35, the entire area is seeing a growth in residential and commercial development. Included in this region is The University of Texas at Austin, so student housing is plentiful in certain areas. Some of the neighborhoods you will find here:
Allendale: The houses are mostly one-story & range from $200,000 to $500,000. Close to downtown with good schools & easy access to work, shopping, enterainment & churches. Allandale is bound by 45th St., Burnet Rd., MoPac and Anderson Ln.
Aldridge Place: A small neighborhood of about 140 homes bordered roughly by 30th St., 34th St., Speedway and Guadalupe Street. The central feature of the neighborhood is Adams-Hemphill Park, located along the banks of Waller Creek. It’s one of the few neighborhoods where you can walk or bicycle to a restaurant or shop for groceries.
Bryker Woods: Lovely old trees, charming old homes and 10 minutes to downtown. It was developed between the 1930s & 1950s and is bordered by Westover, 35th St., Shoal Creek and MoPac.
Clarkesville: This neighborhood is listed in the National Register of Historic Homes. Doctors, lawyers, architects, restaurant owners and waiters call Clarksville home. Most homes are pier & beam, built between 1910 & 1930. The neighborhood boundaries are West Lynn St., MoPac, 9th St. and Waterston Avenue.
Old Enfield: A treasure trove of colonial architecture and quiet streets canopied by branches of majestic live oak trees. Downtown restaurants and grocery shopping are minutes away. Old Enfield is nestled in the hills just west of downtown Austin.
Hyde Park: Here is the opportunity to live in a historic home, convenient to downtown. Hyde Park is just north of the University of Texas. With a mix of Victorian homes & bungalows.
North Austin Areas: 2N, N
Numerous employers such as IBM, The University of Texas Research Center, Freescale and Samsung coupled with expanding residential communities make North Austin an ideal place to live. Whether you chose to live in a quaint established neighborhood or a newly developed subdivision, you will enjoy quick access to shopping, parks and recreation and downtown. A few of the communities in North Austin:
Wells Banch: Located between MoPac & I-35. This is a family neighborhood with it’s own library, parks, recreation center, pond, hike and bike trails and so much more to offer a family. Prices range from $98,000 to $260,000.
Gracey Woods: Bounded by Braker Lane, Metric Blvd, Lamar Blvd. and Bittern Hollow. These streets are direct routes to major thoroughfares such as MoPac, 183 and I-35. The neighborhood was built in the 1980s among large oak trees.
South Austin Areas: 7, 6, 10N, 10S
From Oak Hill to Zilker Park and parts in between, South Austinites enjoy easy access to the hill country, Lake Travis and downtown. One of the largest communities in South Austin is Circle C Ranch. Circle C has numerous different neighborhoods within the community and offers a place to call home that is away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet still a close commute. Closer to downtown, you can also find a multitude of condos and townhouses with a twist of eccentricity. Areas 6 & 7 are a haven for local artists and give meaning to the slogan, “Keep Austin Weird”. Also, South Austin is home to St. Edwards University. A few of the other communities in South Austin include:
Barton Hills: Nestled in the hills just above Zilker Park and Barton Springs. Homes in the neighborhood, which was built in the 1960s & 1970s, average from $300,000 – $600,000+
Cherry Creek: Home prices and convenince to downtown are a major factor in the area’s popularity. The average sold price for a home is in the $160,000 range. The neighborhood began in the 1970s around West Gate and Stassney Lane.
Shady Hollow: Located in Southern Travis County and Brodie Lane. Shady Hollow is an established neighborhood built in the early 1980s that remains popular because of its large lots, huge shady trees and proximity to good schools.
East Austin Areas: 3, 5, NE, 9, 11
Diversity sums up East Austin. This is one of the most culturally diverse areas of Austin with musicians playing in tucked away coffee shops and some of the best Mexican food you will find in Central Texas. Condos, new master planned communities and older homes are all available in East Austin. A few communities in East Austin are:
French Place: A neighborhood with ethnic diversity and a central location. Across I-35 is the University of Texas and the Paramount Theater on Congress Ave. The neighborhood is pretty with lots of large trees and cute bungalows. Modest homes with long-time residents coexist with the renovated homes. French Place is a subdivision of the Cherrywood neighborhood. The boundaries for the French Place neighborhood are Edgewood (North), Manor Road (South), Cherrywood (East) and French Place (West). The zip code for French Place is 78722.
