You could get a wide array of answers based on the generality of your question. Austin, like many cities, has a range of values, styles, amenities, commute issues, neighborhoods, etc. View lots are available in many locales, depending on what you prefer a view of.
Will you have a concern about a commute, and where to? What type of community are you looking for? Do you have any preferences for architecture, community amentities, transportation, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, garage spaces? While you do not "need" schools, schools drive a great deal of the value proposition and investment protection, so be careful when you disregard this parameter.
Coming from California, what are your expectations for the view?
There are a lot more questions to ask. But these will help to set some direction to your search. If you would like to discuss, check out my profile and contact me at your convenience. Otherwise, provide more detail to the above questions.