The Great Oaks Neighborhood

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Great Oaks

Buyers who crave peaceful country living with easy access to city amenities will find plenty to love about the Great Oaks community in the western side of Round Rock. Lot sizes in this small neighborhood are at least one acre, and some sprawl over several acres. Residents can keep horses here, and some homes feature separate workshops or room to store boats. The lots have large native trees. The neighborhood was developed in the 1970s and 1980s, and all homes were custom-built, so each one is unique. There is nothing “cookie cutter” about Great Oaks. Brushy Creek winds through the southern edge of the neighborhood, and some homes back up to the creek.

While it may feel like this community is located in a rural area, it is only a few minutes’ drive to the downtown business districts of Round Rock to the east, and Cedar Park to the west, as well as regional hospitals and numerous shopping and dining areas.

Great Oaks is located in Round Rock in the 78681 zip code. The boundaries are Sam Bass Road/Country Road 175 to the north, Brushy Creek Road/County Road 174 to the south, Great Oaks Drive on the east, and Oak Forest Drive on the west.

Homes in Great Oaks

Properties consist of custom-built homes constructed in the 1970s and 1980s on large lots, and no two are alike. Many are one-story, ranch-style homes, and it is common to see exteriors of native Austin limestone. A number of properties feature ranch-style fences around the lots. House sizes range from 1500 square feet to 3500 square feet, but most homes average square footage in the mid-2000s.

Homes do not come on the market often in this area. In 2014, six houses were sold, and in 2015, four homes became available. Homes were listed in the $220,000-$575,000 range. Sold prices ranged from $195,000-$550,000, equivalent to a price per square foot of $117.00-$183.00. The wide variation in pricing reflects the great diversity in homes here and can be attributed to varying lot sizes, home conditions and updates, and location within the neighborhood.

Great Oaks Amenities

The primary benefit of the Great Oaks neighborhood is country living close to the city. The community is small and peaceful, with easy access to nature. Brushy Creek winds through the southern edge, and there are a handful of small ponds throughout the neighborhood. There is a voluntary homeowner’s association for the area, Great Oaks HOA. You can keep your horse on your property here, and the large lots make it easy to store your boats and equipment. Residents enjoy the freedom to make their home and land their own, without heavy restrictions.

If the Great Oaks community does not offer enough natural beauty for you, the neighborhood is just a few miles away from two major public parks, including the 90-acre Brushy Creek Lake Park to the southwest of Great Oaks and the 800-acre Southwest Williamson Country Regional Park to the northwest. Brushy Creek Lake Park offers a water playground/splash pad, labyrinth, Bocce and volleyball courts, playgrounds, and a 38-acre lake with fishing piers and kayak/canoe launch areas. Southwest Williamson County Regional Park also features a splash pad, as well as a 200-acre nature preserve, eleven soccer fields, two softball fields, a cricket field, tennis and basketball courts, disc golf course, walking paths, and the Cedar Rock Railroad, a 1.3 mile quarter scale train ride.

 

Great Oak Schools

Great Oaks is zoned to two highly rated school districts, Leander and Round Rock. Children in the northern section of the neighborhood attend Leander ISD schools, but the majority of the neighborhood is zoned to Round Rock ISD.

Round Rock Independent School District

Brushy Creek Elementary

3800 Stonebridge Dr.,
Round Rock, Texas 78681
512-428-3000

Walsh Middle School

3850 Walsh Ranch Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78681
512-704-0800

Round Rock High School

201 Deep Wood Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681
512-464-6000

Leander Independent School District

Reagan Elementary School

1700 E. Park Street
Cedar Park, TX 78613
512-570-7200

Stiles Middle School

3250 Barley Road
Leander, TX 78641
512-570-3800

Vista Ridge High School

200 S. Vista Ridge Boulevard
Cedar Park, TX 78613
512-570-1805

Homes for Sale in Great Oaks

Restaurants Near Great Oaks

Entertainment and dining options are prevalent in Round Rock, and many amazing restaurants are located within a short distance from the Great Oaks neighborhood. Here are a few of the best rated ones on Yelp in the West Round Rock area.

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