Shady Hollow resident Vikki Goodwin has lived in this neighborhood for 20 years.
"It's got a lot of great amenities. We've got four parks. Lots of families," she said.
Those things probably won't change any time soon, even after Austin annexes this community, but that doesn't mean neighbors aren't concerned.
"Our taxes will go up, so that's the big thing for most residents," Goodwin said. "We also will be able to vote for the city council and have some effect on what happens in the city."
The neighborhood's Municipal Utility District is working out a strategic partnership agreement with Austin. Doing so gives neighbors there some more time before the annexation happens.
"They can't just come up and say ‘November, we're going to annex you in thirty days,’ which has happened to other subdivisions around,” Ron Stried, Shady Hollow MUD president, said. “When you enter into a strategic partnership agreement, that gives you at least a minimum of three years and we have kind of extended it to about seven years now."
Stried said the city would take over operations of their water and wastewater systems in 2018. Then in 2020, Austin would handle all services including police, fire and solid waste.
The city would also help with handling streets and transportation which could be a positive in Goodwin’s eyes.
"Helping us out with one of our biggest issues, which is traffic, would be wonderful," she said.
The city of Austin will host a public meeting at City Hall about the Strategic Partnership Agreement later this month. The meeting will happen on Sept. 26 at 4 p.m.