Nestled in the hills of Northwest Austin is the beautiful community of Great Hills. With its convenient location northwest of the intersection of Hwy 183 and Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) the diverse development of homes is as close as one can get to the Arboretum shopping center with its selection of quality restaurants and open-air retail establishments. But it’s not all about the shopping. Homes in Great Hills are known for their expansive lots that often cling to the sides of these northwest hills, for the heavily wooded landscapes that cradle the native limestone and brick homes and for the panoramic views of the hill country that many lucky home owners enjoy from the layers of decks in their backyards. Oh, and did I mention the golf? Many home sites are on the golf course and Great Hills residents may join the Great Hills Country Club which offers and 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, picnic facilities, hiking trails and a large swimming pool.
Great Hills Homes for Sale
Homes in Great Hills
You’ll find a wide range of homes in the Great Hills area and there are a range of prices to match. Development began in 1979 and actually continues today, so with 30 years of growth, you can imagine that homes and styles have changed a bit over the years. According to 2009 figures, the smallest homes sold have about 2,000 square feet of living space and may be priced as low as $275,000. Larger homes with close to 5,000 square feet will sell for nearly $800,000, with the average home being 3,000 square feet and costing $435,000. As you might guess, these homes were built with families in mind and usually have 4 or more bedrooms and 3 baths. Enjoy spacious living both indoors and out…nature is at your doorstep or you can sit on your balcony and watch the colorful Central Texas sunsets!
Great Hills Austin Attractions
Though this area was once on the northern edge of town, that’s no longer the case and the acres of shopping opportunities surrounding the intersection of 183 and Loop 360 have been newsworthy since the area was extensively developed in the late 1990s. Add the Gateway Mall and its various reincarnations and you have acres of shopping, dining and entertainment. The Arboretum is lively with restaurants, nightspots, Blues on the Green music concerts in the summer, and excellent retail shopping. The Bull Creek Park is nearby and offers picnicking, hiking trails and a lease free dog park. And speaking of dogs and kids, you should know that Great Hills offers excellent schools from both the Austin ISD and Round Rock ISD. All this and more are great reasons to look at Great Hills when you’re considering your next home purchase!