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Overview

Tucked away in vibrant South Austin is the master-planned community of Olympic Heights. With construction starting in 2003, this neighborhood is sought after for its well-built, brick-faced homes, natural landscaping, roundabouts, lamp-lit streets, and winding sidewalks. This quiet, charming neighborhood offers proximity to excellent schools, fine dining, shopping, recreation, and entertainment. Homeowners also enjoy exclusive access to a community swim center and a neighborhood dog park.

Properties

Olympic Heights is a D.R. Horton community of single- and two-story homes with brick or stone exteriors. Many of the homes have upgrades such as granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and hard tile flooring.

The native stone exteriors of Olympic Heights homes blend seamlessly into the natural Texas landscape, and the roundabouts, winding streets, bright street lamps, and wide sidewalks give the neighborhood a peaceful atmosphere. Its streets are named after Olympic medalists like Mary Lou Retton, Jesse Owens, and Wilma Rudolph.

Olympic Heights homes are in the Austin Independent School District. Membership in the Olympic Heights Homeowners Association is mandatory. The HOA maintains the common area, community pool, and walking trails.

Neighborhood Location

Olympic Heights is in zip code 78748, 1.5 miles south of W. Slaughter Lane on Manchaca Road in MLS Map Location area SWE. Entrances to the neighborhood can be found on Marcus Abrams Blvd. and on Frate Barker Road, just across from the Rancho Alto community. The Olympic Heights neighborhood is bordered by Manchaca Road to the east, Bauerle Ranch neighborhood to the north, and Frate Barker Rd. to the south. The main thoroughfare is Marcus Abrams Blvd.

Proximity to IH-35 and Mo-Pac (aka Loop 1) makes Olympic Heights ideal for commuters. The commute to downtown Austin from Olympic Heights is 13 miles and takes approximately 15 minutes, or 25 in traffic. It is about 20 minutes from the airport.

Olympic Heights is located within minutes of restaurants and shopping. Southpark Meadows offers residents over 90 stores and services, including Cinemark Theatres, Hobby Lobby, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Target. Its oak-shaded central park with a playscape and water fountain is a popular place for visitors to enjoy good food, special events, and live music. An HEB grocery is at the intersection of Slaughter and Manchaca Rd. Nearby restaurants include Café 1626, Texican Cafe, and Moontower Saloon.

Amenities

Residents of Olympic Heights enjoy access to exclusive amenities, including a 5-acre dog park, a pond with walking trails, and a community swim center. The pristine pool has a shaded baby pool and is resident-restricted. The center also includes a playscape and picnic facilities.

For those who enjoy golf, the Onion Creek Club is three miles away. The 27-hole course, known as the “Birthplace of the Senior PGA Tour,” was founded by three-time Masters Champion Jimmy Demaret. Residents can join the club as a Golf Member or Tennis Member. Each will get you access to the respective sport, as well as the club’s fitness center, Junior Olympic-sized pool, baby pool, and six outdoor lighted tennis courts.

Nearby Parks

  • Bauerle Ranch (.9 miles N)Located at 2715 Lynnbrook Dr., this oak-shaded, dog-friendly 319-acre park, also known as the Slaughter Creek Greenbelt, has 3.1 miles of hiking trails winding through a natural Texas landscape.
     
  • Mary Moore Searight Metro Park (2.2 miles E) covers 344 gorgeous acres. Visitors enjoy six miles of hike and bike trails, horseback riding trails, picnic tables with barbeque pits, tennis and basketball courts, volleyball courts, a fishing pier, disc golf, and a playground.
     
  • The Veloway Trail (2.2 miles NW) – Austin’s first non-pedestrian trail exclusively for bicycles and rollerblading, the Veloway is a 3.1-mile paved asphalt loop located on more than 100 acres of scenic preserve in the Slaughter Creek Metropolitan Park. It is 23 feet wide and can be accessed from Mo-Pac (about a mile south of Slaughter Lane) or from Bowie High School on Slaughter Rd. during non-school hours.
     
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (2.8 miles NW) is two miles away and is a great spot to visit, with 16 themed gardens including a butterfly garden and children’s garden.

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