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Great Hills Austin
Northwest Austin is home to one of the most popular and well-established neighborhoods in the Greater Austin Area. Offering quiet suburban living with quick access to every daily convenience the city has to offer, Great Hills is a large Travis County community in the 78759 zip code that has been developed over many years.
Great Hills homes for sale range in size from 1,500 – 5,200 square feet, and have an average build date of 1989, though that range extends into the 1970s and the 2000s. Homes styles include ranch and cottage styles, with exteriors featuring wood, brick, limestone, as well as eclectic and modern façades. Many of the residences have added features like covered and enclosed porches, decks, and established lush landscaping.
Interiors include a broad range of updates including generously sized kitchens, media rooms, wood flooring, and granite countertops. For fine living in a coveted prime location, it’s hard to beat Great Hills.
Where is Great Hills Austin TX?
Located in the 78759 zip code, Great Hills homes for sale are just 11 miles from Downtown Austin. Developed north of the intersection of Highway 183 and Loop 360, Great Hills is a quick 21-mile drive to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Things to do near Great Hills
Great Hills homes for sale enjoy a location in proximity to everything Austin has to offer. Neighborhood residents drive just 4 miles to the Great Hills Country Club for golf, tennis, swimming, and dining with spectacular views. Shopping and dining are just 3 miles away at the Arboretum at Great Hills with Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, and Cheesecake Factory. The Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline is a favorite destination for taking in a movie while eating dinner and enjoying an adult beverage. For healthcare, Seton Northwest Hospital is a reassuring 4-mile drive away.
Great Hills Schools
Because of the large size of the neighborhood, both the Austin ISD and Round Rock ISD serve the students in this area. In AISD, schools for this area are Hill Elementary (PK-5), Murchison Middle (6-8), and Anderson High School (9-12). Some of the RRISD schools for the area are Laurel Mountain Elementary (PK-5), Canyon Vista Middle (6-8), and Westwood High School (9-12), among others. Westwood is well known for its achievements including championship sports, award-winning band and choir programs, and a designation as the 8th best high school in Texas by Newsweek magazine. For a complete listing of public and private schools serving the Great Hills area, consult your Realty Austin agent.
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Great Hills is located just west of Highway 183, just north of Loop 360 or Capital of Texas Highway, and just north of Spicewood Springs Road. It’s about 10 to 15 minutes from downtown Austin, Ladybird Lake, and the hike and bike trail. The neighborhood was originally developed in the late 1970s. Most of the houses were built in the early to mid 1980s. Traditional style homes, typically two-story, brick, there’s some stucco. And then there is one section at the back of the neighborhood called the Dominion at Great Hills. Those homes are much newer.
They were developed or built in 1999 through 2002. Price ranges in the neighborhood range from the low to mid 300s all the way up to 650, maybe just above. There’s actually two school districts in the neighborhood. The front part of Great Hills has Austin ISD schools, Hill Elementary, Murchison Middle School, and Anderson High School, and the back portion of Great Hills actually is Round Rock ISD, and those schools are Laurel Mountain Elementary, Canyon Vista Middle School, and Westwood High School.
All are exemplary schools. The two high schools both offer the advanced placement programs as well as the international baccalaureate programs. The Great Hills neighborhood is appealing to a lot of people because of the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streets. There’s a lot of cul-de-sacs. It creates a wonderful family environment. It’s also in close proximity to a lot of Austin’s major employers. There’s a lot of green belts in the neighborhoods. Some have walking trails that neighborhood associations have created, and there’s also several smaller neighborhood parks that are sprinkled throughout the whole subdivision.
There is also a beautiful country club. Great Hills Country Club has an 18-hole golf course. It has ponds and lakes and abundant wildlife. That Country Club also offers an Olympic sized swimming pool that’s heated in the winter and tennis courts. Great Hills is also minutes away from the arboretum, Gateway Shopping Center, as well as Austin’s latest upscale shopping area called The Domain. There’s actually quite a few restaurants in the area. Some of the more notable ones are Z’Tejas which is a local Austin restaurant, as well as Manuel’s Northern Mexican Cuisine, and some of the more finer upscale dining in The Domain.
Some of the great features about this neighborhood are, of course, its beauty. The hills are gorgeous. Creates a lot of active lifestyle. People are out and about, walking and riding bikes all the time. The schools are excellent as well as it’s just minutes away from downtown.