Austin Areas

Austin has fantastic restaurants in and around the city. Many are well known and others are out of the way places that only locals know about. Austin has live music venues in the downtown Austin area and around town you’ll find museums, parks, theaters, lakes and more. To the east of Austin you will find flat grasslands and to the west of Austin you will find tree covered hill country. The culture in Austin is just as diverse as the land.

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Austin Metro Area Condos

So where are all these Austin condo projects outside of downtown? The UT area immediately comes to mind with a large student population to house. Over 30 communities can be found in the more sub-urban Northwest Austin. Lakeway was originally envisaged at a retirement/resort community – so you can find a multitude of condo/townhome communities there that were developed starting in the 1970’s, as well as newer, more upscale new development.

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South Austin has been home to condominiums and townhomes since the 1970’s as well. Higher-end developments can be found in the West Austin/Westlake area, and more affordable ones found in North Central Austin and Cedar Park. South and East Austin have been heavily targeted by developers in the recent past, and we’ve seen many former apartment buildings being “condo-ized” all over the city. From East to West and North to South, there’s a condo in Austin in your price range.

Austin Condos – The Numbers

You’d be surprised at the number of condominium and town house communities that can be found outside of downtown Austin. In fact, the downtown/urban loft and condominium development spurt didn’t really take off until the mid 2000’s. All together, there are well over 500 condominium and townhome projects across Greater Austin – and that number continues to grow. Outside of downtown Austin, condo complexes started springing up in “suburban” areas in the late 1960’s. Of course, what we consider “suburban” has changed since then, so you’ll find the newer construction occurring farther and farther from the city center.

Austin Condos – Lifestyle

Austin condo residents are as varied as Austin itself. The low-maintenance lifestyle appeals to both young and old alike, and is especially attractive to those who would rather spend their time enjoying Austin than mowing a lawn. One of the biggest benefits of condominium or town house ownership is the amenities that are provided onsite for the use of all residents. Want a pool, but don’t want to maintain it? Want a facility for hosting large gatherings? Many condo and townhome communities provide a pool and a clubhouse as part of the common elements. Some even provide tennis courts, hot tubs, and on-site gyms. Yes, there are Home Owner Association fees that have to be paid every month, but in exchange you get amenities, services and various levels of maintenance. Condo ownership is a great alternative for many homeowners, and one you should take under consideration.y to get in the holiday spirit.

Bastrop

Bastrop was founded in the mid 1800’s by Stephen F. Austin and just recently celebrated its 175th birthday. Nestled along the Colorado River, the town of Bastrop offers a great mix of old and new, with wonderful vintage and historic homes and storefronts downtown. Bastrop has been dubbed “the most historic small town in Texas.” There are wonderful rural residential developments scattered among Bastrop’s “Lost Pines”. Not only can residents and visitors enjoy the beauty and amenities of the Colorado River, they also have the benefits of the Lake Bastrop Recreational Area and Bastrop State Park to explore which are only minutes away from downtown.

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Bastrop is a little city tucked in the middle of the Lost Pines. It has so much to offer on either end of the spectrum. Bastrop has so much history but also so much new growth. It is easy to see why people are moving to this community.

Where is Bastrop?

Bastrop is on Hwy 71 between Interstate 10 and Interstate 35. This is minutes from Austin-Bergstrum Airport and great downtown Austin entertainment. It is located on the Colorado River, which provides its own entertainment, from birding to kayaking.

Bastrop Activities

Bastrop has so much to offer for any interest. There is shopping, from downtown antiques to new retail. Sightseeing ranges from Bastrop County Historical Society Museum to the Bastrop Opera House. Nature buffs can kayak on the Colorado or camp and fish with the family in one of the two State Parks

Bastrop Homes

With many areas to choose from it would be easy to find the dream home. There are beautiful homes in the Lost Pines area or the newest subdivision The Colony. From the downtown historic area to large lots to build on the bank of the Colorado River, Bastrop has all that there is to offer. You will most likely live in one of the following zip codes: 78602, 76659, or 78612 .

Bastrop Historic and Vintage Homes

Bastrop is one over one hundred towns considered a “Distinctive Destination” per the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Bastrop and the other towns thoughout the country have been recognized for their work preserving their historic and vintage homes and for establishing historic districts as well as promoting historic tourism. Bastrop’s historic district has a wide variety of wonderful historic and vintage homes, and downtown Bastrop has a great Main Street lined with historic commercial buildings dating back to the late 1800’s.

Where are the Bastrop Historic and Vintage Homes

Most of the Bastrop Historic and Vintage Homes are located in the established historic district in Bastrop but many are scattered through out town as well. Just take a drive down Church, Water, Hill, or Spring Streets to see just a few of the area historic and vintage homes which include Greek Rival and Queen Ann architectural styles and vintage Craftsman and bungalow style houses too.

When to visit Bastrop Historic and Vintage Homes

Just about any time of the year is a great time to visit the Bastrop Historic District to see the historic and vintage homes. In Spring time the homes are in their flowered finery, Summer you can enjoy the welcome shade that the big old trees that line the streets have to offer, in Autumn front yards and porches are adorned with festive fall decorations such as pumpkins and scarecrows. During the Holidays in years past the Bastrop Historical Society has put together a Historic Holiday Home Tour which is a perfect time to see these homes inside and out in their Holiday best, enjoy the different architectural styles, all of the decorations that proud owners put up, and a great way to get in the holiday spirit.

Bastrop Experts

Marti Eveleigh

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(512) 618-1342

Bee Cave

Bee Cave Texas is located near Highway 71, Bee Caves Road and RR 620. If you were driving through the area, it would be difficult to tell where Lakeway and Bee Cave separated. Parts of Falconhead subdivision are in the city of Bee Cave and parts are in Lakeway. The city got it name from the bees that lived in the banks of the creek that ran behind the first post office. The Village of Bee Cave officially came into being in 1987, after the City of Austin attempted to annex it.

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What’s Near Bee Cave

Today, there is an explosion of growth around the small city of Bee Cave, Texas. The Hill Country Galleria shopping center and surrounding areas are full of just about any store you can imagine. There are home improvement stores, pet stores, furniture stores and lots of places to buy clothes. Restaurants are also in abundance. Lake Travis is near enough to own a boat, or rent one for the day. Golf is also all around. Falconhead, Lakeway, Spanish Oaks and Flintrock Falls to name a few.

What to Like about Bee Cave

Whether you want to live in a master planned community or own a few acres outside of a homeowner’s association, Bee Cave can accommodate you. It is far enough away from the bustling city of Austin to feel far away from the maddening crowd, but near enough to attend plays and concerts in the downtown area. Children who live in Bee Cave attend the excellent Lake Travis Schools.

Bee Cave Experts

Betsi Schaefer

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(512) 879-8054

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Yolanda Lara

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(512) 825-0133

Bertram

Bertram is a small town about 45 minutes Northwest of Austin with a population of about 1,300 people and is home to the annual Oatmeal Festival.

