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Preserving the Past and Welcoming New Generations

It’s easy to get lost in the beauty. It’s quiet here and the Hill Country view is breathtaking. Hazy Hills Manor sits upon one of the highest points in Headwaters, and from here it’s easy to envision the history that surrounds you. Parts of the original stone building remain, creating a unique landmark for a one-of-a-kind neighborhood. 

Originally the domain of the Townes family, this land is now home to more than 700 houses. Headwaters, named to commemorate the location at the confluence of Little Barton and Barton Creek, is a thoughtfully planned neighborhood unlike any other. 

Instead of overbuilding, developer Freehold Communities designed the neighborhood into and around the land, saving as many trees as possible and maintaining more than 1,000 acres of open green space. Nearly every home backs to a greenbelt, offering scenic beauty and unique privacy. Residents have access to 11 miles of trails and 30 acres of parks and playgrounds, including a stargazing park and Hazy Hills Manor.

Headwaters also features modern amenities: a resort-style split-level pool, expansive fitness facility, open-air pavilion, and more. Homes feature a cohesive brand of modern hill country architecture while maintaining a diverse range of styles and colors that blend into the natural backdrop. This timeless quality preserves the past and the personality of the place and will help the community age gracefully.

The land also borders the future Rathgeber Natural Resource Park, a Dripping Springs city park that protects 300 acres of pristine Hill Country land and will provide public access for recreational activities. Almost 30 acres larger than Austin’s Zilker Park, this land will allow generations of neighbors to immerse themselves in nature and explore the Texas night sky. 

Beyond the natural beauty, the people set Headwaters apart. “Headwaters is more than a neighborhood; it’s a community,” says resident Becky Atkins. “We moved here at the beginning of 2021, attracted to the sweeping views and amenities that truly bring the community together. Since building our home just two short years ago, the community has grown in size yet somehow retained its sense of charm.”

In addition to seasonal events, resident-run clubs cater to a wide range of interests and bring people together. The HW Drinking Club gathers to sip local spirits, a monthly poker club plays in the clubhouse, book clubs bring neighbors together, and all fitness levels are welcome to join Drip Fit Moms for workouts at the pavilion.

Additionally, neighbors in the community look out for each other. The Headwaters Moms with Littles group includes almost 300 mothers. “I originally created the group so women could have a safe space to discuss being mothers and any issues that come up,” says founder Raquelle Akavan. “Raising kids takes a village. This is our village.”

The future is bright for the children that call Headwaters home. Kids will be able to walk to a new on-site elementary school scheduled to open for the 2025-26 school year. The site can also accommodate a middle school. A new preschool is set to open this fall, along with the Oakwood Public Market, a family-friendly destination for discovering local food and provisions of the highest quality. 

Now in its final phase, Headwaters will eventually include 1,000 homes. All phases are open for sale, including to-be-built customs and quick move-in options. Model homes are open daily. | 708 Headwaters Boulevard