Northwest Hills

Set on a hilltop overlooking the surrounding Hill Country, this scenic and affluent neighborhood is a family-friendly community that enjoys easy access to all that Austin offers its residents.

Welcome to Northwest Hills

 
Central Austin living with breathtaking views and a sense of community
 
 
Northwest Hills is an up-and-coming neighborhood in West Austin. Set on a hilltop overlooking the surrounding Hill Country, this scenic and affluent neighborhood is a family-friendly community that enjoys easy access to all that Austin offers its residents. Lush landscapes line the streets alongside beautifully majestic homes. Vibrant green spaces are abundant, and it is not rare to see wildlife venture across one’s suburban yard in parts of this neighborhood.
 
These gentle hills were once home to quarries and still show signs of that past, with canyons and mesas dotted majestically throughout the environment. At one point, the area was best known as a picnic getaway for urban Austin citizens. The people living in Northwest Hills today still enjoy a sense of peaceful seclusion and a quiet atmosphere. Still, Northwest Hills is growing and is now one of the most coveted neighborhoods for Austinites seeking comfortable, quiet luxury with easy access to city amenities.
 

What to Love

 
  • Up-and-coming neighborhood 
  • Easy access to North Austin and downtown
  • Beautiful, centrally located neighborhood with a luxurious atmosphere and outstanding views
  • Excellent schools that continue to grow with the community
 

Local Lifestyle

 
Northwest Hills is known for being one of the most scenic areas in Austin. The neighborhood has a generous amount of preservation space and greenbelts. Both residents and commuters enjoy Northwest Hills as a rejuvenating atmosphere.
 
With mature trees lining the streets, this community reflects its environment and frames panoramic views of the hills. Residents are often found exploring the greenbelts, preservation areas, and creek as they hike with family, friends, or pets. More adventurous citizens enjoy the challenge of climbing the hills. Dining and shopping options are plentiful, and Northwest Hills is close to downtown Austin and Tarrytown for additional entertainment. 
 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment 

 
Start your day with a bold step with the folks over at Epoch Coffee. Epoch blends a hip modern atmosphere with delicious coffee, pastries, teas, and hand-brewed espressos. You can even stop by and snag a tamale for lunch. 
 
Bartlett’s Restaurant is a Northwest Hills staple serving upscale traditional American cuisine. Bartlett’s takes pride in their curated wine list and exceptional handcrafted cocktails, as well as its friendly service. One stop by this delicious establishment will show you precisely what Northwest Hills offers in dining. As you head east toward Burnet Road, you will find a multitude of amazing restaurants, including Barley Swine, a unique restaurant offering tasting menus featuring fresh local ingredients and a dedication to reducing their carbon footprint. 
 
When you are ready for some shopping, make sure you check out some of Northwest Hills’s local boutiques. Bernard Watch Company specializes in luxury Swiss watches, while Calvin’s Fine Jewelry offers custom-made fashion and couture jewelry designs. 
 

Things to Do

 
The Northwest Hills community embraces its rugged surroundings, and you can often see cyclists and joggers winding their way through the roads around the hills. Most of the homes back up to the wooded canyons, making it easy for families to enjoy this oasis in Austin. 
 
Similar to nearby Tarrytown, Northwest Hills feels like a pocket of paradise within the urban sprawl. Because of this, you often find people spending time at Bull Creek District Park, hiking along the waterway with their pets, or picnicking with their families. This tranquil and secluded green space is a perfect getaway, featuring clear water, idyllic waterfalls, fantastic hiking trails, and picture-perfect views. Make time to climb Mount Bonnell and capture the absolute best view of Austin and the surrounding hills surrounding the Colorado River. This is the highest point in the city and is the best place in Austin to watch the sunset.
 
The Shalom Austin Jewish Community Center is open to everyone and has many fantastic amenities for the citizens of Northwest Hills. You can visit the centers to use the weight rooms, take exercise classes, and swim in the heated pool. The nearby Westover Hills Club also has a swimming pool and racquetball courts. Both organizations host a variety of camps for adults and children.
 

Schools

 
Northwest Hills has many incredible educational facilities. 
 

 

 

Overview for Northwest Hills, TX

21,683 people live in Northwest Hills, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $66,233.94. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,683

Total Population

41.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$66,233.94

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Northwest Hills, TX

Northwest Hills has 10,744 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Northwest Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,683 people call Northwest Hills home. The population density is 3,447.77 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,683

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.8

Median Age

51.45 / 48.55%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
10,744

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$66,233.94

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Northwest Hills, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Northwest Hills. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Austin Jewish Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Murchison Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
St Theresas Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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