Davenport is located in West Austin. It is bordered on the north by Lake Austin, on the east by Toro Canyon, the south by the Wild Basin Preserve and to the west by Loop 360. This makes for easy access to Downtown Austin and approximately a 20-minute commute to the airport. Davenport Ranch began development in the early 1980s. I would say that the majority of these homes are two-story, brick or Austin stone in nature, 2,200-to-3,000-square feet, and those homes today would sell between $500,000.00 and $750,000.00. There’s also a number of condo regimes in the neighborhood as well: 2-bedroom/2-bath that sell for approximately $350,000.00 to those that are on Lake Austin that would sell for $1 million. As Davenport continued to grow so did the lot sizes and so did the homes.
The latest development in Davenport, the home start at approximately $1 million and go up to $3 million. Those homes have city views and Lake Austin views. Davenport is located in the acclaimed Eanes School District. The elementary school is Bridge Point Elementary. It’s one of 6 elementaries in the district and the newest.
The middle school is Hill Country Middle School. It is 1 of 2 middle schools in the district and is the original. All the schools feed into the only high school, which is West Lake High School. West Lake prides itself on having one of the state’s highest percentages of seniors that move on to the next level of education. All the schools have exemplary writings
There’s also a number of private schools close by, such as Trinity Elementary and St. Michael’s High School. There is a park known as Hidden Park. It is gated and the homeowners that want access are issued a card to get through the gate. There’s tennis/basketball court, playground and wet-weather creek. Also in the neighborhood is the beautiful, privately-held Austin Country Club with swimming, tennis, golf and dining.
It’s truly beautiful with magnificent oak trees and one of the best views of the Pennybacker Bridge and Lake Austin. Conveniently located in the neighborhood is Davenport Village. In the village you will find a bank, dry cleaners, liquor store, postal center, pharmacy and gift store, fitness center, several small specialty stores. There’re also 3 really good restaurants: Maudie’s Milagro, which has awesome Mexican food, Uno’s 360 and Eleven Plates, which is a little bit more upscale. I was asked why someone would want to live in Davenport Ranch. I would say that the access to Loop 360 to get one north or south fairly quickly is one of the drawing cards.
The other huge drawing card is easily the schools, the well-maintained lawns, lush landscaping, amazing views and the wide diversity of people from single-owners to large families to empty nesters. There’s a wonderful quality of life here.