Austin, Texas. With more than 200 live music venues, the largest urban bat colony in North America, and a reputation for keeping things weird, it’s no wonder first-time homebuyers and repeat buyers are flocking to the capital of the Lone Star State to settle down. In addition to plenty of entertainment opportunities, the Austin area is also host to several tech company headquarters and plenty of high-performing school districts.
If you’re planning to move to the Austin area – or perhaps you’re a local and want a change of scene – consider moving to a master planned community. Don’t know where to begin? Here are 10 Austin master planned communities to have on your list.
North of Austin
Bryson in Leander, Texas
Leander is considered one of the most family-friendly cities in Texas, and Bryson exemplifies that with plenty of picnic areas, a large neighborhood pool, and access to well-renowned Leander ISD. With more than 30 floor plans and prices beginning in the $200’s that range in size and organization, there’s something for everyone in this resort-style community. Nearby is plenty of greenspace, including Lake Travis, as well as local Leander shopping and dining. With all of these resources, Bryson is the ideal community for growing families.
Paloma Lake in Round Rock, Texas
Thirty miles away from downtown Austin, Paloma Lake has 44 floorplans from the $300’s for new homeowners to choose from. The community is centered on the 47-acre lake from which it gets its name, and is located conveniently close to Dell Diamond, Old Settlers Park, and Inner Space Caverns – all popular attractions in Round Rock. Whether you’re spending a day at the community pool or getting some shopping done at the Round Rock Premium Outlets, Paloma Lake has everything you’re looking for. Learn more about Paloma Lake to decide if it’s the right community for you.
SaddleCreek in Georgetown, Texas
North of Austin in the city of Georgetown is SaddleCreek community, a newer development sitting on 350 acres. Prices begin in the $200s and there are more than 65 plans available to choose from and customize, meaning SaddleCreek has a home for everyone. A top-tier amenity center, natural trails, and beautiful Georgetown Town Square are all within reach at this community. Want to know more? Your new home could be waiting for you in SaddleCreek.
Siena in Round Rock, Texas
With over 1,500 homes planned and more than 175 floorplans to choose from, Siena is one of the larger master-planned communities in the greater Austin area. Prices begin in the $100s, and the community is fully equipped with an Olympic-size swimming pool, parks, and sport fields and courts. Check out local eateries and events hosted regularly in downtown Round Rock for a fun evening for everyone in the family. If you’re as in love with Siena as we are, learn more about this community and all it has to offer!
Travisso in Leander, Texas
There’s a rumor that everything is bigger in Texas, and Travisso takes that to heart. More than 2,900 houses will be included in this community upon completion; resources for residents include the 9,000 square foot Palazzo Clubhouse, a gorgeous resort-style pool, and four well-respected builders offering more than 80 plans from which to choose your new home. As in love with Travisso as we are? Learn more about this award-winning community and don’t let this opportunity pass you by.
West of Austin
Serene Hills in Lakeway, Texas
Sitting on more than 400 acres is Serene Hills, built for both convenience and comfort. Embrace the great outdoors right there within the community on the numerous hike and bike trails, or make the short trip to Lake Travis or the Flintrock Falls Golf Course. Choose from one of several floorplans with prices beginning in the $600s, or learn more about everything there is to love in Serene Hills.
Mueller in Austin, Texas
Construction is well underway to transform the site of the previous Robert Mueller Municipal Airport into a 700 acre master planned community. More than 30 plans will be available for homebuyers to consider, with prices beginning in the $400s. The three different neighborhoods making up Mueller each house residential and commercial spaces, including space for future office developments. This new urban village is perfect for those looking to work, eat, and play within a short distance from home.
South of Austin
Easton Park in Austin, Texas
If you’re looking for city living in one of the newest master planned communities in Austin, look no further than Easton Park. With over 65 plans to choose from starting in the $200s and an emphasis on community building, Easton Park is perfect for twenty-somethings, retirees, and everyone in between. Being in the heart of the city doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing greenspace – there’s over 350 acres of parks planned within the community. On the flipside, if you prefer other entertainment, check out the outdoor amphitheater for a music performance or visit the pool for Poolside Happy Hour. Easton Park is a thriving community, ready to welcome you home; don’t miss out!
Rim Rock in Driftwood, Texas
Just 30 minutes southwest of Downtown Austin is Rim Rock master planned community, surrounded by the charm and natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Outdoor trails, shopping centers, and access to the high performing schools of Dripping Springs ISD are all part of the appeal of this community, where home prices begin in the low $400s and builders offer 10 floorplans to choose from. Looking for a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Rim Rock is the perfect community for you.
Sunfield in Buda, Texas
Only 16 miles from Austin is the small town of Buda, home to the Sunfield master-planned community. This large community – more than 4,000 homes are planned – features over 50 design plans for homeowners to choose from, with prices beginning in the $100s. The community centers, one of which is circled by a 1,000-foot-long lazy river, are perfect for hosting family and friend get-togethers; there are also plenty of picnic areas, a Junior Olympic pool, and Historic Downtown Buda to explore day-to-day. With an emphasis on relaxation and enjoyment, Sunfield is ready to welcome you home.
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Mia Zozobrado joined Builders Digital Experience (BDX) in 2019 as a content writer. A graduate of Southwestern University with a degree in English, Mia is passionate about the written word and making connections. Outside of work, Mia also serves on the Board of Directors for the Writers’ League of Texas.