Balcones Woods is a popular North Austin Neighborhood.

In the nearly two years since we profiled Balcones Woods, a lot has changed. However, it is still located off Balcones Woods Drive, east of 183 between Braker and Duval. Its convenient location near major freeways, the Arboretum and the Domain make it a great choice for many Austinites.

Schools

Children in the Balcones Woods area attend schools in the Austin Independent School District.  For Kindergarten through fifth grade, students go to Davis elementary, whose mascot is the Dolphins.

Sixth through eighth graders go to Murchison Middle School.  Murchison is an International Baccalaureate School. Their colors are orange and gold and their mascot is the Matador.

For high school, students attend Anderson High School, whose mascot is the Trojans.  Anderson High School has been named one of the Best Public High Schools by Newsweek.

Employers

Apple, Inc.employs more than 6,000 Austinites, many at its one million square foot campus just three miles from Balcones Woods.  This campus is home to its customer service center, human resources, and online store.

 

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IBM also employs 6,000 Austin residents at its headquarters located three miles away on North Burnet Road.  IBM provides hardware, software, and IT services.

 

Dining

Roaring Fork, cooks American fare using a wood fire and is close by. They also offer private dining rooms for your special event.

 

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Promise Pizza serves all-organic pizzas with vegan and gluten-free options as well. Their crust is said to inspire diners to make cross-town treks for more!

 

Shopping

The Arboretum is less than two miles from Balcones Woods.  You can find 210,000 square feet of stores and restaurants featuring everything under the sun.

 

Trader Joe’s is nearby for specialty groceries and two buck chuck!

 

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The Domain is just under three miles away. It has hundreds of stores and restaurants. Anchor tenants include Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Macy’s.  This upscale open-air shopping center also has a Whole Foods Market.

 

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