Northwest Hills

A community on the crest of the Texas Hill Country off Far West Blvd, this neighborhood offers beautiful rolling hills, varying homes built from the mid 1960s to new construction, and excellent schools with Doss Elementary, Murchison Middle School, and Anderson High School.

What would you tell a potential homebuyer about the Northwest Hills Neighborhood?

Northwest Hills isn't just a neighborhood, it's a welcoming community with a rich history. The highlight of the neighborhood is its gentle topography anchored by the Bull Creek Greenbelt to the West, providing panoramic hill country views and breathtaking sunsets. The classic mid-century modern architecture mixed with newer, modern, custom builds creates a diverse landscape for Northwest Hills homeowners.

Developed with care between the 1960s and 1980s, it has become a beloved spot for homebuyers looking to settle down in Northwest Austin. Nestled between Hwy 183 to the north and FM-2222 to the south, it's perfectly situated with easy access to Hwy 360 or Mopac, along scenic Mesa Drive.

In Travis County's coveted 78731 and 78759 zip codes, Northwest Hills offers a diverse range of homes to suit every taste and budget. Perched atop the picturesque Texas Hill Country, this neighborhood has an undeniable charm. Austin’s best shopping at The Domain is a quick 5 miles drive to the north. Austin FC’s professional soccer team plays at 20,500 seat Q2 Stadium, an easy 4 mile drive or rideshare trip to experience the excitement of 17 home games per season. Downtown Austin is just a short 8-mile drive away, so restaurants, live music, and night life is never far off.


What stands out to you about the houses and/or landscapes?

When it comes to homes, Northwest Hills truly has something for everyone. From contemporary gems to timeless classics and cozy mid century ranch-style, there's a perfect fit for every buyer. With an average living space of over 2,700 square feet and layouts featuring 3-6 bedrooms, these homes offer both comfort and space to grow. Many have undergone interior renovations over the years, highlighted by fresh paint, modern kitchen appliances, and updated flooring. 

But it's not just what's inside that counts—these homes are equally stunning on the outside. Whether it's brick, stone, stucco, or hardiplank/wood, each elevation exudes character and charm. Many properties are nestled on hillside lots, surrounded by massive Live Oak trees and breathtaking natural landscapes, the beauty of Northwest Hills extends far beyond the front door. Even the more modest homes boast elegant touches and views that will simply take your breath away, whether it's the serene sunsets or the glittering lights of the cityscape from it’s perch above Austin.


What’s an example of something fun residents could do on the weekends?

Situated just north of the Colorado River and Bright Leaf Preserve, homes for sale in Northwest Hills offer easy access to a variety of outdoor activities. Less than 5 miles away, residents can reach the Loop 360 Boat Ramp for riverside adventures on Lake Austin. For those who prefer hiking, mountain biking, and trail running, Bull Creek Park has a couple of entry points at Valburn Drive and Greystone, or public parking less than a mile west on Lakewood Drive. Another fantastic destination is Covert Park at Mount Bonnell, just 4 miles from the neighborhood. The Mount Bonnell hike climbs 106 steps, and takes adventurers 785-feet atop the highest point in the city.


Favorite restaurants/shops? Where do most people go grocery shopping?

Texas’s favorite grocery store, HEB, anchors the neighborhood and has delicious kosher options as well. Northwest Hills has so many fun restaurants and neighborhood businesses! Favorite places to eat include Epoch Coffee, Galaxy Cafe, 5280 Burger Bar, Biderman’s Deli, Kapatad Philipino fare, Azul Tequila, Saffron Austin, Another Broken Egg Cafe, Siena Ristorante Toscana, and Troy, which features Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine.


Anything else to note?

Northwest Hills students are served by the Austin Independent School District (AISD). The schools are highly rated and sought after for homeowners focused on excellent schools.

For elementary school (K-5), they attend either Highland Park or Doss Elementary. 

Middle school (6-8) students are zoned for either Lamar or Murchison Middle School. 

High school (9-12) students typically attend McCallum or Anderson High Schools. Anderson High School features an International Baccalaureate program and available classes through cooperation with Austin Community College.  

Additionally, there are several private school options available, such as St. Theresa's Catholic School (PK-8), Austin Jewish Academy (PK-6), and Paragon Prep (K-8).

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Overview for Northwest Hills, TX

20,141 people live in Northwest Hills, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $72,141. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Northwest Hills, TX

Northwest Hills has 10,196 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Northwest Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,141 people call Northwest Hills home. The population density is 5,733.832 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby Northwest Hills. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Austin Jewish Academy
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Murchison Middle
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St Theresas Catholic School
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