North Austin neighborhoods, like Balcones Woods Neighborhood is our weekly spotlight. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the schools and employers in this North Austin Neighborhood.
Children in Balcones Woods attend Austin ISD schools. Students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth attend the Exemplary rated Davis Elementary. Davis’ mascot is the Dolphins.
Students in grades six through eight attend Murchison Middle School, an International Baccalaureate School. Murchison’s mascot is the Matador, and their colors are Orange and Gold.
Anderson High School is for Balcones Woods residents in grades nine through twelve. Anderson’s mascot is the Trojans and it is the recipient of numerous awards, including being named one of the Best Public High Schools by Newsweek, ranking in the top 6% nationwide.
Balcones Woods’ convenient location between Mopac and 183 makes it an ideal location for commuting, both to Downtown Austin and to employers in the suburbs.
Area employers include Apple Inc.’s Customer Service Center, which is just three miles from Balcones Woods. Apple designs, develops and sells electronics, software and computers, most famously the Mac and iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
The Americas Operations Center is currently undergoing a $304 million expansion which will eventually employ 3,600 local people in operations service, support and finance for Apple’s business in North and South America.
Balcones Woods is also located just less than three miles from IBM’s headquarters on North Burnet Road. IBM is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of computer hardware and software. IBM offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM employs about 6,000 people at its Austin location, but has over 400,000 employees worldwide.
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