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Corky Barho

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(512) 750-0506

Kelli Roch

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(512) 627-3857

Lisa Waltke

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(817) 874-3643

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Blanco

Blanco is located on U.S. Highway 281, twelve miles south of Johnson City. With the larger cities of Austin and San Antonio just an hour away, Blanco enjoys a refreshingly slower pace. It has all the charm and friendliness of a small Texas town. Locals gather regularly at the Blanco Bowling Club Café for coffee and pause to chat on the town square. The Club is only one of eleven in the state with non-automated, nine-pin bowling.

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The Blanco River, with its beautiful blue-green water, meanders through its southern edge. It provides not only the community’s drinking water but also its most popular tourist attraction. The river is the focal point of Blanco State Park, one of only a few state parks with camping facilities located within a city. The town’s majestic centerpiece is the old Blanco County courthouse. Built in 1885, it currently serves as a visitor’s center and community hall.

Blanco offers music, art and historic options that visitors and residents enjoy. The annual Lavender Festival features local and regional lavender farms with booths selling their own lavender products and plants. You will find Blanco is the perfect place to stay to explore all that the Hill Country has to offer. Along the way, you just might discover you want to make it your weekend or permanent home!

Blanco Experts

Amber Moran

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(512) 695-2286

Angel Laughlin

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(512) 217-6938

Ann Marie Skunda

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(512) 350-1365

Barbara Latimer

Wimberley Branch Manager

(512) 557-5257

Betsi Schaefer

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(512) 755-3573

Jackie Hines

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(512) 968-4167

Kim Cabler

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(512) 695-8363

Marti Eveleigh

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(512) 618-1342

Maureen Shanklin

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(512) 517-5735

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(512) 461-2865

Briarcliff

Briarcliff, TX is a small community with a country feel and around 1,200 residents. It is located 30 miles west of Austin on beautiful Lake Travis. There are also two restaurants in Briarcliff TX—the Lakehouse Cafe, which has a view of Lake Travis and Lee’s Almost by the Lake. Briarcliff, TX is located in the Lake Travis Independent School District where the high school is in Lakeway. Search for homes to buy in Briarcliff TX below. Directions to Briarcliff: Take Hwy 71 west, right on Pace Bend Rd., right on Briarcliff Dr in the 78669 zip code.

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Briarcliff Beauty

Briarcliff is a beautiful hill country village overlooking the south shore of Lake Travis. Located just south of Pace Bend Road and northeast of Bee Creek Road in Travis County, Briarcliff includes an area roughly 1.5 square miles. It is located approximately 30 miles west of Austin, Texas. Briarcliff students attend schools in the Lake Travis ISD which is a critically acclaimed school district.

Briarcliff Amenities

Briarcliff residents enjoy more than just breathtaking hill country views. They can also enjoy the local boat ramp and the local Community Center for public and private gatherings and parties. Briarcliff also offers a disc golf course at the Briarcliff community park, multi-use hike and bike trails and a library run by volunteers Monday thru Friday. There is also a 9 hole golf course and free tennis offered there as well. For resident’s convenience and safety, there is also a convenient brush pit for burning clippings and brush safely. There are plenty of fun activities for Briarcliff residents and guests to enjoy.

Pedernales Golf Course in Briarcliff

The golf course in Briarcliff is owned by Willie Nelson—world famous recording artist. The overall experience at Willie’s Cut N’ Putt (it’s official name) is meant to be less formal than that of a traditional country club. Memberships are available but it is also open to the general public. You can reach both Briarcliff and the golf course by traveling west on Hwy 71 then turn and drive north on Pace Bend Road (FM 2322) for 2 miles and you will see the entrance into the Briarcliff community on the right. Continue down Briarcliff Drive then take a right on Paisley Drive to get to the course.

Briarcliff Experts

Betsi Schaefer

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(512) 755-3573

Jackie Hines

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(512) 968-4167

Janet Bonney

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(512) 567-7412

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(512) 879-8054

Stacy Bass

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(512) 825-0133

Buda

Buda is one of the fastest growing communities in the Austin area. Buda is just outside of Austin and has managed to retain much of its small town qualities. Buda offers buyers a small town atmosphere with all of the conveniences of a large city nearby. The community of Buda is expanding on both sides of I-35 offering homes that vary greatly in landscapes, style and design, lot or acreage size and with all these variables, price range.

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Buda Area Attractions

With a multitude of new home developments and a wide variety of retail and professional services locating to the area, Buda is developing into a sizable community that has the ability to offer residents many services and retail products that in turn attract more residents. Super stores and national chain stores provide most of what modern buyers are looking for in groceries, clothing and restaurants. For others, the historic district with local diners, antique and specialty shops provide a sense of home. Buda has public areas with parks, trails and pools and host regular yearly events that are very popular in the community.

Location and Schools

The city of Buda is located about 15 miles from Austin on I-35. Traveling south the downtown exit is on the right and will lead you to the major shopping area or turn right and follow the signs to the historic district. Students in the area attend school in the Hays Consolidated ISD. There are many neighborhood schools but with expanding growth and population boundaries often change. Contact Hays ISD for boundary and other school related information. Situated between Austin and San Marcos, students also have many options when trying to decide on a college or university located nearby.

Buda Experts

Alison Southern Ullom

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(817) 894-1551

Amber Moran

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(512) 695-2286

Ann Marie Skunda

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(512) 350-1365

Audrey Serenil

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(512) 663-6960

Barbara Latimer

Wimberley Branch Manager

(512) 557-5257

Betsi Schaefer

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(512) 755-3573

Dot Aikman

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(512) 633-5281

Edna Stalik

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(512) 799-1043

Jane Sherman

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(512) 507-3291

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(512) 695-6190

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(512) 913-1557

John Pickens

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(512) 750-3668

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(512) 963-6844

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(512) 695-8363

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(512) 751-7907

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(512) 517-5735

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(512) 216-8822

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Canyon Lake

Less than an hour from Austin and 30 minutes from San Antonio, Canyon Lake is perfectly located for those wanting to live by the water with easy access to shopping and medical facilities. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors where the green rolling hills meet the crystal-clear waters of Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River.

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Known as the “Water Recreation Capital” of Texas, Canyon Lake offers boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming and floating the river. It has eight park areas for people to camp, hike, picnic and just enjoy the natural beauty of the area. There are many types of accommodations from cabins to plush B&B’s. Deer, fox, roadrunners and other wildlife can be spotted roaming the beautiful countryside.

River Road runs along the Guadalupe River between Canyon Lake and Gruene/New Braunfels. Tubing, rafting and canoeing are popular activities along the Cypress-lined river. Whitewater Amphitheater is a popular live music venue on the Guadalupe with an amazing backdrop of breathtaking cliffs and ancient trees. It’s no wonder the area is host to over one million visitors a year and convincing some to call it home!

