Balcones Park Homes for Sale
Balcones Park neighborhood is located on the hill of the west central portion of Austin. Situated on the west side of the Camp Mabry, Balcones Park has views of Mount Bonnell and the downtown skyline. The area is situated in an atmosphere of serenity free from the hustle bustle of other areas and Balcones Park has a peaceful ambience as well as it provides easy access to downtown that is only 6 miles away. The neighborhood was established in the 1950s and there are many homes which have undergone renovation in recent times. Balcones Park residents are rewarded with great varieties of recreational facilities in a stone throw distance from this area. The Mayfield Park Nature Preserve is located on the extreme southern part of Balcones Park and is an excellent location for hiking or simply enjoys the beautiful and calm surroundings. The Mayfield Park has many beautiful water bodies, gardens of vibrant hues, palm trees and even peacocks which freely wander in this area. The Bright Leaf State Natural Area is also located in the periphery of the Balcones Park. It is spread over 200 acres land. This area gives guided access on the second Saturday and Sunday of the month. Mount Bonnell is also few minute away from Balcones Park and is a great venue for hiking and beautiful views of the lake, damn and hills from the Mount Bonnell lookout. Lake Austin is a great spot for boating, swimming, kayaking and fishing. Austin Country Club offers amenities like golf course, tennis court, pool and more. The Austin Independent School District has several schools throughout the area.
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