Countryside Real Estate
Countryside, just southwest of downtown Austin, is located in the triangle bordered on the north by Bee Caves Road, on the south/southwest by Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) and on the east/northeast by MoPac (Loop 1). As such, it’s very convenient to downtown (no more than 10 minutes away). Countryside isn’t as high-profile as some other Austin neighborhoods, but the people who live here appreciate its special charms as much as they do its proximity to the big city. Whether you think of it as a suburb, or an established enclave just across the river from Austin, it’s worth considering Countryside if you’re looking for value, stability and a safe neighborhood, along with an easy commute.
Countryside lives up to its name by providing lots of green space (the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Zilker Park are nearby) and a quiet, family-oriented atmosphere. Which makes it a great place to raise children, especially since Countryside is in the acclaimed Eanes school district, well-known as one of Austin’s finest. (All of Eanes’s six elementary schools and two middle schools boast a rating of Exemplary, the highest rating. Westlake High School has also won many awards in both academics and athletics.)
Homes in Countryside range widely in style and price, from $200,000 to $500,000, with from 1500 to 3000 square feet of living space. If you’re hunting for a place of your own on a tight budget, the Barton Creek Townhomes (including condominium units) are equally close to downtown, are also in the Eanes ISD and, at an average of 1220 square feet and about $150,000, are excellent values for singles, young couples, small families and empty-nesters. Far from bare-bones dwellings, these townhomes often come equipped with amenities that might surprise you, such as high ceilings, breakfast bars, balconies and decks.
Countryside’s larger homes feature pluses like upscale appliances, crown moldings, remodeled kitchens and bathrooms (using granite and marble), large shade trees and spacious backyards, some of them bordering the greenbelt – making great spots for hiking and bicycling (or simply strolling) only steps away.
Countryside residents take full advantage of not only their closeness to Austin’s nightlife, restaurants, museums and street festivals, but their almost equal proximity to the many hiking, bicycling, camping and boating opportunities of the Hill Country and its lake system. There are any number of parks, country clubs, shopping malls and nature preserves within a 10-to-15-minute drive, as well as interesting one-of-a-kind attractions such as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. For shopping right in the neighborhood, the delightful Barton Square Mall, and its 14-screen multiplex, is just blocks away. The rural Hill Country and its lake system are only a bit farther on; whether your passion is camping, fishing, golf, hunting, boating or even scuba diving, you’ll find it nearby. And with Austin’s nearly year-round warm climate, you’ll never lack for opportunities or motivation to get out of doors. When you live in a friendly, accessible place like Countryside, you’ve put yourself in an enviable position to take advantage of the best that Central Texas and the Hill Country has to offer.
Countryside is served by the South Beecave Woods Neighborhood Association.
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