Where is Del Valle, Texas?
Located to the southeast of Austin, Del Valle is usually thought of as a few businesses located on a strip of HWY. 71 across from “The Airport”.
The community of Del Valle itself it not large but the Del Valle zip code and the School District encompasses a vast rural area that extends north of the Colorado River and includes Hornsby- Dunlap and large neighborhoods such as Austin’s Colony. The boundary continues all the way south to Creedmoor and Mustang Ridge. In between are many homes in the Del Valle ISD that extend west into parts of the Austin city limits and east across the Bastrop County line. Del Valle is no longer an expansive farm and ranch community that was sparsely populated but a diverse and thriving community which has seen many changes the last few years including the conversion of Bergstrom Air Force Base into the Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport. The last few years have brought several new home developments to the area and residents are anticipating the retail development which has been rumored for many years.
Del Valle has the potential to be a valuable asset to Travis County and the city of Austin and has long been overlooked and underutilized. The beautiful countryside and wide open space can be so much more than a dumping ground. Residents are working together to add their voices and have a say in what kind of growth and development are brought to the area. Residents are promoting responsible planning for residential, retail and other commercial developments. Together, and in a loud and clear voice, the residents of Del Valle can be a force that has the right to say what happens to our community.
My intention is that this website can be platform for the community to have up-to-date information on developmental issues. But more than that, my hope is for this website to bring to the forefront all that is good about our wonderful community and put in a place where everyone can be a part of it. I am inviting all area businesses, neighborhoods and other organizations to be a part of this communication. If you have a promotion, an activity or would like to provide information about what is going on in your region of Del Valle contact me and I will post it for everyone to hear about. Keep it clean and civil.
We have a great community with great people and great businesses. Let’s tell the world about it.