Barton Creek is a fairly small neighborhood just seven miles outside of downtown Austin that is known for being a high class and very nice neighborhood. As you would expect from many high class neighborhood there are plenty of amenities and activities going on all the time. Barton Creek offers plenty of attractions including a golf course and a neighborhood community pool. There is also plenty of high class shopping in the area that brings in customers from all across Texas. Fortunately even with all of this Barton Creek is still a relatively small community with just around 2000 residents as of the most recent estimate in 2008.
As with many suburban areas or neighborhoods the biggest draw to the Barton Creek area for many people is the convenience offered by the area. Barton Creek is only 7 miles out of downtown Austin but at the same time there is plenty of open space and outdoor areas to enjoy. Very few communities offer the openness of a small town while still being just 10 minutes away from the center of a major metropolis city so if you are wanting to work in Austin while still living outside of the city Barton Creek is a great choice.
Along with plenty of amenities and shopping Barton Creek also offers plenty of schools for children of all ages. Most of Barton Creek is part of the Eanes Independent School District which means that nearly all children in the area will attend one of the schools located just outside of Barton Creek. The close proximity of schools has made Barton Creek quite popular with families, or soon to be families, as it makes it easy to take schools when the school is just a mile away.
Overall Barton Creek is a great community with plenty of attractive features that draw in more and more residents each and every year. The city of Austin is just a short drive away and there is plenty of high class shopping and dining available immediately within the community; at the same time there is plenty going on to keep children or families entertained without having to drive very far. All of this combined with the schools that are close by makes Barton Creek a great neighborhood so you should definitely consider the Barton Creek area for your next home. Very few communities offer the quick access to Austin while still staying separated; this is what makes Barton Creek a unique place.