Let’s take a quick tour of Sunset Valley, Texas, founded in 1954 by people who wanted to keep a quiet, friendly way of life with the desire to remain a rural community. It measures just approximately one square mile. Sunset Valley is located south of Downtown Austin in the 78745, 78735 zip code.
Sunset Valley is a city within a city with its own city hall, police force and its own permitting department. Sunset Valley has about 266 homes with 801 residents. It has seen about a 10% growth over the last 10 years.
I run the streets of Sunset Valley on a regular basis and what I love the most are these four particular streets that dead end into the Sunset Valley Park’s hike and bike trails. The city full of wildlife. I frequently see guinea hen, deer, & chickens on my runs. I love all the horses. A lot of these homes sit on lots that are about an acre, maybe just a little under. It’s a really quiet area. Plus the neighbors are so dang friendly.
Because people love living in Sunset Valley so much homes rarely go on the market. Right now there are only 3 homes for sale & the one featured below is a show stopper! Built in 1975 & recently remodeled top-to-bottom by Cooper Homes Austin, this 2-story beauty sits on .88 acres, has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4 living areas with just over 5,000 square feet. Take a virtual walk thru below…
Portions of Sunset Valley are in the flood zone, meaning that you will need to get flood insurance. All you have to do is call and get a quote from your insurance agent prior to making an offer. You are required to maintain flood insurance. You can read all about the restrictions and the requirements at sunsetvalley.org.
We just passed the Sunset Valley Elementary, which is pre-K to fifth grade. They have a two-way dual-language immersion program and they also participate in the Austin ISD Summer Food Service Program, which provides free breakfast and lunch for children up to 18 years of age, no questions asked.
Another great neighborhood is Sunset Valley Meadows. On either side of the entrance are more of the trails that connect through the neighborhoods, which are fabulous. The homes were built in 2000, 2001 by David Weekly, Highland Homes and Drees. The homes are on about 0.75 acres. Lots of trees, perfectly manicured lawns, iron fences. Sunset Valley does maintain the first few feet of your property, which is amazing. I’m constantly seeing their crews maintaining the landscaping in the city. It really is a great quiet little area. Sunset Valley Nature Area connects with the South Hills Conservation Area. You can get to it by parking across from City Hall. It’s a hike and bike trail. You can also bring your dogs. They have stations along the way where they have the scooper bags and trash. It’s very safe neighborhood. This whole trail area backs up to the shops at Sunset Valley.
The Shops of Sunset Valley sit on either side of Brodie Lane. Shops, stores, restaurants galore! Brodie Nails, great mani/pedis. There’s Results Physiotherapy. A Total Wine is a fabulous place to get wine and liquor. Nordstrom Rack, of course. Who doesn’t love Nordstrom Rack? There are also great restaurants along the 290 access road like my fave, Cane Rosso, which is an amazing pizza joint that also shares a space with Cow Tipping Creamery.
I hope you found this informative. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions. You can reach me at [email protected]
*This blog was a transcript of my Sunset Valley vlog via REV.