Neighborhood Barbecues, Swimming and the Annual Crawfish Boil
Neighbors gather routinely to enjoy the well-appointed Covered Bridge Amenity Center, the social hub of the neighborhood. Each fall, the Covered Bridge Social Committee invites everyone from the community to a neighborhood BBQ, and to a festive crawfish boil each spring. In addition to the annual events, the Center also offers a gated swimming pool, children’s splash pad, changing area, and shaded seating. Runners, cyclists, and walkers enjoy the miles of trail that wind through the entire neighborhood.
“We have a fantastic community center, trails, the greenbelt, a playground, sports fields and a beautiful community pool,” says Mike Connor, a member of the property owner’s association. “It’s kind of a low-key and very friendly neighborhood.”
Well-Regarded Schools, Shopping at Whole Foods, and Dining at Austin’s Culinary Icons
Covered Bridge homeowners have abundant shopping options within easy reach. Arbor Trails Shopping Center, about 10 minutes east, is home to more than 40 shops, services, and restaurants — including a Whole Foods Market, Costco, a yoga studio, Staples, and others. The center also offers a number of restaurants including Austin landmarks Kerbey Lane Café, Chuy’s Comida Deluxe, and Torchy’s Tacos, as well as many others. In fact, there are five other major shopping centers less than 15 minutes away from the neighborhood. Altogether, these retail malls represent more than 400 more fine department stores, restaurants, local and national merchants, and more.
Homeowners are also attracted to the neighborhood’s schools in the Austin Independent School District, including Oak Hill Elementary School, Small Middle School and James Bowie High School. The Texas Education Agency recently rated Oak Hill Elementary School as “Exemplary,” while Small received a rating of “Academically Acceptable,” and James Bowie High was given the well-regarded “Recognized” rating.
Cosmopolitan Amenities and Rural Charm — All Within Reach of Downtown
With spacious houses and an amenity-rich Community Center, Covered Bridge is a friendly neighborhood where homeowners enjoy big annual get-togethers and small meetings by the pool, as well as a friendly jog. With its prime location, the neighborhood offers not only stunning Hill Country vistas and generous green spaces, it also provides convenient access to nearby shopping and dining, along with downtown entertainment and employers.
“I love Covered Bridge because the homes are beautiful and it has Hill Country vistas and hilly terrain,” Connor says. “And it’s close to town, but it’s far enough away from the city lights that you can see stars.”