2 of the Best Neighborhoods in Lockhart

, Apr 26, 2023

Proclaimed the “Barbecue Capital of Texas” by the Texas Legislature in 1999, the small town of Lockhart offers easy access to the amenities of Downtown Austin while still providing plenty of conveniences, restaurants, and shopping opportunities of its own.

Described as being “curiously eloquent” by architectural historian and critic Colin Rowe, Lockhart has hosted numerous film sets. Among these are Waiting for Guffman, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Where the Heart Is.

Lockhart is also home to ample green space and parks, including Lockhart State Park. The park offers a swimming pool, a historic nine-hole golf course, numerous trails, and a creek that provides year-round fishing opportunities.

School-aged children who live in or near Lockhart are educated by the Lockhart Independent School District, which was designated a “District of Innovation” in 2017. The corporation boasts nine campuses, including a pre-kindergarten campus, five elementary schools, one junior high school, a 5A high school, and a self-paced program high school.

Best Neighborhoods in Lockhart

What are the best places to live in Lockhart? We have you covered with some of the best Lockhart neighborhoods below!

Clear Fork


North: Maple Street
East: Connolly Circle
South: SH 217
West: Maple Street Park

Boasting mostly three- to four-bedroom homes with construction dating back to 2001, the rest of the Clear Fork community offers energy-efficient homes by D.R. Horton and KB Home. Most homes within the community range in size from around 1,600 to more than 2,700 square feet and come in a wide variety of styles and price points. Typical features include open floor plans, kitchen islands, and front-facing picture windows.

Conveniently located near the charming Downtown Lockhart neighborhood, residents of Clear Fork can easily access the services, restaurants, and entertainment opportunities the town has to offer. Lockhart High School is also just minutes away, and getting to downtown Austin is an easy commute. Parks are also located nearby, while farmland and woods surround the community.

Vintage Springs


North: Camden Lane
East: Langdon Grove
South: Maple Street
West: Mockingbird Lane

Featuring thoughtfully designed single-family floor plans ranging in size from around 1,300 to more than 1,800 square feet, the Vintage Springs community was designed and constructed by D.R. Horton San Marcos. Offering three- to four-bedroom floor plans, all homes in the community include vaulted ceilings, granite kitchen countertops, and two-car garages.

With its location just east of San Marcos and only two miles from downtown Lockhart, the Vintage Springs community is a great starting point for enjoying all that Central Texas has to offer. Lockhart Junior High School is less than five minutes from the community, with traffic, while Bluebonnet Elementary School is only about one minute away.

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Shannon Kietzman is a professional writer who has been writing about real estate and other topics since 2003. She is also a special education teacher and mother of four adult sons. She and her husband, Scott, are National Parks enthusiasts who enjoy traveling, hiking, kayaking, cycling, and generally spending time outdoors. She dabbles in many artistic pursuits, including glassblowing, metalwork, woodwork, leatherwork, painting, sculpting, and photography.

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