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Master Planned Communities in Austin

Buying real estate in Austin offers a variety of options.  In recent years we've seen an influx of urban development near the center of Austin, but many people want to enjoy life in Austin while still getting the comforts of living minutes from downtown Austin in a more suburban neighborhood.

What is a Master-Planned Community?

A master-planned community is one that is developed in an area that is pre-planned to include such amenities as pocket parks, swimming pools, a golf course, town center and has options to buy single-family homes from a handful of home builders in each one that offers different price ranges and design choices.  These homes come with a standard price that can be upgraded, depending on the budget that the home buyer has.

Below is our list of neighborhoods that have amenities that we mentioned above. We are compiling a list of neighborhoods near the Austin area such as Lake Travis, Dripping Springs, Cedar Park, Driftwood, Kyle and Buda. There are many neighborhoods in the Texas Hill Country that have popped up in the last 10 years that we are featuring as well.


Why Choose a Master Planned Community?

For many homebuyers, it is attractive to live in a suburban neighborhood that is away from the hustle and bustle of Austin that has everything they need within the neighborhood.  Many of these communities offer such an elementary school, neighborhood park, community center with a pool and workout facilities.

It's also common for Central Texas Master Planned communities to be more affordable than their urban counterparts and give the home buyer more "bang for their buck". Choosing a home that is further out from the urban core usually offers bigger homes with larger lots and more room for bigger families to play in the yard or parks. Most of these communities have local schools that are highly rated and they are located near commercial development centers that have grocery stores and are close to a Home Depot or Lowes for DIYers. 

How do You Determine Which Community is Right for You?

Finding the right neighborhood is dependent on a variety of things such as what part of Austin you like the most or how far of a drive you will have to work and back.  Many people move to Austin from larger cities such as Los Angeles or San Francisco and come thinking that they are used to having a long commute to and from work. It's often found that when people move to Austin, they find that they want to have a shorter commute so keep that in mind when you are searching for a community to lay down roots and start to build a life in this wonderful city.

If you are interested in speaking to one of our real estate consultants to see which of these communities will best serve your needs, please let us know by filling out the contact form below or clicking on one of the listings on this page.

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