Balcones Woods is a lovely, older community located between Hwy 183 and Mopac Boulevard in Northwest Austin.  With homes built from 1971 to the mid 1980s, Balcones Woods neighborhood is known for generous sized lots, mature trees and an active community center where residents meet to share interests and make friends with their neighbors.  Over the years, residents have worked hard to maintain their community and keep through traffic to a minimum with the primary entrance to the area via Balcones Woods Drive from Hwy 183.  With only a short 20 minute drive to the downtown core, residents have easy access to the offerings of downtown night life and yet there is ample shopping within minutes from their homes.  The Arboretum, Gateway, and Domain shopping centers are easily reached within minutes, and the area is also close to major employers such as Dell, IBM and Riata.

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While the homes in this area have been mostly constructed in the 1970s, many of them are being updated to modern tastes.  Traditional construction with brick or native limestone is the norm and the homes range in size between 1,500 and 2,500 square feet in living space.  The average home is 4 bedrooms, 2 baths with about 2,000 square feet with a price tag of around $280,000.   While prices range from the mid-200s to the mid-300s, the price is often driven by the quality of remodel.  So if you’re looking for more home for your dollar, find a property that you can customize to your own taste!  You should also know that Balcones Woods has a small, mandatory Home Owners Association fee for membership at its Community Center.

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The Balcones Woods Community Center recently opened a new pool and gathering area in June 2009.  The center offers tennis courts, swimming pool, basketball courts, sports courts and a number of clubs for area residents such as Wine Club, Bridge Club, Book Club and Dinner Club.  With swim teams, neighborhood dinners and the Balcones Woods Newsletter to keep everyone informed, Balcones Woods is a close-knit community and a great place to call home!