Canyon Lake Experts

Amber Moran

REALTOR®

(512) 695-2286

Angel Laughlin

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(512) 217-6938

Ann Marie Skunda

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(512) 350-1365

Barbara Latimer

Wimberley Branch Manager

(512) 557-5257

Betsi Schaefer

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(512) 755-3573

Jackie Hines

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(512) 968-4167

Kim Cabler

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(512) 695-8363

Marti Eveleigh

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(512) 618-1342

Maureen Shanklin

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(512) 517-5735

Steve Hysinger

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(512) 461-2865

Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek is a community located off of HWY. 71 and 21 on the way to Bastrop. Like a lot of small communities around the Austin area, Bastrop has seen tremendous growth this last decade, especially the area of Cedar Creek. Cedar Creek itself is located just a few miles south on Hwy. 21 but it encompasses a large area around HWY 71 and 21. There are a few churches that have been there for many years, one or two convenience stores, and odds and ends of family-style cafes and BBQ stands.

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Now you can add numerous restaurants and businesses along HWY 71, both local and franchise stores. Along HWY 21 is a dollar store, a large and modern post office, an elementary school, intermediate and middle school. There is a recently built, up-to-date athletic facility already in use. Cedar Creek High School is projected to open in the Fall of 2010 and is located on HWY 71 at Pope Bend Road.

Location of Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek begins about halfway between Austin and Bastrop on HWY 71, continuing south on HWY 21. With the continued growth and expansion along HWY 71, the gap between Austin and Bastrop is slowly closing. Both HWY 71 and 21 are major roadways for travelers to and from Houston, or travelers wanting to pick up HWY 183 or I-35 without going through Austin. The expansion and updating on both of these roadways has greatly added to the growth of Cedar Creek and this area of Bastrop County.

Cedar Creek Area Amenities

Cedar Creek is home to the Capital of Texas Zoo, which is located off of Pearce Lane on Jenkins Rd. (county road 247). LCRA’s McKinney Roughs Nature Park is located on Hwy 71 about 13 miles out of Austin going east and is about eight miles west of Bastrop. McKinney Roughs offers walking and hiking, horseback riding, a natural science center and numerous other facilities and programs. For those looking for more upscale activities, try the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, featuring an award winning golf club, luxury service and accommodations, scenic landscapes and plenty of outdoor adventures. The community of Cedar Creek offers beautiful countryside views. Whether you are looking for a neighborhood to live in or want a few acres to call your own, Cedar Creek offers many options. The community of Cedar Creek can provide you with a variety of landscapes and price ranges to choose from. Convenience and country living are not far away in the 78612 zip code.

Cedar Creek Experts

Marti Eveleigh

REALTOR®

(512) 618-1342

Cedar Park

Cedar Park is a bedroom community of Austin. It is located across the street from the northwest quadrant of Austin at FM 620 N and Hwy 183. Cedar Park homes are available in all price ranges. There are some fabulous neighborhoods with all the great home builders. Most neighborhoods have amenity centers and elementary schools in the Leander ISD. There are neighborhoods with Hill Country views as well as small to large communities.

The wooded and rolling streets in this area make great landscapes in Cedar Park. The golf community of Twin Creeks is gorgeous. Also, the Buttercup Creek communities are very popular. Cedar Park offers great choices for homes in every price range. You would most likely live in one of the two following zip codes: 78613 or 78641.

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Fun in Cedar Park

Cedar Park has chosen and planned for Cedar Park to be a great entertainment area. The Cedar Park Center is the third largest venue in the Austin area. It offers hockey and is home to the Texas Stars with 40 games a year plus pre-seasonal play off games, concerts, ice shows, various types of entertainment and sporting events. There is parking for 2,500 cars. Cedar Park residents also enjoy a large recreation center for their daily workouts, swimming, etc. The coming attraction is Schlitterbahn and residents are anxiously awaiting the grand opening. Cedar Park has some great parks such as Milburn Park—40 acres of fun. It is also fun to go to the new farmer’s market open, every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. all year long. It has a great atmosphere with live music and the home grown produce that is awesome.

Cedar Park Shopping

You may shop to your heart’s content in Cedar Park. Lakeline Mall offers every type of shopping that one could want. The mall is just the beginning of this major shopping area. There are strip centers all around the mall and the drawing boards are full of future shopping venues. Cedar Park also has a unique center called The Railyard. Here you will find specialty shops, sports bars, hair salons, restaurants and more. The 1890 Ranch is a great shopping center with franchise stores such as Office Max, Gold’s Gym, etc. and the anchor store, Target. Cedar Park is has an abundance of shopping.

Cedar Park Experts

Brandy Guthrie

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(512) 294-3600

Corky Barho

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(512) 750-0506

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(512) 422-2873

Kelli Roch

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(512) 627-3857

Kellie Foster

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(512) 924-5388

Kirk Mancill

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(512) 879-8054

Lisa Waltke

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(512) 589-7265

Liz Rogers

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(512) 750-3088

Malita Jones

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(512) 497-6442

Monica DiSchiano

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(512) 496-0606

Rachael Felan

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(512) 517-8122

Steve Dean

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(512) 431-5987

Tiffany Moore

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(512) 765-4833

Walter Payne

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(512) 587-6653

Central Austin

Central Austin was and is today one of the most sought after locations to live in the Austin area. Of course most of the area has been developed for over 100 years now so it has some of Austin’s most historic homes. Grand mansions, stone cottages, darling bungalows and mid-century modern ranch homes line the streets throughout the area. There’s something for almost every taste and lifestyle, whether you want a home in a historic subdivision or a glamorous condo downtown. Central Austin is all about location and convenience to the heartbeat of the city.

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Where is Central Austin?

As you can guess, Central Austin is situated in the core of the city of Austin and radiates out like concentric circles from the capitol. But it far exceeds the core of downtown. Founded near the banks of the Colorado River in the early to mid-1800s, the village of Waterloo originally consisted of the business district east and west of Congress Avenue. Neighborhoods quickly spread east, west and eventually south of the river. Today we consider the following neighborhoods to be the core of Austin: Travis Heights, Tarrytown, Old West Austin, Old Enfield, Hyde Park, Barton Hills, Clarksville, Bryker Woods, Pemberton Heights, Rosedale, Bouldin Creek and the University of Texas area. The neighborhoods of Brentwood, Crestview and Allandale round out the northern boundaries of Central Austin. Zip codes include 78701, 78703, 78704, 78705, 78751, 78756, and 78731.

Central Austin Attractions

Living in Central Austin means having almost everything at your fingertips. Museums (the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the Austin Museum of Art, the Blanton Art Museum), businesses (the Texas State office complex and the University of Texas are Austin top two employers), shopping, grocery stores and parks galore fill the neighborhoods. Austin’s network of hiking trails and parks link many of these early suburbs and people find it to be an easy commute to work and play. Live in a downtown condo or find the perfect single-family home in Central Austin. With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why Austin is consistently rated one of the best places to live in the United States.

