Northwest Hills

Welcome to Northwest Hills

A picturesque neighborhood with a relaxed, suburban atmosphere.
If rolling hills and lush trees appeal to you, you’ve come to the right place. Northwest Hills was developed in the 1960s and is a very picturesque neighborhood known for its tree-lined roads and hilltop views. Care has been taken with its design so that the neighborhood is inserted in “greenbelts,” that is, recreational parks and trails surround it and bring a feeling of peace and cooperation with nature. One of Northwest Hills’ quirky claims to fame is Jimmy Buffet writing his famous “Margaritaville” while visiting a friend in the area.
This is an upscale neighborhood that is very scenic. Residents enjoy an excellent view of the hills and of downtown Austin. Although all the shops, boutiques, spas, and fine-dining establishments of downtown Austin are just minutes away, people who live in Northwest Hills also have their own restaurants, delis, and shopping centers. The popular architecture includes brick and limestone Ranch-style homes, and there are also many new modern homes. 
Wyc Cummings, the 2021 Top Producing agent at The Marye Company, lives and works in Northwest Hills.  Contact him today for all of your real estate needs.
Mary House, a top producer and the first agent to join The Marye Company, also lives and works in Northwest Hills / Westover Hills.  She is ready to assist you if you're buying or selling.

What to love

  • Close to downtown restaurants, boutiques, and shopping centers
  • Convenient location to MoPac and travel throughout Austin
  • Beautiful, large homes and well-manicured lawns
  • Residential areas are separated from retail spaces
  • Relaxed environment with a suburban feel

Local lifestyle

Like many mid-century neighborhoods in Austin, residents of Northwest Hills are very involved in their community and protective of its history and traditions. Zoning is very important to them in order to maintain excellent living standards. A popular destination is the Westover Hills Club, where locals gather to go swimming, use the pickleball and tennis courts, take a yoga class, or just catch up on the latest gossip.  The Jewish Community Center is also home to Northwest Hills.  The state of the art campus features sports/fitness, education, arts/culture, counseling/support.  Shalom Austin is the hub of Jewish life in Austin.

Dining, entertainment & shopping

Over at Torchy’s Tacos, they’re very serious about food, and the “taco of the month” status doesn’t come easily. Try The Cougar taco if you dare, and you might agree it’s a winner. Bert’s BBQ has been family-run for 50 years and is an old-school, no-nonsense BBQ. Make sure you get the T-Man Plate. At the Galaxy Cafe, the dining room is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Do try the Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. Of course, there’s always the Far West H-E-B with everything you could need in their stores. If they don’t have it, it’s not out there.
Shopaholics will love The Arboretum, an outdoor shopping mall stuffed full of retail stores, spas, boutiques, and restaurants. If luxury designer shopping is your thing, make a beeline for The Domain, where you’ll find all of your favorite upscale designer clothing and more. Those inclined more toward nature and green space will appreciate the Bull Creek District Park, a place to hike and swim in a live water creek. There’s also the 10-acre Allen Park right in the Northwest Hills neighborhood, offering sweeping views of downtown Austin, hiking trails, and picnic areas.

Things to do

The annual 4th of July Parade is a community event not to be missed with bands, show animals, antique cars, floats, and children’s activities. On the occasion there is snow in Texas, over at Murchison Middle School you’ll find “the hill,” which is the only place to sled in the snow. You may have to wait for it, but it’s worth it for the thrill.


Northwest Hills is served by the Austin Independent School District and is notable for the following schools.

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