Northwest Austin Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The area known as Northwest Austin, is located between Farm to Market Road 620 and Parmer Lane on the north; Farm to Market 2222 on the South; Mo-Pac Expressway and Parmer Lane on the east; and Farm to Market Road 2222 and Farm to Market Road 620 on the west.
Highway 183 cuts directly through northwest Austin, providing easy access to major highways. Bus service is available from downtown and the North Transit Center. Light rail service is new to this area and offers residents an eco-friendly commuting option.
Most of Northwest Austin is considered suburbia, but the area between State Highway 360, Spicewood Springs Road, Mo-Pac Expressway, and Farm to Market Road 2222 is still considered central, and is a very desirable place to live. In this area you will see large, older, custom homes in a hill country setting.
If golf is a favored pastime, the communities of Great Hills and Balcones Village both offer their own golf courses.
Area attractions are plentiful. The Austin Steam Train is a unique adventure for children and adults alike and offers excursions every weekend. The North Pole Flyer route sells out each year, well in advance of the holidays. Mr. & Mrs. Claus are aboard this ride, as kids are invited to board pajama-clad, eat gingerbread cookies, and hear the storyteller tell the story of the North Pole Flyer. The murder mystery trains are also popular and sell out quickly.
Bull Creek District Park and Bull Creek Greenbelt, dog-friendly parks in the area, both offer swimming, hiking, and picnicking areas.
Nearby, Lake Travis is a gem among Texas lakes. Its clear, aquamarine water and endless recreational activities, make the lake a prime destination summer resort for outdoor enthusiasts, from around the state and country. Volente Beach Waterpark is located on the shores of the lake and features a restaurant and a bar.
The most popular shopping destination in the area is The Arboretum. This open-air mall offers endless upscale retail and dining options.