Barton Creek West Real Estate
Barton Creek West (including Palomino Ridge) has for years been one of Greater Austin’s most desirable neighborhoods, an established luxury development in the upper middle to upper price ranges. Available housing ranges from comfortable, spacious family homes to sprawling estates on the Lake Austin waterfront. The builders, Sereno Homes, have been constructing luxury custom homes for over a quarter-century. Austin-based Sereno understands Central Texans’ needs and tastes and knows that quality workmanship is something that goes well below the surface; high customer satisfaction testifies to their work ethic. With extensive use of native stone, and native plants used in landscaping, these homes have an expansive, open feel, rustic yet sophisticated. Cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, and high-quality granite, stone and tile are common features.
Bordered by Bee Caves Road to the south and a tributary of Barton Creek to the north, Barton Creek West is part of the City of West Lake Hills and is in western Travis County. Austinites are known for their love of nature and outdoor sports, and whether you like to hit the trail or raise a sail, this is an ideal base from which to set forth.
Many residents are members of the Barton Creek Resort and Club (most property purchased in Barton Creek includes a Property Members Social Membership in the Club; ask your realtor for details). The heart of Barton Creek consists of four 18-hole championship golf courses – Fazio Foothills, Fazio Canyons, Palmer Lakeside and Crenshaw Cliffside – designed by legends Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer and Ben Crenshaw; the Dallas Morning News named three of these to their list of the 50 best golf courses in Texas. Members also enjoy dining (from gourmet and Southwest specialties to casual), tennis courts, and a fitness center with anything one could hope to find, including indoor pool and jogging track, steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools, even professionals offering specialties including massage, aromatherapy and much more. Many social and recreational opportunities are available at the clubhouse. (For further information, visit www.bartoncreekmembers.com)
Spectacular scenic views are synonymous with Barton Creek West, and wherever you live, you’re bound to be close to a park and to green space: the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Barton Creek Wilderness Park area, to name two. The nearly eight-mile-long Greenbelt, which runs parallel to Barton Creek all the way to Zilker Park in Austin, is idyllic for hiking and bicycling. Venturing out just a bit farther, camping, golfing, fishing, hunting, boating and scuba diving (on any of the Highland Lakes from Town Lake to Lake Buchanan) are ever-popular pastimes, and with Austin’s nearly year-round warm weather, you’ll never lack for opportunities to get out of doors.
Close to Bee Cave Road and Loop 360, Barton Creek West is convenient to both the delights of downtown Austin (a 15 to 20 minute drive) and the rural glories of the Hill Country.
Homes in Barton Creek West range from $300,000 to $1.5 million, with ample living space of from 2500 to 5500 square feet. The neighborhood is in the acclaimed Eanes ISD, one of the best school districts in Austin (all of Eanes’s six elementary schools and two middle schools boast the highest rating of Exemplary, and the high school has won many awards for both academic and athletic excellence).
Schools Serving Barton Ceek West and Palamino Ridge
Barton Creek Elementary 512-732-9180
West Ridge Middle School 512-732-9240
Westlake High School 512-732-9280
Eanes ISD 512-732-9000
Links of Interest:
U.S. Census factsheet for Barton Creek CDP (census designated place)
DataPlace demographic info for Barton Creek
Barton Creek North Master Property Owners Association (Serving The Terraces, North Rim, Phase 1, The Ridge, Governors Hill, The Woods, Woods II, Woods III, The Fairways, Wimberly Lane and The Foothills
Contact Joe, your Barton Creek West area Realtors®, for more information about real estate in Barton Creek West and Palamino Ridge.