When you are looking for the right place in Austin to call home, it is important that you take multiple factors into account. While there are many different suburbs and neighborhoods around the city, the best suburbs offer great schools, low crime, diversity, access to outdoor activities and easy proximity to the city. Here are three of the best suburbs in the Austin metropolitan area to consider.
Located just north of Austin, Leander is a small suburban city with more than 36,000 residents. The median home value in Leander is $180,700, making living there less expensive than in Austin itself. Leander's public schools are highly rated. There are three high schools that serve the city, including Vista Ridge High School, Leander High School and Rouse High School. Vista Ridge High School has a Great Schools rating of 8, and Leander High School and Rouse High School each have a rating of 7.
The city has a suburban, residential feel, and a low crime rate. Leander is an excellent suburb for raising a family. Residents of Leander have good proximity to a variety of different outdoor activities, allowing you plenty of opportunity for recreational activities. Brookfield Residential builds a variety of homes in several different Leander communities including Bryson, Cap Rock Estates, Cottages at Crystal Falls, Travisso and Wild Rock.
Cedar Park is a picturesque suburban city that is an excellent choice for young professionals and families. The median home value in Cedar Park is $230,900, and the city has a population of 63,551. Overall, the city's public schools have been given an A+ rating by Great Schools, and several of the elementary schools are rated as 10 out of 10. Many executives choose to make Cedar Park their home because of its close proximity to such major employers as Freescale, Samsung and Dell. Cedar Park is a short 17 miles away from Austin's downtown, and there is a commuter rail service that offers an alternative option for commuting into the city. Brookfield Residential builds a variety of homes at Abrantes and Cottages at Abrantes in Leander.
Georgetown is an ideal location for people who want to live close to Austin but still want a more laid back, slower pace to their daily lives. This city is 30 miles north of downtown Austin, and it is recognized for its historic district and its functioning 100-year-old courthouse. Around the square, you will find many dining options and shopping choices as well. Residents can also enjoy sampling varietals from the local winery. The median home value in Georgetown is $222,300, making the city an affordable choice for people who are looking to purchase homes.
Georgetown's location allows residents great access to the outdoor activities in the Texas Hill Country. There are numerous hiking trails, and Lake Georgetown allows people to enjoy several water activities. Many homes in Georgetown have terrific views of the beautiful Hill Country, lending a sense of peaceful ambiance for the residents. Brookfield Residential offers amazing quick-move in homes and floor plans in the Water Oak community.
If you want to live close to Austin in a suburban setting, choosing Leander, Cedar Park or Georgetown offers great schools, good proximity and the ability to raise your family. These suburbs also allow you to enjoy small-town life while enjoying the closeness that you will have to Austin. Brookfield Residential is here to help you find the best Austin real estate and Central Texas homes for sale in these suburbs — as well as throughout the Austin metropolitan area.