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For those looking for a Hill Country home but who don't want a long commute to work, Southwest Austin homes for sale are the ideal solution. Commutes to downtown Austin from the more popular subdivisions in this area tend to be between 15 minutes to half an hour. Southwest Austin has great transportation links, with most neighborhoods in easy access of the MoPac and the 290. Homes in this area are typically in the mid-range price point with excellent community facilities and larger lot sizes.
Southwest Austin really does have something for everyone. In older established communities, such as Oak Hill and Travis County, you'll find a variety of mid-range price point homes—everything from 70's ranchers to newer construction. There are also budget-friendly condos and townhomes to be found in these neighborhoods, with amenities like community pools and biking trails. One of the benefits of homes for sale in Southwest Austin is the quick commute, with most areas being a short 15 minutes from Downtown.
In Southwest Austin, you'll find newer subdivisions including the extremely popular Circle C Ranch. Homes for sale in this outstanding master-planned community are ideal for families, with the community boasting two swimming centers and basketball and volleyball courts, along with numerous parks and trails.
Here you'll find new construction homes, mostly in the mid-range price point, but some luxury homes as well.
Other popular subdivisions in the Southwest Austin area include Lost Creek, Rim Rock, and Belterra.
More About Southwest Austin Communities
Southwest Austin real estate market is dominated by traditional suburban homes in a variety of shapes and sizes. From bungalows and ranch homes to larger, multi-story luxury homes, there's a home for every budget. While some areas offer smaller lawns that are easier to maintain, further Southwest these give way to sprawling, woody yards where ancient oaks and local wildlife intermingle. Here are just a few of the communities you'll want to explore:
A fine collection of newer homes for sale near Dripping Springs, Belterra real estate is popular thanks to a convenient location between Dripping Springs and Austin. Residents of this master-planned community enjoy access to a popular recreation center as well as nearby Lake Travis, Pedernales and Enchanted Rock State Parks, and a number of nature trails and playgrounds. For those who don't want to choose between the urban experience and the Hill Country, Belterra is just about perfectly located.
Circle C Ranch
Just 20 minutes from downtown Austin, Circle C Ranch has long been one of most impressive developments on the Southwest Austin real estate map. The Homeowners' Association (HOA) maintain four four community pools, parks, and walking trails lined with regional wildflowers, and locals enjoy easy access to Grey Rock Golf and Tennis Club. Homes here range from spacious to spectacular, but all have been quality built to stand the test of time. This is a place your family can settle for a very long time.
The brick and limestone homes of Hielscher are a sight to behold. Typically grand, they sit on rambling, woody lots that capture the majestic natural beauty of Texas Hill Country while remaining conveniently close to the rest of Austin. Many of the public schools in or near Hielscher are top quality, making it an easy choice for young families. In fact, Hielscher's the kind of place where a sense of serenity and community exist in equal measure.
Established in 1987, Legend Oaks has grown from a smaller community of just 350 homes to more than a thousand. Why? A strong variety of property styles and sizes—not to mention excellent features like oak flooring, designer fixtures, and massive master bedrooms—make the properties at Legend Oaks great buys for anyone looking to live in a family-friendly community. From retirees to new families, residents at Legend Oaks appreciate the good life thanks to a long list of amenities and a carefully crafted landscape.
A suburban oasis just a few miles from downtown Austin, the vast majority of Maple Run homes in Southwest Austin were constructed between 1981 and 1997, though they hardly show their age. These properties range from cozy 2-bedroom homes to larger properties with as many as 5 bedrooms across more than 3,000 square feet, and they are typically situated on mid-sized lots abutting natural trails and preserves. In Maple Run, community pride is definitely not in short supply, so expect to see pristine lawns and friendly neighbors.
This newer master-planned community came into being in 2005, though options to build new homes still exist. Homes here range from 1,900 to more than 5,000 square feet, and the styles available vary greatly as well. What most people appreciate about Meridian, though, is the neighborly feel. It's not unusual to community members gathered at the local pool and pavilion, and many locals appreciate the close proximity to HEB, Costco, Whole Foods, and the ever-popular Alamo Drafthouse as well.
Oak Hill describes a collection of desirable communities situated on the former city outskirts. Given that these neighborhoods support more than 24,000 residents, you're sure to find a lot of options here, with more rural properties--and larger lots--found more commonly as you travel southwest. Still, don't let Oak Hill's seclusion fool you. It's still just a 20-minute commute from downtown Austin, making it a perfect paradise that's within reach of culture, employment, and entertainment.
Travis Country offers homes with longer histories than those in other Southwest Austin community, with many built in the 1970s and 1980s, but local homeowners show a typical Texan pride that's reflected in careful maintenance and modern upgrades that ensure that these properties will remain lovable for decades to come. Both luxury homes and typical family homes are available, and most properties offer mature landscaping and quiet streets as a bonus.
This well-established subdivision stuns with natural beauty thanks to its location near the Latta Branch Greenbelt and more than one district park. The homes here are primarily bungalows and two-story dwellings, many of which are a Federal Revival style with brick exteriors. Living here, you'll be just minutes down the road from Shops at Arbor Trails and not far from Downtown Austin. Western Oaks a great option for anyone who appreciates mature landscaping, neighborly feelings, and natural splendor.
Recreation And Amenities Close To Southwest Austin
For a long time, Southwest Austin has attracted homebuyers looking for affordable living that's close to downtown Austin but also takes advantage of Central Texas's natural beauty. Southwest Austin real estate's greatest amenity is, of course, its proximity to the Texas Hill Country, with its beautiful vistas and fun recreational options like the Barton Creek Greenbelt, the Dick Nichols District Park, and Grey Rock Golf Club. Other local attractions include the Lady Bird Wildflower Center located at Circle C. It's a public botanical garden, devoted to native plants, founded by the former first lady.
Additionally, residents in Southwest Austin enjoy short drives to a number of shopping centers, including Escarpment Village, Barton Creek Square, and Sunset Valley. The blend of local, regional, and national retailers ensure that all your needs and desires are taken care of. And then, of course, there is Austin's famous Salt Lick, one of the city's oldest barbecue restaurants, located in the community of Driftwood. Their brisket is unmissable!
Southwest Austin provides easy access to I-35 and Highway 71, and most homes are less than 20 minutes from the attractions downtown and less than 30 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. In terms of education, parents will be happy to hear that there are excellent schools across Southwest Austin, with two of the local high schools, Bowie and Austin, making Newsweek's best in America list.
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