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Balcones NW Austin Homes for Sale

Posted in: Other Areas, Golf Course Homes
By SAGE - Premium Texas Real Estate
Jul 18, 2010 - 6:38:31 PM

Located off Highway 183, northwest Austin TX homes for sale at Balcones Country Club are in a beautiful and convenient golf community developed in the 1970s.  Balcones boasts vibrant golf, swim, and tennis programs for residents of their spacious Austin TX homes.  In addition, Balcones nurtures a collection of creative clubs within the Club and a lively social calendar.  There are monthly special events and spectacular events and celebrations at Balcones.

Buyers of Balcones real estate in Austin are enamored with the large lots sizes.  In fact, the Austin properties sell quickly when they come on the market.  Balcones consists of several neighborhoods and apartment complexes set along quiet streets full of large old trees.  Prices for these single-family homes west of Austin range from the mid $200s to mid $700s and Club membership is affordable.

At Research Boulevard and Spicewood Springs, Balcones homes are close to entertainment, shopping, and recreation.  The Arboretum area, Lakeline Mall, and a variety of major highways are easily accessible.  Recreation in Texas Hill Country lies to the west.  However, the individual Balcones neighborhoods, such as Balcones Oaks and Balcones Woods, also have community centers, common areas, and recreational facilities.

The Balcones Clubhouse includes Balcones Rio Grande Restaurant, Balcones 19th Hole, and Spicewood Grill in addition to private rooms and catered events. 

Balcones Country Club includes 36 challenging holes designed by Bob Cotton at the Balcones and Spicewood golf courses--both perfect for golf outings and tournaments.  Open in 1975, the Spicewood course features 6,769 yards of golf and a par 72.  The course rating is 71.8, slope rating of 116 on Bermuda grass.  The Balcones course features 6,360 yards with a par 70.  The course rating is 69.9 with a slope rating of 114 on Bermuda grass.  It made its debut in 1957.

Ten hard surface tennis courts with lights are state of the art.  That is why they are so busy with tennis programs, matches, lessons, leagues, and clinics.  With professionals on hand, options for instruction are endless, including Cardio Tennis.  Monthly social mixers round out the program.  Two junior Olympic swimming pools and a covered wading pool with fountain are home to the award-winning Sharks swim team.  Lifeguards and swim team coaches offer swim lessons for all ages.  

Besides camaraderie, the "Clubs with Club" program brings Members with similar interests, hobbies, and for plain old fun together.  They include the Cooking Club, Fitness Club, Dance Club, Veteran's Club, Theatre Club, Book Club, Wine Club, Girls, Giggles & Golf, Kids Club, Cards & Game Club, among others.

Excellent schools are available in the Round Rock Independent School District, including several Blue Ribbon Schools.

For more information about investment property, relocation, vacation homes and real estate, click here to contact Dale Cook or call 830-997-1035.


Dale E. Cook, MBA, Broker/Owner

Sage - Premium Texas Real Estate
405 N. Llano St.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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