Cherrywood: This neighborhood is the larger neighborhood where French Place is located. There are many gracious smaller homes on treed lots. Walk to the nearby restuarants on Manor Road or shop at Fiesta supermarket. The Cherrywood neighborhood is located between Wilshire Boulevard (North), Manor Road (South), Airport Boulevard (East), and Interstate 35 (West). The zip code for Cherrywood is 78722.
Delwood / Wilshire Wood: Built in the decade after World War II, Delwood (which includes Delwood I, II, III, and Wilshire Woods) is a quaint, tree-lined neighborhood that retains a quiet, residential feel. Delwood is made up of Delwood I, II, and III with a fourth neighborhood, Wilshire Wood, often grouped with them. It is located north of Cherrywood near the old Mueller Airport with a few homes Southwest of Airport Blvd on Parkwood and Crestwood (Delwood I), and more homes North of Airport Blvd. The zip code for Delwood is 78722.
Mueller: An area that was once home to Austin’s airport now contains a new development called Mueller Austin, one of the city’s most unique developments and one of the nation’s greenest. Mueller is unique by size and concept. There are single family homes, apartments, garden homes and townhomes. Some of the homes and townhomes are part of an affordable housing iniciative. The Mueller development is located east of IH-35 between E 51st (North), Anchor Lane & Manor Rd (South), Manor Road (East), and IH-35 / Airport Blvd (West).
University Hills: Originally a planned community constructed in the 1960’s, University Hills is located above Windsor Park and below Hwy 290. The one- and two-story predominantly ranch-style houses are situated on quiet streets, ideal for biking or walking. Convenient to downtown and the university of Texas, University Hills is located between Highway 290 (North), Manor Road (South), Highway 183 (East), and Northeast Dr (West). The zip code for University Hills is 78723.
Windsor Park: Windsor Park is an older neighborhood in which some of the homes have been redone and others have not yet been remodeled. There are a lot of rentals in some parts of this neighborhood. It is located between Highway 290 (North), E 51st Street (South), Northeast Dr (East), and Interstate 35 (West). The zip code for Windsor Park is 78723.
West Austin Areas: 1A, 1B
Beautiful rolling hills and abundant trees make this area irrestible. With a wide range of housing options, you too can enjoy a little slice of the hill country. The citizens of West Austin take an active part in their community and are generally outdoorspeople. From golf to swimming and biking, West Austin provides the ultimate oasis. You can find these communities in West Austin:
Northwest Hills: A conveniently located community bordered by MoPac, 2222, 360 and 183. this neighborhood was originally built out in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s although there are a few newer areas. Some of the older homes have been remodeled, and a few have gorgeous views. The neighborhood Jewish Community Center as well as several exemplary schools are found here.
Tarrytown: Location. Good schools. Charm. You are in the middle of everything. Downtown Austin is 10 minutes away. Homes were built in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
Westlake: Many people who move into the West Lake Hills area do so because of its proximity to downtown or its rolling hills and eclectic feel. A few of the properties in this neighborhood are waterfront and have beautiful views. The Eanes Independent School District is known for excellence.
Rob Roy: Stunning Hill Country view, luxurious homes and a quiet reighborhood with large lots are just a few of the features that attract homebuyers to Rob Roy. This enclave is bounded by 360, St. Stephen’s School Rd, Bee Cave Rd and the Colorado River and undeveloped land to the west.
Barton Creek: An amazing community of lovely homes, beautiful views and world class golf courses. Many of the streets are gated and most of the homes are show-stoppers. There are some brand new homes available as well as empty lots for you to build you own dream home.
Northwest Austin Areas: 1N, NW, CLS
A few of the communities in Northwest Austin:
Milwood: This subdivision attracts many buyers looking for a family neighborhood and easy access to Parmer & MoPac.
Jester Estates: A small neighborhood set up high in the Hill Country off of 360 and 2222. Private subdivision with great hill country views. Minutes to Lake Austin. Median price is about $439,000.
Canyon Creek: This community is located in Nothwest Travis County off RM620. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Hill Country, many homes with views of the preserve land. It’s a growing community with excellent schools and an involved neighorhood association.
Great Hills: Good schools, proximity to major employers, shopping, highways and scenic terrain are reasons to live in Great Hills. Located between 360, 183 and Spicewood Springs Rd.
