This serene, green area with winding streets dates from the '50s and is a hop to downtown.
This mostly residential area, insulated from bustle of downtown Austin, features homes amid limestone mesas and picturesque views. It’s bounded on one side by MoPac and on the other by Loop 360, also known as Capital of Texas Highway. What Northwest Hills lacks in pocket parks and playscapes, it makes up for in verdant protected areas, like Bull Creek, where Austinites like to cool off in the summers, and Bright Leaf Preserve, a little-known gem that offers monthly guided hikes.
Northwest Hills has an abundance of schools, both public and private. Hill Elementary School, for pre-K through 5th grade, is a national Blue Ribbon School, as is Doss Elementary. Lamar Middle School, for grades 6 through 8, is a fine arts academy. Anderson High School offers the International Baccalaureate and has been named a T-STEM academy by the Texas Education Agency. Private schools include the Austin Jewish Academy, St Theresa’s Catholic School and the Bais Menachem Hebrew Academy.