The Vistas Housing Market Trends
|# Listings||Average DOM||Average Price||Average $/SqFt||Median Price||Median $/SqFt||Average % Reduced|
|Sold Last 6 Months (Unlock Sold Listings)||9||21||$908,656||$265||$848,000||$259||4%|
*The Vistas Market Stats are based on Austin MLS data as of October 25th, 2016 at 5:15am CDT.
The Vistas Austin
The Vistas, in Northwest Austin, is a group of 3 neighborhoods in Travis County’s 78731 zip code that includes Vista North, Vista West, and Vista Ridge. Just 9 miles from Downtown Austin, the community is adjacent to Bull Creek Greenbelt and Barrow Creek Preserve and dates to the 1970s and 1980s. While each neighborhood’s style is unique, these homes have much in common including easy access to major roadways, good schools, and beautiful Texas Hill Country views.
Buyers find The Vistas homes for sale range from 2,100 to over 5,000 square feet in size. Vista West homes are a bit smaller with some backing to Bull Creek Greenbelt. Sitting along winding streets and rolling hills, these 1 to 1.5 story houses have typical 1970s architecture with siding exteriors, slanted skillion rooflines with exposed rafters, and transom windows. Vista Ridge homes are larger and appear more Mediterranean in style. Vista North homes have a more European flair with stone and stucco elevations that add elegance to this lovely and classic neighborhood. Regardless of the section, this community is one of the most desired in Northwest Austin.
Where is The Vistas Austin TX?
To find out more about The Vistas homes for sale, take MoPac Expressway/ TX-1 Loop N to Far West Boulevard. Take a left on Far West Boulevard following it to Mesa Drive. Take a right on Mesa Drive and then left on Greystone Drive. Take a right on Valburn Drive. Vista Ridge, Vista North, and Vista West are on several of the streets along Valburn Drive. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is from 22 miles from this neighborhood.
Things to do near The Vistas
The location of The Vistas homes for sale, in the hills of Northwest Austin, puts these homes on the list of many buyers looking for a luxury home with great views, good schools, and near major highways. That combination of being in hill country yet close to shopping and dining makes Vista Ridge, Vista North and Vista West irresistible. The Arboretum at Great Hills and North Hills Town Center, both less than 5 miles away, have just about everything one needs on a daily basis. Target, Trader Joe’s, Pottery Barn, Costco and HEB grocery store are all within a mile of each other. Restaurants, banks, and pharmacies are also located here and make running errands quick and easy. For those that love the outdoors, Bull Creek District Park is a fun place to take the kids or the dog for a splash in the creek or a nature hike along the trails.
The Vistas Schools
Austin ISD serves students living in The Vistas. Doss Elementary (K-5), Murchison Middle (6-8), and Anderson High School (9-12) are the assigned schools for this community. Private school options include The Magnolia School (3-13yrs), School in the Hills (18mos-6yrs), and The Children’s Courtyard (PK-K).
Neighborhoods near The Vistas Austin
Northwest Austin Neighborhood Videos
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.
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Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from October 25th, 2016 at 5:15am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.
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