Northwest Austin is one of the most popular choices for someone who likes a hilly topography, someone who works at one of the North Austin tech employers or someone looking for a great school district and doesn’t want to be too far into the suburbs. There are many great neighborhood choices in Northwest Austin, which can make your decision a bit overwhelming. To get your started, here are a list of the best Northwest Austin neighborhoods.
Best Northwest Austin Neighborhoods
Below we’ve listed our Best Northwest Austin Neighborhoods along with a brief summary, link to our neighborhood guide and a list of homes currently for sale in each neighborhood. Have questions about our choices? Considering a move to Northwest Austin? Call us at (512) 827-8323 or email us at info@11OaksRealty.com.
Best Northwest Austin Neighborhoods Map
Below we’ve mapped out these neighborhoods so you can get a sense for where they are in relation to Downtown Austin, Lake Travis, Lake Austin, your favorite country club, your employer, the airport and surrounding areas. The map is interactive, so use it to explore the best Northwest Austin neighborhoods.
Steiner Ranch is the most well known master planned community in Austin. When you enter Steiner Ranch, you’ll see it looks much more like a small city than a neighborhood. The neighborhood’s 4,600 acres are jam packed with homes, preserve and greenbelts, parks, golf course, country club, waterfront parks, 3 community centers and 20 miles of hike and bike trails. Plus, Steiner Ranch employs a full time activities director to make sure residents are fully utilizing all of what the neighborhood has to offer. If you want to live like you’re on a resort vacation all year round and need highly rated schools, Steiner Ranch is the place to check out.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Guide.
Steiner Ranch Homes for Sale
Canyon Creek is a very picturesque, very highly sought after neighborhood in Northwest Austin. With rolling hills, mature trees, community amenities, highly rated on-site schools and 10-15 year old homes that have floor plans most buyers would be looking for, it is no wonder Canyon Creek is one of Northwest Austin’s best neighborhoods. Canyon Creek is the place for you if you would prefer a more intimate neighborhood setting where more neighbors know each other, rather than being one of thousands of homeowners in a large, master-planned community.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Canyon Creek Neighborhood Guide.
Canyon Creek Homes for Sale
Avery Ranch is an 1,800 acre master-planned community with 4,000 homes and 17 acres of community amenities. Avery Ranch is often compared with Steiner Ranch and is often selected by homeowners who commute to a North Austin employer. Nature and lifestyle is important in Avery Ranch. The developer made sure the beauty of the area was preserved as much as they could when planning Avery Ranch, so you’ll see greenbelts, hiking trails and a beautiful public golf course. Avery Ranch is attainable for most every home buyer with everything from a small condo to an estate sized, luxury home. If you’re looking for a good value in a great school district, check out Avery Ranch.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Avery Ranch Neighborhood Guide.
Avery Ranch Homes for Sale
Costa Bella is the neighborhood for luxury Lake Travis waterfront living. Most of Costa Bella’s waterfront homes sit on the main body of Lake Travis, not a shallow cove, so they are still waterfront. Costa Bella custom estates are known for their resort style outdoor living spaces, intricate architectural details, luxury quality finish out and well manicured 1-4 acre lots. For interior homes that aren’t waterfront, the neighborhood maintains a community pool, tennis court and private yacht club that can accommodate yachts up to 50 feet in length.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Costa Bella Neighborhood Guide.
Costa Bella Homes for Sale
River Place is another Northwest Austin gem. You’ll find everything from your traditional 3 bedroom, 2 bath home to a 5,000 sq ft golf course home to a 7,000 sq ft Lake Austin waterfront estate. The River Place Country Club is the central point of the neighborhood and is ideal if you golf. Even if golf is not your game, most homeowners join the Club as a social member to use their pool, fitness center and meet their neighbors. River Place is the ideal place for you if you love the location and topography of Steiner Ranch, but don’t need all of the amenities you pay for in Steiner Ranch.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our River Place Neighborhood Guide.
River Place Homes for Sale
Great Hills is the neighborhood for you if you like a neighborhood feel, but don’t want to be more than a few minutes drive to shopping, dining, restaurants and Austin’s major highways. Located at 360 and 183, Great Hills homeowners can easily get Downtown, to North Austin employers or any of the other events and activities Austin has to offer. Because Great Hills was one of the first planned communities, you’ll find a more unique feel, rather than the new master-planned “cookie cutter” feel you’ll get in other Northwest Austin neighborhoods. Many of the homes have been updated too, so you won’t have to sacrifice the finish outs you’ll find in the newer neighborhoods. Great Hills is the place for you if you are looking for a suburban feel, but don’t want to feel secluded from Austin.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Great Hills Neighborhood Guide.
Great Hills Homes for Sale
Considering Buying a Home in One of Northwest Austin’s Best Neighborhoods?
We can help you determine whether one of these neighborhoods is the best Northwest Austin neighborhood for you, or if there’s something different you’re looking for. With a combined 55+ years of experience in residential real estate, we have the market knowledge to help you navigate the market and get a great deal. Check out our Austin Home Buyers page to learn more about our team and how we work. Then, call us at (512) 827-8323 or email us at info@11OaksRealty.com to schedule a no obligation consultation.