Austin Area Living
From compact city places to wide open spaces, there is something for everyone looking to relocate to the Austin area. If you're looking for a suburb that's still close and convenient to downtown Austin, there are plenty of options. Here are a few of the most popular areas.
This historical town, conveniently located 15 miles south of downtown Austin, is known for its focus on small business, nature, and scenic landscapes. Recently, the Texas State Legislature recently voted Buda the “Outdoor Capital of Texas.” Ever growing, Buda is an increasingly popular Austin suburb for businesses and homebuyers and those who enjoy outdoor adventures.
With its highly rated schools and master planned communities, Dripping Springs is fast becoming one of the best places to live in Texas. Located just west of Austin, Dripping Springs offers a unique suburban and rural mix. It is known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country” and features a quaint downtown area and plenty of wineries, craft breweries and distilleries.
Welcome to Kyle: the pie capital of Texas, the birthplace of fajitas, and emerging industrial hub along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio. An affordable alternative to Austin,
Kyle, like many of Austin’s surrounding suburbs, is experiencing rapid growth and is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. There are plenty of big city amenities including shopping and dining.
Considered one of the last affordable areas of Austin, Oak Hill is a favorite among those looking for proximity to both the city and the Texas Hill Country. Schools are highly rated and homes are often more spacious. Local favorites like Jack Allen’s Kitchen are a stone’s throw and there is plenty of access to more dining and shopping options. Whether looking for a home, apartment or townhome, you'll find many choices in Oak Hill.
According to the Texas State historical association, Driftwood was settled in the 1880s and served as a supply center for the ranches and farms in the area. Today, it is known not for what it does have, but for what it does not. Absent of stoplights, Driftwood is still primarily rural, unincorporated and unrestricted. Recently, however, Driftwood area has expanded to include a few high-end subdivisions and promises even more development in the future.
Once considered the outskirts of town, Southwest Austin is growing quickly, encompassing many older, established neighborhoods as well as new developments and apartment living. It has become an increasingly sought-after area featuring parks, hiking trails, and plenty of green space, as well as top schools. Southwest Austin also has the advantage of being relatively close to downtown amenities like shopping and dining.
Known for the cypress trees along the banks of the Blanco River, a thriving artist community and a quaint town square, Wimberley is referred to as a “little bit of heaven.” If you’re looking for small town Texas Americana, small schools and big hearts, this Texas Hill Country gem won’t disappoint! For many, it’s a convenient getaway that’s not so far away. Wimberley is located only about 45 minutes southwest of Austin and 60 minutes northeast of San Antonio.