Students in McKinney Heights attend schools in the excellent Austin Independent School District. Of the 129 schools in Austin ISD, 62 percent are rated Exemplary or Recognized by the Texas Education Agency. Nearby Akins High School uses an academy-based curriculum where students choose a path from among five academies. In addition to taking the basic required courses for graduation, students choose from elective and advanced courses within their selected academy. The academies are ABLE (Academy of Business and Legal Enterprise), AHA (Arts and Humanities Academy), SS (Social Services), ACES (Agriculture, Computer, and Environmental Sciences), NTHS (New Tech High School), and T-STEM (Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The residents of McKinney Heights enjoy their neighborhood’s special mix of privacy and convenience, giving them the best of both suburban and city life. With easy access to Downtown Austin via Interstate 35, homeowners here can be quickly out the door and on their way to world-class dining and entertainment options. On the other hand, not only does the community offer a community center with a large pool, volleyball and basketball courts, and a playscape for children, but residents here are just a few minutes from McKinney Falls State Park, a wonderful natural-growth park with trails and waterfalls, along with Onion Creek Park and the links at Roy Kizer Golf Course. This natural setting perfectly complements the privacy of this neighborhood and the secluded feel throughout the area.
McKinney Heights is located just east of Interstate 35, south of William Cannon. Though it’s close to such peaceful, natural areas as McKinney Falls State Park and Roy Kizer Golf Course, it’s also just 15 minutes from Downtown. William Cannon connects the neighborhood back to the rest of far South Austin, running residents east-west along the southern edge of the city. Austin-Bergstrom Airport is very close by, giving residents extremely convenient access to this great travel resource. The neighborhood is also bookended by three of Austin’s most important roadways–Interstate 35, Highway 71, and Highway 183–making this area extremely easy to get to and very convenient to just about any other destination you could want to head for in Southeast Austin and beyond.