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
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.
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.
Northwest Hills has many incredible educational facilities.