Northwest Hills, Austin, Texas

Northwest Hills, Austin, Texas

Northwest Hills, Austin, Texas is a neighborhood in west Austin, Texas, United States.

Northwest Hills is located west of Mopac and Allandale. The neighborhood is bounded to the south by RM 2222, Mesa Drive to the west and Spicewood Springs Road to the north. Northwest Hills is known as an affluent, close-in suburb with tall trees and exemplary schools. [1]

In the late 1950′s, David Barrow Sr. and his brother Edward envisioned developing the 2000 acres of Northwest Hills by acquiring the land from Texas Crushed Stone, which had run a limestone quarry between what is now Doss Elementary and Murchison Middle School. The Barrow Preserve and Edward’s Mountain are just two of their namesake sites. The Northwest Hills branch of the Austin Public Library is aptly named Old Quarry. The majority of the homes were built in the late 1960s through the late 1970s, but a sizable area near Mopac is higher denisity and home to apartments and a couple thousand college students.[2]



According to the U.S. Census, the population of Northwest Hills was 11,548 in 2009. The median household income is $51,893, and the estimated value of detached houses in 2009 was $468,688.[3]


Public schools

Northwest Hills is located in the Austin Independent School District.


External links

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Coordinates: 30°20′24″N 97°43′51″W / 30.339917°N 97.730856°W / 30.339917; -97.730856

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