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 […]
Southwest Austin Blog
What's it like living in Southwest Austin? What are the best neighborhoods? Neighborhoods with the best schools? Established neighborhoods vs new construction? Learn that - and more - on our living in Southwest Austin blog.
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Southwest Austin is an ideal area of town for someone who works in South Austin or even Downtown. With highly rated schools, lower property tax rates, fairly new construction and master planned communities, it has the feel of a suburb without being so far out. Southwest Austin is a pretty big area, however. And, you […]
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 […]
Circle C is one of Southwest Austin’s most popular and largest neighborhoods. Located only 20 minutes to Downtown Austin with two community centers, shopping, restaurants and coffee shops nearby, it is no wonder residents are drawn to Circle C. Over the past few years, our market has been strong and prices have gone up substantially, […]
Southwest Austin is made up of mostly smaller, more established neighborhoods. But, you can find a few master planned communities. Here we’ll show you where. Southwest Austin Master Planned Communities Mapped Belterra Distance to Downtown Austin: 25 minutes, 18 miles Distance to Austin Airport: 25 minutes, 23 miles Zip Code: 78737 School District: Dripping Springs […]
Bowie High School is one of the highest rated High Schools in the Austin ISD. If you have a kid in high school or approaching high school and want to live in Southwest Austin, the Bowie High School District is definitely your top choice. The student body is about 3,000 and the school sits on […]
78737 is what most would consider the gateway to the Hill Country. Still in the City of Austin, 78737 residents more closely associate with Dripping Springs and Driftwood than they do Austin. 78737 neighborhoods are known for homes on large lots (some as much as a couple of acres) and homes built in the last […]
78735 is located in Southwest Austin and is only about 20 minutes from Downtown Austin. 78735 is home to several luxury Austin neighborhoods as well as a couple of trade up neighborhoods. People are attracted to 78735 partly due to its proximity to Downtown, but also for its Hill Country feel. 78735 homes tend to […]
78736 is one of Southwest Austin’s forgotten zip codes. Located just west of MoPac and Highway 71 and south of Southwest Parkway, its an ideal location for someone looking to be close to the city but who wants a bit more space. 78736 neighborhoods, though few, are known for their larger lots and almost have […]
78749 is one of the earlier Southwest Austin zip codes to be developed, making it attractive to someone looking for mature landscaping, unique (non cookie cutter) neighborhoods and convenience to MoPac and other shopping. Some of the most popular 78749 neighborhoods include Sendera, Maple Run, Legend Oaks and . But, there are still many more […]