Vista Oaks is a 316-acre master-planned community of more than 900 homes. It is located in western Round Rock, just outside the Cedar Park city limits, giving residents quick access to amenities in both towns. This large, well-established neighborhood is divided into two sections with a lush greenbelt running through the middle, along Honey Bear Creek. The community is known for its winding Honey Bear Creek Trail, a crushed gravel and concrete trail system joining the two neighborhoods of Vista Oaks along Honey Bear Creek. The trail is lighted and includes footbridges, making it ideal for joggers and nature lovers.
Residents enjoy the convenience of its close proximity to a number of the area’s major thoroughfares, as it is less than two miles east of Ronald Reagan Boulevard/Parmer Lane, four miles east of the 183 toll road, and five miles west of I 35. The borders of Vista Oaks are Sam Bass Road to the west, Cerulean Way to the east, and FM 1431 to the south. The northern boundary is the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park. The zip code for Vista Oaks is 78681.
Homes in Vista Oaks
Vista Oaks is a large master-planned community developed over the years 1989-2002, by a number of Austin’s most popular builders, including Plantation, Wilshire, Buffington, and Hammonds. It offers a wide range of home sizes and designs, from standard three bedroom, two bath starter homes under 2000 square feet upwards to grand, five bedroom houses over 4400 square feet. Lot sizes vary from around .18 acre to .44 acre. Most homes in Vista Oaks have 3-5 bedrooms and 2-4 baths. Square footage ranges from the 1600s to the 4400s and listing prices from the high-$100s to the high-$300s. In the past year, homes sold in Vista Oaks from $188,400-$378,000, with prices per square foot of $75-$141, depending on upgrades and features.
Vista Oaks Amenities
This community offers a number of family-friendly amenities, such as its lighted trail system that winds through the heavily wooded greenbelt which runs through the middle of the two sections of the neighborhood. An HOA-owned and operated amenity center is located at the entrance of Vista Oaks, and it features a junior Olympic swimming pool, conference room, playscape, basketball court, sand volleyball court, and tennis court. Another playscape can be found along the banks of Honey Bear Creek.
Outdoor recreational options abound for residents of all ages, as Vista Oaks lies just south of a massive public park and nature area, the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park. It offers 800 acres of natural hill country beauty, including a 200-acre nature preserve. The park also features a splash pad, 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.
For those who prefer to play indoors, Vista Oaks is located near a number of the area’s major shopping areas, including 1890 Ranch just a few miles west, which offers a large Cinemark movie theatre, numerous restaurants, and dozens of stores.
Vista Oaks Schools
Though homeowners in Vista Oaks have a Round Rock address and live near the border of Cedar Park, students in the neighborhood are actually zoned to the Leander Independent School District. Children in the community attend:
Entertainment and dining options are prevalent in Round Rock, and many amazing restaurants are located within a short distance from the Vista Oaks neighborhood. Here are a few of the best rated ones on Yelp in the West Round Rock area.