Central Austin Experts

Brandy Guthrie

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(512) 294-3600

Doreen Zelma

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(512) 761-0567

Dot Aikman

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(512) 633-5281

Dotti Driver

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(512) 422-2873

Edna Stalik

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(512) 799-1043

Elissa Sexton

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(512) 799-4437

Haley Leatherwood

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(512) 739-5424

Jeff Hayenga

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(512) 695-6190

Kimberly Murphree

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(512) 751-7907

Kirk Mancill

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(512) 879-8054

Malita Jones

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(512) 497-6442

Monica DiSchiano

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(512) 496-0606

Rachael Felan

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(512) 517-8122

Terry Ann Miller

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(512) 431-4663

Tiffany Moore

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(512) 765-4833

Coupland

Coupland TX is located 25 miles northeast of Austin TX. The town of Coupland was established in 1887 when the Bastrop and Taylor Railway was under construction. The Old Coupland Inn and Dance hall is a local attraction that was built in 1910 to serve a variety of purposes but it now houses a live music venue, restaurant, and Bed & Breakfast. To get there from Austin, take Hwy. 290 east to Elgin, then north on 95. From Round Rock, take Hwy 79 east to Taylor, then south on 95. Located in the 78615 zip code.

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Marti Eveleigh

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Dale

Located in Caldwell County, Dale, TX is a small town east of Lockhart.

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Del Valle

Del Valle is a community to the southeast of Austin that encompasses a wide rural area. Until the last few years Del Valle was primarily a farming community and a community that had ties to the Bergstrom Air Force Base. Del Valle was largely undeveloped until the closure of Bergstrom AFB and the opening of the Austin-Bergstrom Intl Airport.

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At this point, three schools had to be moved. They were located in areas with room for growth. And grow they did. Within a short time there were large new home developments being built around the schools. Add to this mixture the addition of SH 130 toll way and you have a community that is primed and ready for growth. The community of Del Valle offers homes in neighborhoods with pools and greenbelts or if you want a few acres of your own, they are still available in the area also. A neighborhood atmosphere with the convenience of a vibrant and entertaining city such as Austin is making Del Valle appealing to many buyers.

Del Valle Location and Schools

You will find Del Valle itself situated on HWY 71 east of HWY 183 in 78617. Small businesses are located on the north side and the Austin-Bergstrom Itnl Airport covers the south. While Del Valle is small and unincorporated it does have its own school district. The Del Valle ISD encompasses vast rural areas and small, pocket areas within Austin city limits. The district includes Hornsby Bend, Garfield, Creedmoor, Mustang Ridge and various smaller communities. The rapid growth put a strain on the Del Valle School District which has met the challenge and built new schools and other facilities while achieving a recognized status for most of its schools.

Del Valle Area Amenities

Del Valle’s main attraction is its close proximity to Austin, where shopping, dining and other entertainment or necessities are available at any time. A short drive can put you anywhere in the Austin metro area. Closer to Del Valle you will find the Southeast Metro Park, located off of HWY 71 and Ross Rd. which offers numerous baseball, softball and soccer fields. There are also playgrounds, picnic areas, bike trails and a hiking trail that rambles through the wooded hills. There is even a small catch and release fishing pond. Richard Moya Park is also a day park located off Burleson Rd and FM 973. McKinney Falls State Park offs of Hwy 183 at McKinney Falls Pkwy offers numerous other outdoor activities including camping.

Del Valle Experts

Audrey Serenil

REALTOR®

(512) 663-6960

Casandra Martinez

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(512) 294-6922

Dot Aikman

REALTOR®

(512) 633-5281

Haley Leatherwood

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(512) 739-5424

Jane Sherman

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(512) 507-3291

Jim Gilbert

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(512) 913-1557

Kimberly Murphree

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(512) 751-7907

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin is a great microcosm of what makes Austin Austin. It can be casual, eclectic, artistic, outdoorsy, refined, educational and fun. Most would agree it’s worth a visit and many – approaching five figures – think it’s a great place to call home. Downtown Austin condo building has attracted more residents the last decade. And one can tell from the skyline that the building continues. With all these condos, available services have gone well beyond business lunch spots, music and bars. Visitors and residents now have many options for restaurants, entertainment and services.

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Downtown Austin sits just north of the Colorado River. (Because the River is dammed, it’s referred to as – formerly Town, now – Lady Bird Lake). Texas’s State Capital building sits atop a small hill at the northern tip of Austin’s grand Congress Ave. 6th St., historically, is the other main Downtown Austin thoroughfare. While there has been a lot of development in recent years, Downtown Austin is still known for its many historic buildings. Downtown Austin is a bustling Downtown. People enjoy the Capital City for numerous reasons, including business, entertainment, education, government and nature. It’s become such a successful destination, other cities send teams to study what has made Austin so great.

Downtown Austin – Activities

Downtown Austin is flush with things to do. There are restaurants, entertainment and live music venues, museums, bars, grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market’s flagship headquarters location, and churches. There are also city-sponsored activities, yearly festivals, and a weekly farmers’ market. The Lady Bird Hike & Bike Trail, lining the southern edge of Downtown, is one of the city’s most appreciated assets: unless the weather is uncommonly miserable, the Trail teems with people exercising, visiting and taking in Austin’s natural beauty. (Thanks to Lady Bird Johnson for bringing her nature conservation and beautification efforts from D.C. to Austin.) Within Downtown Austin limits, there are a few parks. The best green expanse is the Capital grounds.

Not only does Downtown Austin house numerous businesses and offices, government buildings and residences, but we also have schools. And just north of Downtown is the ~60,000-student University of Texas at Austin.

Downtown Austin – Neighborhoods

Downtown Austin is made up of different neighborhoods. There is the State Capital Complex, the Congress Avenue District, defined by businesses and office buildings, the 6th St. Entertainment District, the Market District (anchored around Whole Foods Market), the Warehouse Entertainment District, and a few historic neighborhoods with lovely, original homes, many which are now used for commercial purposes.

Downtown Austin – Accommodations

You’ll find a few homes in Downtown Austin but most residents live in larger developments. Condos, lofts and rental apartments can be found throughout. Some are high rises with views, some are not. Some are on the river, many are not. Some are loft conversions, some are new. Some are luxury, many are not. You get the picture. There are about 30 residential buildings in Downtown Austin; you have a variety of options to choose from. Contact us for help finding the right fit for you.

Downtown Austin – Location

Downtown Austin is defined by Lamar to the west, Martin Luther King Boulevard to the North, I35 to the east and the Colorado River to the south. Two streams run through Downtown. Shoal Creek (plus Greenbelt and Trail) on the west side and Waller Creek towards the east side of Downtown. There are plans for both of these creeks to become greater assets for Downtown.

Downtown Austin Experts

Doreen Zelma

REALTOR®

(512) 761-0567

Jeff Hayenga

REALTOR®

(512) 695-6190

Terry Ann Miller

REALTOR®

(512) 431-4663

Tiffany Moore

REALTOR®

(512) 765-4833

Driftwood

Folks have taken the short drive from Austin for decades to eat at the famous Salt Lick BBQ and have decided it is a great place to live as well. The lure of Driftwood is its perfect country setting with gently rolling hills, pastures and giant oak trees where one can live at a slower pace but still be close enough to Austin to commute or drive in to enjoy the benefits of the city.

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Finding Driftwood

From Austin take 290 W to just after the Y in Oakhill and turn south (or left) at FM 1826 and proceed for several miles (stop for Saltlick BBQ on the way) until you come to a dead end. Turn left at FM 150 and go about a mile to the old Texaco filling station. This is the old community of Driftwood which was settled in the 1850s and currently sits in the zip codes 78619 and 78719 .

