Shady Hollow Neighborhood Guide


Shady Hollow consists of five adjacent sections centered around Brodie Lane in far south Austin. The original section was developed in the 1970s and construction continued into the 1990s. The newer sections, with larger homes, were added in the 1980s to the early 2000s. Shady Hollow is a comfortable suburban community with many local amenities, stores and restaurants within short driving distance, and access to local highways and downtown Austin. The neighborhood association is very active and sponsors several annual events for residents.

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Shady Hollow is a large, 5.4 square mile neighborhood that started as a 600-acre development by an Austin developer in the early 1970s. Construction continued in that development to the mid-1990s.

Meanwhile, during the 1980s to the early 2000s, four additional sections were added to the neighborhood. Each has a slightly different feel to it. The southeastern section, called the Villages of Shady Hollow, is sometimes considered a separate neighborhood and has its own neighborhood association.

Altogether about 1,500 houses exist in Shady Hollow, with various sizes and floor plans. About half of the households are families with children.

The area is family-friendly with access to highly-rated schools and many amenities including parks and a community center with a pool and basketball and tennis courts. Although there are not a lot of businesses in the neighborhood, there are many restaurants, gyms, and entertainment options within short driving distance.

Neighborhood Association Website

Villages of Shady Hollow Homeowners Association Website

Amenities for Residents of Shady Hollow:

Views From the Street

Capistrano Tr. Socorro Tr. Doe Run
Carnelian Dr. Twilight Tr. Twilight Tr.
Yandall Dr. and Gatling Gun Way Corner Brook Pass Emerald Oaks Dr.

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Facts and Figures

Neighborhood Profile

Crime Map

Community Information






Medical Facilities (hospitals, clinics, labs, pharmacies)

Religious Organizations (churches, places of worship, faith-based organizations)

Real Estate and Apartments

Shady Hollow has a wide variety of homes within its five sections, ranging from 1,500 to 4,500 square feet and $150,000 to $500,000 in value. A wide range of property sizes exist here also, up to one acre or more.

Shady Hollow Property Listings

Apartments in and near Shady Hollow

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