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Vista West is a highly desirable established neighborhood in Northwest Austin and part of The Vistas community. This Travis County community is in the 78731 zip code and offers homes on large lots with lush greenbelt views.
With 1970s construction, many Vista West homes for sale have renovations that equate to a nearly-new build. An eclectic neighborhood, its traditional ranch-style homes mix nicely with some of the newer contemporary residences. These 1 and 2-story houses have exteriors in stone or siding and shingle roofs. Luxury homes with lovely shaded lots, many have private balconies, extensive decking, pools and spas, and covered patios. For entertaining with spectacular views, it’s hard to beat Vista West.
Interiors of Vista West homes for sale average 2,700 square feet with 3 to 5 bedroom floor plans that include 2 to 4 bathrooms. Many of these residences feature updates or complete remodeling, while others are ready for a new owner’s touch. Upgraded details include wood floors, butler’s pantries, walls of windows, new appliances, and high-end fixtures.
Where is Vista West Austin TX?
Located in Travis County's 78731 zip code, Vista West homes for sale are only 8 miles from Downtown Austin. Developed off Valburn Drive and Greystone Drive west of Mesa Drive, this neighborhood is 22 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport via Highway 183.
Things to do near Vista West
Buyers of Vista West homes for sale enjoy a coveted location close to many of Northwest Austin’s best destinations and features. While close to the heart of Austin, this neighborhood has easy access to some the area’s best parks and preserves for hiking and nature watching. Bull Creek District Park is less than 2 miles away, Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve is 1 mile away, and Barrow Preserve is less than a 1-mile drive. For shopping and dining in a gorgeous open-air marketplace, The Arboretum at Great Hills is just 4 miles away. And a 6-mile drive leads to 35th Street where residents have Seton Medical Center Austin, Central Market, and tons of high-end boutiques and cafes. Close to Loop 360 and MoPac Expressway / TX-1 Loop, residents have quick access to a surprising array of employment, schools, night life, and festivals.
Vista West Schools
Austin ISD serves the students of Vista West. Younger students attend Doss Elementary (PK-5) while older students attend Murchison Middle (6-8) and Anderson High School (9-12). The high school boasts an International Baccalaureate program as well as an award-winning band. Private school options include 2-mile drives to Austin Jewish Academy (K-8) and Casner Christian Academy (PK-1).
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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.