Driftwood Real Estate

Understand that there is not really much in the way of a town in Driftwood. It consists of an historic (closed) old filling station/store, a church, and a couple of shops. Surrounding Driftwood are medium to small subdivisions, mostly with homes on one to five acre sites. There are a variety of homes from the mid-200’s to million dollar properties. Look at subdivisions like Rim Rock if staying closer to Austin is your goal, La Ventana for higher-end property complete with community pool and clubhouse, or stay on FM 150 heading west to Sierra West if having your children attend the highly acclaimed Wimberley ISD is important to you.

Driftwood Experts

Amber Moran

REALTOR®

(512) 695-2286

Angel Laughlin

REALTOR®

(512) 217-6938

Ann Marie Skunda

REALTOR®

(512) 350-1365

Audrey Serenil

REALTOR®

(512) 663-6960

Barbara Latimer

Wimberley Branch Manager

(512) 557-5257

Betsi Schaefer

REALTOR®

(512) 755-3573

Jackie Hines

REALTOR®

(512) 968-4167

Jane Sherman

REALTOR®

(512) 507-3291

Janet Bonney

REALTOR®

(512) 567-7412

John Pickens

REALTOR®

(512) 750-3668

Kay Bowen

REALTOR®

(512) 963-6844

Kim Cabler

REALTOR®

(512) 695-8363

Kimberly Murphree

REALTOR®

(512) 751-7907

Marti Eveleigh

REALTOR®

(512) 618-1342

Maureen Shanklin

REALTOR®

(512) 517-5735

Melissa Lemmon

REALTOR®

(512) 216-8822

Stacy Bass

DRIFTWOOD BRANCH MANAGER

(512) 413-7893

Susan Dull

REALTOR®

(512) 395-7880

Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs is a small town located about 25 miles southwest of downtown Austin off of Hwy.290. In this hill country town, you will find mostly ranch properties or homes that sit on larger lots. There are also a few planned neighborhood communities. The scenery in Dripping Springs is tranquil with rolling hills, plenty of live oak trees, and abundant wildlife.

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Dripping Springs Activities

If you enjoy hiking, swimming, picnicking, and enjoying nature, Hamilton Pool Preserve is located in Dripping Springs. This historic swimming hole has a 50 foot waterfall and the pool water level is fairly constant. For the avid swimmer, you can go to the Founders Memorial Park pool (closed during winter). This park has a junior Olympic-sized pool in addition to jogging trails, soccer fields, playscape, and picnic area. To celebrate the discovery of the Dripping Springs community, an annual Founders Day Festival is held each Spring. This is an event you will not want to miss!!

Dripping Springs Residents

Many residents choose to live in Dripping Springs because of the School District. Dripping Springs has received ‘Excellent’ ratings from the Texas Education Agency. Others live in Dripping Springs because they like the ‘small-town’ feel while being in close proximity to Austin. This rural area allows peace and quiet with a tranquil setting.

Dripping Springs Experts

Amber Moran

REALTOR®

(512) 695-2286

Angel Laughlin

REALTOR®

(512) 217-6938

Ann Marie Skunda

REALTOR®

(512) 350-1365

Audrey Serenil

REALTOR®

(512) 663-6960

Barbara Latimer

Wimberley Branch Manager

(512) 557-5257

Betsi Schaefer

REALTOR®

(512) 755-3573

Elissa Sexton

REALTOR®

(512) 799-4437

Jackie Hines

REALTOR®

(512) 968-4167

Jane Sherman

REALTOR®

(512) 507-3291

Janet Bonney

REALTOR®

(512) 567-7412

Kay Bowen

REALTOR®

(512) 963-6844

Kim Cabler

REALTOR®

(512) 695-8363

Kimberly Murphree

REALTOR®

(512) 751-7907

Marti Eveleigh

REALTOR®

(512) 618-1342

Maureen Shanklin

REALTOR®

(512) 517-5735

Melissa Lemmon

REALTOR®

(512) 216-8822

Stacy Bass

DRIFTWOOD BRANCH MANAGER

(512) 413-7893

Susan Dull

REALTOR®

(512) 395-7880

East Austin

East Austin has recently gotten quite a lot of attention in the area of renovation and upkeep. The aim is to keep new home styles in the theme of the older East Austin neighborhoods. This lively and diverse area is home to some of the best dining in Austin. Parks and recreation areas are being spruced up. East Austin is finally taking its rightful place in the Austin metropolis.

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East Austin Dining

Cisco’s Bakery is an Austin tradition for breakfast and lunch. Located at 1511 E. 6th Street. Most of these restaurants don’t have web sites, but look online for maps to: Abarrotes Mexicanos, Al’s Foodstore, Angie’s Mexican, Clementine Coffee Bar, East Side Pies Pizzaria, Eastside Cafe, El Chilito, Gene’s New Orleans Style Po-Boys and Deli, Hill-Bert’s Hamburgers, Hoover’s Cooking, Paila Peruvian Cuisine, Smokey Denmark Sausage and many more.

East Austin Experts

Dot Aikman

REALTOR®

(512) 633-5281

Elissa Sexton

REALTOR®

(512) 799-4437

Haley Leatherwood

REALTOR®

(512) 739-5424

Kirk Mancill

REALTOR®

(512) 879-8054

Liz Rogers

REALTOR®

(512) 750-3088

Rachael Felan

REALTOR®

(512) 517-8122

Tiffany Moore

REALTOR®

(512) 765-4833

Elgin

Elgin is a relatively small town about 19 miles east of Austin, Texas just off US Highway 290. Downtown Elgin is home to a train depot which originally was designed to sit exactly in the middle of a one mile area creating the town. In later years, the depot became the city’s Police Department building. It is now an historic museum. The “g” in Elgin, Texas is pronounced as in the word “good”—unlike the “g” in the city of the same name in Illinois. Elgin was named after Robert Morris Elgin—a land commissioner for the railroad. There is still a train that runs through the town.

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Main Street in Elgin

Elgin’s Main Street looks very similar to hundreds of other classic small town main street across middle America. Elgin’s downtown area started to take shape from the 1870s and continued through the late 1940s. 14 city blocks make up the commercial and industrial area of the historic district. Most of the buildings in the downtown area were constructed from bricks from local brick yards. Elgin has been famous for bricks and hot sausage for many years. The historic Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse and Southside Market compete for best barbeque in Elgin every year.

Elgin’s Appeal

Many residents of Elgin enjoy a quiet lifestyle yet enjoy a short commute to work into the larger city of Austin. Some Elgin residents also enjoy more affordable homes than those often found closer to Austin. Some just prefer the peaceful areas of the Elgin countryside that are more difficult to find closer to the big city.

Elgin Experts

Marti Eveleigh

REALTOR®

(512) 618-1342

Fischer TX

Located between Wimberley and Canyon Lake is the small unincorporated town of Fischer. A community rich in tradition and history, it is certainly worth a visit and quite possibly, a place to call home. There are many wonderful subdivisions in the area with views and a country feel including Eagles Peak Ranch, Rancho Del Lago, Stallion Springs and Summit Estates at Fischer.

