Shady Hollow, Texas

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Shady Hollow is a census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Travis County, Texas, United States, and is part of the City of Austin. It is located ten miles (16 km) southwest of Downtown Austin, near the Travis/Hays county line.[3] The population was 5,140 at the 2000 census.



In 1972 Austin Savings and Loan Owners began development on 600 acres (2.4 km2) of land. In 1978 the homeowners organized the Shady Hollow Homeowners Corporation to counter what they believed was misrepresentation from the developer. The homeowners accused Austin Savings and Loan Owners of installing development more dense than advertised. The two groups formed an agreement, resulting in the creation of parks and recreational facilities along Slaughter Creek; this included the Park on Doe Run. The CDP also received several amenities, including a community center, tennis courts, and a basketball court. In 1984, as per the agreement, Austin Savings and Loan Owners deeded the park and recreational facilities to the Shady Hollow Homeowners Corporation.[3]


Shady Hollow is located at 30°10′3″N 97°51′44″W / 30.1675°N 97.86222°W / 30.1675; -97.86222 (30.167629, -97.862169)[4], 10 miles (16 km) southwest of downtown Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.4 square miles (13.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,140 people, 1,658 households, and 1,483 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 957.3 people per square mile (369.6/km²). There were 1,675 housing units at an average density of 311.9/sq mi (120.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.67% White, 2.61% African American, 0.35% Native American, 2.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.19% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.92% of the population.

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