Southwest Austin TX - Real Estate and Community Information
About Southwest Austin
Southwest Austin's residents are fortunate to live in an area with a diverse array of recreational options. Residents of Southwest Austin enjoy great outdoor recreational areas such as the Veloway and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. Southwest Austin combines quiet, safe neighborhoods with easy access to Austin's vibrant downtown and creates a fantastic place to call home.
Life In Southwest Austin
A popular residential area, Southwest Austin provides residents with a family-friendly way of life. The area's quiet suburban communities and great schools combine to make a region that is great for either individuals or families.
The southwestern portion of Austin is served by a number of fantastic schools located within the Austin ISD and the Lake Travis ISD. As such, the area is attractive to families who are looking for quality schools to meet the needs of their children.
Within Southwest Austin there are a number of wonderful residential communities. Popular Southwest Austin neighborhoods include the communities of Circle C Ranch, Shady Hollow, Travis Country, and Covered Bridge.
Southwest Austin Attractions
The family-friendly area of Southwest Austin is home to a number of attractions that offer enjoyment to those of all ages. Both children and adults alike enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the native plants and wildflowers in the majestic gardens at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Through exploration of the beautiful center, visitors are able to discover how to create sustainable landscapes with native plants. In addition to the educational qualities of the center, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center features a one-of-a-kind family garden, miles of wildflower-laden trails for bird watching, and multitude of stunning regional architecture.
The quirky southwestern area of Austin is also home to one of the region's most iconic restaurants. The Salt Lick BBQ was first opened in 1967 by Thurman Roberts, Sr and his wife, Hisako T. Roberts. Roberts and his wife built the Salt Lick restaurant on the ranch where he was raised, using locally quarried limestone. The sweet barbecue sauce, popularized by the menu, was inspired by Hisako's Hawaiian heritage. Today, the restaurant is still run by the Roberts family and has garnered a reputation of having the best barbecue in Austin.
The restaurant has gained national recognition and has been featured on a number of food-centered shows such as the Travel Channel's show Man v. Food and The Best Sandwich in America. The restaurant was also favorably reviewed by Food Network chefs Bobby Flay and Duff Goldman.
- Zilker Botanical Garden
- Umlauf Sculpture Garden And Museum
- The Highball
- Schlitterbahn Waterpark
- Cinemark Tinseltown
- Barton Springs Pool
- Austin Zoo
- Austin Opera
- Gallery Pollock
- Mi Casa Gallery
- Texas Folklife
- The Institution Theater
- The Yard Dog
Parks And Recreation
The area of Southwest Austin is home to a number of beautiful green spaces and park like settings that offer a multitude of recreational options to its residents. The family-friendly quadrant of the city is known for offering a fantastic quality of life to its many residents. Recreational spaces like the South Austin Recreation Center offer year-round recreation for those of all ages.
Located on more than ten acres, the recreational facility features an indoor basketball gym, a stage, a basketball court, two tennis courts, a picnic area, a playscape and lighted multi-use sports fields. Breakdancing, karate, kickball, and volleyball are just some of the offerings of the fantastic recreational facility. Additional programs for youth include art, gymnastics, flag football, soccer, basketball, tball, and volleyball.
Additional recreation can be found throughout Southwest Austin. Residents enjoy biking along the trails of the Barton Creek Greenbelt or Southwest Austin's Veloway. The Veloway is southwest Austin's first trail designated only for bicycles and rollerblading.
Parks And Recreational Facilities
- Barton Hill Farms
- Barton Springs Pool
- Jacob's Well
- Natural Bridge Caverns
- Natural Bridge wildlife Ranch
Golf In Southwest Austin
- Onion Creek Country Club
- Roy Kizer Golf Course