Jester is more than a neighborhood. It's a community!
Jester is situated atop a scenic hilltop ridge. It is surrounded on three sides by the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve near the junction of RR 2222 and Loop 360 in the beautiful Texas hill country. This close-in community consists of over 900 homes and is located just a few miles from downtown Austin, the State Capital, the University of Texas and three of Texas’ most popular recreational lakes.
Our quiet community is optimal for hiking, jogging, biking and dog walking with nice bike lanes and limited pass through traffic. There are a multitude of social groups to join including Bunko, several Book Clubs, Cycling, Ladies Night Out, Wine Tasting and Texas Hold’em. Our Welcome committee acknowledges new residents and delivers house-warming packets. The optional Jester Club offers a community pool, playground, and tennis and basketball courts.
In addition to a monthly newsletter and neighborhood website, the Jester HOA sponsors four much anticipated children’s events a year. Our Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo, 4th of July Parade, Halloween Parade and Santa on a Firetruck are always well-attended and enjoyed by children and adults alike. Each event also includes fun activities for the kids such as a prize walk, tattoo and coloring stations, and ball toss. The HOA also hosts two adult socials and two garage sales a year as well as an annual holiday lights contest.
There are two shopping centers at the RR 2222 Jester entrance which include restaurants, a convenience store, bank, dry cleaner, beauty salon, child care facility, medical and chiropractic offices and retail shops. The Domain, Barton Creek Mall, and plenty of entertainment venues are only minutes away.
Our environmentally conscious community does its part in honoring nature. With the largest number of habitats of any Austin neighborhood, in 2015 Jester helped make possible Austin’s #1 ranking of the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife by the National Wildlife Federation. In 2013, Jester won first place in the Wildlife Austin Habitat Challenge. Situated in the environmentally sensitive Northern Edwards Aquifer recharge zone and straddling both the Bull and West Bull Creek watersheds, Jester homeowners took up the Watershed Protection and Development Review Department’s Green Neighbor – Clean Creek Challenge to help protect and preserve the waterways. Jester also has several award-winning green gardens in the neighborhood.
We are blessed with the best of all worlds – the convenience of being “close in” to employers and entertainment, yet the feeling of coming home each day to our own “secluded haven” away from the hustle and bustle.