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The Highland Park neighborhood in Austin, Texas, is made up of about six different neighborhoods. Over time, the areas have banded together to form one neighborhood that’s nestled in between Lake Austin and the downtown area. Established in the mid-1940s, the neighborhood features a variety of homes that are situated on large lots and surrounded by mature trees.

Highland Park Neighborhood in Austin Texas

A stroll through the neighborhood will reveal a variety of homes, from older ranch-style to those that have been renovated to reflect a more contemporary, modern style. It’s common to find 3-4 bedroom homes with large backyards and features like a stone patio and swimming pool. From January 2009 to May 2010, home prices started at $235,000 and ranged to $855,000, while sizes ranged from about 1,000 to 3,929 square feet.

Those who reside in Highland Park will be a member of the Highland Park West Balcones Area Neighborhood Association. The association focuses on maintaining the area’s natural beauty and instilling a sense of community throughout the area, with hosted events that happen throughout the year. The website can be found at

Residents of Highland Park are in an ideal spot to enjoy the excitement of downtown Austin, while still being just minutes from several recreational opportunities. The Bright Leaf Natural Area is a hiker’s dream, with 217 acres of wilderness preserves that can be explored. Tours are given on the second Saturday and Sunday of each month. Mt. Bonnell, one of Austin’s oldest attractions, is just three miles away. It boasts the highest point within the city limits, and is an ideal spot for picnicking and hiking – while enjoying sweeping views of the city.

Perry Park is the only official City of Austin park within the boundaries of the neighborhood. It draws many families on warm days thanks to its many amenities. It’s home to a soccer and baseball field, playground, running track, two lighted tennis courts, a picnic area, and a pavilion that can be used for gatherings.

Residents of Highland Park have the advantage of being away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, while still close to shopping and other conveniences. There is a Randall’s Food and Drug, H.E.B. Foods, and Central Market within two miles of the neighborhood. The Jefferson Square Shopping Center is also two miles away and is home to local shops and boutiques that sell everything from fresh-roasted coffee to furniture.

Children will attend schools in the Austin Independent School District. Depending on which part of the neighborhood they live in, they can choose from the following: Casis Elementary School, Highland Park Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Murchison Middle School, Austin High School and McCallum High School.

  • Date Established: Mid 1940s
  • Location Description: Bounded by 2222 on the north, 35th Street on the south, Mt. Bonnell Road on the west, and MoPac and Bull Creek Road
  • MLS Map Location areas: 1B and 4
  • Zip Codes: 78731
  • Miles from Downtown: 7 miles
  • Number of Homes: Approx. 430
  • Neighborhood amenities: Hike and bike trails, soccer field, baseball field, lighted tennis courts, picnic areas, playground, and running track
  • Neighborhood builders: W Building and Design, Hallberg Custom Homes, Infinity Homes, Cobalt Company
  • Homeowners Association: Highland Park West Balcones Area Neighborhood Association


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