Village at Western Oaks
The Village at Western Oaks has stately and modest homes that share a commonality like brick facades, Traditional Texas Stone, and many grand Oak trees. I have been told that Austin has 7 different types of Oak Trees. Many are a hundred years old with sprawling branches that yearn to touch the ground and spreading around a diameter of 4 feet. In the Village at Western Oaks builders built around the groves of oak trees, making the neighborhood seem to be much older than it is.
Built from the early 1980’s thru 2003 this area boasts a great school system, a part of the Austin ISD, with several school being rated as blue ribbon. Many community parks, some HOA and the Dick Nichols Park and Recreation Area is operated by the City of Austin and free for anyones use.
Driving down Escarpment at almost any time of the day one sees people outside just “doing” and enjoying the Texas outdoors. Riding bicycles, walking dogs, pushing strollers and jogging along. Activity is common in this community. People walk to the supermarket. Hike and Bike trails are numerous throughout this community with built in greenbelts.
Let me expand on the HEB supermarket. It has a real international style with aisles of food from various countries, you can walk down the Aisle for Asian food and find coconut milk, Mexican food and find great chilies, Kosher aisle and find real kosher ingredients, not to mention the fresh produce and fish areas, plus something is always cooking with the onsite chefs showing you how to make a new or fresh meal tonight. I recently took a friend who was visiting from out of state to make a market run with me and she was amazed at the variety of foods in this one store.
Also in the Escarpment Village Shopping center is a video store with all the new releases, a sandwich shop, a bank, dry cleaners and across the street are restaurants, an animal hospital, massage therapy and salon, and a delicious Ice Cream shop, let us not forget the ever popular Starbucks Coffee with a drivethru.
Homes in Villages at Western Oaks are sought after for the lifestyle, the awesome floorplans, the school district, the community overall. Prices in this area remain steady and currently range from $200,000 -$300,000 depending on square footage, which ranges from 1,400 square feet to 3,200 square feet. (stats from the Austin Board of Realtors July 2009).
Location of Village at Western Oaks
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Zip Code: 78749
Directions: Driving down Mopac (Loop 1) if you exit at William Cannon, go west just a bit to Escarpment and turn left then just down the Escarpment past Convict Hill you enter into Village at Western Oaks.
North Half of Neighborhood
Patton Elementary – Exemplary
Clint Small Jr Middle School – Recognized
Austin High School – Recognized
South Half of Neighborhood
Mills Elementary – Exemplary
Gorzycki Middle School – Recognized
Bowie High School – Recognized