Barton Creek is a premiere area located in Southwest Austin. It’s known for amazing hill country living and a wide selection of golf course, gated, and upscale communities. With no real boundaries, the area referred to as “Barton Creek” is typically known as the constellation of neighborhoods located off of Barton Creek Blvd. east towards the Lost Creek neighborhood. You can view all Barton Creek homes for sale below.
About Barton Creek
While Barton Creek is not it’s own city or town, it is a census-designated place located within Austin City Limits. As of 2020, Barton Creek is home to about 4,000 residents and is located about 10 miles west of Downtown Austin, and about 17 miles east of Dripping Springs. As an area, Barton Creek features lots of natural features, rolling hills, towering, established trees, and amazing views of the hill country to the east and Austin to west. Barton Creek has the second highest per capita income in the state of Texas.
From a real estate perspective, there are a lot of housing options. Primarily dominated by single-family dwellings, buyers can find master-planned communities, custom builds, a few multi-family condo complexes, large lots for homesteads and more. You can find a wide range of styles, sizes, and features in Barton Creek.
Schools in Barton Creek
Because Barton Creek is situated between Austin proper and western towns and cities of Lakeway and West Lake Hills, schools in Barton Creek span the Eanes Independent School District and the Austin Independent School District. Residents who are zoned to the Eanes ISD attend Barton Creek Elementary School, Westridge Middle School, and Westlake High School. For Barton Creek residents who are zoned to the Austin ISD, those students attend Oak Hill Elementary School, O’Henry Middle School, and Austin High School.
Both school districts boast high ratings, a great student/teacher ratio, and a high graduation rate. One of the main draws of residents to the Barton Creek area beyond the lifestyle is access to great schools.
Barton Creek Lifestyle
Living in Barton Creek comes with a certain lifestyle. Because the residents typically have a high income, you’ll find that a lot of the homes in the area boast a lot amenities built in. It’s not uncommon to find basketball courts, tennis courts, in house gyms, and more.
Outside of the residence, a lot of Barton Creekers enjoy outdoor activities. The area itself is located near two major outdoor attractions: Barton Creek Wildlife Preserve and the Barton Creek Wilderness Park. Both areas offer plenty of open space and hike and bike trails.
One of the most notable attractions in the Barton Creek area is the Barton Creek Resort & Spa. As an Omni property, the BCRS is a world-renowned resort and spa that boasts a golf course, tennis amenities, spas, a fitness center, and a pool.