Austin TX Real Estate
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Suburbs of Austin TX
Not finding what you like in Austin? There are plenty of nearby cities that combine a great value with a lifestyle that fits around you and your family. The suburbs of Austin include Austin, West Lake Hills, Del Valle, Manchaca, Bee Cave, Manor, Pflugerville, Garfield, Lakeway, and more. The average listing in the Austin suburbs has had an average listing price of $460,215.
The largest suburbs that make up the Greater Austin area (also referred to as Austin-Round Rock) include Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, San Marcos and Pflugerville.
Round Rock: Round Rock was named the seventh-best American small city in which to live in 2008 by Money magazine, making it the only Texan city to make the top 10 of the list. The suburb boasts a solid school system and strong economic development program and is perhaps best known for housing the international headquarters of Dell Technologies.
Cedar Park: Cedar Park has made itself a center for minor league sports with the H-E-B Center, which is home to AHL hockey team the Texas Stars and NBA G-League team the Austin Spurs. The area is also home to more than 750 caves and miles of hiking trails.
Georgetown: Georgetown is the county seat of Williamson County and was the first city in Texas to be honored by the National Trust as the Great American Main Street City. It was ranked by the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau as the fifth fastest-growing city in America.
San Marcos: Home to Texas State University, San Marcos is largely populated by college students who enjoy floating the San Marcos River. Speaking of the river, an underwater archaeological dig uncovered artifacts dating back over 12,000 years to the Clovis Indians, the oldest known inhabitants of the western hemisphere.
Pflugerville: Pflugerville boasts more than 40 miles of trails, parks and the beautiful Lake Pflugerville for residents to enjoy. The once quaint German town is now one of the fastest-growing locations in the Greater Austin area.
Austin Real Estate Market Health
The average Austin home for sale in the last 90 days has had an average closing price of $458,465. The following zip codes have seen the largest amount of listings in the past 90 days: 78705, 78703, 78756, 78751, 78701, 78722, 78731, 78702, 78746. Real estate analytical experts forecast the housing market in Austin, which has been consistently solid for years, to continue its trend in 2019 due to robust job growth and new homes being built at an increased rate, with 16,385 new houses built in 2018. The median home value in Austin is $363,400, which has risen 7.6% in the past year. The price is expected to rise 3.6% in the next year.
Austin, TX Things To Do
Austin, Texas, the Lone Star State’s capital, is one of the fastest growing areas in the country with 151 new “Austinites” moving to the city daily. Founded in 1837, the city was originally called Waterloo before being changed to Austin after replacing Houston as the capital of Texas in 1839.
The city boasts many slogans highlighting its unique culture, including “Keep Austin Weird” and the title “Live Music Capital of the World” because it has the most live music venues with 200 locations in the city limits.
Living in Austin
An abundance of festivals, nightlife and outdoor activities are just a few reasons why an estimated 950,715 people have decided to call Austin home.
Austin ranked #1 in U.S. News’ Best Places to Live, and #4 in their Best Places to Retire based on quality of life and job market as well as the value of living in the city and the desire to move there.
Outdoor activities, music festivals in Austin
Residents enjoy kayaking, boating, swimming in and hiking around Lady Bird Lake (which is also referred to as Town Lake by Austinites but is a river-like reservoir), a body of water located right in the center of the city.
Natural landmarks that are frequented by both residents and visitors include the Barton Creek Greenbelt’s 809 acres of trails, trees and swimming holes, the stunning views of the city at Mt. Bonnell and Zilker Park, which is home to the iconic Barton Springs Pool, a botanical garden and a nature and science center.
The city is also a magnet for music festival lovers. Austin City Limits takes over Zilker Park in October and draws hundreds of artists and around 450,000 people over two weekends every year.
The South by Southwest festival in March brings together film, interactive media, music and conferences for over a week of celebration, which is meant to create an opportunity for "creative people to develop their careers by bringing together people from around the globe to meet, learn and share ideas."
The fun doesn’t stop in Austin when the sun goes down, in fact some would argue it gets better. Residents have plenty of locations around the city that are each bustling with unique bars and restaurants, including the famous 6th Street and Rainey Street, an area of old homes that was successfully converted into one of the city’s trendiest spots. The plethora of nighttime activities makes Austin a hotspot for young home buyers.