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Northwest Hills

An affluent suburban community of professionals, families, and University of Texas commuter students.

Welcome to Northwest Hills

Country charm meets modern, upscale living on the scenic hills
Nestled in moderate seclusion in the scenic Texas Hill Country just 20 miles northwest of Downtown Austin, this iconic neighborhood is within easy reach of shopping, dining, indoor/outdoor recreation, and a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. It is known for its wide Oak tree-lined residential streets with a lovely mix of classic architectural styles like California ranch, Colonial, and Texas-Tuscan villa-style homes. Although predominantly built between the 1960s and 1980s, many of these homes have been renovated with modern design trends in mind. Here you will find classic hillside homes with landscaped yards, multiple car garages, brick and limestone exteriors, and breathtaking views.

Northwest Hills is an affluent suburban community of professionals, families, and University of Texas commuter students. In addition to single-family houses, you will also find townhouses and condominiums. Northwest Hills is also home to the Dell West Jewish Community Center.

What to Love

  • Charming hillside homes with scenic views
  • Convenient location with easy access to downtown Austin
  • An abundance of natural beauty & wildlife
  • Boating & fishing on Lake Austin
  • Easy access to Mopac Expressway 
  • Moderate seclusion on the outskirts of the metropolis

Local Lifestyle

Northwest Hills is a quiet yet vibrant community of professionals, families, and college students. Its proximity to the metropolis makes it popular among those who work in the technology industry and University of Texas (UT) commuter students.

Situated just far enough outside of Downtown Austin to offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, while also maintaining easy access to essential amenities, the Northwest Hills neighborhood provides moderate seclusion that is perfect for winding down and relaxing after a hard day’s work. Its acres of lush parks and access to the greenbelt provide residents unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation like hiking, biking, boating, and fishing.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Main thoroughfares, such as Far West Boulevard, Anderson Lane, and Mesa, are host to countless neighborhood retail shops, grocery stores, commercial businesses, restaurants, and pubs.

Chez-zee is a local upscale restaurant, bakery, and bar specializing in American cuisine with a southern flair. Conveniently located just off the Mopac Expressway, their brunch menu is a favorite among locals commuting to Downtown Austin.

Residents craving phenomenal BBQ and ambiance need look no further than The County Line on the Lake. Housed in an old lake lodge, it is the perfect place to enjoy classic Texas BBQ and a cold beer or cocktail while overlooking Lake Austin.

The Domain is also within reach and is another popular shopping and dining destination among residents. A beautiful outdoor mall in a park-like setting, it is home to many upscale boutiques and trendy retailers like Zara, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. Shoppers with an appetite enjoy a varied selection of dining options, such as seafood at Plank Seafood Provisions, Italian food at North Italia, and Latin food at Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, to name a few.

As if that isn’t enough, Northwest Hills residents also enjoy easy access to The Arboretum, a trendy shopping mall home to retailers like Barnes & Noble and The Pottery Barn.

Things to Do

Residents of Northwest Hills enjoy access to a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities all within a five-mile radius. Striking a healthy balance between picturesque natural topography and vibrant urban spaces, locals can enjoy a hike through the Texas Hill Country, a picnic in a lush green park, a boat ride on Lake Austin, and a night out on the town without even leaving the neighborhood.

Bull Creek Greenbelt is a great place to enjoy the stunning natural landscape surrounding the neighborhood. Its acres of lush green spaces include miles of hiking and biking trails, waterfalls, an abundance of wildlife, and panoramic scenic views.

Scenic Lake Austin is a popular destination for water sports, including boating and freshwater fishing. It includes multiple boat ramps and space for bank fishing. It is also surrounded by the beautiful Emma Long Metropolitan Park.

Local cinema lovers can catch the latest blockbuster film along with dinner and an alcoholic beverage at the Alamo Drafthouse. A full-service luxury movie theater, it is a favorite destination among adults and families alike.


Public schools in Northwest Hills operate under the highly esteemed Austin Independent School District (ISD).


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