Shady Hollow consists of about 2,000 homes near the southernmost boundary of Travis County just west of Interstate Hwy. 35, a neighborhood that serves as a bridge for those homeowners wanting both the convenience of the city and the tranquility of nature. It is a close-knit community where family is the focal point and quality of life is paramount. Shady Hollow has great community-owned amenities which include a large community center, swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, two basketball courts, four parks and playscapes and two nature trails. A Mom’s Club, children’s swim team, and summer tennis tournament are just some of the neighborhood’s family-oriented activities – there’s even a special section in the newsletter for teenage job seekers. Shady Hollow also has an active Homeowner’s Association that proactively seeks to preserve property values and maintain a safe, comfortable neighborhood. Quality of life is important to Shady Hollow residents and they are proud of their neighborhood. Scroll Down to Read our Shady Hollow Neighborhood Guide.
Shady Hollow Homes for Sale
What Attracts Residents to Shady Hollow?
In Shady Hollow, home buyers are drawn to the late 20th century architecture with roomy houses (ranging from 3-6 bedrooms) on wide streets with spacious, tree-shaded lots. Shady Hollow is notable for its reasonable prices, and it’s proximity to Austin’s dynamic entertainment and cultural downtown. The nearby Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Shady Hollow Village Shopping Center at Brodie & Slaughter Lane makes casual dining and shopping convenient. A more expansive range of shopping and dining choices are available at the nearby South Park Meadows Shopping Center. All in all Shady Hollow offers homebuyers an excellent value and a full range of amenities.
Shady Hollow Neighborhood Map
Shady Hollow is located in Southwest Austin off Brodie Lane just south of Slaughter. Only about 15 minutes from Downtown, Shady Hollow residents can enjoy all the amenities of suburban living without being too far from the city. Explore other Southwest Austin neighborhoods in our Southwest Austin Neighborhood Guide.
Shady Hollow Zip Code
Shady Hollow neighborhood is located in Southwest Austin’s 78739 (west of Brodie Lane) and 78748 (east of Brodie Lane) zip codes.
Shady Hollow Neighborhoods
You may wonder why the map above is shaded in different colors. We shaded it like that to show you the different neighborhoods that make up Shady Hollow.
Developments in the area include the original Shady Hollow subdivision, plus Barker Ranch at Shady Hollow, Estates of Shady Hollow, Enclave at Shady Hollow, and Villages of Shady Hollow. While the neighborhoods were founded separately and operate under different homeowner associations, they generally are known collectively as “Shady Hollow.”
The original Shady Hollow development is shaded in orange. You’ll find homes built from the mid 1970s to the mid 1990s. These homes range in size from 1,500 sq ft – 3.500 sq ft.
The Estates of Shady Hollow
The green area shows The Estates of Shady Hollow. Homes were built from about 1985 – 1995. Here you’ll find acre plus lots with homes anywhere from 2,000 – 4,500 sq ft.
For more information and to search only Estates of Shady Hollow homes for sale, visit our Estates of Shady Hollow Neighborhood Guide.
Shady Hollow West
The purple area of the map shows Shady Hollow West. This neighborhood was built between 1999 and 2002. Homes range in size from 2,200 sq ft – 3.500 sq ft and sit on ¼ acre lots.
For more information and to search only Shady Hollow West homes for sale, visit our Shady Hollow West Neighborhood Guide.
Barker Ranch at Shady Hollow
The yellow area shows Barker Ranch at Shady Hollow. These homes were built in the mid-2000’s, making them the newest homes in the area. Homes range in size from 2,500 – 4,000 sq ft and sit on ⅓ acre lots.
For more information and to search only Barker Ranch at Shady Hollow homes for sale, visit our Barker Ranch at Shady Hollow Neighborhood Guide.
The blue area shows Southland Oaks, sometimes called The Villages of Shady Hollow. Depending on who you talk to, Southland Oaks is sometimes considered its own neighborhood and its sometimes considered part of Shady Hollow. Legally it has its own name, but if you drive the area, the signs will all say Shady Hollow.
Southland Oaks homes were built from about 1994 – 2002. These homes range in size from just under 1,400 sq ft – 4,500 sq ft and sit on ¼ – 1 acre lots. Southland Oaks is the Shady Hollow neighborhood with the most variation in home and lot sizes.
