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Barton Hills is a residential area with plenty of natural spaces. Located in southwest Austin and close to the downtown central business district, this neighborhood has plenty of shops, restaurants, and services located on its southeast side along Lamar Boulevard. 

Barton Hills recreational facilities are located on the north end and there are parks and trails within proximity to area residences throughout the neighborhood. 

Dog walkers should be aware of occasional severe weather such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash floods when venturing out with their furry friends. Torrential rain can make natural trails in the area treacherous and watercourses dangerous. Summer months are accompanied by extreme heat and pedestrians need to ensure that they are not overexposed to heat and sun Avoid overexertion and stay hydrated when temperatures soar. Fortunately, temperatures are mild to moderate in spring, fall, and winter months and more ideal for a stroll with your pet.

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Barton Hills is primarily residential with the Colorado River on the north side, the MoPac Expressway on the west, Highway 290 on the south, and Lamar Road on the east side. The neighborhood has plenty of natural space and the Barton Creek Greenbelt runs in a large swath dividing northwest and southeast residential sections.  

The northwest area has multi-family complexes and apartments while the southeast section is predominantly single-family homes dating back to the middle of the 20th century. Residential properties are well landscaped with large yards, lawns, and trees. 

The city of Texas Highway runs through the south part of the district and should be avoided by dog walkers and crossed only at designated crossing points. The region has some hilly areas, although most inclines are not very steep and do not present a difficulty for local pedestrians and pets walking the neighborhood. Plan your route in advance to avoid these areas if you need to. 

Greenways in Barton Hills
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Barton Creek Wilderness Park is located to the west and is known for its hiking and rock climbing. This green space provides a natural habitat for local wildlife. Keep your dog leashed on the trails in the park to avoid disturbing urban wildlife.   

The Barton Creek Greenbelt extends from the park and winds through this greenway. The trail follows the creek and loops around the wooded areas for about 7 miles with additional spurs and side trails encompassing over 12 miles in the green area. The trail is used by pedestrians, pets, joggers, and cyclists, so watch out for two-wheeled traffic.  

The Zilker Metropolitan Park on north side of the neighborhood provides 350 acres of natural and recreational space with a lake popular for kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats. There is an off-leash dog park and trails with bridges to explore. Unique features like outdoor performances, sculpture gardens, and a miniature train round out the numerous sights in this park. 

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