Olympic Heights Neighborhood in South Austin
The Olympic Heights neighborhood was built in the years 2002-2008 by D.R. Horton Homes. It is located in South Austin about a mile and a half south of W. Slaughter Lane on Manchaca Road. The main entrances to Olympic Heights are on Marcus Abrams Blvd.—from Manchaca just past Ravenscroft Dr., and from Frate Barker Road on the subdivision’s south side.
Though the subdivision is relatively new, homes in Olympic Heights remain affordable for many people. 48 homes sold in 2008 (through late October) had an average sales price of $172K, just about the same as in 2007. Sales are down somewhat in 2008, following a similar pattern in other S/SW Austin neighborhoods. The homes in Olympic Heights are a mixture of one- and two-story homes that range in size from 1,124 SF to 2,073 SF. Homes for Sale in Olympic Heights
Olympic Heights offers residents a very nice neighborhood amenity center with pool, beautiful landscaping, nature trails, and sidewalks and street lamps. One feature that sets Olympic Heights apart from other subdivisions is the name of its streets. They are named for past Olympics medal winners such as Wilma Rudolph, Mary Lou Retton, Jesse Owens, Jim Thorpe and Johnny Weismuller. The streets have roundabouts (small traffic circles) designed to slow the traffic through the neighborhood.
Olympic Heights students currently attend the Baranoff Elementary, Paredes Middle and Akins High Schools of the Austin Independent School District. The neighborhood is close to these schools and to plenty of shopping, including the new Southpark Meadows shopping and residential development at W. Slaughter Lane and I-35.
If you are looking for a nice home in a neighborhood that is more affordable than those in many other South/Southwest Austin Neighborhoods, give Olympic Heights a close look. I would be glad to help. Give me a call at 512.913.1557, or drop me an email.
Jim Gilbert, REALTOR, Heart of Austin Homes
Licensed (#0536692) to sell Real Estate in the State of Texas