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*Sunset Valley Market Stats are based on Austin MLS data as of January 20th, 2019 at 6:25pm CST.
Sunset Valley TX
Sunset Valley is a small township in Southwest Austin in Travis County’s 78745 zip code, The community, about a square mile in size and founded in 1954, is surrounded by the city of Austin. A well-developed area of residential homes and commercial and retail businesses, Sunset Valley, is a destination for many who live or work in this area. With Highway 290/Highway 71 to the north and MoPac Expressway / TX-1 Loop to the west, residents are connected to area employers, retail shopping centers, and outdoor recreation areas as well to Downtown Austin just 6 miles away.
Much of the draw to Sunset Valley is the convenient access residents have to centers for shopping and dining. Sunset Valley Market Fair and Sunset Valley Village line both sides of Brodie Lane. Sunset Valley Village has over 25 national retailers as well as several casual dining restaurants. Austin’s renown Floyd’s Barbershop is a favorite of those wanting an old-fashioned shave and haircut. Sunset Valley Market Fair, across the road, has everything from Home Goods to Home Depot. There is even a Holiday Inn Express hotel attached to the center. With so much shopping and dining, it is no wonder residents have little need to leave their community.
The residential communities of Sunset Valley developed in the 1950s with a variety of home styles constructed to house families after the war. Today, buyers of Sunset Valley homes for sale find 1 and 2-story houses in neighborhoods like Flournoy Acres, Villas at Sunset Valley, Sunset Valley Meadows, and Sunset Oaks. These dwellings sit on sites as large as an acre and have large shade trees that provide relief from Austin’s warm summer days. Many homes are custom, but most feature typical Texas limestone or brick and siding exteriors.
Where is Sunset Valley Texas?
Ask your Realty Austin agent about Sunset Valley homes for sale, From Downtown Austin, take MoPac Expressway /TX-1 Loop S to the Frontage Road at Gaines Ranch Loop. Take a left onto Highway 290 W staying on the service road. Take a right on Brodie Lane. This community is on both sides of Brodie Lane between Highway 290 and Oakdale Drive. The closest airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, 12 miles away.
Things to do in Sunset Valley TX
One of the surprising aspects of Sunset Valley is that although it is a suburban community, nature is right at the doorstep of most homes. Amid all the retail and commercial development surrounding the town, there are green spaces such as Sunset Valley Nature Area and Cougar Creek Greenbelt. Some Sunset Valley homes for sale, particularly Sunset Meadows, Sunset Oaks and Lelah Estates, back to the trails and shoreline of Williamson Creek. When originally developed in the early 1950s by MD and Clarence Flournoy, the public considered this farmland to be too far from Downtown Austin to be successful. Today, with Downtown Austin only 6 miles away, Sunset Valley is the ideal location for those who want city amenities in a suburban setting.
Sunset Valley Schools
Austin ISD serves students living in Sunset Valley. Sunset Valley Elementary (K-5), Covington Middle (6-8), and Crockett High (9-12) are the assigned schools for this community. Private school options include San Juan Diego Catholic School (9-12) and Parkside Community School (3-12 years) are both about 4 to 5 miles away, and Headwaters Primavera School (18 mos-5 years) is just over 2 miles from most homes.