Travis Country is located in southwest Austin, actually just six and a half miles from downtown. In terms of the neighborhood boundaries, the Barton Creek Greenbelt is the north boundary while Southwest Parkway is the southern boundary. The east boundary is Mopac Expressway and the west is Foster Ranch Road.
Travis Country is kind of a special neighborhood in Austin because it was built in phases, so there are actually homes here from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. The home prices start at about $240,000.00 and go all the way up to almost $500,000.00. There are two distinct sections, uh, Trailwood Country is mostly ‘70s and ‘80s homes, while the majority of the neighborhood is actually built from the mid-‘80s all the way up to the late-‘90s. The sizing on the homes goes all the way from 1,400 to 3,400 and the homes themselves are three, four, and five bedrooms.
Travis Country is served by the Austin Independent School District. It is zoned into Oak Hill Elementary and Oak Hill is rated exemplary. It’s also zoned for O. Henry Middle School, which is located in Tarrytown and to Austin High. There’s also a great private school called Regents at the western end of the neighborhood which is very popular with families in this area. You’re only about two and a half miles away from the William Cannon and Mopac intersection, which actually has a Kerbey Lane Café as well as a Chuy’s, a P. Terry’s, and a number of other casual dining choices. You’re also quite close here to both the Westgate location H-E-B Central Market and to the South Lamar restaurant area which has a number of the city’s best restaurants, including Uchi, Barley Swine, Olivia.
In terms of shopping, Travis Country is incredibly conveniently located. Um, within about a mile and a half of here, you have all of your big box retailers like Spec’s, Target, Sam’s, and Costco. Then you’re also, uh, quite close to – to the Brodie Lane shopping area, which has everything from Lowe’s to Old Navy to a number of smaller merchants. You’re also only about two miles from the Barton Creek Mall which has over 100 shops and a number of residents along with a multi-screen movie theater.
The amenities in the area are fantastic despite low HOA fees. These include pools in two different sections of the neighborhood along with a number of parks, sport courts for tennis and basketball, and hiking and jogging trails. You also have access on the north end of the neighborhood to the Barton Creek Greenbelt.
We’re often asked why people want to live in a specific neighborhood like Travis Country and in this case, it’s really a confluence of price, amenities, and convenience. The pricing here compared to the Clawson Austin neighborhoods is definitely more affordable, however you’re still only six or seven miles from downtown. You’re also only about 15 to 20 minutes from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport here, which is fantastic, and it’s really quite a tranquil setting given, uh, the proximity to all of the things that you want to do.