What began as a small residential community nestled along the Austin Skyline when it was originally developed in the 1970s, Cat Mountain has become one of Northwest Austin’s most desirable and flourishing neighborhoods. Residents love the steep hills, shaded, tree lined streets, wooded lots, wildlife and sense of community found in Cat Mountain. Only 10 minutes from Downtown Austin, yet worlds away from the hustle and the bustle of the city, Cat Mountain residents can be just about anywhere in Austin in 20 minutes. Scroll Down to Read our Cat Mountain Neighborhood Guide.
Cat Mountain Homes for Sale
Cat Mountain Northwest Austin Neighborhood Map
Cat Mountain is bordered by R.M. 2222 to the south and east, Cat Mountain Drive to the north, Mesa Drive to the west. Explore other Northwest Austin neighborhoods in our Northwest Austin Neighborhood Guide.
Cat Mountain Zip Code
Cat Mountain is located in Austin’s 78731 zip code.
Cat Mountain Homes
Most Cat Mountain homes were built in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but you will find some newer, luxury homes as well. Whether you prefer a terraced home on a cliff, ultra modern structure or a more traditional brick home, there is something in Cat Mountain for you. Those lucky enough to find a home with a view tend to keep them for several years. Though most were built 30 years ago, you’ll find a lot of homeowners have updated and remodeled their homes with the modern amenities you’d find in a newer home. Most are attracted to Cat Mountain because they get the benefits of an established neighborhood without sacrificing the amenities of their homes. Cat Mountain is divided into smaller pocket neighborhoods: The Overlook at Cat Mountain, Cat Mountain Villas, Mesa Valley and Northwest Hills Lakeview.
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Average Cat Mountain Home
The average home in Northwest Austin’s Cat Mountain has the following profile:
- 4 bedrooms
- 3.5 bathrooms
- 3,300 sq ft
Cat Mountain Property Tax Rate
The property tax rate in Northwest Austin’s Cat Mountain neighborhood is 1.9749% as of the 2022 tax year, down from 2.1767% as of the 2021 tax year.
Cat Mountain Schools
Children who live in Northwest Austin’s Cat Mountain neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Doss Elementary - 7/10
- Highland Park Elementary - 8/10
- Lamar Middle - 6/10
- Murchison Middle - 5/10
- Anderson High - 6/10
- McCallum High - 7/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of September 2023. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
Cat Mountain Sold Data – What Cat Mountain Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Cat Mountain and for how much? Where can I find pictures of homes that actually sold? How many days does it take to sell a home in Cat Mountain? How many homes are currently for sale in Cat Mountain? What’s the median sold price in Cat Mountain? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Cat Mountain? How’s the Cat Mountain market trending? All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Cat Mountain Sold Data Report.
Grocery Shopping Near Cat Mountain
Grocery shopping is convenient for Cat Mountain residents. There are two Randalls and an HEB nearby. For those who want to drive a bit further, there is a Whole Foods in the Arboretum.
Things to Do in Cat Mountain
Bright Leaf Preserve
Most haven’t heard of Bright Leaf Preserve, but its a great place for a day hike. Just blocks from Cat Mountain, you’ll find a quiet park with shade and gorgeous scenery. Only open to the public a couple of days a month, you can contact a volunteer guide to let you in on the other days. Most would agree its worth the extra effort to hike here.
Shop at The Arboretum
The Arboretum is an upscale, outdoor shopping mall where many Northwest Austin residents shop. Even if you’re not looking for anything specific, The Arboretum can be a fun place to go and people watch.
Places to Eat Near Cat Mountain
County Line on the Lake
BBQ with a view – well of the lake of course! Most residents love their bread, so make sure you try a piece when you go. Not in the mood for BBQ? Have drinks and enjoy the deck.
Musashino Sushi Dokoro
If you’re looking for good sushi and are willing to spend a few bucks to get it, you may want to head over to Musashino Sushi. Most rave about the freshness of the sushi and seafood. If you go on a Saturday night, be prepared to wait.
Where to Work Out – Gyms Near Cat Mountain
Gyms near Cat Mountain require a few minutes in the car as most are North on MoPac.
Most choose Gold’s Gym for what they offer for the price. With classes, cardio equipment, weights and child care included in your low monthly payment, its a no brainer for someone who’s looking for a little more than the basics for a fair price.
You’ll find Gym One North of Cat Mountain on MoPac. Though not in the neighborhood, Gym One is one of the closer gyms to Cat Mountain. A locally owned Austin gym, they have everything you’ll need to get a good workout. If you need a jump start, they also have personal trainers that can help you accomplish your goals. Their memberships are month to month with no contract so you don’t have to worry about being locked into a membership.
Northwest Austin Realtor Specializing in Cat Mountain
Rebecca Jacks and Raymond Stoklosa are Northwest Austin Realtors specializing in Cat Mountain homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Cat Mountain, Rebecca and Raymond know the area well and have the experience and tools necessary to make your next real estate transaction stress free. For more info about who we are and how we work, check out Buying a Home in Cat Mountain and Selling a Home in Cat Mountain.