Balcones Village: An Upscale Golf Community
The exclusive neighborhood of Balcones Village/Spicewood/Spicewood offers solidly constructed homes and desirable location surrounding the private Balcones Country Club, offering a wide array of social events for all ages. The highly regarded Spicewood Golf Course is open to the public and was recently leased to the Arnold Palmer Golf Management team for a 99-year term. For more information, please see the Balcones Country Club website.
These upscale homes offer all the amenities you’d expect of a country club community, with ranch homes and split-levels on large suburban lots predominating. Spanish influences on the local architecture are visible throughout the area. Most of these homes were built in the 1970's and early 1980's, so established trees and landscaping are commonplace here. Stone veneers, stucco, and brick facades give each home a unique style all its own, while side-entry garages offer privacy and security. Balcones Village/Spicewood has an active homeowner’s association, guaranteeing that homes are well maintained and property values remain high in this affluent community.
Natural touches like solid wood cabinetry and hardwood floors are commonly available, as are polished granite or travertine countertops. Some homes come equipped with stainless steel appliances for an updated, modern look. Bedrooms are usually carpeted, and most homes have a swimming pool, a hot tub, or both. Most homes offer multiple bathrooms featuring deluxe hardware and countertops, and oversized tubs with separate shower rooms are not unusual in this upscale area. Expansive high-efficiency windows grace most of these homes, letting the light in while keeping it cool inside during Austin’s typical 300 days of sunshine each year. Sun rooms, patios and decks provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor entertainment and family fun.
Round Rock ISD
Students attend the Round Rock Independent School District (ISD), highly regarded for its academic standards. Of the 44 schools in the district, 35 received Exemplary status from the Texas Education Agency, the highest rating awarded by that organization. Administrators at the Round Rock ISD created and instituted the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum to ensure the highest level of educational excellence for students and teachers. Spicewood Elementary participates in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program; Canyon Vista Middle School and Westwood High School are also well regarded and highly ranked in the state of Texas. Specialized programs for academically and creatively gifted children promotes the highest levels of achievement, while advanced placement and college level courses are available to high school juniors and seniors. After-school programs are provided for elementary-school children by the local Y.M.C.A. From kindergarten through graduation, parental involvement and communication keeps Round Rock ISD at the forefront of Texas education.
Balcones Village/Spicewood offers easy access to shopping and other necessities. The local H.E.B. offers all the services of a full-line grocery, along with a convenient pharmacy. For a little extra spice, Sambets Cajun Deli offers Louisiana cuisine for dining in or taking home. Hoover’s Cooking is an Austin institution, with some of the best Southern-style food anywhere. A variety of fast food restaurants offer family-friendly dining and convenience. Local malls include the Domain and the Lakeline Mall.
Parks and green space give Balcones Village/Spicewood a sense of community and connection to the environment. The centrally-located Mountain View Park provides playscapes, basketball and tennis courts, and a multi-purpose sports field for impromptu athletic events. Picnic facilities are also available for family get-togethers. Inside the park, guests will also find the entrance to the beautiful and secluded Spicewood Valley Trails, which furnish a gorgeous setting for hiking and jogging through the Bull Creek Greenbelt. Talleyran Park offers a scenic hiking trail, playscape, and baseball field for area residents.
Offering an upscale and exclusive environment for its residents, Balcones Village/Spicewood offers outstanding schools, convenient local shopping, and a serene and established community. Prices start at around $280,000.
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