Gazing at the rolling countryside thick with oaks, it’s hard to remember that you’re just minutes from the 11th largest city in the U.S. And while the sights and sounds of Austin are that close, it’s the serenity and unspoiled beauty of the Texas Hill Country that draw people to Spanish Oaks.
“We call it resort-style living embraced by nature,” says Scott Michaels, director of sales for the 900-acre community. “We do all we can to maintain the beauty that surrounds us.”
That includes miles of hiking and biking trails, a private lake stocked with bass and bluegill, and a “pool pavilion” with swimming, sports areas, and a beach for young children. Residents also have access to the Austin Tennis Academy next door. Families appreciate the great local schools as well as nearby recreational offerings like Lakes Austin and Travis. Within the gates, the Bobby Weed-designed golf course, one of the tops in Texas, makes masterful use of the rugged landscape, twisting and turning to protect specimen trees.
Acre-sized lots run from $300,000 to $1.1 million; homes start at $800,000. The community’s last parcels of land will soon become available, but rest assured, the magnificence of the Hill Country will remain intact.