For more information and to search only Southland Oaks homes for sale, visit our Southland Oaks Neighborhood Guide.
Living in Shady Hollow
Shady Hollow Homes
Homes in Southwest Austin’s Shady Hollow neighborhood were built over a 25+ year period (mid 1970s to 2002), so there’s quite a variation of what you’ll find there. In our neighborhoods section below, we broke down the home sizes for each area. In Shady Hollow as a whole, you’ll find the following types of homes:
- 3-5 bedrooms
- 2-3 bathrooms
- 2-3 car garages
- 1-2 stories
- 1,500 – 4,500 sq ft
- 0.15 acres – 1.75 acres
Shady Hollow Builders
Here is a list of builders that participated in developing Shady Hollow over the years:
- DR Horton
- Kimball Hill
- DR Horton
- Doyle Wilson
- David Weekley
- Scott Felder
- Randy Morine
- Done Thomas Custom Homes
Shady Hollow Sold Data – What Shady Hollow Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Shady Hollow 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 Shady Hollow? How many homes are currently for sale in Shady Hollow? What’s the median sold price in Shady Hollow? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Shady Hollow? How’s the Shady Hollow market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Shady Hollow Sold Data Report.
Shady Hollow Property Tax Rate
The property tax rate in Southwest Austin’s Shady Hollow neighborhood is 1.705% as of the 2022 tax year, down from 1.8357% as of the 2021 tax year.
Shady Hollow Schools
Children who live in Southwest Austin’s Shady Hollow neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Baranoff Elementary - 8/10
- Bailey Middle - 6/10
- Bowie High - 8/10
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.
Golf Near Shady Hollow
The nearest golf to Shady Hollow is Grey Rock Golf Course. To get there, head to Slaughter Lane and go west to MoPac. Then take that to Highway 45 and you’ll see Grey Rock. Formerly known as Circle C Golf Club, Grey Rock is a pay as you play course with membership options.
Walkability of Shady Hollow
Shady Hollow is not the most walkable neighborhood in Southwest Austin. However, there are several amenities within 2 miles that you’ll end up frequenting. If you’re looking for a neighborhood where you can walk around or run, Shady Hollow is it. If you’re looking for a neighborhood where you can walk out your front door to shopping and restaurants, Shady Hollow isn’t it.
Grocery Shopping Near Shady Hollow
The closest grocery store is Randalls on Brodie Lane and Slaughter. You can also try HEB if you prefer, which is on Slaughter Lane just west of Brodie. For larger runs, head to Costco on William Cannon. The closest Walmart is just off 290 at Brodie.
Things to Do Near Shady Hollow
There are several things to do near Shady Hollow. For starters, get involved in the homeowner’s association. They have several activities throughout the year, which many residents enjoy. You can also bring the kids to Shady Hollow Park where you can play tennis, swim, picnic or play in the park. If you like biking, head to The Veloway, a 3 mile, car free, paved road for bikers and roller bladers.
Places to Eat Near Shady Hollow
Galaxy Cafe at Brodie and Slaughter is a popular choice for those looking for good, fast casual food. They serve sandwiches, burgers, salads and breakfast. Maudie’s Hacienda is a popular choice for TexMex. Escarpment Village at Escarpment and Slaughter has several choices – pizza, thai, bistro, bar, pub – you name it.
Coffee Near Shady Hollow
For Starbucks and Texenza, head to Brodie Lane and Slaughter Lane. For a more local shop, check out Chuck’s Coffee Shop on Manchaca Road. You can also try one of my personal favorites, Scooter’s near William Cannon and MoPac.
Where to Work Out – Gyms Near Shady Hollow
The most popular gym near Shady Hollow tends to be Austin Fitness Center on Slaughter Lane. They have no contracts, no hassles and great prices. And, you’ll even get a discount with a family membership. Another gym nearby is Planet Fitness, also on Slaughter. For a full service gym, try Lifetime Fitness at MoPac and William Cannon.
Southwest Austin Realtor Specializing in Shady Hollow
Rebecca Jacks and Raymond Stoklosa are Southwest Austin Realtors specializing in Shady Hollow homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Shady Hollow, 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 Shady Hollow and Selling a Home in Shady Hollow.