You have gotten multiple answers that are promoting certian areas or neighborhoods. The key to your question is the schools, and nobody has really addressed that. I am giving you two websies that will help you determine which schools you want your children to attend. http://WWW.GreatSchools.org and http://WWW.SchoolMatters.com. You may see how the schools rank and the number of students to each teacher, teacher blogs and parent bogs on varous subjects etc. These sites will help you decide where you really want to be, then we can set up a search that will send you homes that feed only into the schools you choose. If you need more help please feel free to give me a call. The Eanes School District has a great reputation, but its in the most expensive part of Austin and that may not fit your budget. Where ever you choose to live in Austin I would be happy to help you to make the move to Austin!
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I will tell you the same thing I told them. It comes down to: budget (renting or buying), your basic needs first, personal preference, then wants (golf, food, night life, etc.). I live in Avery Ranch for example and I love my community. Coming from West Los Angeles a few years ago, Avery Ranch is a fantastic community where neighbors really are neighborly and say hello! I saw someone mention Eanes. Eanes is a great school district if you like the area and it fits your budget. Leander is also a great school district, as is Round Rock. Avery Ranch for example is about a 20 minute commute to downtown. Round Rock West would be about 25-30 minutes. Round Rock East would be 30-45 minutes depending on location.
If you want modern, trendy and lots of night life, I would suggest somewhere near downtown or just south of Austin like Circle C or the South Congress area (I have some condos for sale on South Congress that are new and nice). If you want neighborly, kid friendly, pet friendly and a newer community with contemporary homes I would suggest Avery Ranch.
Avery Price point starts at about $185,000 and goes up. Cedar Park is about the same but an older community. Brushy Creek West is brand new and starts around $240,000. Round Rock is similar to Cedar Park and has a mix of communities from East to West. Lakeway (out near Lake Travis) is a bigger mix of small ranch homes and more expensive estates, however the driving distance to downtown can range 30-45 minutes. Jolleyville around Anderson Mill is a good North-Central location around 183 and the 360 with prices from the low $200K and up.
As you can probably see... your question is subjective and rather difficult for any one person to answer the same way twice.
I would suggest if you are serious about buying or leasing to give me a call and arrange a time to discuss your parameters in greater detail to narrow your search. I'd be happy to help you find your new home.
Keller Williams / Selling Austin
will open up a large number of exemplary school districts, outside of Eanes. Since you are asking about the school district, you probably have kids and if so, do you want to be in a planned community subdivision? Pools, tennis courts, hike and bke trails, playgrounds, etc.. If so, this
will help determine some areas that you might have the most interest. If not, what are you looking for in a property? Size of home, size of lot, privacy factors, etc... If you have a moment, I would love the opportunity to talk to you in more detail about your move to the Austin area.
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You ask one of the most common questions every newcomer to Austin has. It was my first question, when I moved here, too.
There are some great areas with fantastic schools that are close to Downtown, but as always there are lots of options. For instance, the Westlake area, with the Eanes School District is only minutes away from downtown, and has top rated elementary and high schools. But there are other areas, too.
If you have time to chat in the near future, I can talk to you about other specific areas and schools. We can find great neighborhoods based on your lifestyle, and family size.
Feel free to call or email when you are ready to learn more that I can type into this little box.
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