Colorado Foothills is a central Austin neighborhood located at the end of East 35th Street near Mount Bonnell Drive. Many confuse this area with either Tarrytown, Balcones or Mount Bonnell, and don’t realize it is a neighborhood of its own. Though a small area, the neighborhood has a lot to offer in terms of homes and amenities. The location is fantastic and the diversity of home types is outstanding. Upon arriving to Colorado Foothills you’ll first notice the Austin Water Treatment Plant, but don’t let that stop you from exploring, as right behind the plant is a large buffer area between it and the homes of Colorado Foothills. This buffer almost looks like a park with a lush array of trees and grass. I myself have spent many lazy afternoons lunching or reading in this “park” area and have always enjoyed myself.
You’ll notice that the homes are all different, some are still the original mid century structures, some are larger more elaborate homes and some are a bit more quaint and modest in sized and features. Most though have one thing in common, lush landscaped yards as the residents in this area do take pride in their landscaping. This is one of my favorite aspects of this neighborhood. When exploring you just soak the tree lined streets and fantastic landscaping right up!
Colorado Foothills Homes for Sale
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Colorado Foothills Area Amenities
Towards the end of East 35th street is one of the highlights of this neighborhood. On one side you have Mayfield Park, a great little trail that features gorgeous peacocks. The area is always popular for those looking for something different than the usual walking trail. A bit further down is the Westwood country club, a private club that features tennis courts, swimming pools, a fitness club and much more. And at the end of the road is Laguna Gloria. A gorgeous area that is popular for events of all kind. In recent years the Austin Museum of Arts (AMOA) has created a permanent structure here now called The Contemporary. Even if you don’t choose this central Austin area as your future home, this is definitely an area worth visiting.