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Sendera Homes For Sale


Nestled in the heart of South Austin are the homes of Sendera, a charming and popular neighborhood known for affordable prices and a variety of home sizes. This quiet, family-friendly community is minutes away from Whole Foods Market, Costco, H.E.B Grocery and four popular movie theater complexes, not to mention a dozen nature preserves, scores of retail stores, and over 30 restaurants. Seconds from Mo-Pac, it offers a straight-shot downtown commute (just 15 minutes), exemplary schools, and proximity to major employers like Seton Southwest, AMD, and Freescale Semiconductor.

Properties in Sendera

Established in the 1990’s, Sendera is composed of over 800 homes in three lovely subdivisions: The Glen, The Place, and The Oaks. Most homes were built between 1995 and 2004. A stroll through the community reveals shaded sidewalks, established trees, well-manicured lawns, and one- and two-story homes. Most homes in Sendera are brick or natural Texas stone construction. Prospective buyers will find homes with many different features and varying degrees of modern upgrades. Three-bedroom, two-bath homes dominate the Sendera market, but four bedroom floor plans also can be found.

All residents in Sendera are members of the Homeowners’ Association, which requires a small monthly fee. The Association creates and regulates neighborhood rules, plans events throughout the year, enforces deed restrictions on properties, and mandates ordinances. It also leads a neighborhood watch program, a garden club, and a yard of the month program.

Neighborhood Location

The neighborhood of Sendera is located in South Austin (see Austin homes for sale) in 78749 (see 78749 homes for sale). Its MLS Map Locations are SWE and 10S. Sendera’s proximity to Mo-Pac (Loop 1) makes it ideal for commuters. The commute to downtown Austin from Sendera is just 8 miles and takes approximately 15 minutes. Sendera is 11 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Part of the larger Oak Hill area, the Sendera subdivision centers around east-west corridor Davis Lane. It stretches from Maple Run Neighborhood to the north to Slaughter Lane to the south. The neighborhood is bordered to the west by Sendera Mesa Drive (and the Deer Park neighborhood) and to the east by Corran Ferry Road (and Deer Haven neighborhood). The main N-S thoroughfare through Sendera is Copano Drive. As far as access from major highways, Sendera can be reached by South Mo-Pac Expressway to the west, 290 W/Ben White Blvd. to the north, and IH 35 to the east.


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In Sendera, residents have access to a multitude of amenities from a resident-only, 6-lane community pool and kiddie pool (with pergola) to an oak-tree shaded new playground with barbecue and picnic areas. For the fitness-oriented, small, medium, and large gyms abound in South Austin within three miles of Sendera (Planet Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Lifetime Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness). Golfers can “play a round” at the nearby Grey Rock Golf Club on the south side of Circle C Ranch, or at one of the City of Austin courses (Jimmy Clay or Roy Kizer).


The following beautiful parks and preserves are located within minutes of Sendera:

Karst Nature Preserve (.6 miles E), which includes Goat Cave, protects part of the underground water system and cave network known as Edward’s Aquifer. Interested in learning more about the aquifer system? Karst Preserve offers Cave Day each year in mid-March!

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (1.4 miles SW) is a great spot to visit, with 16 themed gardens including a butterfly garden and children’s garden.

The Veloway Trail (1.1 miles SW) is Austin’s first non-pedestrian trail exclusively for bicycles and rollerblading. It is a 3.1-mile paved asphalt loop located on more than 100 acres of scenic preserve. Twenty-three feet wide, the Veloway 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.

Dick Nichols District Park (1.1 miles N) is a gorgeous 152-acre park with nine barbecue pits, three volleyball courts, two tennis courts, two basketball courts, a playground, a water-play area, a multipurpose field, 17 picnic tables, a picnic shelter, and over a mile of trial for hiking and biking.

Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park (1.7 miles W) – At 545 acres, this is a very large park off Slaughter Lane. It has picnic tables, 21 disc golf baskets, seven soccer fields, two basketball and volleyball courts, a multipurpose field, six miles of walking trails, and a playground for the kiddos.

Longview Park (1.9 miles E) spans 20 acres and is home to a picnic area with barbeque pits, a playground, basketball courts, a multipurpose field, and a short hiking trail.

Garrison Park (3.6 miles E) sits along Manchaca Road and is another popular gathering spot, with baseball and softball fields, several picnic areas, a swimming pool, and more.

Other nearby parks include Deer Park at Maple Run Preserve, Silk Oaks Park, Tanglewood Forest, Western Oaks Park and Playground, Legend Oaks Park, Indian Grass Prairie Preserve, Shady Hollow West Nature Preserve, and Stephenson Preserve Trailhead.

Shopping and Restaurants

From fine dining to sandwich shops, the Sendera area abounds with nearby restaurants. Here are a few local favorites: Evangeline Cafe, Maudie’s Hacienda, Bakehouse, DK Sushi, Strangebrew Coffee and Café, Galaxy Cafe, Brick Oven Pizza, Lux Bakery and Cafe, Austin’s Pizza, Which Wich?, Mandola’s Italian Market, The Hunan Lion, Fuddrucker’s, Central Market Café, Whole Foods Market, Chuy’s, Firehouse Subs, Torchy’s Tacos, Panera Bread, Cypress Grill, P. Terry’s, Kerbey Lane Café, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Firebowl Café, Texadelphia, Madam Mam’s, and Tino’s Greek Café.

Sendera is located within miles of several shopping complexes, each with a wide selection of stores. Residents will find themselves within minutes of all the conveniences they’ll need, including grocery stores!

The relatively new Escarpment Village is two miles away on Escarpment Boulevard and Slaughter Lane. The shopping center is filled with upscale retail stores, several dining venues, and other conveniences like a bank, hair salon, and H.E.B. grocery store.

The Shops at Arbor Trails is a new shopping center close-by at William Cannon and Mo-Pac. The site contains a brand new Whole Foods Market, as well as a Costco, Staples, and dozens of popular small shops and restaurants. It also boasts a forested, gravel-covered walking trail and a beautiful new playground!

The Westgate Shopping Center lies to the north of the neighborhood and is home to several dining venues and retail locations. Popular spots include Regal Cinemas, Whole Earth Provision Co., Progress Coffee, Amy’s Ice Cream, Treehouse, and Central Market. The center also has Café Monet for family fun and the very popular yoga studio, Yoga Yoga.

A few miles to the East of Sendera is Stassney Heights Shopping Central, which offers restaurants like Logan’s Roadhouse, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Chili’s, Twin Peaks Restaurant, Texas Land & Cattle, and Chipotle, as well as a Lowe’s and a Fiesta Mart. Around the corner is a Trudy’s, the Regal Metropolitan Theatre, and Umi’s Sushi.

Residents of Sendera have additional shopping opportunities at centers along Brodie Lane (Brodie Plaza), Slaughter Ln. (Tanglewood Village, Shady Hollow Village), William Cannon Blvd. (Cannon Oaks Shopping Center and Towne Square), and Stassney Lane (Cherry Creek Plaza). These centers include stores like Edible Arrangements, Thrifttown, Tuesday Morning, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store, Radioshack, and CVS.

The neighborhood is also within three miles of large newly-developed retail complexes like the very popular Southpark Meadows, Sunset Valley on Brodie Lane, and Brodie Oaks Shopping Centers. These complexes offer popular small stores as well as big box stores like Barnes and Noble, Toys R Us, Target, Nordstrom Rack, Party City, Babies R Us, World Market, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Old Navy, Hobby Lobby and Petco.

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