Schools are often pretty high on a home buyer’s list of criteria. Even if you don’t have kids and don’t plan to have kids, schools should still be on your radar when house hunting. Historically, homes in the best school districts have maintained their value better than homes in inferior school districts. One of the […]
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If you commute to work, you have seen Austin’s traffic get worse over the past several years. Perhaps you are thinking of moving closer to work, or moving closer to MoPac to avoid some of the commute. Brodie between 1626 and Slaughter can be especially slow with only one lane in each direction. Not only […]
Olympic Heights and Hillcrest are two Southwest Austin neighborhoods located off Manchaca in 78748. Often buyers find themselves choosing between these two neighborhoods. If you find yourself in that position, here is a guide to help you think through your decision. Olympic Heights vs Hillcrest: Builders Olympic Heights was built by DR Horton whereas Hillcrest […]
Shady Hollow is a master-planned community located off Brodie Lane just south of Slaughter. First developed in the 1970s, Shady Hollow building just completed in the mid-2000’s. Residents choose Shady Hollow because of its close-knit community, neighborhood amenities and highly rated schools. Download a Printable PDF Map of Shady Hollow Neighborhoods Shady Hollow Neighborhood Map […]
Looking to rent an affordable single family home in Southwest Austin’s best school district? Check out our newest rental listing at 2203 Jesse Owens Drive in Olympic Heights. Not only is this home the most well appointed home on the market now in Olympic Heights, but you get access to the community pool and walking […]
We’re seeing more and more neighborhoods pop up along Highway 71. With the Hill Country Galleria, HEB and the many restaurants and shopping opening up along this well traveled road, its only a matter of time before even more homes are built. In the meantime, check out these popular neighborhoods along Highway 71. Map of […]
Southwest Austin has become a highly desirable section of Austin, mostly because of its top rated schools and its proximity to Downtown Austin and UT. Parents who have children, or who plan to have children, can take advantage of the several Exemplary Rated Elementary Schools the area has to offer. Here are the 8 Exemplary […]
Buffington Homes announced it will start construction on a section of Southwest Austin’s Highpointe neighborhood. This addition will add to the current list of builders, Scott Felder, Standard Pacific and Wilshire Homes and provide another option for home buyers. Information about floor plans and pricing have not yet been released. Once we get that info, […]
Belterra is one of Southwest Austin’s most popular neighborhoods. With top rated schools, loads of amenities and only about 15 miles from Downtown Austin, more and more people are moving west. Five of Austin’s top builders are currently building in Southwest Austin’s Belterra neighborhood with the Alucobond cladding installers Melbourne, making it an ideal place […]
Meridian is one of Southwest Austin’s newer developments, with vacant lots still available for two of five builders. Located just across TX-45 from the Circle C Ranch Development, Meridian is one of the closest new home communities to Downtown Austin. As Circle C enters the final stages of its development, Meridian will soon become the […]