Best Neighborhoods in Austin to Buy a House

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Best Neighborhoods in Austin to Buy a House

September 19, 2022

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Austin, Texas is known as the Live Music Capital of the World. Musicians from all over come to Austin for two of the biggest music festivals in the world, Austin City Limits and South by Southwest. The Texas capital city has a community influenced by southern hospitality, a growing tech hub, and a musically inclined arts scene.

When it comes to the real estate market, Austin is currently in a seller’s market but is projected to be a buyer’s market in 2023. A buyer’s market means that there are more homes available for sale than there are buyers, which gives home buyers leverage while looking for homes.

Austin, Texas has plenty of benefits for those looking for a home in the city and its surrounding areas. If you’re looking for the best neighborhood in Austin to buy a house, here are some factors that you should consider.

  • Average Home Value
  • Crime Rate
  • Close Proximity to Recreational Facilities
  • Schools
  • Public Transit
  • Shopping and Restaurants

Read More: How To Spot A Good Neighborhood When Buying A Home?


5 Best Austin Neighborhoods To Live in

Photo courtesy of the official Round Rock Facebook page

1. Round Rock

Round Rock is a suburb of Austin that is located 20 miles away from the metro area. The city has a population of 128,812 and is considered one of the best places to live in Texas. The suburb has a small-town atmosphere with vibrant community-oriented recreational facilities.

Round Rock is a great place to raise a family as there are highly-rated schools and a high quality of life. According to Zillow, the average home value in Round Rock is $541,774, which is somewhat higher than the national average.

The median age of residents in Round Rock is 34 because of the large amount of young professionals that work in Austin’s tech hub and live in the suburbs. On the downside, the traffic can be heavy during rush hour due to the commuters. There are also intense seasonal allergies and it can get very hot in the summer.

Negotiator Sean Harden was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, but quickly moved to the Austin area in 1999. He is a real estate broker in Round Rock who is also the owner of a real estate firm that is currently ranked in the top 5% in both buyer and seller sales volume.

Whether you plan to buy a house or not, Sean can help you with where to buy or sell, pitfalls to avoid, school ratings to consider, contractors to hire, and will always go the extra mile to help you get what you want. Learn more about Negotiator Sean Harden on his profile.



Photo courtesy of the official Kyle, Texas Facebook page

2. Kyle

Kyle is another small town suburb located 15 miles south of the city of Austin, Texas. The town has a slower, more relaxed pace compared to the city but is still close enough for a commute. The population of Kyle is close to 46,000 and most residents are 25 to 34yrs old.

Young professionals make up a large portion of the population as well as middle-aged adults with a family. From outdoor recreation like the Plum Creek Trail and Lake Kyle to award-winning public schools, Kyle has plenty to offer for families.

The average home price in Kyle is $371,554 according to Rocket Homes, which is a lot lower than the average home price in Austin. Kyle has many single family homes, condos, and townhomes to offer for home buyers.


Photo courtesy of the official Buda, Texas Facebook page

3. Buda

Buda is a suburb of Austin that only has a population of 16,500 residents. Located 15 miles away from Austin, the city with small-town vibes is perfect for those looking to be outside of the hustle and bustle of the city.

Many young professionals and families choose Buda because of its affordability and low crime rate. The city is filled with young professionals working in Austin.

There is a wide variety of restaurants and local shops in the area. However, the city is not that diverse when it comes to race and ethnicity. According to Rocket Homes, the average home price in Buda is $500,000 but the prices are on a downward trend going into 2023.

The older rustic homes in Buda are a part of the city’s charm but there are many modern homes being built every year. If you’re looking for a community-oriented small town with a family-friendly atmosphere, Buda is the perfect place for you.

Negotiator Traci Phillips has won numerous awards for being a top-producing real estate agent in her area. She has over 20 years of experience as a real estate agent and uses her expertise to help her clients achieve their dreams.

She has  a true love for the Texas land, making it easier to use her vast knowledge about the local markets to benefit home buyers and sellers. If you are looking to live in Kyle or Boda, then read more about Negotiator Traci Phillips on her profile.



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4. South Austin (78745)

South Austin is a charming neighborhood in Austin, Texas and one of the best neighborhoods in Austin. The area is filled with young professionals, musicians, artists, and college students.

It’s one of the most sought-after places to live in Austin because of its central location and proximity to many popular spots in the city. The spot has terrific local restaurants and a lot of culture. However, the cost of living is high with the average home price at around $550K.

There are dog parks in the area and many outside recreational activities within walking distance. The general atmosphere of South Austin is “Keep Austin weird” because of the unique and artsy culture.

If you’re looking for a neighborhood with a lot of character and personality, South Austin is the perfect neighborhood for you. The eclectic mix of people and cultures makes the area unique and fun. However, the high cost of living is not suitable for everyone.

For Negotiator Cassandra “Cassie” Clemons, nothing compares to helping her clients buy and sell homes. Cassie has been a real estate agent for over 19 years and has been a resident of Austin, Texas for 6 of those years. She is well aware of the current market trends along with the nuances to the local markets around the city.

As a real estate agent, Cassie’s top priority is good old fashioned customer service. She always does whatever it takes to make a great deal on a purchase or get her clients top dollar for their current home. If you are looking to live in South Austin, get in touch with Negotiator Cassandra “Cassie” Clemons on her profile.



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5. Allandale

Allandale is listed as Niche’s 2nd best place for families to live in Austin. The beautiful neighborhood has a suburban feel with a mix of an urban atmosphere. The public schools in Allandale are some of the best in the area and the commute to downtown Austin is only 15 minutes.

The local eateries and coffee shops in the area make it a great place to hang out with friends. Allandale also has a low crime rate and plenty of attractions nearby for families.

However, Allandale has a high cost of living with a median home price of around $900,000, and doesn’t have the best transportation. Other than the cost, Allandale is one of the best places to live for families and young professionals.


Negotiators Can Help You Find The Right Neighborhood Around Downtown Austin

Whether you are looking for a family friendly neighborhood, the city life, suburban life, or to live in the Texas Hill Country, downtown Austin and its surrounding areas have a lot to offer. With the help of an experienced real estate agent who is familiar with Austin neighborhoods, you can find the perfect neighborhood for you and your family.

Negotiators are otherwise known as some of the best real estate agents in the country. They will help you find the right house in the right neighborhood at the right price. Find out if a Negotiator is local to you here.