Southwest Austin is one of Austin’s most sought after areas. Southwest Austin is attractive for it’s great schools, 20 minutes or less to Downtown, larger than average lots and less population density than the Northwest Austin neighborhoods. We’re often asked which are the “Best Southwest Austin Neighborhoods”? Well, here’s our list!
Best Southwest Austin Neighborhoods
Below we’ve listed our Best Southwest Austin Neighborhoods along with a brief summary, link to our neighborhood guide and a list of homes currently for sale in each. Have questions about our choices? Considering a move to Southwest Austin? Call us at (512) 827-8323 or email us at info@11OaksRealty.com.
Best Southwest Austin Neighborhoods Map
Below we’ve mapped out these neighborhoods so you can get a sense for where they are in relation to Austin, the Hill Country, the airport, and surrounding areas. The map is interactive, so use it to explore the best Southwest Austin neighborhoods.
Circle C is probably the most well known Southwest Austin neighborhood on this list. Building started around 1980 and continues today. Every time we think there is no more land to build in Circle C, they seem to find more, which is a testament to how popular Circle C is. The neighborhood has two very well used community centers and is only 20 minutes from Downtown Austin, making it the closest master planned community to Downtown and UT. Houses come in a range of sizes and prices, so if you’re looking for amenities and a suburban feel, check out Circle C.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Circle C Neighborhood Guide.
Circle C Homes for Sale
Shady Hollow is another one of Southwest Austin’s best neighborhoods and was the first master planned community in Southwest Austin. Built from the 1970’s to the mid 2000’s, Shady Hollow homes sit on larger lots than those in Circle C and still are only about 20 minutes from Downtown. Shady Hollow has two community pools and a very active HOA that plans activities for the community. Shady Hollow is your place if you prefer a more established feel.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Shady Hollow Neighborhood Guide.
Shady Hollow Homes for Sale
Reunion Ranch is the newest neighborhood to make the best Southwest Austin neighborhoods list. Built and developed exclusively by Taylor Morrison, Reunion Ranch is shaping up to be one of the most sought after communities in Southwest Austin. When complete, there will be 437 homes and residents will enjoy a large community pool, sport courts, BBQ and picnic areas and hike and bike trails. But, what draws most to Reunion Ranch are the generous lot sizes with Hill Country views. There are very few new neighborhoods this close to Austin that will give you this much space.
For more info and to search homes for sale, visit our Reunion Ranch Neighborhood Guide.
Reunion Ranch Homes for Sale
Located at 1826 and 45, Meridian is the ideal choice for the Southwest Austin home buyer who likes the location of Circle C, but is looking for a little more intimate neighborhood. Many of the homes back to Grey Rock Golf Course or greenbelt, making them more private than your standard home in a master planned neighborhood. Meridian homes are also known for having a higher level of finish out than other homes you’d see in this price range. Residents also love the community pool, playground, covered pavilion and BBQ/picnic areas maintained by the HOA.
For more info and to search homes for sale, check out our Meridian Neighborhood Guide.
Meridian Homes for Sale
Bauerle Ranch is set around the picturesque Bauerle Ranch Park. Rolling hills, greenery and sweeping views make homeowners think they’re in the midst of the Texas Hill Country, when they are really only 15 minutes from Downtown Austin. Bauerle Ranch is for the person who loves a natural setting, but who doesn’t want to sacrifice proximity to Downtown, easy access to freeways or schools. Residents love the open floor plans, larger than average lot sizes, community pool, playground and walking trails.
For more info and to search homes for sale, check out our Bauerle Ranch Neighborhood Guide.
Bauerle Ranch Homes for Sale
Covered Bridge is the ideal neighborhood for someone who loves the Southwest Austin location, but needs some rolling topography to make them feel at home. Many of the homes have sweeping views of green belts, so you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city without having to drive forever to get home. Covered Bridge has a community pool, hike and bike trails, playground and kids splash pad for relaxation and family fun.
For more info and to search homes for sale, check out our Covered Bridge Neighborhood Guide.
Covered Bridge Homes for Sale
Located only 8 miles from Downtown, Lantana makes the list because of it’s large lots, green space, mature landscaping and proximity to some of Austin’s premier employers. When the developer built Lantana they did a great job of keeping as many of the mature trees as they could. Even though Lantana homes were built in the last 10 years, you’d think you were in a much more established neighborhood. This allows homeowners to enjoy the best of both worlds – a newer home with a more open floor plan in an established looking neighborhood.
For more info and to search homes for sale, check out our Lantana Neighborhood Guide.
Lantana Homes for Sale
Considering Buying a Home in One of Southwest Austin’s Best Neighborhoods?
We can help you determine whether one of these neighborhoods is the best Southwest Austin neighborhood for you, or if there’s something different you’re looking for. With a combined 55+ years of experience in residential real estate, we have the market knowledge to help you navigate the market and get a great deal. Check out our Austin Home Buyers page to learn more about our team and how we work. Then, call us at (512) 827-8323 or email us at info@11OaksRealty.com to schedule a no obligation consultation.