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Fischer Dance Hall is a popular spot for music lovers, weddings and special events.Its annual Fischer Fest brings in musical talent as a means to support local artists and to continue traditions of the town. Fischer Store, built in 1902, is the heart of the community and the nine-pin bowling club, established in the 1880’s, is where bowling still occurs most every night.

Fischer Experts

Amber Moran

REALTOR®

(512) 695-2286

Angel Laughlin

REALTOR®

(512) 217-6938

Ann Marie Skunda

REALTOR®

(512) 350-1365

Barbara Latimer

Wimberley Branch Manager

(512) 557-5257

Betsi Schaefer

REALTOR®

(512) 755-3573

Jackie Hines

REALTOR®

(512) 968-4167

Kim Cabler

REALTOR®

(512) 695-8363

Marti Eveleigh

REALTOR®

(512) 618-1342

Maureen Shanklin

REALTOR®

(512) 517-5735

Steve Hysinger

REALTOR®

(512) 461-2865

Florence

Florence, Texas is a beautiful area north of Austin, Texas in Williamson County. The City of Florence is small but has many old historic buildings and homes, a sought after school district and the beautiful look of the Texas Hill Country replete with Live Oak trees and others.

The High School has college classes in High School to help children in Florence get a head start on college. The Florence Meat Science program has an on site butcher shop and meat market where students learn all aspects of the meat processing industry and the public can purchase meat. The Florence ISD’s territory includes a small part of neighboring Bell County. Florence is located at the upper boundary of the general coverage of the Austin MLS system. The telephone area code for much of Florence is 254 instead of Austin’s 512. There are many fine homes in and around Florence including historical homes as well as custom homes on acreage where you can have horses.

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Where is Florence Texas

Highway 195 goes to Killeen on one end and the 1 30 Expressway on the other, in between is Florence, Texas. In Killeen is Ft. Hood and also the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK) at 8101 S. Clear Creek Road which has American Airlines, Continental Airlines and Delta as its resident airlines and offers many direct, non-stop flights to cities such as the Dallas Fort Worth airport as well as Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Not many people realize this airport is there and it offers an alternative to Austin Bergstrom Airport. The new 1 30 Expressway makes Florence so much closer to Austin than ever before.

Florence, Texas Dining, Shopping, Entertainment and Medical Care

Florence has several restaurants including Mano’s Mexican Food, El Charrito Mexican Food and Katie’s Kitchen. Florence Hardware is a must see for hardware but also to see a piece of old Texas. It is like stepping back in time. There is a nice wood stove that feels so good on cool days. The Rattlesnake Inn in Florence on Highway 195 is the oldest honky tonk in Williamson County. The Vineyard at Florence offers a winery with tasting room, restaurant, Bed and Breakfast as well as hosting the annual Tour de Florence charity fund raiser bike ride. Walburg, Texas just to the northeast offers great German cuisine as well as a Biergarten and The Walburg Boys at the Walburg Restaurant. Stop at the old-fashioned Andice General Store just south of Florence for great burgers, baskets and a wide assortment of hard to find bottled drinks. Georgetown, Texas is just south of Florence and is a mecca for fine dining, medical care, great hospitals and clinics and entertainment. For fantastic horseback riding trails take where many TETRA (Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association) rides are held, take Highway 195 west of Florence through Ding Dong and past the Lampasas River to the Parrie Haynes Ranch.

Florence Experts

Corky Barho

REALTOR®

(512) 750-0506

Kelli Roch

REALTOR®

(512) 627-3857

Lisa Waltke

REALTOR®

(512) 589-7265

Shae Nickerson

REALTOR®

(817) 874-3643

Georgetown

Georgetown TX has increasingly become a popular retirement spot in the southwest. Georgetown TX offers residents an abundance of recreational activities. Located on IH35, Austin is just 26 miles away and Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are all just a few hours drive, so retirees often choose Georgetown TX as their home to be close to family. Lake Georgetown makes it the perfect place for those who enjoy fishing and water sports. Visit Rachelle Anselmi REALTOR at her site all about Georgetown TX Real Estate.

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Georgetown is the third in a string of towns north of Austin on IH 35. Georgetown is north of Round Rock, which is north of Pflugerville, which is north of Austin in most likely the following zip codes: 78628, 78633, 78626 or 76527. We have real estate agents that service the Georgetown Texas area, just let us know what you need. If we can answer any questions about the Georgetown Texas area or improve our web site to better serve you please let us know!

Georgetown Experts

Corky Barho

REALTOR®

(512) 750-0506

Kelli Roch

REALTOR®

(512) 627-3857

Lisa Waltke

REALTOR®

(512) 589-7265

Shae Nickerson

REALTOR®

(817) 874-3643

Yolanda Lara

REALTOR®

(512) 825-0133

Hutto

Home to the Hippos, Hutto, Tx is a town on the edge of Round Rock close to the new Toll Rds, 130 and Hwy 79 and minutes from Austin. Once a small one-light town, it has over 20,000 residents. Homebuilders and developers saw it coming as well and bought many of the old farms and ranches to begin building neighborhoods. The housing market here offers several different communities, in which to live.

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Hutto has many attributes and twice as many opportunities to purchase a home at a really good market price. The growth destined for the area will deem it a popular place to live and perhaps raise a family. To get to Hutto, take IH35 North to Round Rock, then east on Hwy 79 to Hutto or take SH130 north from Austin to Hutto, TX 78634.

Hutto Experts

Corky Barho

REALTOR®

(512) 750-0506

Kelli Roch

REALTOR®

(512) 627-3857

Lisa Waltke

REALTOR®

(512) 589-7265

Shae Nickerson

REALTOR®

(817) 874-3643

Jarrell

Jarrell originally came about in 1909 when real estate developer O.D. Jarrell developed the land out where an old stagecoach road and the Bartlett and Western Railway met. In Texas we have small towns like Georgetown and even smaller towns like Jarrell, better known as “one horse towns.” This small town is part of Williamson County and is located 12 miles north of Georgetown (38 miles north of Austin) on IH35. Florence is located to the west of Jarrell, Bartlett is to the east and Salado is further north up IH35.

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Jarrell Experts

Corky Barho

REALTOR®

(512) 750-0506

Kelli Roch

REALTOR®

(512) 627-3857

Lisa Waltke

REALTOR®

(512) 589-7265

Shae Nickerson

REALTOR®

(817) 874-3643

Yolanda Lara

REALTOR®

(512) 825-0133

Jonestown

Jonestown is a small place. There are a few businesses along FM 1431 in the heart of town, a new strip mall on the north end, and several restaurants and a gas/convenience store. If you want a small-town experience near Austin, it’s hard to find; Jonestown fits the bill. Jones Brothers Park Lake Travis/Sandy Creek Arm waterfront park is the premier and largest park in town. It has a couple boat ramps, basketball, soccer, baseball, picnic areas, and sand volleyball. The other parks are: Laura Reed Park, Veterans Memorial Park right on FM 1431, Pecan Bottom, and Dave Reed Park.

