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Barton Creek Homes For Sale

by Jude Galligan in Neighborhoods

West of Austin and Loop 360, between Bee Caves Road and Southwest Parkway, sits 4,000 acres of beautiful Hill Country land. Though often called Barton Creek, that name can be confusing. A more useful handle is The Barton Creek community: a collection of small, individually managed neighborhoods, most of which are gated, four challenging golf courses, a country club and a resort. There are also private schools. As developments go, this one could be considered Texas-sized. Ben Barnes and John Connally first recognized this gem, begun development on the mid 1970s, then lost the property in bankruptcy to Freeport-McMoRan during the late 1980s real estate bust. (Stratus Properties is the current manager). Since then, neighborhoods have slowly sprouted along and off of the two main roads – Lost Creek Boulevard and Barton Creek Boulevard – that stamp out a wavering “T” through the softly sloping terrain.

The first, and only non-gated neighborhood, was Estates of Barton Creek. It hugs Lost Creek Boulevard and the mid-section of Barton Creek Boulevard. One of the newest, a gated community called Calera Drive, has 59 single-family homes and lots, some fronting the Fazio Canyons Golf Course at the south end of the community. As of late 2011, flat building sites were still available. In total, there are three master associations and fourteen neighborhoods.

There are many school choices. One neighborhood, the Terraces, on the north side near Bee Caves Road, falls within the Eanes ISD boundary. All the remaining homes are part of the Austin ISD. The private schools are: St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, Regents School of Austin and St. Andrews Episcopal School (the high school).

The Fazio Canyons Golf Course has a slope rating of 138 and is home to the Barton Creek Golf Academy. Once out of your car, it is so quiet you can hear the thunk of a well-struck drive or the air rushing over the wings of a low-flying turkey vulture. example of a barton creek homeThe community’s name comes from a pre-Austin settler, William Barton. He built a cabin in 1837 just south of present day Zilker Park near four springs that emerged from the creek bed.

The creek was originally called Spring Creek. Barton died in 1842, around the time Austin was founded. Since then, his name became attached to the spring, the creek that is home to the spring, a street through Zilker Park, the green belt around the creek and finally the development that caused such a ruckus at City Hall in the early 1990s.

Local Listings for Barton Creek Homes For Sale

4,589 sq ft sf
4 beds
4 full, 1 part baths
14,766 sqft sf (0.34 ac)
Listing Status: Active

7,500 sq ft sf
5 beds
5 full, 3 part baths
2.05 ac sf (0.00 ac)
Listing Status: Active

5,155 sq ft sf
4 beds
6 full baths
1.28 ac sf (0.00 ac)
Listing Status: Active

4,980 sq ft sf
4 beds
4 full, 1 part baths
32,670 sqft sf (0.75 ac)
Listing Status: Active

3,627 sq ft sf
5 beds
3 full, 1 part baths
24,132 sqft sf (0.55 ac)
Listing Status: Active

2,994 sq ft sf
4 beds
2 full, 1 part baths
12,545 sqft sf (0.29 ac)
Listing Status: Active

2,600 sq ft sf
3 beds
3 full, 1 part baths
10,890 sqft sf (0.25 ac)
Listing Status: Active

2,600 sq ft sf
3 beds
3 full, 1 part baths
10,890 sqft sf (0.25 ac)
Listing Status: Active

5,372 sq ft sf
4 beds
4 full, 2 part baths
20,124 sqft sf (0.46 ac)
Listing Status: Active

8,486 sq ft sf
5 beds
7 full baths
2.09 ac sf (0.00 ac)
Listing Status: Active

9,112 sq ft sf
5 beds
5 full, 1 part baths
1.38 ac sf (0.00 ac)
Listing Status: Active

5,243 sq ft sf
5 beds
4 full, 2 part baths
37,330 sqft sf (0.86 ac)
Listing Status: Active

5,515 sq ft sf
5 beds
5 full baths
2.22 ac sf (0.00 ac)
Listing Status: Active

6,371 sq ft sf
5 beds
5 full, 1 part baths
1.45 ac sf (0.00 ac)
Listing Status: Active

8,112 sq ft sf
5 beds
5 full, 1 part baths
2.50 ac sf (0.00 ac)
Listing Status: Active

5,172 sq ft sf
5 beds
4 full, 1 part baths
3.01 ac sf (0.00 ac)
Listing Status: Active

8,213 sq ft sf
5 beds
4 full, 2 part baths
1.15 ac sf (0.00 ac)
Listing Status: Active

4,993 sq ft sf
4 beds
3 full, 1 part baths
40,641 sqft sf (0.93 ac)
Listing Status: Active

4,643 sq ft sf
3 beds
3 full, 1 part baths
1.04 ac sf (0.00 ac)
Listing Status: Active

4,187 sq ft sf
4 beds
3 full, 1 part baths
16,160 sqft sf (0.37 ac)
Listing Status: Active

5,765 sq ft sf
4 beds
3 full, 2 part baths
16,683 sqft sf (0.38 ac)
Listing Status: Active

5,358 sq ft sf
3 beds
4 full, 2 part baths
39,639 sqft sf (0.91 ac)
Listing Status: Active

10,101 sq ft sf
5 beds
8 full, 1 part baths
5.61 ac sf (0.00 ac)
Listing Status: Active

6,069 sq ft sf
4 beds
4 full, 2 part baths
27,007 sqft sf (0.62 ac)
Listing Status: Active

5,105 sq ft sf
4 beds
4 full, 2 part baths
40,293 sqft sf (0.93 ac)
Listing Status: Active


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