Your Expert Guide
Barton Creek: A convenient golf escape where luxury comes to play
There are so many great places to live in Austin that it helps to have an expert on your side. The Neighborhood Guide presented by Kuper Sotheby's International Realty gives you insider access from the agents who live and work there, providing in-the-know info about your possible new community.
Real estate agent Kacy Dolce began working in the Barton Creek area 14 years ago, and liked it so much that a decade later she made it her home.
"Hill Country views abound here," she says. "You also can't beat the neighborhood's easy access — only 20 minutes to downtown and 25 minutes to the airport."
This convenience is a big draw, as is Barton Creek's reputation for great golf, boasting "three of the best golf courses around."
Kacy, a proud seventh-generation Texan, offered up a few more of her personal favorites about life in Barton Creek. Here's her guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
Whether you're craving a casual meal or a fine dining experience, Kacy has a recommendation. Her top picks include Foothills Bar, Fazio Canyons, Blind Salamander, and Bob's Steak & Chop House.
Where to play
Golf is the top sport here, but tennis, pickleball, and swimming are also popular. Barton Creek Country Club is known for its legendary tennis, golf, and wellness amenities.
If you're seeking a wellness escape, extend your time at the country club or drop into the top-rated Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.
Where to live
In Barton Creek, you'll find Santa Barbara-style to Texas farmhouse and everything in between, says Kacy.
There are plenty of custom-built homes as well, along with gated neighborhoods, extensive outdoor living spaces, beautiful views, and — best of all — low tax rates in some areas.
"Everything is here, from the 12,000-square-foot majestic Mediterranean-style home to the 2,000-square-foot lock-and-leave home," Kacy says.
A recently sold Barton Creek listing of Dolce's, 5000 Peralta Lane, is a stunning example of a designer-curated, custom-built home with incredible views.
With four bedrooms and 4,717 square feet, this tech-savvy home is outfitted for effortless entertaining and everyday living. It was listed for $4,950,000.
Kacy Dolce works and plays in Barton Creek. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 512-426-1865.