Anderson Mill: A nice older neighborhood with homes ranging from $180,000 to $300,000+. Many of the schools are very good, and the location is very convenient.
Lake Travis Areas: RN, LS, CLS, LN
The Lake Travis area consists of numerous different communities offering luxury homes on the waterfront to larger subdivision perfect for those raising a family. The schools in the Lake Travis region are highly redarded, especially Eanes ISD which serves Lakeway and Bee Caves. Other ares in Lake Travis such as Jonestown and Lago Vista offer the enjoyment of the lake in more suburban/rural setting. Some of the towns/neighborhoods in this area:
Bee Caves: A fast growing community in the Hill Country. Located on Hwy 71 around RM620. Median house value $420,000.00.
Briarcliff: Located in Travis County, 30 miles west of Austin on the south shore of Lake Travis, the Briarcliff Subdivision was developed in the late 1960s.
The Hills: This is a friendly gated neighborhood located in the Lakeway community with access to world class golf courses, tennis courts and swimming pools. Many of the homes back up to the golf courses.
Jonestown: The City of Jonestown is located on FM 1431 in northern Travis County approximately 20 miles northwest of the City of Austin and nine miles west of the intersection of 183 and FM 1431 in the heart of one of the fastest growing population areas in Texas. Often referred to as the “Gateway to Highland Lakes,” the City of Jonestown offers the amenities of a country lifestyle, combined with a location convenient to Austin.
Lago Vista: Lago Vista is situated at the center of the beautiful and rugged north shore of Lake Travis. Rolling hills, steep canyons and reforestation of oak and cedar trees are characteristic of this beautiful region.
Lake Pointe: Hill country living at a reasonable price. Located off Loop 360 on Bee Cave Rd, with access to Lake Travis. Homes typically are two story and between 1,700 and 4,000 square feet.
Lakeway: Located off RM620 close to Hwy 71, this is a golf and lake community.
Steiner Ranch: This master planned community started in 1988 and is still growing. It is nestled in the rolling hills of western Travis County off RM620 just north of Mansfield Dam. The north has scenic views of Lake Travis; the south has access to Lake Austin.
North Suburban Areas: PF, RRW, RRE, HU, TC, GTE, GTW, JA, WW, WE, MC
From Pflugerville to Georgetown, this sprawling area is just a short drive to downtown Austin because of the newly opened toll roads. Yet each town offers its own nuances and downtown areas with unique local shops. The north suburban areas have great schools and countless activities to keep anyone busy. The majority of this area is in Williamson County, currently the fastest growing county in Texas. Other towns include:
Round Rock: A fast growing community, Round Rock always has new housing delevopments going up. The city is also growing in retail and businesses, which means job growth. Round Rock is located north of Austin on both sides of I-35. Also, it is conventent to the Toll Roads.
Cedar Park/Leander: This area is booming. People consider living here because the housing is more affordable than Austin and you can find new housing. Most residents commute to work into Austin by way of 183.
Hutto: A family-oriented community of progress and growth. Well know for it’s small-town charm and quality schools. Located on 79 between the cities of Round Rock & Taylor. Hutto is mainly a community of homes, but new businesses are starting to move in as a result of the housing growth and the 130 Toll Road.
South Suburban Areas: HW, HH, SWE, SC, HS, CM
Just starting its sprawl stage, the south suburban area offers local conveniences with a rural setting. You can find large lots of land for sale or a already built homes in planned communities. As Manchaca, Buda and Kyle continue to grow, so does the area’s personality.
East Suburban Areas: 3E, 5E, CC, GZ, FC, BW, BA, SV, LC, MA, EL, SE
Elgin and Manor are a short drive from many of Austin’s major employers and each has numerous affordable subdivisions. Shadow Glenn in Manor is one of the top ranked public golf courses. To the southeast you will find the “Lost Pines” of Bastrop. Bastrop has a quaint downtown, state park and a lake to keep its residents busy. The beauty of the Lost Pines has even attracted a recently opened Hyatt resort.
West Suburban Areas: LW, BU, LL, GP, BL, HD
Hill country…Lakes…Living in the west suburban area provides you with an everyday escape. Small schools and boundless recreational activities attract families while the quiteness and beauty attract retirees. This area includes Dripping Springs, Horseshoe Bay, Burnet and Marble Falls.
