Gracy Woods is a tranquil suburban community that is removed from the urban bustle, but close to shopping and dining and a convenient commute to the center of town. There are several parks and abundant green spaces in the area and the residents love being intimate with nature. Shopping centers and restaurants are just to the north, many of the Austin high tech employers are just to the west, and the neighborhood is situated between two major local highways.
Gracy Woods is a quiet, suburban neighborhood in far north Austin. The homes are modestly sized, 1970s style, single-family houses on large lots, the streets are clean and shady, the area is safe and peaceful, and the community is close-knit. Many younger families, as well as seniors, live here. The Austin Community College Northridge Campus is a relatively recent addition to the area and adds a student population to the neighborhood.
The residents treasure their green spaces and local parks, including Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, Gracywoods Park, and the North Star Green Belt, and miles of hiking and bike trails. The abundant green space and local schools make this area family-friendly. The people also value the closeness to nature and wildlife, and in fact there is a webpage devoted to the neighborhood environment and wildlife sightings.
The neighborhood association is active and sponsors annual events including a Fourth of July parade, picnic, and holiday lighting contest. Although the neighborhood is residential, there is shopping and dining just to the north on Parmer Lane.
The neighborhood is bordered by I-35 and Hwy. 1 (MoPac), so commuting by car is easy and downtown is about 20 minutes' drive. The high-tech employers of north Austin can be reached by bike from the neighborhood.
Views From the Street
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Facts and Figures
Real Estate and Apartments
Gracy Woods were built mainly in the 1980s and have two or three bedrooms. Home prices are mainly in the high $100K to mid $200K range.