• Austin Sunset by Randall Chancellor



Written by Ysmay.


The Arboretum neighborhood is named for the shopping center on Great Hills drive, but it's technically North Austin. Businesses found in the Arboretum include Sax Fifth Avenue, Cheesecake Factory, and Chicos. Art galleries and boutiques are also found in the Arboretum, and near by is the Great Hills Golf Course.

Located near the J.J. Pickle Research Center and Applied Research Laboratories, this neighborhood is slightly more upscale than other parts of Austin.

Barton Hills

South of Downtown Austin, this subdivision is over 500 acres and near Barton Springs, Barton Creek, Zilker Park, and the Austin Nature and Science Centre. Homes in Barton Hills start around $300,000. The Barton Hills HOA is very active and works to maintain a certain feeling in the subdivision, including maintaining the trails and parks.

Easy to get to from Downtown Austin, Barton Hills boasts parks and recreational activities including tennis and golf. 


Roughly bounded by Lamar, MoPack, 6th, and 15th, Clarksville is close to the popular ice cream joint Amy's Ice Cream and the flagship Whole Foods.

This eclectic neighborhood in Old West Austin attracts young professionals, artists, and scientists among others. While you're in Clarksville, check out Nau's Enfield Drug - a 1950s style soda fountain across from Zocalo Cafe. Real estate in Clarksville ranges from $500,000 to over $1 million.


One of the most expensive neighborhoods in all of Austin, this neighborhood is home to people like Lance Armstrong and former president George W. Bush. With Mopac on the east and close to Reed Park, there is a lot of hiking, biking, and swimming opportunities in Tarrytown. Houses in Tarrytown range from $300,000 to over $3 million. This neighborhood is highly desirable and it can take many months to find a home in Tarrytown.

Tarrytown is most well-known for it's recent history with animal rights activist who inherited the shopping center and decided to close all stores that sold meat or animal products, including leather. As a result, many other small businesses left as well.

Travis Heights

This old south Austin neighborhood is rich with trees and small hills. Founded in the early 1900's, this neighborhood is bounded by Congress Avenue, I-35 and Lady Bird Lake. Close to SoCo, homes range from $400,000 to over $1 million.

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