Camelot Real Estate
Anyone who names a development Camelot sets themselves a high standard indeed: you know, “once there was a spot,” and all that. The neighborhood is larger and the pace a bit faster than in the ‘60s, when the first houses went up, but Camelot is still a friendly alternative to the everyday suburb. Even with the newer construction and all, it still feels like a well-kept secret, only a half-mile west of Loop 360, near Bee Cave Road.
For an older, established Westlake area neighborhood, Camelot and adjacent Knollwood remain full of life, energy, and joie de vivre. The community is friendly and close-knit; and even though they’re only 10 to 15 minutes from downtown Austin, the area retains a countrified, rural, “away from it all” vibe. The views from here are fine, too, especially the often spectacular sunsets from the ridge. It’s not surprising that people who live in Camelot want to stay there (some of the original residents are still around). Things seem just a bit different in Camelot; although the attractions of the city are close enough, everyday worries drop away when you return to the green hills and tree-shaded groves of this pleasant place where the beauties of nature are as nearby as right outside your door.
Camelot and Knollwood residents love outdoor living and various forms of recreation, and they’re in the right place for it – ideal spots for camping, hiking and bicycling are practically on their doorstep, and the accessibility of the lake system, from Town Lake to Lake Buchanan, makes boating and water sports an everyday possibility.
Homes in Camelot and Knollwood sell for about $250,000 to $800,000, very reasonable prices considering the location, ambiance and amenities. Available living space runs from 1500 to 4000 square feet.
The homes here have been designed to blend into the landscape – hills, grass, rocks, trees, flowers and plants – not intrude upon it. The residents have long dwelled in harmony with the natural elements.
Typical features include lots of mature shade trees, cathedral ceilings, balconies, decks and gazebos, gourmet kitchens and high-end appliances. The homes are quite varied in style and feel, and each home has its own individualistic touches and additions that make it unique and add to its charm. Renovations are also common in these homes, from cosmetic touches to extensive rebuilding and new additions, some of them spectacular and in exquisite taste. Higher-end properties may be assumed to have all of these qualities, plus copious acreage to call your own.
To add the cherry on top, anyone with school-age children will love that the neighborhood is in the Eanes school district, well known as one of Austin’s most exceptional. (Westlake High is a US Blue Ribbon School and has won many awards for academic and athletic excellence alike; the elementary and middle schools are equally notable for their quality.)
Drive into the hills, take a deep breath and look around; the old Austin still exists, if you know where to look for it.
Camelot – could it be your spot?
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Contact Joe, your Camelot area Realtors®, for more information about real estate in Camelot and Knollwood subdivisions in west Austin Texas.