Hello! Both excecellent choices to consider.
The two areas are distinctly different and both offer wonderful options in south and southwest austin. Circle C is a master planned community with many ammenities, exemplarly rated schools, shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, etc... within the Circle C community. There are many different areas of Circle offering both new homes as well as resale homes.
Shady Hollow is also an outstanding community that has a great deal of diversity in housing. There are many sections that have spectacular old, large trees and somewhat of a tucked away feel. There is a ton of wonderful food and grocery options that have taken hold in the last few years. You have Galaxy Cafe, Maudies, etc... in a very hip area off of Brodie.
There are also some wonderful new home communities along Brodie. One in particular is Brodie Springs. I think that this is one of the best new communities because of the quality of homes, size of lots and area. You should really drive through just to get a feel - lots of trees, flat lots, open space, large homes and new!
If interested, I would be glad to put together some interesting options to view for your and take you around to see first hand what both areas have to offer.
Thanks and good luck,
Ritch Haenke, Realtor(r)
Coldwell Banker United Realtors
If your up for a road trip, I have an open house in Shady Hollow this Sunday from 1-4. Its .55 acre lot with a one story 4 bedroom 2 bath home and the best trees in the neighborhood! Call me for directions. We could also go by some listed homes in Circle C and you could decide for yourself.
Jason Crouch, Broker/Owner
Austin Texas Homes, LLC