Northwest Hills

Welcome to Northwest Hills

Northwest Hills is a neighborhood located 7 miles northwestern of downtown Austin.  The neighborhood is sometimes referred to as Far West after its main street, Far West Boulevard, which stretches from Mopac on the east and goes deep into the residential homes on the west prior to reaching the Ladera Norte street, close to Capital of Texas Highway. 

What to Love

  • Excellent schools and peaceful atmosphere that’s great for families
  • Plenty of park and outdoor space highlighted by Bull Creek Greenbelt
  • Convenient location to central Austin and major employers in north Austin

Local Lifestyle

Northwest Hills offers convenience while allowing separation from the hustle and bustle of downtown.  The rolling hills provide space, privacy and occasionally spectacular views for its residence.  Couple the convenient location and highly rated schools and it is no surprise that this is a popular neighborhood for families.  

Dining & Shopping

Northwest Hills has a number of local restaurants in the neighborhood.

A few of the best dining option are Chez-Zee American Bistro, ZuZu Handmade Mexican Food, 5280 Burger Bar, County Line BBQ and Biderman’s Deli there are also numerous restaurants within minutes of Northwest Hills from additional local options to national chains as well.

The north Austin Costco is 10 minutes north near the Arboretum and Gateway shopping centers.  If Costco doesn’t have what you are looking for one of the five other grocery stores likely does.  They include Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, HEB, Randall’s and Sprouts Farmers Market. These two shopping centers have a number of stores and other restaurants, too.

Entertainment & Things to Do

Northwest Hills has a handful of parks, trails and areas to enjoy the outdoors, the highlight being Bull Creek Park & Greenbelt.  Aside from designated parks the hilly terrain of northwest Austin offers excellent walking and biking on the neighborhood streets as well. 

Most of your entertainment activities are going to come outside the neighborhood.  Two of the biggest destinations for things to do are roughly the same distance from Northwest Hills but in opposite directions.  Downtown Austin is 15 minutes south and offers restaurants, night life, Lady Bird Lake as well as numerous other activities. The Domain is 15 minutes north and includes high end shopping along with the restaurants and night life but without the water activities.

Lake Austin is also only minutes from the neighborhood if you want to get on the water or a boat to escape the summer heat.


Northwest Hills is located in the Austin Independent School District.  The elementary school servicing the neighborhood is Doss, the middle school is Murchison and the high school is Anderson.  They are some of the higher rates schools in the Austin area which increases the desirability for families to live in the neighborhood.




Overview of Northwest Hills, TX

Northwest Hills has 10,744 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Northwest Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,683 people call Northwest Hills home. The population density is 3,447.77 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

51.45 / 48.55%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Marital Status


Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes
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