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Shady Hollow is a census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Travis Countymarker, Texasmarker, United Statesmarker. It is located ten miles southwest of Downtown Austin, near the Travis/Haysmarker county line. The population was 5,140 at the 2000 census.


In 1972 Austin Savings and Loan Owners began development on 600 acres 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.


Shady Hollow is located at (30.167629, -97.862169) , 10 miles (16 km) southwest of downtown Austinmarker.

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 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.

There were 1,658 households out of which 49.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.5% were non-families. 8.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $94,470, and the median income for a family was $94,249. Males had a median income of $70,471 versus $37,868 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $33,532. About 0.5% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure

The Manchaca Volunteer Fire Department, headquartered in an unincorporated area of Travis County, provides Shady Hollow with fire protection. As of 2008 there is a proposed Shady Hollow fire station. Travis County Sheriff's Office provides police protection.


Residents are in the Austin Independent School District. Residents are zoned to Baranoff Elementary School in Austin, Bailey Middle School in the Shady Hollow CDP, and Bowie High School in Austin.

Bowie was built in 1988. Bailey was built in 1993. Baranoff was built in 1998.


  1. Home Page. Manchaca Volunteer Fire Department. Retrieved on November 21, 2008.
  2. " School Assignment by Residential Address." Austin Independent School District. Retrieved on April 20, 2009.
  3. " Campus Facts." Bowie High School. Retrieved on April 20, 2009.
  4. " Campus Facts." Bailey Middle School. Retrieved on April 20, 2009.
  5. " Campus Facts." Baranoff Elementary School. Retrieved on April 20, 2009.

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