MLS Area Boundary Descriptions
* – Split Areas ** – Modified Areas *** – New Areas
**1A. . . . .Hwy 183 to MoPac Expwy to FM 2222 to Loop 360 to Hwy 183
**1B . . . . FM 2222 to MoPac Expwy to W 35 th Street to W 38 th Street to Lamar Blvd to the Colorado River to Loop 360 to FM 2222
1N. . . . . Spicewood Springs Rd to McNeil Rd to Parmer Ln to MoPac Expwy to Hwy 183 to Loop 360 to FM 2222 to Bull Creek to Spicewood Springs Rd
2. . . . .Hwy 183 to IH 35 to FM 2222, to MoPac Expwy to Hwy 183
2N. . . . . Parmer Ln to IH 35 to Hwy 183 to MoPac to Parmer Ln
3. . . . .Hwy 183 to IH 35 to MLK to Hwy 183 – Zip Codes 78722 & 78723
3E. . . . .Hwy 183 to Hwy 290 to Decker Ln to Lindell Ln to Blue Bluff Rd to Bloor Rd to FM 973 to Gilbert Rd to Nez Perce Trace to Decker Lake Rd to
FM 969 to Hwy 183 – Zip Code 78724
**4. . . . . FM 2222 to IH 35 to 38 th ½ Street to 38 th Street to 35 th Street to MoPac Expwy to FM 2222
5. . . . . FM 969 to Hwy 183 to the Colorado River to IH 35 to FM 969 – Zip Code 78702 & 78721
5E. . . . . FM 969 to the Bastrop County line to the Colorado River to Hwy 183 to FM 969 – Zip code 78725
6. . . . .The Colorado River to IH 35 to Ben White Blvd to Lamar Blvd to the Colorado River
7. . . . .The Colorado River to Lamar Blvd to Loop 360 to Barton Creek to the Colorado River
8E. . . . .The Colorado River to Barton Creek to Loop 360 to the Colorado River
**8W. . . . .The Colorado River to Loop 360 to Barton Creek to Zip Code 78738 to the Colorado River
9. . . . .The Colorado River to Hwy 183 to Hwy 71 to IH 35 to the Colorado River
*10N. . . . .MoPac Expwy to Barton Creek to Ben White Blvd to IH 35 to William Cannon Drive to MoPac Expwy
*10S. . . . .William Cannon Drive to IH 35 to Slaughter Lane to MoPac Expwy to William Cannon Drive
11. . . . .Hwy 71 to IH 35 to Brandt Road, Nuckols Crossing Road, Thaxton Road, Colton Bluff Springs Road to Hwy 183 to Hwy 71 – Zip Code 78744
**BA. . . . . Elgin School District to McDade School District Zip Code 78659 to Zip Code 78957 to Zip Code 78953 to Zip Code 78662 to the Caldwell
County line to FM 20 to Hwy 71 to FM 969 to the Colorado River to Elgin School District
**BL. . . . . Llano County line to the Burnet County line to Hwy 71 to the Dripping Spring School District to the Hays County line to the Comal County
line to the Kendall County line to the Gillespie County line to the Llano County line
**BU. . . . . Lampasas County line to the Bell County line to the Williamson Country line to the Travis County line to the Colorado River to Hwy 281 to
Hwy 71 to the Blanco County line to the Llano County line to the Lampasas County line
**BW. . . . .Travis County line to the Caldwell County line to Hwy 20 across Hwy 71 to FM 969 to the Colorado River to the Travis County line
CC. . . . .Caldwell county
*CLN. . . . . Liberty Hill School District County Rd 268 to Ronald Reagan Blvd to FM 1431 to Nameless Rd to the Big Sandy Creek to the Liberty Hill School District
*CLS. . . . . FM 1431 to the Sandy Creek Arm to Lake Travis to the Cypress Creek Arm to FM 2769 to FM 620 to Parmer Lane to FM 1431
***CM. . . . .Comal County
***DT. . . . . MLK Blvd to IH 35 to the Colorado River to Lamar Blvd to MLK Blvd
**EL. . . . . Elgin School District and McDade School District
**FC. . . . . Fayette County to Smithville School District
GP. . . . .Gillespie County
*GTE. . . . . IH 35 to Round Rock School District to Hutto School District to Granger School District to Zip Code 76527 to IH 35
*GTW. . . . . IH 35 to Round Rock School District to Zip Code 78681 to Parmer Ln to Ronald Reagan Exwy to County Rd 268 to Hwy 29 to Zip Code 76527 to IH 35
