Barton Hills is situated with South Lamar to the east and Barton Springs and Zilker Park to the north, Barton Creek to the west, and the Capitol of Texas Highway to the south and in the highly sought after 78704 zip code. This area is located, within close proximity to Barton Springs Pool, the hiking and biking trails in the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Zilker Park, as well as all of the restaurants and shops located on Barton Springs Road, South Lamar, and in the Barton Creek area. Because the community originated in the 1940s it contains a very eclectic mix of housing options, from ranch-style homes to more modern, luxury condominiums. This is a prime locale for those who wish to be close to greenspace, as well as downtown event centers, such as The Convention Center, the Long Center, and four star hotels.
Barton Hills is located within the 78704 zip code and is served by the Austin ISD.