11 Homes in Sought-After Austin ISD

When thinking about a forever home, many people mention location as being one of the deciding factors that goes into selecting and purchasing a property. While some might determine it by walkability or proximity to restaurants and nightlife, there are many others who are influenced by school districts.

The Austin Independent School District, educating approximately 81,000 students and spanning nearly 230.3 square miles, seeks to reinvent the urban school experience and provide a comprehensive education that is high quality, challenging and inspires students to positively impact the community. Comprised of 130 campuses ranging from elementary to high school, the District has been ranked in the top tier of urban school districts by the National Assessment of Education Process in addition to being mentioned among the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The Austin ISD even has more National Board Certified Teachers than any other district in the nation.

From full-day Pre-K and free college classes to extracurricular activities and after-school programs, the school district strives to equip students with the resources necessary to achieve their goals.

The Austin ISD offers a robust menu of extracurricular activities from Creative Learning Initiative fine arts programming to the University Interscholastic League athletics. The Creative Learning Initiative seeks to provide a captivating and arts-rich education for each and every child. These strategies focus on choir and guitar, visual arts, dance, theatre, band and orchestra.

Other extracurriculars are offered by the University Interscholastic League athletics, which provides services in both regional and state championships. They offer 14 sports including baseball, soccer, track and field, swimming and diving, wrestling and more for junior and high schoolers.

Partnering with world-class universities, nonprofits, community leaders and innovative businesses, the Austin Independent School District aims to prepare its students for college, career and life. For families seeking the Austin ISD, these homes offered by Austin Portfolio Real Estate agents are located within the District’s boundaries.

211 Bella Riva Drive | Listed at $4,850,000 | Jeannette Spinelli 

This magnificent waterfront estate sits on an extraordinary 2.8 acres overlooking the broad beauty of Lake Travis. An abundance of natural light combines with the white modern interior room to create a peaceful and inviting environment for friends and family. Terrace provides panoramic sunset views across the negative-edged pool and lawn. At the water’s edge sits a private boat dock with lift and room for 2 jet skis. Extensive renovations to the interior and exterior of the house were completed in 2016.

7609 Escala Drive | Listed at $2,995,000 | Kathleen Bucher 

This private, gated estate in the sought-after area of the Austin Independent School District sits on nearly 3 acres with beautiful Hill Country views. There is also a separate guest house with kitchen and bath. A pool, swim-up bar, spa, patios and verandas complete the amazing backyard.

1308 Old 19th #1 | Listed at $1,750,000 | Eric Copper 

Hollywood Hills meets Austin in this stunning, ultra modern, highly customized home designed by Alter Studios and built by Risher Martin Fine Home Builders. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Austin skyline while being discreetly located on Old 19th Street with just over 0.21 acres of perfectly xeriscaped land. Offering privacy and a true “lock-and-leave lifestyle,” this home would be ideal for the busy professional or those looking for a second home. Three bedrooms, 3 full baths with 2,756 square feet of living space and over 400 square feet of covered outdoor living with the city of Austin as the backdrop. Enjoy Downtown Austin living without the constraints of an HOA.

JUST SOLD | 2207 Tower Drive | Listed at $1,495,000 | Martha Small

This lovely home offers an incredible location – it sits just one block up from Tarrytown’s Triangle Park! The open layout features a downstairs master, along with an office and study. Above the garage is a separate one bedroom and 1 bathroom apartment, which is hard to find in Central Austin. Children will love the impressive custom fort in the backyard with extra room to play. Students are served by the coveted Austin Independent Schools of Casis Elementary, O Henry Middle School and SF Austin High Schools.

1707 31st Street | Listed at $1,350,000 | Eric Copper

With a full renovation in 2017, this home boasts upscale fixtures and finishes while maintaining the exterior’s 1940’s charm. This property offers versatility and an equity opportunity. The main residence offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1,900 square feet while the guest house showcases 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a full kitchen, laundry and private yard. Perfect for extended family, snowbirds or for rental income as a STR or to build equity. New to the studs including Viking appliances, Anderson windows, HVAC, roof, insulation and more.

5500 Scout Island Circle | Listed at $1,300,000 | Jeannette Spinelli 

This one story transitional home located in the Courtyard neighborhood is one of only 18 homes with access to Lake Austin. Multiple living spaces including a game room that could serve as fourth bedroom, living area, study and wine cellar complete the open concept floor plan. Enjoy the private backyard with covered patio, outdoor kitchen, koi pond, pool and a spa.

6300 Mesa Drive | Listed at $1,299,950 | Ana Swanson

This private and serene estate in Northwest Hills is an entertainer’s dream with plenty of space and high ceilings. The aspiring cook will adore the gourmet island kitchen with breakfast bar, gorgeous granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Retreat to the master suite and ensure bath that features his and her sinks, a jetted soaking tub, separate shower and massive walk in closet. A secondary master on the second floor would make the ideal in-law suite. In the evenings, enjoy amazing Hill Country views from 1 of 4 private balconies.

2410 Quarry Road | Listed at $899,000 | Kathleen Bucher 

Updated throughout, this beautiful home located in desirable Tarrytown has new interior and exterior paint, landscaping, hardwood floors and updated fixtures and finishes. The spacious open floor plan is perfect for entertaining with its large stone fireplace.

1305 Kenwood Avenue | Listed at $789,000 | Marielle Quaid 

Prime location in the highly desirable neighborhood of Travis Heights. This charming Austin-style home showcases an inviting floor plan with great livability. For those looking to expand and capture Downtown views, there is great remodel potential. The hilltop setting provides for amazing privacy as you enter through an automated gate to a flat and spacious backyard. You’ll enjoy easy walking distance to beloved Austin Hotspots such as Lady Bird Lake, the heart of South Congress and Little Stacy Park.

6612 Mitra Drive | Listed at $778,000 | Julie Gualandri

Located in Meridian, this fantastic home built by Standard Pacific has it all. The chef enthusiast will adore the warm-toned kitchen featuring ample prep space, gorgeous cabinets and center island, granite and marble counters, and stainless steel appliances. Ideal for entertaining, the kitchen opens to the family room that boasts an impressive fireplace and large windows that overlook the resort-style backyard. For those who work from home or need a quiet space to peruse the latest bestselling novel, there are two office spaces on the main floor along with a master suite and ensuite bathroom. Summers will be enjoyed lounging around the pool and spa in the private backyard with a covered patio and gazebo with fire pit.

807 E. 16th Street  | Listed at $649,900 | Ana Swanson

New, contemporary new home near the heart of downtown! It’s all about location, location, location – minutes to UT medical school, Franklin & Stubb’s BBQ, UT football stadium, Frank Erwin Center and Dell Seton Medical. Open kitchen featuring custom cabinetry, Silestone counters, walk-in pantry, stainless steel KitchenAid appliances. Master Suite includes large walk-in-closet, Master bath with double-vanity, walk-in shower. The covered front porch/rear patio is perfect for entertaining.

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