Northwest Hills

With breathtaking panoramas and easy access to Mopac and 360.

Welcome to Northwest Hills

A serene, mostly residential haven worth the short commute.
The dozen of subdivisions tucked into the limestone mesas and glens between Mopac and Lake Austin sprang up between the fifties and the eighties, solidifying this neighborhood as a commuter’s paradise.
Prescient developers, who predicted that fast-growing Austin would soon expand to the northwest, gradually snapped up the more than 2,500 acres in the hilly terrain that would eventually become Northwest Hills. With breathtaking panoramas and easy access to Mopac and 360, two of the city’s main thoroughfares, it has become a densely populated residential refuge.

What to Expect

Long, winding streets and frequent wildlife sightings.
Power joggers and cyclists make use of the many long, steep roads that wind through Northwest Hills. Many of the homes back up to wooded canyons, resulting in frequent appearances of deer, armadillos, and other critters.

The Lifestyle

Families and commuter students recharge in peaceful environs.
Though you’re away from the action of downtown, there are plenty of neighborhood-sustaining businesses, largely along Far West Boulevard, a main artery. You’ll find plenty of good dining options as well, from elegant multi-course meals at Chez Zee to barbecue at the County Line.

Unexpected Appeal

Access to the area’s surprisingly rugged green spaces.
What Northwest Hills lacks in pocket parks and playscapes, it makes up for in verdant protected areas, like Bull Creek, where Austinites like to cool off in the summers, and Bright Leaf Preserve, a little-known gem that offers monthly guided hikes.

The Market

Mostly sprawling single-family homes, but also clusters of multi-unit properties.
Students and young professionals populate the condos, townhomes, and apartment complexes right around Far West Boulevard, but as you drive deeper into the neighborhood, it’s all low-slung ranch-style houses and vertical Tuscan villas. A number of properties are dramatically set into the limestone cliffs.

You'll Fall in Love With

Watching the sunsets at Mount Bonnell.
One of Austin’s must-see natural landmarks is Mount Bonnell, a 775-foot-high outcrop that looms above Lake Austin. Though it requires a little effort to scale (there are both steps and a sloped trail), the jaw-dropping views are worth it, particularly if you time your visit to watch one of the sherbet-hued Texas sunsets.

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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Around Northwest Hills, TX

There's plenty to do around Northwest Hills, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Adapt Fitness, Fantastic Magic Camp, and Zen Learning Project.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 3.45 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.17 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.85 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.2 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.38 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.48 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

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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52.29 / 47.7%

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Schools in Northwest Hills, TX

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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
K - 8th
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Murchison Middle
6th - 8th
St Theresas Catholic School
PreK - 8th
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