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Northwest Hills + Cat Mountain

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Northwest Hills + Cat Mountain Communities


Nestled on top of scenic rolling hills, the Northwest Hills and Cat Mountain neighborhoods are family-friendly neighborhoods boasting sculpted lush lawns, exquisite homes, and prime northwest central location. Living in Northwest Hills, you will know your neighbors. In fact, you may even find a turquoise table on their front lawn, now an iconic symbol of the #frontyardpeople movement started by Northwest Hills resident, Kristin Schell. This neighborhood hosts many community events, including an annual 4th of July parade where kids, and even pets, roll down Far West in wagons and bikes, with red, white, and blue streamers flying about. 


Northwest Hills + Cat Mountain Location


The prestigious Cat Mountain is bordered by FM 2222 on the south, Mesa Drive on the east, and Westslope Drive/Twin Valley Drive on the west. Sitting to the east of Cat Mountain, Northwest Hills, sometimes referred to as Far West, after one of its main streets, stretches from Mopac, running through deep residential neighborhoods to Ladera Norte, almost to Capitol of Texas Highway. Far West Boulevard hosts the largest commercial area of the neighborhood, with several neighborhood stores, restaurants, apartments, and businesses. Both Cat Mountain and Northwest Hills benefit from extremely simple transportation access. With MoPac Boulevard to the east and Capitol of Texas Highway to the west. 

Northwest Hills + Cat Mountain Schools


Some of the best schools in the Austin School District are designated for Cat Mountain and Northwest Hills residents, including Hill, Highland Park, and Doss elementary schools. Residents then go on to attend Lamar or Murchison middle schools, and Anderson or McCallum high schools.


Life in Northwest Hills + Cat Mountain


Neighborhood retail and eateries are merely blocks away from many residential dwellings in the Northwest Hills neighborhood. Also, you can head a few miles down the road to the popular Domain and Arboretum outdoor shopping centers. Attend a family-friendly festival such as the Taste of the Domain or the Wine Down Wednesday at the Arboretum. Shop til you drop at the hundreds of retailers, and wind down at new, hip restaurants and bars on Rock Rose, the Domain’s version of Downtown Austin’s 6th street.