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Vista West is located in Northwest Central Austin between Highway 360 and Mopac Loop 1, just south of Spicewood Springs Rd at Valburn and Greystone Drives. Construction here began in the late 1970s, with large floor plans and fantastic decks for residents to enjoy the natural setting. Residents find themselves among Austin's hills, greenbelts, and panoramic views, notably the Bull Creek Greenbelt. Those looking for great shopping in a unique setting will love the open-air offerings of high-end shops and restaurants at the Arboretum and the Domain. Vista West is also close to major highway Loop 360 and Mesa Drive, which is lined with numerous businesses and restaurants. Students attend Austin ISD schools.

Vista West Market Statistics

Residential Listings: 5
Average Size (Sq Ft): 3,491
Average Year Built: 1984
Average List Price: $813,580
Highest Price: $1,050,000
Lowest Price: $595,000
Average Price / Sq Ft: $233
Highest Price / Sq Ft: $259
Lowest Price / Sq Ft: $176

Note : Statistics represent residential listings only. Search all Vista West Real Estate Listings here.

Austin ISD schools focus on innovative curriculum, effective instruction, and community collaboration to prepare students for the social, academic, and workplace environments they will become a part of later in life. Strong Parent and Teacher Associations aim to keep students motivated, and administrators and teachers make it a goal to meet the needs of every student.
The “Vista” in Vista West is there for a reason: You won’t find many other locations in Austin that overlook such fantastic landscape and have homes built specifically to enjoy it. And what residents enjoy looking at is just as spectacular on foot and in person, with the Bull Creek Greenbelt and the Barrow Preserve within walking distance. Though Vista West is just 20 minutes from Downtown, wildlife like deer and wild turkey abounds. Homes in Vista West measure between 2,100 and 4,000 square feet.

The Vistas are a group of adjoining neighborhoods in Northwest Austin named Vista West, Vista Ridge, and Vista North. Located just east of Loop 360, running along a ridge with Valburn Drive and Valburn Circle, approximately 20 minutes to Downtown Austin. Originally, the land that is now Recoco was the gated estate of Bill Millburn, the developer of the original Vista West neighborhood.

Many families liked to park at the intersection of Valburn Drive and Ladera Norte and watch the fireworks display on July the 4th. Home styles in the area range from mid-century modern to country French to Spanish to classic ranch style homes. Most of the homes in the area were custom built, and many of the mid-century modern homes were designed by local architect Pat Fitzpatrick. Median price, mid 500s. Schools in the neighborhood are ranked amongst some of the best in the city. Doss Elementary was ranked as a blue ribbon school from 1995 to 2010. Murchison Middle School received a score of recognized from this past year’s standardized testing, and also is a participant in the IB program, or International Baccalaureate program. Anderson High School is also an IB school and was ranked number 474 in Newsweek’s list of best schools in the United States.

The Vistas boast panoramic views of the Hill Country, which overlook the Bull Creek Preserve, stretching for six and a half miles between Highway 2222 and the 360 area. The Bull Creek Preserve additionally provides Bull Creek Park and its extensive hiking trails. The Vistas also back up to the Barrow Preserve, which is temporarily closed to preserve rare plants. The Vistas are in close proximity to tons of shopping, including Northwest Hardware, circa 1971. Don’t let the size of this place fool you. It’s got tons of hardware, and the service is great, as well as shopping in the arboretum and 360 area with Sachs Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom Rack, with a short drive and newly developed domain shopping center boasts higher end retail and fine dining.

The County Line Barbecue on Lake Austin is a short trip down 222, an Austin staple in traditional Texas barbecue. Or head north to the arboretum for great service, seafood, and steaks. The Vistas are also near other great restaurants such as Mirabelle and Musashino Sushi. The panoramic views of the distant hill country define the Vistas as a distinctly natural northwest Austin neighborhood. Though downtown is only 20 minutes away, wild life are abundant. The Vistas are mere minutes away from major highways, making commutes easy and convenient. Though the Vistas are a smaller neighborhood, there is a real sense of community amongst the residents of the area.

Vista West is the perfect balance of Hill Country charm and Austin accessibility. Set between Loop 360 and Mopac Loop 1, you can head in any direction on these two major roads and find yourself in the Hill Country or on the Highland Lakes, in Downtown Austin, or in Cedar Park. With all the easy exploring at hand, don’t forget that you’re also in some of the most beautiful surroundings in all of Northwest Austin. The rolling hills of the area offer stunning views in every direction, and the creeks and waterways within them are just as beautiful up close.

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