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Jonestown Waterfront and Hill Country Homes

There are many old, established lakefront cabins and homes — many of which are weekend getaways — that sell from time to time. They are often renovated or torn down to make room for a modern structure with great lake access. New developments are also popping up all along the shoreline. Places like The Hollows (and large Hollows Marina), the Bluffs, Gregg Point (with its Easy Street Marina) and Northshore are most popular. For folks who would rather just sit out on their porch and look for miles out over the Texas Hill Country, neighborhoods such as Vista Grande, Panoramic Hills, Fawn Hill, Jonestown Hills, White Rim Mountain, and Grandview Terrace. Some of the waterfront communities have Texas Hill Country views from higher elevations.

Jonestown Location and Access

Jonestown gains its notoriety from its strategic location on the north shore of Lake Travis and proximity to Austin. By car, take FM 1431 west from I-35 through Cedar Park. To get to FM 1431 from Austin, there are several routes: I-35, Parmer Lane, Hwy. 183 and any of a number of a half dozen roads going north into Cedar Park from RM 620. Jonestown can also be reached by boat on Lake Travis. It is located at mile marker 37.

Kyle

Kyle, Texas is one of those sleepy little Texas towns that had a growth explosion. It went from a small town about 20 minutes from Austin, with a water tower and great BBQ but not much else to those who didn’t live there.

Kyle now has new homes and development on both sides of I-35 with businesses, professional services, stores and food establishments added in the mix as well. Kyle’s population growth is diverse and the area offers various home styles and community designs that will attract these buyers. There are homes available that will appeal to 1st time buyers and other homes for buyers who want more space or more up-graded amenities. Whether you are looking for a small home in a neighborhood or a large ranch estate, take a look in the Kyle area.

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Kyle Area Amenities

Kyle offers visitors and residents local hometown flavor with small cafés, shops and other businesses located on its main street. Kyle also has national chain fast food restaurants and other retail shops. A major medical facility has located to the area and with it other professional services. A new library, parks and city sponsored events and activities are part of the charm that entices buyers to a town that has a small town feel with big plans for its future.

Kyle’s Location and Schools

Kyle is located a few miles south of Austin on I-35 just past the city of Buda. So close, that the boundaries between Buda and Kyle often seem to overlap. The historic main street of Kyle is on the west side of I-35 at exit 213. Kyle residents and students can contact the Hays Consolidated ISD for school information and boundaries for the schools located in the area. Hays Consolidated ISD has become a highly recognized school district. Located along the Austin, San Antonio corridor, Kyle is in an excellent location when looking for a local college or university.

Kyle Experts

Alison Southern Ullom

REALTOR®

(817) 894-1551

Amber Moran

REALTOR®

(512) 695-2286

Angel Laughlin

REALTOR®

(512) 217-6938

Ann Marie Skunda

REALTOR®

(512) 350-1365

Audrey Serenil

REALTOR®

(512) 663-6960

Barbara Latimer

Wimberley Branch Manager

(512) 557-5257

Betsi Schaefer

REALTOR®

(512) 755-3573

Edna Stalik

REALTOR®

(512) 799-1043

Jackie Hines

REALTOR®

(512) 968-4167

Janet Bonney

REALTOR®

(512) 567-7412

Jeff Hayenga

REALTOR®

(512) 695-6190

Jim Gilbert

REALTOR®

(512) 913-1557

Kim Cabler

REALTOR®

(512) 695-8363

Kimberly Murphree

REALTOR®

(512) 751-7907

Marti Eveleigh

REALTOR®

(512) 618-1342

Maureen Shanklin

REALTOR®

(512) 517-5735

Melissa Lemmon

REALTOR®

(512) 216-8822

Stacy Bass

DRIFTWOOD BRANCH MANAGER

(512) 413-7893

Susan Dull

REALTOR®

(512) 395-7880

La Grange

La Grange Texas is a beautiful Central Texas town nestled on the Colorado River with lots of cultural and historical ties to the German and Czech cultures. The town has a wonderful mix of historic and period homes as well as modern residences and just a few miles outside of town there are wonderful ranches large and small throughout the rolling prairies and woodlands.

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La Grange is located in Fayette County southwest of Austin just off Higway 71 and right on the Colorado River. La Grange is a great example of the small town Central Texas lifestyle nestled between some of the best cities in Texas – Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.

Things to do in La Grange

If you are interested in history you can visit the Kreiche Brewery site on Monument Hill overlooking the Colorado River. Did you know that there are twelve mapped bike routes ranging from 18 to 60 miles? La Grange is rich in Czech and German heritage and you can learn more about that at the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center just outside of town.

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The La Grange Independent School District includes the Hermes Elementary School, La Grange Intermediate School, La Grange Middle School, and La Grange High School. The County Courthouse is a grand old building right in the middle of the downtown square for convenience. There is also an airport – Fayette Regional – with a 5000 ft. runway with expanded taxiways and VOR and GPS approach. There is a monthly fly-in and barbecue at the airport monthly.

La Grange Experts

Marti Eveleigh

REALTOR®

(512) 618-1342

Lago Vista

Lago Vista has seen many changes the past couple decades. During the first decade of the 21st century, Lago Vista population has grown nearly 50%. There are now businesses in town that were not here ten or even five years ago. Grocery and drug stores are now here, complementing existing businesses such as fitness, computer repair, restaurants, and boutiques.

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Lago Vista Amenities

Lago Vista has also seen its number of public and private recreation offerings increase. There are eight water’s edge POA parks along the shore of Lake Travis, an airport in the north part of town and a landing strip in the south. There are new high-end lakefront developments north and south and as much walking/biking/hiking, golf, tennis, water recreation and hunting to satisfy anyone. If you own a boat, you can store it at one of the two marinas, and when it needs repair, there is marine service here. Dry storage is also available around town.

Lago Vista Golf

If you are a golfer, you have choices in Lago Vista: Marshall Ranch Golf Course (private), Highland Lakes Country Club (public), and Lago Vista Country Club (private) and pool. A public pool is located in the north part of town at the Lago Vista Sports Complex. Here you will also find softball, baseball, and tennis in a beautiful setting with the Texas Hill Country and Lake Travis as a backdrop.

Lago Vista Accessibility

Lago Vista is accessible only via FM 1431. From it are a number of roads into town, Lohman Ford Road principal among them. It is the center point between the north and south parts of town. Of course, Lago Vista is always accessible by boat on Lake Travis and was the site for the national Aquapalooza in July 2010 which drew 60,000 boats and their crews for a few days of entertainment and fun.

Lakeway

If you are planning a move to the Austin, Texas area but don’t want to be in the city, consider Lakeway. Lakeway is west of Austin on Lake Travis and has beautiful views, resorts, golf and plenty of outdoor activities. Check out the beautiful homes in Lakeway.

Lakeway is just west of Austin and shares a border with Bee Cave. We have agents that are knowledgeable about the Lakeway and surrounding Austin areas. Let us know what you are looking for and we will be glad to help. If we can answer any questions about the Lakeway Texas area or improve our website to better serve you, please let us know!

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Lakeway Homes

Homes in Lakeway have easy access to Lake Travis and other water sport activities. Your price range determines the type of home you will find. Many of the homes have a view that seems to go on for miles. In Lakeway you will find grand homes with large lots and homes located high in the hills among the trees. The prices run anywhere from $199,000 to 2 million plus. New developments are planned and the area will continue to grow.

