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Jay Shah, Home Buyer in 91108

Which are Hot property areas in Austin Texas

Asked by Jay Shah, 91108 Sun Sep 30, 2007

Which areas within Austin are considered the best for buying property
Considerations are best School district - Middle School and University
Good neighbourhood

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You might want to check out the following link about the school districts and then determine where you want to live since those seem to be at the top of your list.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 27, 2007
Where you purchase and what your desires in a home depend a lot on your price range. The other consideration will be where you are planning on working. Eanes and Lake Travis have very school systems. All to often person base a area of selection based on the "school" factor, are subject to change from year to year in performace and administration. As far as being the "best school or good neighborhood" these are more a matter of opinion depending on who you ask.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 10, 2007
If it wasn't for your middle school consideration, I would say central Austin. Parts of central Austin and most of NW Austin go to Murchison MS which is a school I would consider; there are quite a few AISD middle schools I would seriously avoid. I find many parents shifting their focus to Round Rock and / or Pflugerville areas just because of the school district. Yes, Eanes School District is always attractive and high rated but the homes prices can be cost prohibitive.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 1, 2007
Areas 8E and 8W are in the Eanes ISD, which has consistently excellent schools. Appreciation in these areas is almost always strong.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 1, 2007
Hot areas.... The only area that has good schools, middle and university is area 1b which some people include tarry town. The hotest appreciating areas has the university but not the other schools. (please see austin crime statistics). That are is east austin. Make sure you look in very specific areas of east austin as there are many higher than average crime areas. Location maters and have a realtor show you the areas which tend to appreciaated better than others....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 30, 2007
Hi Jay,

This depends on why you are buying the property. I assume, since you are asking about school districts, that you are buying to live in, instead of as a rental investment property.

In Austin, the hottest neighborhoods will always be the ones close to downtown and the University. The homes are charming, the commute is shorter (if you work close-in) and the culture is fantastic: lots of interesting restaurants, the University's offerings, Town Lake and Austin's great energy. Think about neighborhoods like Barton Hills , Bouldin Creek and Zilker in 78704, Brykerwoods or Tarrytown in 78703 and the neighborhoods north of campus, like Hyde Park and even up around North Loop. The schools in these areas are some of the strongest in the city.

Austin's market is shifting but it is still very strong and vibrant.

Hope this helps you!

Kimberly White Erlinger
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 30, 2007
I would stay in central Austin. If you want to be close to the university you will need to stay central regardless. A few areas that come to mind are Crestview , and Hyde Park in North Central Austin. Also Bryerwood. I like the area in 10n just south of Ben White for being a hot area but the schools are not as strong.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 30, 2007
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