Travis Country Homes For Sale
Travis Country is a large subdivision of over 1,000 homes in Southwest Austin. Established in 1975 and heralding itself as Austin’s first environmentally planned neighborhood, Travis Country has grown over the decades and offers a wide range of homes with well-established landscaping and a strong community identity, extending to active neighbor collaboration and even a lovely community garden project. Appreciated for its proximity to Highway 290 and Mo-Pac to the east and Capital of Texas Highway only moments north, Travis County is ideal for those who travel to almost any part of town and offers a secluded, “coming home” feel with its attention to greenspace and neighborhood planning.
“When choosing a neighborhood, I wanted to be able to walk out the door and go for a walk or run,” said Travis Country resident Andy de Waal. She said she finds there are usually “tons of people out” in the neighborhood with the same idea.
home in Travis Country neighborhood“Travis Country has a real sense of community,” she said, with “tons of green space, two pools, and two playgrounds.” She also added, “The location is perfect.”
Travis Country is zoned for the Austin Independent School District. Regents School of Austin on Travis Country Circle and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Upper, grades 9-12) on Southwest Parkway are big draws for many people considering this neighborhood.
The homes and styles of homes in Travis Country are diverse, due to multiple building cycles: in the mid-1970s through the early 1980s and then the mid-1990s to 2000, when the community completed construction of new homes. Homes are well maintained, and many of the older homes have undergone valuable and substantial renovations. Travis Country has a newer but separate sister-community to its west: Travis Country West.
Resident Paula Bacon said Travis Country’s “location is the number one thing” she appreciates about the neighborhood, followed by its amenities. Resident Phil Crabtree described Travis Country as “really conveniently located to downtown, but feels out in the country” due to its ample greenspace.
Travis Country is bounded by Southwest Parkway to the south, Republic of Texas and Foster Ranch Road to the west, and Mo-Pac and the Barton Creek Greenbelt to the east. It is in MLS area W and zip code 78735 and is only seven miles from downtown Austin.
Homes in Travis Country originally were constructed by builders including J.W. Smith, Pulte, Newmark, Morrison, Pulte, David Weekley, and Legend. Many of the homes now have been remodeled by a variety of additional builders and contractors.
The Travis Country Homeowners Associationis very active, with community gardening classes, End of Summer Parties, and Ice Cream Socials. They also host a biannual garage sale, Arbor Day tree planting, National Night Out, and even Movies at the Park! Committees for involvement include architectural, communications, safety, grounds, pool, social, tennis, and land.
This quote posted on the official Travis Country Facebook Page encapsulates the people of Travis Country: “About a month ago, I found a stranger mowing my neighbor’s lawn. I walked over to say hello and find out who this person was and why they were in my neighbor’s yard. Turns out the lady lives down the street and knew the neighbor in question was unable to mow his yard. She said, ‘For so many years, that yard was the prettiest on the block, I just couldn’t let it look so bad.’ People will say that Travis Country is a desirable neighborhood because of its proximity to downtown, the greenbelts nearby, the pools and other amenities. Don’t tell them about the neighbors. We won’t be able to keep them away!!”
Travis Country has devoted itself to providing extensive neighborhood amenities. It offers numerous hike and bike trails, a community and nature center, a stocked pond, tennis courts, a basketball court, picnic areas, swimming pools, and ample green and park space.
Blue Valley Amenity Area is a sprawling, multi-purpose park in the lower Sycamore Creek area. Bald cypress trees shade Blue Valley Pond, an eighth-mile freshwater habitat with ducks, turtles, and fish, where fishing and dog swimming are allowed. The ducks at Blue Valley Park walk up to residents hoping for bread or crackers, and sometimes the turtles even join in the race for a treat, too! The area also includes a swimming center and pavilion with lap, diving, and baby pools; six tennis courts; a basketball court; a playground; and open space.
Travis Country Neighborhood Swimming PoolHilltop Amenity Area offers additional tennis courts, a basketball court, a playground, swimming and baby pools, and picnic tables and grills. Sycamore Creek Nature Trail connects the two areas by a 1.5 mile foot path.
Thirty-eight acre Gaines Park offers another natural setting for the residents of Travis Country, with trails, park benches, and abundant wildlife.
Travis Country’s greenspace also offers an access point to the Barton Creek Greenbelt.
The closest golf courses to Travis Country are at the Barton Creek Resort and Spa, which offers four courses, a hotel, spa, and many recreational opportunities such as swimming and tennis.
Shopping and Restaurants
Numerous small restaurants and stores are near the entrance to Travis Country on Southwest Parkway. Just across from Travis Country at Southwest Parkway and Mo-Pac is Milano Café, which serves homemade pasta, gourmet pizzas, and desserts. A recent Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on the other side of the intersection provides a breakfast jolt for those hopping on the feeder road into downtown.
Moments away are two large shopping centers in Sunset Valley, which offer dozens of stores, including Barnes & Noble, Home Goods, DSW Shoe Warehouse, World Market, Academy, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more. A Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sam’s, Best Buy, and Spec’s Wine also are within minutes of the neighborhood.
Just to the south of Travis Country on Mo-Pac are the Shops at Arbor Trails, with a Costco, Whole Foods, numerous restaurants such as Chuy’s, Mandola’s, and Kerbey Lane, and stores such as Healthy Pet, Staples, and Haverty’s.
Barton Creek Mall is under five minutes away from Travis Country, just one exit north on MoPac.
With its central location, Travis Country is within 10 miles of almost every major downtown attraction, such as the Blanton Museum, The Long Center for the Performing Arts, the Bullock Texas History Museum, the Frank Erwin Center, and more. It’s also moments from One World Theatre, a beautiful hill country concert and event venue.
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