If you were looking for an advocate for the Barton Creek neighborhood, you won't find a better one than Julie Mack. The Kuper Sotheby's International Realty agent moved there in 1996 from Southern California, drawn by the newer houses, private neighborhood schools, and a country club environment that made it easy to meet neighbors and make new friends.
Of course, the gorgeous Hill Country views, three golf courses, tennis, and tons of social activities for both adults and children didn't hurt, either. Also a major plus was being only 30 minutes (or less) from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown Austin.
While Mack has been watching her neighborhood grow over the last 23 years, she's also been helping others discover this real estate gem.
Below are a few of Mack's picks for the best spots in this hip area, as well as a hot listing that could turn you into a 78735 resident.
Eating and drinking
"The Club now has a new Bob's Steak and Chop House and a seafood restaurant called the Blind Salamander."
Outdoors and recreation
"Hang out at one of the many pools, go to the world-class spa, or sit out on the veranda enjoying the vast views of the golf course and Hill Country."
Home for sale
8106 Chalk Knoll Dr.: Built with a fabulous sense of proportion, style, attention to detail, and space, this home is the pinnacle of Barton Creek living. The property sits on approximately four acres overlooking the Barton Creek Country Club and the third hole of the Fazio Foothills golf course.
The backyard was completely renovated in 2016 and includes striking amenities such as a resort-style pool, boules court, dog run, and covered outdoor living areas with fireplace and grill. There's even room to put in a tennis court, should you choose. Enjoy a swim in the sparkling pool, relax in the negative-edge spa, strike up a game of Pétanque with family and friends, and indulge in a cocktail under the poolside cabana.
The impressive modern kitchen was completely remodeled and is the ultimate place for entertaining. It features world-class equipment, a full bar with booth seating, multiple refrigerators, two dishwashers, custom white European cabinetry, two TVs, and a small second office.
This home is on the market with Julie Mack of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty. Click here to see more photos, details, and to contact the agent.