Barton Creek, Austin’s Elite Neighborhood

Barton Creek

Barton Creek Golfing

The 4,000 acres of Barton Creek are located 15 minutes southwest of downtown Austin on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Barton Creek Resort and Spa anchors the area with an award winning resort and country club that includes a full-service spa, conference center, tennis facilities, and 4 golf courses designed by Ben Crenshaw, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Fazio. Surrounded by the Barton Creek Preserve to the south, the Barton Creek area provides many greenbelts, nature trails, and beautiful Texas Hill Country views.

Barton Creek is an upscale and elite community, located southwest of downtown Austin, with private, gated, individually unique neighborhoods. Barton Creek offers aspects that will appeal to a wide range of buyers. The area includes 5 private schools. For those in the market for a truly extraordinary place to live, Barton Creek should be top on the list. Real estate in Barton Creek begins around around $500,000. There are condos, single family homes and a few upscale apartment properties. Owning a home in Barton Creek entitles you to a free social membership at the Barton Creek Country Club and you may purchase golf memberships if you desire. Homes in the Barton Creek area are sought after for their beautiful views, quality of life, and custom designs.

The golf courses have been the recipients of many awards and distinctions by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Golfweek/Golf & Travel, and Conde Nast Traveler magazines and have received high rankings in the Dallas Morning News annual Best in Texas Golf survey.

Austin ISD Schools in Barton Creek

Schools:

Barton Creek has schools in the Austin ISD and the Eanes ISD and is in close proximity to five private schools. The area gives you a choice in how your children receive their education.  The Terraces neighborhood is located in the Eanes ISD.

Austin Independent School District
Eanes Independent School District
Regents School of Austin
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
The University of Texas at Austin

Barton Springs Pool in Barton Creek Austin TexasRecreation:

  • Golf – The Barton Creek community features 4 golf courses including Fazio Foothills, Fazio Canyons, Crenshaw Cliffside, and Parmer Lakeside; all of which were designed by professional golfers. The Barton area courses are all on the list of the top 50 courses in Texas.
  • Tennis – Barton Creek has 12 lighted tennis courts to keep you in the game.
  • Swimming – Another big benefit to Barton Creek is the creek itself. When the creek was dammed up, it created the Barton Springs Pool. This spring fed pool is open year round. Head over to Zilker Park, just off of Barton Springs road, and enjoy a day of fun for the whole family.
  • Hiking/Biking – For outdoor enthusiasts Barton Creek offers a host of hiking trails that meander through the rolling hills of Texas.
  • Nature – Across the creek from the community lies the Barton Creek Preserve. This nature preserve was set up to protect some of the endangered species in the area. Nature lovers and amateur photographers alike will love a visit to the preserve.
  • Country Club & Spa – Hosted by the Barton Creek Resort and Spa, you may want to consider joining the country club. Along with other benefits, you will get access to all of the facilities, and be able to take classes such as yoga, kickboxing, and more, not to mention enjoy the many benefits of the spa.

Barton Creek Cave Entrance

Environmental:

The Barton Creek community lies in a beautiful and environmentally sensitive portion of the Texas Hill Country. Stratus Properties has implemented a variety of environmental practices in order to further our goals of respecting the environment and also to provide a comfortable home for future generations.

In 1991 the Barton Creek Club and Resort became a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf courses. In 1999 three of the four golf courses became “Certified Sanctuaries” demonstrating excellence in environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, integrated pest management, water conservation and water quality management. The fourth course, the Fazio Canyons, is part of the Audubon Signature Program, demonstrating a land management commitment with Audubon International prior to any type of construction.

Homeowners at Barton Creek are encouraged to adopt stewardship of their portion of Barton Creek by using native and adapted native landscaping, properly operating and maintaining their irrigation systems, and by using integrated pest management techniques to eliminate or reduce the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.

The Barton Creek Preserve now serves to enhance regional water quality and also to protect the habitat of endangered species including the Golden Cheeked Warbler and the Black Capped Vireo.

 

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