South West Austin

Where quirky urban Austin and a quiet rural neighborhood meet in perfect harmony.

Welcome to SW Austin

Where quirky urban Austin and a quiet rural neighborhood meet in perfect harmony
Imagine living just 12 miles from the excitement of downtown Austin but coming home to quiet neighborhoods created by award-winning builders. SW Austin gives you the best of both worlds, feeling far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life with quick transport links to get you there when needed. The communities of SW Austin encompass the beauty of Hill Country, with all that gorgeous scenery and abundant flora and fauna on your doorstep.
Residents here embrace the outdoor lifestyle, with numerous parks, trails, and recreational opportunities waiting for them to explore. The community maintains Austin's quirky vibe, packing a lot of personality into its shopping, entertainment, and dining experiences. If you are looking for the unique vibe of Austin in a more rural, neighborhood-like setting, then SW Austin might be the place for you.

What to Love

  • Only ten minutes from Downtown Austin
  • Master-planned communities designed by award-winning builders 
  • Quirky vibe compliments the great schools and friendly neighbors

Local Lifestyle

SW Austin offers a slightly more urban feel than some of the areas you'll find further out in Hill Country, but it's much more rural than the downtown area. This prime location offers you the best of both worlds, giving easy access to urban and rural lifestyles while maintaining laid-back, peaceful Hill Country vibes. Locals here love participating in all the wonderful events happening downtown while still being able to escape to their rural oasis. The outdoor lifestyle is popular, thanks to the gorgeous surrounding scenery and numerous parks offering walking trails, disc golf courses, tennis, and golfing. You'll also find a heavy focus on family and community here.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Imagine being close to all of your favorite Hill Country hotspots. SW Austin has easy transportation links that make this a reality. Visit all your favorite stores at Barton Creek Square, such as Nordstroms and Universe Jewelry. Check out the Shops at Arbor Trails, with its upscale retail and dining collection. You can pick up a coffee at Summer Moon Coffee's location near Circle C Ranch or meet friends for dinner at the chic and award-winning LENOIR. SW Austin also puts you within easy reach of fantastic live music venues, including the iconic Broken Spoke, which has been a haven for live music lovers and dancers since 1964.

Things to Do

Thanks to its collection of entertainment spaces and parklands, you'll never be short of things to do in SW Austin. Start with a visit to the Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center, where you'll find acres of gorgeous gardens planted with native Texas wildflowers. Or head for a day out with the family by walking one of the five Barton Creek Greenbelt trails. You can follow the trails to areas such as Twin Falls or the famous Zilker Park and its spring-fed pool. If you prefer to travel on trails a little faster, check out the paved paths at Veloway Park, which are perfect for biking and rollerblading. This area is also convenient for attending famous festivals like SXSW and the Austin City Limits Music Festival.


Residents of Southwest Austin are primarily served by Austin Independent School District (ISD), though there is a nice mix of public, charter, and private schools available.
  • Bowie High School, grades 9-12, 60-acre campus offering a wide range of courses and activities
  • Harmony School of Endeavor, grades PreK-12, public charter school with a 100% college acceptance rate
  • Acton Academy, grades k-12, learner-driven micro-school that focuses on active learning

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