I agree about wanting to know where you want to live by looking at the schools, particularly if you have kids. Well, the best places to start are http://www.SchoolMatters.com or http://www.GreatSchools.com for what the facts are.
Personally, I live in Steiner Ranch and have for 10 years. In fact, I am building my 3rd house here and moved here looking for great schools to raise kids in. My opinions haven't changed. They just opened their 3rd elementary school here and a middle school. All in the neighborhood and they are all exemplary rated. The new highschool that is only minutes away now is great as well. OK, so I am a little biased, but if you have any questions about it, please feel free to contact me.
There are several great ISD's around Austin. Personally I like Lake Travis ISD and Dripping Springs ISD. Leander is also an up and coming area that is reported to have good schools. You should take a look at http://www.SchoolMatters.com or http://www.GreatSchools.com and see for yourself. These websites may help you decide what is right for you and your family. They show the student to teacher ratio and TAKs score averages. Hopefully it will help you to decide where you want to be.
Betina Foreman, Realtor
Prospect Real Estate Solutions, LLC
Check out this sight for school reports, It is very informative: http://www.greatschools.org/texas/
If I can be of any help in finding the perfect home, please contact me.
Cindy Crawford, REALTORÂ®
Keller Williams Realty-Lake Travis
1921 Lohman's Crossing #100
Austin, TX 78734
Why is a question from 2010 being pushed as a new question in 2013? It seems an agent with an incomplete Trulia profile answered it yesterday, three years after it was posted. This was the first Q/A to pop up as new question when I logged on today. This seems very odd to me. Surely you can close old questions to new answers? There has been no new or pertinant information posted in over the last two years. Can you fix this? Thanks!
In addition to Lake Travis ISD, Eanes, Leander (Cedar Park/Leander Area) and Circle C (in SW Austin) are also excellent choices.
Feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss your ideal area further.
Kristee Leonard, REALTORÂ®
Broker, GRI, SFR
Have you been able to narrow down which schools appeal to you? It has been over six months since I gave you the two best websites to research schools. So I just wanted to follow up and see if the information was helpful. If you need something else please let me know.
I am not a realtor, but since you were asking I thought I would chime in and give you my two cents on this one. I moved here 2 years ago with my family and we settled in Lakeway to which we absolutely love! There are many other great suggestions here from others, but if you are considering moving I would definitely take a look at this area. Extremely family friendly, as to most restaurants have play areas, proximity to lake, and not much traffic.
Anyway that is my two cents for whatever it's worth.
Lake Travis ISD and Dripping Springs ISD are two other great school districts, but sometimes the commutes to work and/or Austin can be challenging. The scenery and proximity to the lake along with access to golf helps offset the commute factor.
If you would like tours of school campuses, I'll be happy to arrange them so you may get a feel for the culture of each.
Wishing yout he best!
REALTORÂ® - GRI,ABR,ALHS,EcoBrokerÂ®, CNEÂ®
Goldwasser Real Estate
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As has been said I would recommend Cedar Park. I have lived here for 6 years and there is so much to do in the area. Schools are great and you are not too far from the downtown or Lake Travis. I previously lived in Round Rock before moving here.
Good luck with your search and if you need any help or have questions please let me know.
You can read my blog on the market conditions in Cedar Park by looking at my profile.
I taught school for 13 years before going into real estate and I make it a point to keep up with school ratings. My husband is a teacher also! Iâ€™ve found that most military families settling in Austin do focus in on two or three key areas and the key factor has been the schools. We are so fortunate in the Central Texas area to have good public schools and Joeâ€™s answer right on target. Iâ€™ve provided the links here to the Leander ISD schools and the Austin area high schools. In addition to the greatschools.org website, you can get the state rankings on the school district sites.
When are you planning your move and how old are your kids? I have a great relocation packet about the Austin area that I can mail to you and if you have any questions about the area Iâ€™d love to help you out. Feel free to email email@example.com or call 512-789-1871. Iâ€™d be more than happy to share my knowledge about neighborhoods feeding into highly rated schools.
Keller Williams Realty
Certified Relocation Specialist
If you sent me a price range to work in, I would be glad to send you back some more detailed suggestions. I've lived in this area for 40+ years and worked as a Realtor for 25+ of them. My experience could be useful to you. Give me a call at (512)203-4100 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get a finer tune on what you are wanting and what can work for you.
Thanks for posting the question. This is a wonderful area to live in.
Joe Bryson, ABRM, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRS
Real Estate Alliance, Inc.
Schools are very important for sure. As always there are likely other important issues to consider.
Having lived in and around Austin since the mid 80's I've witnessed a lot of change. In my opinion, for Austin proper, I'd look at the AISD schools that feed into Austin HIgh or Bowie High. Dripping Springs ISD, Lake Travis ISD & Eanes ISD are all top area choices..
There are more for sure. If I can be of nay service please feel free to contact me directly.
My personal opinion on the best family oriented area in/around Austin would be Cedar Park. Great schools and lots of kid friendly activities. I was in Cedar Park for the 4th of July and my daughter had a blast, was much more fun for her than downtown Austin. If you need any help, then feel free to contact me.
Keller Williams Realty