New to Austin? Let me show you the way! While I specialize in North Austin, Central/Downtown, and the suburbs north of the River, I know Austin very well and can help you find the right fit for your lifestyle anywhere in the entire Austin area. I’ve owned numerous homes of my own in Austin, so I offer a wealth of knowledge. I’m kind of fickle when it comes to properties. I love looking at them and apparently, I love moving, so who better to show you around than me? Not only can I educate you about different areas of town, I have great resources to familiarize you with the schools, sports and other interests that help you decide where you want to live. I’m also a bit of a foodie, so you might hear me plug various restaurants while we navigate the city!
Here’s a quick cheat-sheet to help you learn a little bit about my specialty areas of Austin:
Central Austin – Trendy neighborhoods include Hyde Park, North Loop, Rosedale, Brentwood, Allandale, and Crestview. Some of the oldest homes in Austin can be found Central and they offer a lot of character to go with a great location, convenient to Downtown. Price points range from the upper $300’s and into seven figures. Home sizes and architecture styles vary greatly, but I can help you pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for.
Downtown Austin – You’ve seen the skyline, Downtown Austin is all about condominiums and high-rises, with a few hidden streets of single-family homes. Downtown offers such a wide variety of things to do that people choose to live here even when they don’t work downtown! Between the extensive trail system of Town Lake (Lady Bird to you newcomers), the live music scene, food trucks, parks and almost constant events going on, it makes sense to active Austinites to live where they play, not just where they work. Downtown Austin condos can be found from the $300,000’s to well over a million, based on size, age and location. Read my Downtown blogs to learn more about various condo buildings.
Northwest Austin – Trendy neighborhoods include Northwest Hills, Cat Mountain, Jester, Mesa, Spicewood Springs, Westover Hills, Great Hills, Jollyville, Oak Forest, Bull Creek, Balcones, and Anderson Mill. I classify Northwest Austin as anything west of Mopac, north of 2222, west of 183 up to FM 620 towards Cedar Park. Northwest Austin boasts of great schools in the Austin and Round Rock Independent School Districts, you can check out rankings online for each school. These neighborhoods are established areas with lots of trees, parks, golf courses and more spacious homes. Again, you will find homes of all ages, styles and sizes and it’s not a long commute downtown.
North Austin – Trendy neighborhoods include Gracywoods, Balcones Woods, Mesa Park, Walnut Crossing, Milwood, Angus Valley, Scofield Farms, and Wells Branch. I consider North Austin to be the area north of Braker Lane, west of North Lamar and east of 183. I’d say North Austin runs into Far North Austin once you get north of McNeil Road, but that’s up to your interpretation. North Austin is really establishing itself as almost its own city with all the large companies that have located here, as well as being home to the prestigious Domain. The Domain is more than a power center, it’s a mall, haven of restaurants and bars, banks, grocery stores, hotels, and corporate dwellings. North Austin neighborhoods are highly desirable for the ease of getting to any major freeway. From North Austin, you can jump onto IH35, Mopac, 183 and many other major roads very quickly. The homes here were most commonly built in the 1970’s and 80’s, but you can always find newer construction mixed in. Many of these homes have been updated to appear more modern, which is always neat to see in an 80’s architecture. I love showing these homes because I grew up here!
Cedar Park – Cedar Park is the fastest growing city in Texas, even though I still refer to it as an Austin suburb. The southwest corner of Cedar Park borders FM 620 in Northwest Austin and expands north and east to include a great number of neighborhoods. You can pretty much find anything you’re looking for as far as age, size and style here. There are old neighborhoods and brand new ones, large and small, with an elementary school in almost every neighborhood. Cedar Park is bursting with growth and has everything you need so that you rarely have to drive in to town for anything! Home prices vary from the $200,000’s to as high as you want to go. This is one of many areas I have lived and can answer your questions about Cedar Park any time!
Round Rock – Round Rock is also bursting at the seems. Once a small town, Round Rock is a booming city north of Austin known as the Sports Capital of the World. Many Austin businesses are opening additional locations in Round Rock due to its growth and affordability. Round Rock has a large circumference around IH35 north of TX Toll Road 45 up to 1431 and Westinghouse Rd. Like Cedar Park, you almost never have to leave town if you don’t want to!
Pflugerville – Once just a bedroom community, Pflugerville is another growing city northeast of Austin where people go to find the most square footage at one of the most affordable prices in the Austin area. The growth is exploding East and they are even building a new downtown with added commercial space to make Pflugerville a place where you can live AND work. There is an abundance of retail in Pflugerville now, so it is certainly joining the ranks of opportunity that it’s neighboring Round Rock has. I’ve also lived here and I know Pflugerville like the back of my hand, so let me know if you’d like to know more.
There are plenty of other suburbs I could continue with, like Hutto, Georgetown, Leander and Liberty Hill, all of which are booming communities as well, but just call or email me on any area you would like to learn more about. If you are interested in East Austin, Lake Travis, South or Southwest Austin, Buda or Kyle, I work these areas as well. If you have questions, ask away!