Greater Austin Area Neighborhood Profiles
Right Now is a Great Time to Live in Austin!
Not only has Austin consistently controlled one of the strongest real estate markets in the United States, but it tops many of the national rankings, including Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in America and Kiplinger’s Best City for the Next Decade!
Austin is a beautiful tourist attraction and a magnet for new business. Once visitors enter the capital city, they find it difficult to leave, which is evident in the climbing growth rate. Quality of life in the Greater Austin Area is superior to most major metropolitan areas. The employment rate is high and the cost of living comparatively low.
What draws people to Austin?
It is a combination of the beautiful lakes and rolling hill country, exhilarating outdoor life, offbeat lifestyle, and world famed music scene.
Where to live in Austin?
There’s no doubt you’ll find the perfect home within the diverse regions of this beautiful Texas hill country. Austin provides a multitude of options for the home-buyer and Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® is committed to assisting you along the way.
North Austin, Cedar Park, Leander
Just a short drive Northwest of the Capital City, you find the relaxing oasis of suburban life. Build on your own land or find a master planned community to suit your taste, either way both wildlife and luxury combine in this uniquely charming area of Central Texas. Northwest Suburban Austin, including Cedar Park, Leander and Lago Vista is expanding at a rapid pace. Homes in this area begin in the lower 100’s, up to one million.
Georgetown is the historic county seat of Williamson County. Both the county and the city have experienced a tremendous growth pattern over the past 10 years. The population of Georgetown has almost doubled since 1997, reaching approximately 30,000 residents. Originally founded at the fork of the San Gabriel River, Georgetown is only a short commute North of the Austin City Limits, yet offers its residents a small hometown feel.
Northwest Austin is surrounded with both an abundance of activities and beautiful scenery. The Arboretum is well known for endless shopping, dining and entertainment. The Domain offers unrivaled shopping, recreation, and contemporary apartment homes. The location is optimal, with Highway 183 running through Northwest Austin, and connecting you to both Loop 1 and IH-35 which take you downtown. Homes in this area begin in the 200’s, to over one million.
Directly north of downtown Austin, Round Rock has become a very popular landing spot. Home to the Round Rock Express baseball team, as well as many large businesses, including Dell, Ikea, and Premium Outlet Malls, Round Rock has something for everyone. Offering close proximity to downtown Austin, coupled with suburban living, rich with outdoor family activities, parks, shopping and beautiful homes. Homes in this area begin in the mid to upper 100’s, up to one million.
Lakeway is a beautiful community located on the south side of Austin’s prominent Lake Travis. The Lakeway area includes some of Central Texas’ most exciting cities, including Lakeway, Majestic Hills, Flintrock Falls, Rough Hollow, Arbolago, Costa Bella, Vineyard Bay, Lakewind, Falconhead, and Alta Vista. Homes in Lakeway begin in the upper 200’s, to multi-million dollar homes.
With meticulously master planned communities, exclusive country club golf courses, breathtaking views, and highly acclaimed schools, you can expect only the very best in Westlake. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the hills and lakes, the charm of Westlake is in the scenery. Homes in Westlake range from the upper 300’s to multi-million dollar homes. The community of Westlake includes the cities of West Lake Hills and Rollingwood, and encompasses the west bank of Lake Austin.
Southwest Austin is a diverse and exciting locale. Some of the most beautiful scenery of Central Texas unfolds before your eyes in the breathtaking southern hill country. Although Southwest Austin is within the city limits, the feel of the area is that of the suburbs. Southwest Austin is family friendly, with several outdoor activities and parks, including Austin’s Metro Park.
South Austin, Bastrop and Dripping Springs
South Austin is the heart of Austin and the epicenter of all that is uniquely Austin. South Austin features many of Austin’s most distinctive neighborhoods, shops, restaurants, and bars. The southern suburban areas of Bastrop, Kyle, Dripping Springs and Wimberly offer sprawling suburban neighborhoods, just a few short miles south of the city.
Buda and Kyle
Located between Austin and San Antonio, Kyle and Buda are two of the largest towns in Hays County, and growing at a rapid pace. The towns have been strategically planned for growth. Real estate in Kyle and Buda ranges from vast acreage estates to master planned communities, such as Plum Creek, Shadow Creek, Waterleaf, and The Meadows of Buda.