Located in a very desirable area of Austin, close to downtown and the airport sits Sunset Valley, a city within a city. It is completely surrounded by the city of Austin, Texas. Sunset Valley lies on the south side of Austin with Hwy 290 bordering its north side, Loop 1 to the east Westgate Blvd. on the west side and William Cannon Dr being a good reference enclosing the town on the north side.
Sunset Valley – A City Within the City of Austin
On September 13, 1954 the citizens in the area of Sunset Valley voted to incorporate into a town. It is situated on 681 acres of meadow and wood lands. Homes are built on multiple acre sites as well as typical city sized lots. Some of the roads with the original home sites include Reese Road, Sunset Trail and Pillow Road, these are the homes that include the large lots. Pillow Road home sites are on large country size lots that even have barns with horses right in the middle of the city. City Hall was built in 1977 and is located next to the Police station and behind Austin Independent Schools athletic complex the Toney Burger Athletic Center.
Sunset Valley Parks & Recreation
Valley Creek Park is also located in this area. Picnic tables and play ground equipment are shaded by a canopy of majestic trees that cover the park. Pergola’s and swings give the entrance to city hall a very unique park like setting and right beyond the parking lot is the Sunset Valley Community Organic Garden. Residents may purchase a raised garden bed for the season for $10.00 (free to children) and enjoy deer proof organic gardening for the summer months.
Besides the site for the town hall meeting each month Sunset Valley offers a variety of programs to its residents from craft activities to nature hikes along the many city trails.
Sunset Valley Shopping & Dining
The Sunset Valley Farmers Market is one of the best in the city and is located in the Burger Center parking lot every Saturday morning from 9AM to 1PM come rain or shine. Sunset Valley is also home to almost 90 restaurants and stores in its retail development.
Restaurants like La Madeleine, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Canaloni Joe’s, Chipolte, Red Robin and many more. Stores for crafting like Michaels and Embroid Me to discount stores such as TJ Maxx and Ross, Kohls department store plus many specialized stores in between all come together to offer the community a great shopping and dining experience.
So whether you are looking for a country home or a new home Sunset Valley may be just the place for you.