Location

The Neighborhood of Barton Hills is bounded by Lady Bird Lake on the northeast with Barton Creek running through the length of the neighborhood. Its ideal location makes it the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Recreation & Entertainment

Zilker Metropolitan Park is a sprawling recreational area which is considered “Austin’s most loved park.” It serves as a hub for recreational activities and features numerous amenities like: 

  • Barton Springs Pool – a natural pool flowing from underwater springs that maintain a perennial temperature of 68 to 70 degrees. It’s a popular swimming location for both locals and tourists. 
  • Zilker Botanical Garden – features several themed gardens including the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Riparian Streambed and the Austin Area Garden Center. Streams and koi ponds flow through the gardens. 
  • Hartman Prehistoric Garden – part of Zilker Botanical Garden, it is a fun and interesting recreation of a Cretaceous habitat, complete with heritage live oaks and prehistoric plants. 
  • Austin Nature and Science Center
  • Zilker Clubhouse 
  • Girl Scout Lodge 
  • Sunshine Camp 
  • Zilker Hillside Theater
  • Zilker Caretaker Lodge
  • Umlauf Sculpture Gardens
  • McBeth Recreation Center
  • Butler Hike and Bike Trail
  • Barton Creek Trail

Major recreational events are also held in the park like the  Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Trail of Lights, and Zilker Park Kite Festival.

Aside from the beautiful scenery and nature reserves, Barton Hills is a popular residential area for being near Austin’s best amenities. Shopping, dining, and nightlife activities are nearby. Among the many shopping centers are Barton Creek Square, Brodie Shopping Center, Barton Hills Market, and Barton Creek Farmer’s Market. 

Dining Options

Residents of Barton Hills hardly run out of dining choices with the myriad of restaurants, cafes and food trucks available in the area. Chuy’s is a popular Tex Mex restaurant with a great menu of Mexican classics. P. Terry’s Burger Stand is popular for its tasty but inexpensive food. Another popular Tex Mex joint is Tacodeli, with their wide variety of dishes, customers have said it gets overwhelming but the food is worth it. Customers love the Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill for its great comfort food and lovely ambiance with outdoor seating. 

The neighborhood of Barton Hills is a great place to live in and even just to hang out at. Even with the variety in activities and the many visitors that come around, the neighborhood is safe and peaceful. 

1. From Barton Hills, Austin, TX, USA, Head southwest on Barton Hills Dr toward Barton Skyway & You will reach Gus Fruh, 2642 Barton Hills Dr, Austin, TX 78704, United States
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2. From Gus Fruh, 2642 Barton Hills Dr, Austin, TX 78704, United States, Head southeast on Barton Hills Dr toward Horseshoe Bend Cove then Turn right to stay on Barton Hills Dr
Turn right onto Barton Skyway.
Turn right onto S Lamar Blvd and Pass by Amy’s Ice Creams (on the left), Keep right to stay on S Lamar Blvd Pass by Olive Garden Italian Restaurant (on the right) Turn right
Continue onto TX-360 Loop N Turn right onto Frontage Rd Continue straight to stay on Frontage Rd. Turn right onto Bartons Bluff Ln, Turn left and you will see Barton Creek Landing, 2800 Bartons Bluff Ln, Austin, TX 78746, United States

