Highland Park West Balcones Neighborhood Guide


Highland Park West Balcones is known for its large, beautiful, well-maintained homes and its abundant natural scenery with nice views of the city skyline and Lake Austin. The area is on a hill at several hundred feet elevation so views are plentiful here.

The neighborhood also has several parks and nature preserves as well as a historic (and still functioning) military post. The area is close to Hwy. 1 (MoPac), a major local highway, and is close to downtown.

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Highland Park West Balcones appeals to those who enjoy nature and the outdoors. Residents have plenty of parks, nature preserves, and hilltop views to take in. There are many opportunities to hike and bike in the neighborhood. Two unique attractions are Mount Bonnell, a relatively easy climb to reach remarkable views of Austin and the lake, and Camp Mabry, a historic Army post with a military forces museum and World War II reenactments.

The neighborhood borders Hwy. 1 which provides access to elsewhere in the city. Although the neighborhood doesn't have a lot in the way of shopping and dining, downtown and south Austin are a short drive away.

Lots here are large and so are many of the houses. Although there are some smaller homes, the average size is 2800 square feet and some go over 7000 square feet. Living here commands a premium: even the smaller homes start at $300K and prices go up from there.

The neighborhood association is active and there are several annual events for residents including an Easter Egg hunt, Fourth of July parade, movies night at Perry Park, and picnic in the park.

The neighborhood doesn't have as many shops and restaurants as others closer to the city center but makes up for it in its amazing views, greenspace, and charming environment.

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Mount Bonnell

Texas Military Forces Museum

Perry Park

Bright Leaf Preserve

Mayfield Park

Austin Art School and Museum at Laguna Gloria

Views From the Street

Mt. Bonnell Rd. and Fall Tr. Edgemont Dr. Oakwood Cove
Lakeland Dr. Creek Ledge Monte Vista Dr.
Mt. Bonnell Rd. and Mt. Bonnell Dr.

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Real Estate and Apartments

The average home size in Highland Park West Balcones is about 2800 square feet. Overall home sizes range from 900 to over 7000 square feet throughout the neighborhood. The average home price is $675K and prices range from $300K to over $1 million.

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