Sunset Valley

The City Within The City of Austin

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 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.