3. From Barton Creek Landing, 2800 Bartons Bluff Ln, Austin, TX 78746, United States, Take Bartons Bluff Ln to Frontage Rd, Head south toward Bartons Bluff Ln, Turn right onto Bartons Bluff Ln.
Drive along TX-1 Loop S, TX-360 Loop S and W Texas Hwy 71 Service Rd/W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Turn right onto Frontage Rd and Turn left onto Barton Skyway
Use the left lane to turn left at the 1st cross street onto Frontage Rd
Turn left to merge onto TX-1 Loop S Exit on the left onto TX-360 Loop S toward Capital of Tx Hwy
Use the right lane to take the Lamar Blvd exit toward US-290 W/TX-71 W/Loop 343
Turn right onto S Lamar Blvd/W Texas Hwy 71 Service Rd/W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Keep right to stay on S Lamar Blvd/W Texas Hwy 71 Service Rd/W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Continue to follow W Texas Hwy 71 Service Rd/W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Pass by Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin SW – Sunset Valley, an IHG Hotel (on the right in 0.5 mi)
Drive to your destination
Turn right
Turn left
Turn right
Turn left
You will arrive at Sam’s Club, 4970 US-290, Austin, TX 78735, United States
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4. From Sam’s Club, 4970 US-290, Austin, TX 78735, United State, Continue to W Texas Hwy 71 Service Rd/W US Hwy 290 Service Rd, Head southwest toward W Texas Hwy 71 Service Rd/W US Hwy 290 Service Rd, Turn left toward W Texas Hwy 71 Service Rd/W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Turn right toward W Texas Hwy 71 Service Rd/W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Turn left toward W Texas Hwy 71 Service Rd/W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Take Frontage Rd to Spyglass Dr
Turn right onto W Texas Hwy 71 Service Rd/W US Hwy 290 Service Rd
Use the right lane to continue on Southwest Pkwy
Turn right onto Frontage Rd/S Mopac Service Rd
Use the left lane to take the ramp onto TX-1 Loop N
Take the exit toward TX-360 Loop/Capital of Tx Hwy
Continue onto Frontage Rd
Continue straight to stay on Frontage Rd
Turn right onto Spyglass Dr to Campbell’s Hole, Barton Creek, Austin, TX, Austin, TX 78746, United States

5. From Campbell’s Hole, Barton Creek, Austin, TX, Austin, TX 78746, United States, Head north on Spyglass Dr,Turn right onto Frontage Rd
Keep right to continue on Mo-Pac Service Rd,Continue onto Barton Springs Rd,Turn right onto Azie Morton Rd
Turn right onto Barton Hills Dr & reach Barton Creek Green Belt Trailhead, 2642 Barton Hills Dr, Austin, TX 78704, United States
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6. From Barton Creek Green Belt Trailhead, 2642 Barton Hills Dr, Austin, TX 78704, United States Head southeast on Barton Hills Dr toward Horseshoe Bend Cove then Turn right to stay on Barton Hills Dr.
Turn left at Hollow Creek Dr and your Destination will be on the right
Barton Hills Market 1220 Barton Hills Dr, Austin, TX 78704, United States

7. From Barton Hills Market, 1220 Barton Hills Dr, Austin, TX 78704, United States, Head south toward Barton Hills Dr and Turn right onto Barton Hills Dr. Turn right onto Briarcrest Dr and right after Turn left onto Homedale Dr
Finally, Turn left at Barton Creek Greenbelt: Trail 42 & Destination will be on the right Barton Hills-Homedale Access to Barton Creek Greenbelt 78703, 2010 Homedale Dr, Austin, TX 78704, United States
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8. From Barton Hills-Homedale Access to Barton Creek Greenbelt, 78703, 2010 Homedale Dr, Austin, TX 78704, United States, Head west toward Homedale Dr. Turn left onto Homedale Dr
Turn left onto Barton Hills Dr, Turn right onto Wilke Dr and then turn left onto Rabb Rd Turn right onto Melridge Pl. Destination will be on the right
Chaire Embassy, 2199-2101 Melridge Pl, Austin, TX 78704, United States

9. From Chaire Embassy, 2199-2101 Melridge Pl, Austin, TX 78704, United States
Follow Azie Morton Rd to Barton Springs Rd
Head northwest on Melridge Pl toward Rabb Rd
Continue onto Azie Morton Rd
Continue on Barton Springs Rd. Take W Cesar Chavez St and I-35 N to E 40th St
Turn right onto Barton Springs Rd
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto S 1st St
Pass by the lake (on the right in 0.4 mi)
Turn right onto W Cesar Chavez St
Turn left onto N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
Slight left to merge onto I-35 N
Keep left at the fork to stay on I-35 N
Take exit 237A toward Airport Blvd/51st St/Cameron Rd
Merge onto N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
Turn left toward S I-35 Frontage Rd
Turn left onto S I-35 Frontage Rd
Pass by Public Storage (on the right)
Turn right onto E 40th St – Destination will be on the left
Lincoln-Goldfinch Law
1005 E 40th St, Austin, TX 78751, United States
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