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Rivercrest Homes For Sale


Rivercrest is high-end Austin real estate at its best. For those who have the means and the desire to purchase a one-of-a-kind dream home on rare waterfront property, you’ll find the opportunity here, in one of Austin’s most exclusive, private, and secluded enclaves. Set in west Austin (see west Austin homes for sale,) Rivercrest is a small community of only about 100 homes that was established in the early 1960s, but in the decades since has seen many homes replaced or remodeled to exacting standards. Homes can have waterfront boat docks or community boat dock access, and at times home listings here might include such phrases as “featured in Robb Report Magazine.”

Properties in Rivercrest

Home styles in Rivercrest range from majestic Mediterranean to ultra-modern contemporary, from a multi-tiered “treetop” structure to a sprawling 9,000 square foot mansion. Customized designs and features abound, with outdoor living areas, tiled balconies, oversized stone fireplaces, pools with swim-up bars, boat docks, home theatres, state of the art kitchens, and separate guest quarters.

The entry to Rivercrest is dramatic: turning off Bunny Run, the gentle downward slope of Hillbilly Drive takes residents deep into a heavily wooded area, where the branches of enormous, mature oak trees form a thick, high canopy of lush foliage. This gives way to open sky, and suddenly you are thrust onto Rivercrest Drive and its custom-built, luxury residences on the shores of Lake Austin.

Rivercrest Drive runs parallel to the waterway and dead-ends to a wooded area with a large dock for all the neighborhood boats. Most of the homes sit on Rivercrest, either on waterfront lots or on interior lots across the street. A handful of streets named in keeping with a theme (Pixie Cove, Elfland Drive, Troll Haven) feed off of Rivercrest and end in cul-de-sacs, with those homes sitting among gorgeous tall oak trees, backyards backing to the water.

Homeowner’s Association

There is no homeowners’ association in Rivercrest.


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Rivercrest offers a community boat dock for those homes that do not already have their own private boat docks.

Residents of Rivercrest are right across Capital of Texas Highway (360) from the Austin Country Club. Since its founding in 1899, as the oldest golf course in Texas, this course has been home to PGA golf champions and also offers tennis courts, a swimming pool, and dining options. Membership is by invitation only.

The Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is a moment south of Rivercrest and offers over two miles of trails through 227 acres of woodland and grassland.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park is just north of Rivercrest. With 70 acres along Lake Austin, the park offers sand volleyball courts, camping and picnic areas, a swimming area, and two boat ramps.

Shopping and Restaurants

Rivercrest is secluded enough to retain privacy from commercial development but close to Loop 360 and 2222 for shopping and conveniences. It’s a short drive to Davenport Village and the Arboretum.

A hop across the lake is Ski Shores Café.

Davenport Village is the shopping and dining hub for Rivercrest residents, with over 40 upscale offerings, including retail stores and banks, plus restaurants such as Uno Trattoria and Wine Bar and Maudie’s Tex-Mex.

Rivercrest is a ten minute drive south to Barton Creek Mall, which has hundreds of stores, including Nordstrom and Dillard’s, and a ten minute drive north to the Arboretum shopping center, which also offers hundreds of stores.

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