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Northwest Hills
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Country United States
State Texas
County Travis
City Austin
Founded 1952
Founded by Barrow family
ZIP Codes
78731 or 78759
Area codes 512 and 737

Northwest Hills, sometimes referred to as Far West after its main street, is a suburb in the northwestern part of Austin, Texas, United States.


According to the U.S. Census, the population of Northwest Hills was 11,548 in 2009. The median household income is $51,893, and the estimated value of detached houses in 2009 was $468,688.


Northwest Hills is located in the Austin Independent School District. Schools located in Northwest Hills include:

  • Doss Elementary School
  • Murchison Middle School.
  • St. Theresa's Catholic School. It is next to the church under the same name.


Bus transportation

Northwest Hills area has several bus lines through the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("Capital Metro"), Austin's public transportation provider.


Far West Boulevard is connected to Mopac, which stretches from north to south Austin and serves as a viable alternative for Interstate 35. Mopac has an 11-mile toll road, the Mopac Express Lane that runs both northbound and southbound, from Cesar Chavez Street (south) to Parmer Lane (north).

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