Barton Hills Real Estate
Barton Hills Real Estate Specialists | Spyglass Realty | (512) 965-1480
Located just a stone’s throw (or pedicab ride) southwest of the downtown area, Barton Hills is a close in gem immediately adjacent to beautiful Zilker Park and the culture South Lamar.
In 1837, William “Uncle Billy” Barton set up his pioneer homestead near a natural spring on the southern bank of the Colorado River, naming the springs after his daughters Parthenia, Eliza and Zenobia. Their names did not stick, but William’s did and 160 years later the springs, the pool and several popular Austin neighborhoods bear the name “Barton.”
Established in the 1940s and 1950s with construction continuing through the 1970s to the late 1990s, Barton Hills is dotted with all kinds of homes. Barton Hills was featured in Austin’s 1956 Parade of Homes as “the world’s largest air conditioned subdivision.”