Located between the downtown area and Lake Austin, Highland Park offers an enchanting mix of urban fun and natural beauty. This neighborhood is known for the tall, mature trees that create a pleasant canopy over its streets. Many of the homes offer spacious lots, a key attraction to parents and pet owners.
The Highland Park/West Balcones neighborhood is bound by 2222 to the north, on the south by 35th Street, on the west by Mt Bonnell Road, and on the east by MoPac and by Bull Creek Road between Hancock Road and 45th Street.
Some great attractions in this area are Camp Mabry , Brightleaf Nature Center, Mayfield Park and Perry Park where movies are shown on select hot summer nights. Mt. Bonnell , an Austin landmark, and the Laguna Gloria Museum are also nearby. With Mopac running through this neighborhood, getting north or south is quite easy and you are minutes to downtown, Town Lake, Zilker or north to the Arboretum and beyond.
This neighborhood area contains about 1,750 residences and 150 local businesses . The typical house was built in the early 1950’s with around 2000 sq ft or more. Home prices are $500,000 and up to several million.
Highland Park / West Balcones has a very active neighborhood association that is dedicated in preserving the quality of life for their neighborhood.
Exemplary rated and Blue Ribbon honored Highland Park and Casis Elementary meets the K-5 needs, Lamar Middle, Keeling Middle Magnet and Fulmore Middle Magnet Schools and McCallum HS for the older ones.