Barton Hills

Enjoy the great outdoors and a laid-back nightlife in green and trendy Barton Hills.

As Austin’s most nature-friendly neighborhood, Barton Hills boasts lush parks, cool pools, and prolific botanic gardens. Although it’s primarily residential, Barton Hills enjoys a music scene all its own as a sprinkling of nearby cafes offers laid-back acoustic alternatives to louder downtown destinations. This trendy neighborhood doesn’t stop at coffee shop bands—Barton Hills helps host Austin City Limits music festival at Zilker Park.

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On the Map

Barton Hills is bordered by Westgate, Zilker, South Lamar, Rollingwood, Westlake Hills, and Barton Creek

Bergstrom International Airport: 22 minutes by cab
Zilker Park: 5 minutes by car
Downtown: 13 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

Ultra-Green and Blissfully Serene In Barton Hills

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The homes of Barton Hills seem to grow directly out of the enchanted forest that engulfs them.

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Residents of Barton Hills walk, bike, and hike through their neighborhood's woodsy park spaces.

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Hiking trails aren't hard to find.

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In Barton Hills, they're outside your front door.

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Barton Hills comprises miles of the Greenbelt that begins in Zilker Park.

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Sail the high skies at its annual Kite Festival.

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Admire Austin's downtown from your canopy in the trees of Barton Hills.

If you get a chance make sure you get down to Kerbey Lane, the food is great. This is the best neighborhood in Austin!!"
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Alicia

Visited in 2011

The Greenbelt Through Barton Hills

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Adding even more options to Austinites' zealous fitness regimens, the Greenbelt offers seven miles of hiking, biking, and jogging trails.

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The trails weave through Zilker and Barton Hills, two of Austin's favorite all-natural neighborhoods.

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The Greenbelt provides a palpable kind of peace.

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You rock.

One of Austin's most laid-back and desirable neighborhoods. Barton Hills has rolling hills, joggers, walkers, and friendly neighbors."

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Mandy Harris

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Austin native Mandy Harris started framing picturesque settings when she was just nine. Though she’s enjoyed photographing the Colorado Rocky Mountains and beaches of Mexico, she’s found her greatest joy capturing interior and exterior design. She divides her time between Airbnb and AL Collective, an Austin-based wedding and portrait studio. Thanks to the Neighborhoods Project, Mandy explored her hometown in a new light.