Barton Creek Real Estate
Only 15 minutes from downtown Austin, set amid the green, undulating hills and azure lakes on the edge of the Hill Country, lies Barton Creek: an exceptional luxury resort and golf community. Barton Creek was designed and built for gracious living in one of the most welcoming and enticing parts of Texas, if not the entire Southwest.
Barton Creek is a relatively new development with homes priced from $400,000 to $3.5 million, with living space ranging from 2500 to 11,000 square feet. Buyers in this price range expect the best, and that’s just what they receive. A gated community, Barton Creek has a private clubhouse and golf courses – but what a clubhouse, and what golf courses!
The development is centered around the outstanding Barton Creek Resort and Club (most property purchased in Barton Creek includes a Property Members Social Membership in the Club). 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 them 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 complete with anything you could ask for, including indoor pool and jogging track. Steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools are also featured, along with professionals offering specialties from massage, aromatherapy, and much more to tempt you and your spouse. Numerous other social and recreational outlets are available at the clubhouse. (For further information, visit www.bartoncreekmembers.com)
Once you’ve returned home, the living is no less delightful: Barton Creek’s residents enjoy everything from gourmet kitchens with center islands and high-end appliances, to heated pools, whirlpool baths and tennis courts…the list goes on and on. Whatever your situation, Barton Creek offers the perfect dwelling for you, from townhomes, detached condominiums and apartment homes to executive homes and estate homesites – even a Tuscan-style manor house with spectacular views.
The developers, Stratus Properties, are well-known luxury homebuilders based in Austin. Being local, they are conscious of the sensitivity of the Hill Country ecosystem, and have taken steps to ensure that the beauty and integrity of the environment is maintained and that the homeowners agree to preserve the necessary aesthetic and environmental standards to keep Barton Creek an expression of the best the Hill Country has to offer. The efforts take the form of maintaining bird and wildlife habitats (three of the development’s golf courses have belonged to the Audubon Cooperative Santuary Program since 1991), to encouraging the use of native plants and reducing or eliminating the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, to monitoring the water quality of Barton Creek and its tributaries.
Most of Barton Creek is served by the Austin Independent School District; the Terraces development is part of the Eanes Independent School District. Private schools within Barton Creek include Regents School of Austin, St. Andrews Episcopal School, St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy.
Wherever you dwell in Barton Creek, you’re never too far from friends, fun, or the fairways. And you’re living the Hill Country dream come true.
Schools Serving Barton Creek
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 Near Barton Creek
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
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