What Makes Wells Branch SO Desirable?
Branch is one of the most sought-after areas in North Austin. CNNMoney voted
them as one of the top
100 places to live in the US in 2011. The location is great, the amenities
are vast, the homes are affordable, and the properties have appreciated well
throughout good and bad economies. It has easy access to IH 35, IH45/ 620, and
MoPac (Loop 1). This allows great access to nearby shopping at La Frontera, The
Domain, Lakeline Mall, and the Arboretum. Its location also puts it sandwiched
in-between tech giants Dell, HP, and Paypal. The amenities in Wells Branch are
vast and include but are not limited to disc golf, swimming pools, a conference
center, a baseball park, soccer fields, beach volleyball, a community garden,
tennis courts, a frontier village, community centers, hike and bike trails, and
a community library inside the
subdivision. At the activities center, there are fitness classes, youth
programs, private classes, training courses, and rental opportunities for the
event center. The hike and bike trail winds throughout the neighborhood and is widely used by residents
for exercise, recreation, and relaxation. Single family homes in this area range
in price from about $130,000 up to around $200,000 and consist primarily of 3 to
4 bedroom homes from about 1100 to 2500 square feet. Rentals range in price from
$800-$900 for a duplex and $1200-$1700 for a single family home.
children go to several different schools all over Pflugerville and Round Rock.
To make this simple, the easternmost portion of Wells Branch goes to
Pflugerville schools and the westernmost portion goes to Round Rock schools. You
have to be knowledgable in selecting where you buy so that your children go to
the school that you want them to attend. The following schools are where your
children may go:
Round Rock ISD:
Wells Branch Elementary
Chisholm Trail Middle
Round Rock High
Parmer Lane Elementary
John B. Connally
Do School Ratings Impact Home Buyers?
youâ€™re looking for a home, whether you have kids or not, itâ€™s always a good idea
to look at the schoolsâ€™ ratings. Historically, homes in good school districts
have held their values better than homes in inferior school districts.
Wells Branch MUD
has several sections including Wells Branch, Bratton Park, Willow Run and Jacks
Pond. The original section, Wells Branch, was started in 1981 and building
continued until the mid-80â€™s. It is where the majority of the amenities like the
hike and bike trail, community center, swimming pool, tennis courts, frontier village,
duck and fishing pond and community library are located. Several streets in this section are also
curb cut for bike lanes as well as having sidewalks for walkers. There are also
several road crossings for where the trails wander throughout the neighborhood.
The park in the center of this older section is where most events take place
such as the annual luminaries which took place on December 9th and 10th of 2011.
Park, Willow Run, and Jacks Pond sections were later added in the late 90â€™s.
These are in the Round Rock school district and are comparable in size and price
to the older homes in the original section. Several Parks are in the planning
stages in these additions but currently there are no hike and bike sections in
these areas. Willow Bend Park and Pool is now open year-round for lap swimming
for all residents of Wells Branch.
For the buyer
interested in a new home, to the northwest of Wells Branch, there is new
construction going on by Pulte Homes! These homes are priced between $180,000
and $225,000 and range in size from 1200 to 2200 square feet. These homes will
feed into the Round Rock schools that some students from Wells Branch will be
is an exciting place to live in Austin with easy access to shopping, employers,
roadways, and schools. You should choose your Realtor wisely when you decide to
purchase or sell a home in this area as it has much to offer and many nuances
that may affect the ultimate pricing of your home. I have repeatedly worked in
Wells Branch and would like to help you with my knowledge of the area in
assisting you with buying or selling your property. To see a list of home currently for sale click here. If you want to see how much your home is worth click for a no obligation Â consultation.