Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Best Neighborhoods in Austin: Great Hills


We wrote about the Great Hills neighborhood over three years ago.  Austin has changed A LOT in the last three years, and the Great Hills area is no exception.

Great Hills is conveniently located in Northwest Austin north of Capital of Texas Highway/Loop 360 and west of Highway 183.  It is also close to 2222 and Mopac/Loop One.

Great Hills is located close to the Arboretum, which is full of shops and restaurants.  Baretto is a new Italian restaurant that serves unique handmade cocktails and has an extensive wine and beer list.  A great neighborhood place to meet up with friends or for a date.

Modern Market is another new restaurant in the Arboretum, focusing on fresh, local, high-quality ingredients and meals made from scratch.  They pride themselves on being able to accommodate just about any dietary need, from vegan to gluten-free to paleo and list the ingredients and nutritional information right there on the menu.

Con’ Olio’s Oils and Vinegars is a tasting bar of Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars.  Become an expert at olive oils and find your favorite flavor before buying!

Great Hills is conveniently located to lots of Austin’s high tech employers.  Apple, Inc. is just eight minutes via 183 from Great Hills.  Apple designs, develops, and sells electronics, software and computers, most famously the Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Another Great Hills employer is BMC Software, located near the intersection of 183 and Braker Lane.  BMC produces software solutions designed to streamline digital operations for businesses.  

Great Hills residents attend either Round Rock ISD or Austin ISD schools.  Hill Elementary is an AISD school for students in Pre-K through 5th grade.  Laurel Mountain Elementary is a RISD school for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade.  

For middle school, children in sixth through eighth grade who reside in the Great Hills area and are zoned to AISD attend Murchison Middle School.  Murchison is an International Baccalaureate campus.  RISD’s middle school for Great Hills denizens is Canyon Vista Middle School.

Students in grades nine through twelve attend Anderson High School in Austin ISD and Westwood High School in Round Rock ISD.  Anderson was ranked as one of Newsweek’s Top American High Schools in 2016.  U.S. News and World Report ranked Westwood number 249 in the nation on its ranking of the top high schools in the country.  

There are many apartment options as well in the Great Hills neighborhood, many with Hill Country views.  Shadow Oaks has apartments ranging from one bedroom one bathrooms with 562 square feet to two bedroom, two bathroom apartments with 1,024 square feet.  Amenities include planned social activities for residents, a large dog park, a pool with sun deck, and grilling stations.  Apartments feature fireplaces, wood blinds, faux wood flooring, washer/dryer connections and private patios or balconies with storage.  

Estate on Quarry Lake has apartments ranging from 621 square feet one bedroom, one bathrooms to 1,177 two bedroom, two bathrooms.  The community has lake views, a lakeside running and walking trail, a 24-hour fitness studio, and two swimming pools.  Apartments feature full size washer and dryers, vaulted ceilings, private balconies or patios, crown molding and large walk-in closets.  

Are you looking for an apartment in the Great Hills neighborhood?  A Plus Apartment Locators can help you find the perfect place in any of the best neighborhoods in Austin.  Give us a call today at 512-222-5383 for up-to-the-minute information on vacancies, rental rates, move-in specials and more!