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River Place is a community of almost 1,000 homes in northwest Austin, comprising 1,440 acres and framed by steep hills and Lake Austin. The neighborhood is both a waterfront and country club community and prides itself in showcasing the area’s natural beauty with sweeping vistas of the hill country. The final build out of River Place will consist of 1,200 homes. River Place homes are ideally located just 30 minutes from downtown Austin employers and entertainment, in zip code 78730. Though they are tucked away in the peaceful Hill Country, homes here are close to grocery stores, gyms, shopping, and dining areas. This Hill Country community provides equal access to both natural beauty and modern conveniences.

Properties in River Place

River Place is located in the city of Austin (see Austin homes for sale.) Though River Place was established in 1991, it features many newer homes that vary in size and style based on the subdivision.

The development maintains its own Municipal Utility District (MUD), which rated in the top 1% during its audit, and supplies services in water, conservation, irrigation, drainage, solid waste disposal, and wastewater treatment, as well as parks and recreational facilities. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality rated the drinking water in River Place as the highest quality available.

River Place Neighborhood Location

River Place, in Northwest Austin, is bordered by RR 2222 to the north, the Balcones Canyon Land Preserve to the west, and Lake Austin to the south, and sits just east of Westminster and Emma Long Metropolitan Park. It is 16 miles from downtown Austin, making it about 30 minutes when commuting by car.


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Neighborhood Amenities

River Place offers waterfront access, a country club, a community pool, golf courses, playgrounds, a jogging path, and a nature trail for residents. A centrally located park features a soccer field, pavilions, and playgrounds, and the nature trail skirts the Balcones Canyon Land Preserve.


Sun Tree Park is located at the intersection of Big View Drive and River Place Boulevard. The park offers visitors an outdoor pavilion, charcoal grills for bar-b-ques, playscapes, a soccer field, gazebo, and open air exercise stations.

Woodlands Park is at the bottom of Big View Drive, along the shores of Panther Hollow. The park is lined by many large shade trees and features a covered pavilion, charcoal grills, jungle gyms and swings for children, small soccer fields for practice, and benches. Across from the park, a board walk overlooks a pond with fountain that is lined with benches.

Nature Trail

The River Place Nature Trail winds through a wooded nature preserve in the neighborhood. The trail heads are located at the bottom of River Place Boulevard near the country club and at the board walk. The trail follows Panther Creek and provides an ideal path for walkers with benches for enjoying the view but also provides vigorous hiking and courses for jogging.


The River Place Country Club is a private club featuring an expansive golf course, tennis courts, fitness equipment, swimming pools, dining areas, and organized social activities for the community. The club features a 48,000 square foot clubhouse, a junior tennis academy, and a golf course designed in part by Austin celebrity and U.S. Open champion Tom Kite. The 18-hole championship course is one of the most beautiful and dramatic courses in central Texas, providing a challenging golf experience with breathtaking views. Members of the Club enjoy golf, tennis, fitness, swimming, dining, and social events.

Shopping and Restaurants

River Place was designed for close proximity to retail and dining options for both convenience and entertainment.

Retail Shopping

River Place is near several large shopping complexes, each bringing the conveniences of central living to the Hill Country. Target, Randall’s, and an H.E.B. are within a ten-minute drive of River Place, and upscale boutiques are 5–15 minutes away.

Quinlan Crossing

Quinlan Crossing shopping center is located a short drive down 620 from River Place. A newer development, this 61-acre space remains in a mostly natural condition, leaving plenty of room for rose-colored panoramic views of the surrounding hill country. Anchoring the site is a Randall’s grocery store, surrounded by over 800 parking spaces. The remaining 15 retail acres include a bank, several restaurants, a variety of retail shops, and a medical/office building.

Four Points Centre

Just four miles from River Place, the Four Points Centre is home to a selection of retailers that include restaurants, banks, and department stores. Popular retailers include Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, Bellagio’s Italian Bistro, El Salido, and
Johnny Carino’s.

Hill Country Galleria

Located off Bee Caves Road, the Hill Country Galleria offers 152 acres of eclectic shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as upscale office and residential space. Surrounded by a nature preserve that is dotted with wildflowers, trees, and rocky streams, Hill Country Galleria is a lifestyle center that offers over 90 retail and restaurant options. Major retails stores include a Barnes & Noble, Dillard’s, and Whole Foods Market, coupled with a Cinemark 14 Theatre. Restaurants include a Madam Mam’s Thai Cuisine, Panera Bread, Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza, and a Zinger’s Bar & Grill.


For a nearby bite to eat, River Place neighborhood doesn’t disappoint. One of the most well-known nearby venues is The Oasis, known as “the sunset capital of Texas.” It boasts several levels of decks where patrons can sit to enjoy the night skyline. The Steiner Ranch Steakhouse is another favorite, with an excellent wine selection, stunning views, and U.S.D.A. prime steaks.


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