Where is Lakeway?

You can get to Lakeway on a very relaxing and enjoyable drive from Austin by Hwy 71 West. You access Hwy 71 West at the “Y” in Oak Hill and it is approximately 12 miles from the “Y” which is at the edge of Southwest Austin. The drive takes about 10 minutes or so, depending on traffic. You can also get to Lakeway from North Austin coming in on FM 620. What most people don’t realize is that you can get from North Austin to South Austin coming in from the Lake Travis area. The view is fantastic and you may see people pulled over on the side of the road taking pictures of the scenery. The Lakeway zip codes are 78734 and 78738.

Lakeway Lifestyle

People buy here because they like the scenery, the privacy, and the location. You have all the luxuries of upscale living, such as shops and restaurants, as well as plenty of outdoor activities, plus downtown is a short drive away. There are many restaurants that have boat access so you can just pull in for a bite to eat.

Lakeway Experts

Betsi Schaefer

REALTOR®

(512) 755-3573

Jackie Hines

REALTOR®

(512) 968-4167

Janet Bonney

REALTOR®

(512) 567-7412

Kirk Mancill

REALTOR®

(512) 879-8054

Stacy Bass

DRIFTWOOD BRANCH MANAGER

(512) 413-7893

Yolanda Lara

REALTOR®

(512) 825-0133

Leander

Leander is growing silently and many people do not realize the extent of the growth over the last 20 years. If it were not for the city signs, you may not even realize when you are leaving Cedar Park and entering Leander. Since Cedar Park is across the street from Northwest Austin, Leander is a very good suburban choice. This small town is best known for the Metro Rail now running to Downtown Austin.

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This addition to Leander has been a real eye-opener for many Austinites who travel to and from work on bumper-to-bumper roadways. With Toll Road 183A to Austin, a ten minute trip and the Metro Rail, Leander is becoming known as a great suburb in Northwest Austin. Leander residents will most likely live in one of four zip codes—78641,78645,78647 or 78741.

Leander Homes

All the major builders have chosen Leander to make their presence known. There are some really great neighborhoods in Leander such as Block House Creek, a master-planned community with two pools, five parks and sport courts. Scattered throughout Leander there are small neighborhoods with amenity centers and elementary schools. Home prices in Leander range from $100,000 to more than $1,000,000. The future for Leander homes is very bright. With the addition of the Metro Rail, there are neighborhoods on the drawing board that will be fabulous.

Leander’s Best Kept Secret

There is a group of neighborhoods in the Crystal Falls area of Leander that will really capture your heart. This section on the west side of Leander is the beginning of the Hill Country just northwest of Austin. There are breathtaking views in Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls. This is a neighborhood of custom homes on 1-7 acre tracts. Grand Mesa offers the wide open spaces of Texas with long Hill Country views. Crystal Falls Golf Course meanders through the hills here. The Fairways at Crystal Falls overlooks the golf course and has beautiful views of the Hill Country. The Highlands at Crystal Falls is also a great place to call home and has an estate section which also has great views. At the lower end of the price range in Crystal Falls is The Boulders at Crystal Falls. These homes start just under $200,000 and the amenity center has a resort type pool, sand volleyball and a great picnic area and playground.

Leander Schools

It seems like there are schools at every turn in Leander, some so new that they only offer two grades at this time. Leander has the infrastructure for exploding growth and that includes schools. The Leander ISD has concentrated on schools with high ratings. The school district is very large geographically and extends from Leander southwest into River Place and Steiner Ranch. Schools in this district are top-notch.

Shopping in Leander

No matter where your home is in Leander, you are within five to ten minutes from a shopping center, many with big box stores and major franchise retail. Lakeline Mall is 15-20 minutes away and the 1890 Ranch offers movies, gyms,food franchises and supports major shopping demands.

Lakeway Lifestyle

People buy here because they like the scenery, the privacy, and the location. You have all the luxuries of upscale living, such as shops and restaurants, as well as plenty of outdoor activities, plus downtown is a short drive away. There are many restaurants that have boat access so you can just pull in for a bite to eat.

Leander Experts

Brandy Guthrie

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(512) 294-3600

Corky Barho

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(512) 750-0506

Lisa Waltke

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(512) 589-7265

Liz Rogers

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(512) 750-3088

Malita Jones

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(512) 497-6442

Steve Dean

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Tiffany Moore

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Walter Payne

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(512) 587-6653

Liberty Hill

Liberty Hill is a small but rapidly growing town just north of Leander, TX and west of Georgetown, TX. Liberty Hill is conveniently located on Highway 29 and Highway 183. There are many great neighborhoods in Liberty Hill including new homes, equestrian neighborhoods and even green home neighborhoods.

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Liberty Hill Amenities

Liberty Hill enjoys many parks and river access to the beautiful San Gabriel River. Leander is nearby to catch a train into Austin, Texas. By car, Austin is about 40 minutes away via the new Toll Road. There are many great restaurants in Liberty Hill. Georgetown has lots of great shopping opportunities and is just about 10 minutes down Highway 29.

Liberty Hill Schools

Children in Liberty Hill attend Liberty Hill ISD or one of the many private schools in the area. Just down Highway 29 is Georgetown’s Southwestern University. Leander plans to have an ACC campus as ACC has bought land there. Currently there is an ACC campus in nearby Cedar Park. UT and St Edwards as well as Concordia are in Austin.

Liberty Hill Experts

Corky Barho

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(512) 750-0506

Kelli Roch

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(512) 627-3857

Lisa Waltke

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(512) 589-7265

Shae Nickerson

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(817) 874-3643

Yolanda Lara

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(512) 825-0133

Lockhart

Lockhart Texas, 78644 in Caldwell County is located 25 miles from Austin’s International Airport on Highway 183, nestled in a triangle of Central Texas between Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Lockhart was originally part of Gonzales County which separated off into Caldwell County in the mid 1800s. It was named after surveyor Byrd Lockhart who worked as one of the surveyors setting the boundaries in Central Texas and farmed along Plum Creek. Severe drought made farming difficult at times but grazing cattle was not a problem and the area became a major converging point for the now famous Chisolm Trail.

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Cattle owned from a local Lockhart area rancher was on the first cattle drive up the trail. Lockhart and surrounding areas experienced the oil boom in the 1920s and shallow field exploration still continues today. Lockhart has its own municipal airport, a beautiful State Park offering camping, swimming, bike trails and golf. There is a City Park with fishing pond, amphitheatre and a sports complex for baseball and soccer. Lockhart has it all—historic homes, stunning historic court house in the City Square, new home construction, land, and farm and ranch properties.

Lockhart Experts

Marti Eveleigh

REALTOR®

(512) 618-1342

Manchaca

The City of Manchaca has an Elementary School, Manchaca Optimist Sports Complex, Post Office, the VFW Post 3377 and privately owned businesses. Manchaca is also home to the Marbridge Foundation a facility for adults with special needs. Residences of Manchaca love the large oak trees and being just minutes from Austin. Homes vary in sizes, styles and lot sizes.

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