Master planned communities are some of the most popular neighborhoods for home buyers looking for a suburban feel, community amenities and newer construction. Built in areas where there was no infrastructure, developers can create a community that incorporates the features today’s buyers want and still have a sense of uniformity. Because Austin is a fairly new city, we have several master planned communities in all areas of the city. Below we’ve given you links to our posts about master planned communities in each area of town. We’ve included the city of Austin and the surrounding suburbs.
Most of Southwest Austin is comprised of more smaller, established neighborhoods than large communities. But, there are still a few master planned communities if Southwest Austin is your target location. What draws people to Southwest Austin neighborhoods? The highly rated public schools and proximity to Downtown Austin. Learn more about Southwest Austin Master Planned Communities.
Southeast Austin’s master planned communities are the closest to Downtown Austin and also some of the newest. Slow to develop in the past, Southeast Austin has recently taken off and is starting to see more. Residents are drawn to their unique style and proximity to Downtown Austin. Schools haven’t quite caught up to Southwest Austin’s schools, but they have been getting better. Learn more about Southeast Austin Master Planned Communities.
Located west of Austin surrounding the banks of the lake, you’ll find the area locals call Lake Travis. The area is newly developed and quickly growing. With a highly rated school district, an east/west commute to Downtown Austin and new construction, Lake Travis is a popular choice for home buyers. Learn more about Lake Travis Master Planned Communities.
Having been one of the first “suburban” areas to be developed in Austin, you’ll find many more smaller, established communities than large master planned communities in Northwest Austin. That being said, as you get further away from the city’s center, you will find some, including the area’s most popular neighborhood, Steiner Ranch. What others are in Northwest Austin? Check out our Northwest Austin Master Planned Communities page.
West Austin has the fewest number of master planned communities. The majority of the area is comprised of luxury homes in small neighborhoods or even just site builds. If you are dead set on West Austin and the Eanes ISD, here’s where you’ll find West Austin Master Planned Communities.
Master Planned Communities in the Austin Suburbs
Looking to live just outside the Austin city limits? Check out these neighborhoods in the Austin suburbs. Buda is the first city south of Austin, followed by Kyle. Cedar Park, Pflugerville and Round Rock border Austin to the north followed by Leander and Round Rock.
Buda and Kyle
Buda and Kyle are the two closest, southern suburbs of Austin. As development continues north, home buyers looking for suburban living closer to Downtown Austin are gravitating south. The population in Buda and Kyle is expected to double over the next decade and home builders are scurrying to keep inventory for the increasing demand. What can you find in Buda and Kyle today? Check out our Buda and Kyle Master Planned Communities.
Cedar Park and Leander
Cedar Park and Leander are two distinctly different towns, which is what attracts home buyers to the area. While Cedar Park has kept more of the suburban vibe with big box retailers, large communities and newer construction, Leander keeps more of a small town vibe. Though there are still communities in Leander with a suburban vibe, the city itself is a mix of new, old, acreage and small lots. That being said, both offer some pretty impressive neighborhoods, with plans to build more. Check out our Cedar Park and Leander Master Planned Communities page to learn more.
Round Rock and Pflugerville
The first suburbs to grow when Austin’s population surged are now two of the most popular cities home buyers who work north look for homes. And, lucky for them, there is still room to build. Which means, we’ll see more master planned communities over the next decade. Where can you find master planned communities in Round Rock and Pflugerville now? Check out our Round Rock and Pflugerville Master Planned Communities page.
Hutto has quickly grown into one of the Austin area’s most highly desirable suburbs. With a growing population, affordable housing that’s newer in age and a fast improving school district, it’s no wonder Hutto continues to develop. Most of Hutto was built after 2000 and even more after 2015, with new communities breaking ground monthly. If you’re looking for proximity to Austin with easy access to 130 and 79, Hutto might be the best place to check out. Where can you find master planned communities in Hutto? Check our our Hutto Master Planned Communities page.
Recently named the fastest growing US city again, Georgetown is making quite the name for itself when it comes to Austin suburbs. With a cute downtown square, a range of housing from rural to suburban, a school district that is improving and space to grow, it’s no wonder Georgetown is making it to the top of home buyers’ lists more often. If you’re looking for a suburb that looks a little more unique Texas, but still want a suburban feel, Georgetown is a great place to start. Here is our list of Georgetown master planned communities.
Liberty Hill is the place to start your search if you’re looking for more of a small town Texas vibe, but you want to be north. Dripping Springs and Driftwood are known for that in the south, but Liberty Hill takes the title in the north. That being said, Liberty Hill is also home to some of the Austin area’s award winning master planned communities like Santa Rita Ranch with more amenities than you’d expect for this rural town. Liberty Hill itself has a small downtown area with a few restaurants and bars, so you don’t need to go all the way into Georgetown or Leander to eat. Plus, Liberty Hill ISD schools are highly rated and continuing to improve, which is another big draw. Here is our list of Liberty Hill master planned communities.
Dripping Springs and Driftwood
Located southwest of Austin in the Texas Hill Country, Dripping Springs and Driftwood are two of Austin’s more unique suburbs. Surrounded by ranch land, Dripping Springs and Driftwood master planned communities lean more towards country living in a newer home on a smaller lot versus suburban living. Dripping Springs likes to keep lights to a minimum, so residents can enjoy the stars. Developers have kept this theme within their communities and have incorporated a lot of nature into their amenities. If you’re looking for something uniquely Texas, check out our list of Dripping Springs and Driftwood master planned communities.
Overwhelmed with this List of Master Planned Communities Around Austin?
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