HD. . . . .Hays County – Dripping Springs School District to the Blanco County line
HH. . . . .Hays County – Hays Consolidated School District
HS. . . . .Hays County – San Marcos School District
**HU. . . . .Georgetown School District to Taylor School District to the Travis County line to Zip Code 78660 to Hwy 130 to Zip Code 78664 to Round Rock
School District to Georgetown School District
HW. . . . .Hays County – Wimberley School District to the Comal County line to the Blanco County line to the Dripping Springs School District to the
Wimberley School District
**LH. . . . . Florence School District to the Georgetown Zip Code to the Leander School District to the Burnet County line to the Florence School District
**LN. . . . .Williamson County Line to the Big Sandy Creek to Nameless Road to the Sandy Creek Arm to Lake Travis (north shore) to the Burnet County
Line to Williamson County Line
***LW. . . . .The Colorado River (west shore) to the Pedernales River to Dripping Springs School District to the Blanco County line to Hwy 71 to Hwy 281 to
the Colorado River
**LS. . . . . Lake Travis (south shore) to the Colorado River to Zip Code 78733 to Barton Creek to the Hays County line to Dripping Springs School District to
the Pedernales River to the Colorado River to Lake Travis
**MA. . . . .Williamson County Line to Elgin School District to the Bastrop County Line to FM 969 to Decker Lake Road to Nez Perce Tract to Gilbert Rd to FM
973 to Bloor to Blue Bluff Rd to Lindell to Decker Ln to Hwy 290 to Hwy 130 to Parmer Lane to Cameron Rd to Hodde to the Williamson County Line
MC. . . . .Milam County
N. . . . . FM 620 to Loop 45 to FM 1325 to IH 35 to Parmer Lane to FM 620
NE. . . . . Parmer Lane to Yager Lane to Cameron Rd to Parmer Lane to Hwy 130 to Hwy 290 to Hwy 183 to IH 35 to Parmer Lane
NW. . . . . FM 620 to Parmer Lane to McNeil Road to Spicewood Springs Road to Bull Creek to FM 2222 (aka Bullock Hollow) to FM 620
**PF. . . . .Hwy 45 (Louis Henna Blvd) to Meister Road to Zip Code 78664 to Zip Code 78634 to Hodde Lane to Cameron Road to Yager Lane to Parmer Lane
to IH 35 to Hwy 45 (Louis Henna Blvd)
**RN. . . . . Lake Travis to FM 2769 to RR 620 to FM 2222 (aka Bullock Hollow) to Loop 360 to the Colorado River to Lake Travis
*RRE. . . . . IH 35 to Georgetown School District Line to Hutto School District Line to Zip Code 78634 to Zip Code 78660 Meister Rd to Hwy 45 to IH 35
*RRW. . . . . IH 35 to FM 1325 to Loop 45 to FM 620 to Parmer Ln to FM 1431 to County Rd 175 to Zip Code 78628 to the Georgetown School District to IH 35
SC. . . . . IH 35 to Brandt Rd, Nuckols Crossing Rd, Thaxton Rd, Colton-Bluff Springs Rd to Hwy 183 to the Caldwell County line to the Hays County
Line to IH 35 – Zip Code 78747
SE. . . . . The Colorado River to the Bastrop County Line to the Caldwell County Line to Hwy 183 to the Colorado River
**SV. . . . . Lee County line to La Grange School District to Flatonia School District to the Caldwell County line to Zip Code 78662 to Zip Code 78602 to
McDade School District to the Lee County line
*SWE. . . . . Slaughter Lane to IH 35 to the Hays County line to FM 1626 to Hwy 45 to MoPac Expwy to Slaughter Lane
*SWW. . . . . Hwy 290 to MoPac Expwy to Hwy 45 to FM 1626 to the Hays County line to Hwy 290
**TC. . . . . Thrall School District to the Lee County line to Elgin School District to the Pflugerville School District to the Hutto School District to the
Georgetown School District to the Granger School District to the Thrall School District
***UT. . . . . Lamar Blvd to 38th Street to 38th ½ Street to IH 35 to MLK Blvd to Lamar Blvd
W. . . . . Barton Creek to MoPac to Hwy 290 to the Hays County Line to Barton Creek