Depending on your price range, the areas I would recommend would be the Westlake area, Steiner Ranch, and Lakeway. Eanes school District, Lake Travis school District, and the schools servicing Steiner Ranch are all very, very good and rated the highest. Those areas are also very nice with access to parks, shopping, bike trails, etc. as you are looking for.
If you are not yet working with a Realtor and would like to discuss some more details so I can better guide you, feel free to contact me. I am consistently in the top 1% of agents in the greater Austin area, and am ranked #8 with Keller Williams Realty LT, who is the number one Real Estate company in the greater Austin area. I do not charge anything for my extensive services, Have a great team of lenders, inspectors, etc. to assist us, and am also a Master Instructor who teaches Buyer Representation and Negotiations. I work hard at seven days a week for my clients, and can definitely help you find just the right home, in just the right neighborhood, and get you the best price, terms, and conditions possible. I have an excellent track record and would be happy to let you talk to one of my past clients. Please call me if I may be of further assistanceâ€¦ Joe
Joe Jarusinsky, Realtor/Master Instructor, Keller Williams Realty, Austin's #1 Real Estate Company, Call 512-261-4415
PS-I will be out of town this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, returning to my office on Monday afternoon. I take two or three days off every couple of years whether I need it or notâ€¦ ;)