Tessera on Lake Travis.
Photo courtesy of Rob Aldridge Photography
Barton Creek may be located close to
downtown Austin, but feels as though it is
a world away, with its panoramic views of
the Texas Hill Country, Barton Creek, and
even downtown Austin. With 20 residential communities to choose from and a wide
array of neighborhood amenities, there’s no
doubt that those lucky enough to live in this
exclusive area feel they have stumbled into
their own little paradise on earth.
Located only 10 miles southwest of down-
town Austin, Barton Creek covers the territory
between the communities of Westlake Hills
and Bee Cave. Homes here tend to be large
and private, with an average size of 5,000
square feet, and start in the $400,000 range
and go up to $6,000,000. Depending on the
location of the home, school-age children
attend schools in Austin Independent School
District, Eanes Independent School District or
Lake Travis Independent School District.
Residents also may wish to indulge in the
pleasures offered by the 4,000 acre Barton
Creek Resort & Spa, featuring country club
membership, as well as exceptional restaurants and one of Austin’s most exclusive spas.
Golfing enthusiasts will enjoy playing on
their choice of three championship courses
designed by Tom Fazio, Ben Crenshaw and
Arnold Palmer. Fazio Foothills and Fazio
Canyons are listed as the “Top 100 You Can
Play” courses by Golf Magazine, while Golf
Digest ranks Barton Creek as among the “Best
Golf Resorts in North America.” The Barton
Creek Golf Academy is ranked as one of the
best schools in the country for learning to
play the finer points of the game.
Central Austin is home to our city’s diverse
downtown and the vibrant neighborhoods
surrounding it. Downtown Austin attrac-
tions are countless: trendy restaurants, lively
clubs, outdoor concerts, historical architec-
ture, eclectic shopping, a Saturday farmers’
market, verdant parks with sparkling foun-
tains in cool plazas. The magnificently
restored and beloved State Capitol is in the
heart of Central Austin. The University
of Texas, only a few blocks north of the
Capitol, isn’t just for students. Concerts, art
exhibits, theatre, lectures and exciting Long-
horn sports – including the top-ranked Texas
Longhorn football team – draw crowds from
all over the state.
Ready for fun? Head for Sixth Street, Red
River, and the West Downtown districts –
you’ll hear the hottest new music and enjoy
casual dining in a friendly atmosphere.
World class acts perform at Stubbs, The
Moody and other downtown clubs and
concert halls. Every year the whole town
celebrates music with the annual South by
Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits
(ACL) multi-day music festivals.
Ready to shop? Stroll the 2nd Street District
for the latest in fashion, accessories and