About Homes for Sale in Highland Park West / Balcones
Highland Park West, Balcones Park and the surrounding neighborhoods are some of the best kept secrets in Central/West Austin. Only minutes from downtown Austin, it is tucked between MoPac (Loop 1) and Lake Austin, north of 35th Street and south of 2222. This highly desirable neighborhood has a GREAT location, minutes from downtown Austin, many beautiful homes, offers a wonderful lifestyle and is home to Highland Park Elementary…one of the BEST schools in Austin.
Most of the homes were built in the ’50’s and ’60’s, many fully updated/expanded) with some built in the 70’s and a few newly constructed homes. Prices in 2017 ranged from $405,000 (1,155 square feet) to $6,950,000 (13,673 square feet). The average 2017 home price was $1,203,627 and the median home sale price was $1,080,000. Many homes have stunning views of Lake Austin, downtown Austin (including the Capital and UT Tower) and the Texas Hill Country.
The neighborhood features gorgeous century oak trees and one of the most beautiful look-out points in the Texas Hill Country, the 5.1 acre riverfront Covert Park at Mount Bonnell. Other special features of this neighborhood are: Russell’s Coffee shop and Bakery, cozy Balcones Book Store, grocery store, florist, specialty retail shops, Chez Zee American Bistro, Austin Junior League office, Starbucks, banks, the 200+ acre Bright Leaf Nature Preserve…pretty much anything you need or want within a few minutes of driving and no highways.