Cat Mountain is one of the newer communities in Austin and it is flourishing. It has been an awesome place to call home since it was developed in the 1970’2 and 1980’s. Cat Mountain is home to 26,000 residents, who have all been witness to a great deal of residential and commercial development. This is due to the population increase in and around the area. Cat Mountain is peaceful, has a great central location and is close to most any amenity that you may seek.
The neighborhood of Cat Mountain is bordered by Cat Mountain Drive to the north, FM 2222 to the south, Mesa Drive to the east, and Westslope Drive/Twin valley Drive on the west. Cat Mountain is elevated as compared to most of its surroundings, which allows many of its resident’s gorgeous views of the Colorado River. The homes in Cat Mountain Neighborhood vary in size from 1500 square feet to 5000 square feet, with prices varying from upper $200,000’s to over a million. However the median house price in 2006 was around $450,000.
If you are a resident of Cat Mountain, then you are only about 10-15 minutes from downtown. There are also many amenities in the area as well, including a short drive to local boat ramp to access Lake Austin, shopping at the Arboretum, or a quick drive north to the newest shopping center, The Domain. Homeowners in Cat Mountain pay a monthly fee to be part of the Cat Mountain Homeowners Association, in return for unlimited access to the local clubhouse, tennis courts and swimming pools.
Cat Mountain residents with children have access to both public and private schools in the area. Cat Mountain Neighborhood is a part of the AISD and boasts some top schools including Highland Park Elementary, Doss Elementary, Lamar or Murchison Middle Schools, and Anderson or MCallum High Schools. St Theresa’s is a popular Catholic private school, allowing children a religious education from Kindergarten to Middle School.