Neighborhood Profiles

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Where to Buy Austin Real Estate If You're in the Tech Industry

Time and time again, Austin has been recognized for the rapid expansion of its tech industry and its booming population. Affectionately called the Silicon Hills, many even speculate that this Texas city is due to be the next Silicon Valley. In fact, a recent article in Forbes named Austin one of the five the most likely cities to take the coveted spot.

The need for a new Tech Mecca stems from the fact that the Silicon Valley real estate market has reached a saturation point. Built along the bustling San Francisco Bay where property is scarce, the average home in Los Altos, CA is valued at $2.3 million. By contrast, the median sale price on the Austin real estate market is a much more modest $216,000 because land is plentiful and new development is

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Three Austin Schools have made Newsweek's list of America's Top High Schools 2016. In conjunction with Westat, Newsweek compiled the list of the country's best public high schools using the following criteria:

  • Students' performance on standardized tests such as state-wide assessments, SATs, and ACTs
  • College acceptance and enrollment rates
  • Existence of AP, IB, and AICE programs
  • Students enrolled in both high school and college courses (dual enrollments)

Here are the three top Austin public high schools that ranked in the country's top 500 schools, as well as information on where to live if you'd like your children to attend these schools!

Westwood High School (#48)

Westwood High School earned the ranking as the country's 48th

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The Best Austin Neighborhoods for Schools

Every parent wants the best for their child. In today's highly competitive college environment, every schooling decision you make for your child along the way may be the difference between getting in to a top college and just missing the cut. Buying a home in a good public school district is one of the easiest and most financially responsible ways to get what's best for your child. When undertaking your Austin home search, keep in mind that by living in range of top public schools, you'll be saving money on costly private school tuition and your home will be more likely to increase in value over time.

Here are five of the best Austin neighborhoods for schools—for those families looking for the best possible education for their kids, all the way from

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The 66th edition of Art City Austin, organized by Art Austin, took place on Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Palmer Event Center. The event returned to the site of the old City Colosseum where the festival originally launched in 1950. Residents of Bouldin Creek were treated to both indoor and outdoor art exhibitions from over 100 artists, as well as three days of concerts, and dozens of events spread across the city.

Did Art City Austin make you catch the art bug? Dying to indulge in Austin's quirkiest and most creative galleries? Here's our list of the top Austin neighborhoods for art lovers.

East Austin

Known far and wide as the hipster capital of Texas, East Austin is home to two incredible buildings that host several

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A look at featured builder, Milestone Community Builders


Milestone Community BuildersEstablished in 2009, Milestone Community Builders is the largest private homebuilder in Austin, Texas. Milestone is built around the ideology that providing innovation and a quality product will produce the best possible results. The accolades bestowed upon Milestone Community Builders are prime examples that their business model works. Here are a few of the reasons why Milestone should be the company of choice.

Core Values

Milestone believes that residents of Austin are most interested in purchasing homes that are of unique design and in a desirable neighborhood. Once the home-buying process is complete, Milestone provides follow-up services to home owners, such as a 24-hour warranty phone

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It’s no wonder this area is a real estate hot spot. Time and time again we receive requests for homes for sale in the Eanes ISD, and recent rankings back up the popularity of this renowned school district. Out of more than 10,000 districts across the nation, Eanes Independent School District ranked an impressive second place.

The Rankings

Eanes ISD took home top accolades in heavy hitter categories, with an A+ for academics, teachers, and educational outcomes. The 11 schools in the district also made waves in the areas of Sports & Fitness and Health & Safety. Student reviews that helped boost the district’s ranking include notes on a strong academic foundation, engaging teachers, and a well-rounded sports program.

Niche, the platform behind the

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Don't let the rumors fool you—there is plenty of budget-friendly real estate in Austin. The trick is knowing where to look to find that perfect balance between a great price point and a phenomenal quality of life. And since we're always looking out for you, we're happy to share these 3 affordable Austin neighborhoods, which just happen to be awesome too.


3. Austins Colony

For those who crave newer designs without the lofty price tag, Austins Colony is the perfect compromise. Surrounded by acreage land and parks, the majority of homes in this neighborhood boast at least 3 bedrooms and tend to be priced below $180,000.



View all Austins Colony real estate here.

2. Westgate Grove

These affordable homes for sale, located in coveted South

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austin work opportunitiesMillennials sometimes have it tough—for many members of the generation, social milestones and certain rites of passage into adulthood (e.g. breaking into and building careers, buying real estate, starting families, etc.) have been "delayed" when compared to the overall timeline for members of previous generations, like the Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers before them. Luckily for millennials, there's a little place called Austin, TX.

For the past few years, Money (owned by TIME magazine) has been publishing an annual list of "Best Places to Live" in America. This year, they also published a smaller list ranking the five "Best Cities for Millennials", based on projected job growth and ease of living—and guess who came out #1?

It's no question that Austin is

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Downtown San Antonio view of river and buildings.San Antonio is the seventh most populated city in the United States, but ask anyone from San Antonio and they’ll tell you that it certainly doesn’t feel that way. Residents of San Antonio take pride in its unique ability to be a geographically and statistically huge city while encapsulating a small-town essence, thanks in large part to its many awesome sub-communities. While there are so many great neighborhoods one could mention, these five communities contain some of the best in San Antonio real estate opportunities.

The Dominion:

This elite, master planned community includes 1500 acres of residential area, country club, green spaces, and lakes. Beauty and luxury come together to create this upper-class community of around 3000 residents. Dominion

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The Reserve at Oak Bluff EstatesThis week we are shining the neighborhood spotlight on The Reserve at Oak Bluff Estates in Round Rock, TX. This lovely subdivision consists of 33 custom homes built by Tom Pitt and Rick Edgerly. Oak Bluff Estates homes are all located on 1/2 acre lots and range in size from 3300 square feet to 9000 sq. feet.  The neighborhood does have a mandatory HOA with the annual fees of only $350 a year.  While there are no community amenities, the neighborhood does boast beautifully kept mature landscaping with large trees, native plants and flanked by curbs and sidewalks. The grand entrance to the Vintage Drive street has brick walls with stone art introducing the neighborhood. 

Homes in The Reserve at Oak Bluff Estates

If you're in the market for Round Rock

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