Made of many smaller neighborhoods that have banded together, Highland Park is located in a prime position between Lake Austin and downtown Austin. As a result, residents of Highland Park are able to take full advantage of all of the downtown Austin amenities, including easy access to fine dining opportunities and great shopping venues, as well as enjoy the natural wonders that abound in the Lake Austin area.
In addition to being only minutes away from Lake Austin, Highland Park residents are also located near the Bright Leaf Natural Area, which offers 217 acres of wilderness preserves to explore. Those who enjoy hiking also appreciate Highland Park’s proximity to Mt. Bonnell, which offers hikers exquisite views of the city below.
Since Highland Park is located so close to downtown Austin, it is also a great location for those who are interested in taking advantage of the booming employment opportunities available throughout the Austin area. With its proximity to the University of Texas, it is also a cinch for Highland Park residents to pursue their educational goals.
Children living in Highland Park also have plenty to enjoy. In addition to its parks and hike and bike trails, the Austin Children’s Museum is also located in the Highland Park area. Children of Highland Park attend Highland Park Elementary School, which is part of the Austin Independent School District. Parents may also choose to send their children to the private Highland Park Baptist Preschool in order to help give them a good start toward their education.