Published by: Daisy Gregg
Austin is growing exponentially every day. This city just seems to get bigger and bigger. Our real estate market is very hot right now, especially with all these new, fabulous people moving here! According to a new article Austin’s “statewide population to be at about 29 million, and in 2016 and 2017, he said, “We added about 1,000 new Texans every day” (KXAN).
As a fellow Austinite (at least for the last two years) I may be annoyed that my traffic will only get worse, but I am overjoyed to welcome all these new people and their ideas. Austin is such an amazing place to live, I wouldn’t mind staying for a very long time! But this brings up the problem of where should I live? Austin has many different hubs of subdivisions and each one can bring different things to the table, making it hard to choose just one! And don’t forget that Kyle and Round Rock (only to name a couple) are basically in themselves subdivisions of Austin. One north, one south, and they aren’t the only ones!
So I wanted to put this list together with a lot of help from other real estate magazines and hopefully, it helps you figure out where you want to plant your roots!
Are you environmentally conscious or just like walking everywhere? Well Mueller may be for you! “In fact, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized Mueller as one of the most sustainable communities in the nation” (BellHops). This neighborhood is walking friendly with restaurants and stores close by, to basically any of the residences you could choose from! This urban village was an airport until 1999, and you would never know (Timeout)! With gorgeous walking paths and emphasis on the nature around you, Mueller is definitely a contender!
This family, friendly neighborhood is only 3 miles from Downtown Austin! This neighborhood is ideal for people who want the small neighborhood feel but with easy access to activities. BellHop breaks it down nicely with specific subdivisions calling Cherrywood home: “Cherrywood is home to the Willowbrook Reach and Patterson Neighborhood Park, and it also neighbors the Mueller Lake Park and Southwest Greenway.” One of the most known fixtures of this neighborhood is Cherrywood Coffeehouse! Home to musicians and vegetarian cuisine (#VeryAustin).
This neighborhood is in close to both downtown and the University of Texas at Austin, helping with the uptake of young professionals moving there. And to add to the convenience of this neighborhood, it is right off of IH-35 allowing easy access to places all over Austin. The homes are hidden in their own tree-lined oasis, giving you the feel of serenity but still knowing your minutes away from things to do! This is definitely one to add to the “maybe” list!
Or like many call it now: SoLa. This just shows the combination of old time Austin feel with the new trendy Austin of today. You can break your bank in this neighborhood but don’t worry there are still Austin gems like underground restaurants and quirky museums! I will say this neighborhood is growing probably the fastest of any neighborhood in Austin, so take into consideration the ongoing construction. If you can deal with that to get all the benefits this neighborhood offers, keep it on the list.
This great neighborhood borders Cherrywood and East Austin. It use to just be industrial buildings and companies but not it is it’s own restaurant destination! With bars and upscale food this is one to add to your list to check out and explore! Even if you don’t want to live there, visiting is a must!