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.
MorningStar in Georgetown, Texas
Thirty miles north of Austin lies the tranquil MorningStar community in Georgetown. Homes built by six builders begin in the $200s. One size does not fit all when it comes to choosing your new home, so check out the more than 30 floor plans before you decide. Students in MorningStar attend the highly acclaimed Liberty Hill school district. Entertainment abounds on-site at the pool, in the children’s play area and alongside the fire pit. The Blue Hole is a popular local swimming spot, where residents can dive in and cool off on those hot summer days. On Friday nights, there’s no need to travel to Austin, with music on the Georgetown square.
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.
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.
East of Austin
The Colony in Bastrop, Texas
Nine established builders are collaborating in The Colony, located 30 miles east of Austin. More than 70 plans are available to meet any family’s needs, whether they’re looking for excellent schools, an expansive dog park, or miles of trails. Multiple pools, a large park, fitness centers, and a playground are all available throughout the community. Learn more about what The Colony and all it has to offer.
Whisper Valley in Manor, Texas
More than five builders have joined together to create Whisper Valley, a multi-phase community of smart homes that puts your health and wellness at the forefront. Keeping attainability in mind, home prices start in the upper $200s, and there are plenty of plans from which to choose. A resort-style pool, playgrounds, parks, and a fitness center are spread across the more than 2,000 acres of this community, with plenty of space to expand as future phases are rolled out. You don’t want to miss out—live your best life in Whisper Valley.
West of Austin
Provence in Austin, Texas
Just 20 miles west of Austin, the Hill Country offers a touch of southern France in the Provence master planned community, spanning 450 acres, including pocket vineyards. Five builders offer more than 20 diverse plans, starting in the $400s. Residents have access to the Provence Club House, an inviting community pool and hiking and biking trails with scenic overlooks. Plus, the community is part of the excellent Lake Travis school district.
Sweetwater in Austin, Texas
Located in the highly accredited Lake Travis School District, just off State Highway 71, is the masterfully planned Sweetwater community. Homes here start in the low $400s and offer more than five exquisite plans from which to choose. Sweetwater is situated only 22 miles southwest of downtown Austin—and near the Hill Country Galleria—so plenty of shops to choose from. Prefer to stay put? Enjoy the 10-acre Sweetwater Club, which includes yoga classes, trails and wide-open party spaces, and the three pools in one. Check out the resort-style living Sweetwater offers.
Tessera on Lake Travis in Lago Vista, Texas
Just under 40 miles northwest of downtown Austin, Tessera on Lake Travis offers a premier lifestyle in a relaxed setting. Homes begin in the $200s and there are currently more than 30 floorplans available. Tessera has something to offer nearly all water enthusiasts – from swimming to waterskiing or sailing. For a little nightlife action or to enjoy downtown Austin’s music scene, just hop on the easily accessible I-35. Also, you will want to take advantage of 400 acres of retail and specialty shops right around the corner at Austin’s South Park.
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!
Headwaters in Dripping Springs, Texas
20 minutes south of Austin is where you’ll find the serene Headwaters master planned community. Currently, three builders offer more than 15 floor plans priced starting in the $400s. Part of Headwaters’ mission is a commitment to healthy living, and the amenities reflect that. Residents can take a stroll along the community walking trails or take advantage of the fitness facility and split-level pool. Plus, nearby Austin offers plenty of career opportunities and entertainment and culinary experiences.
Highpointe in Dripping Springs, Texas
Also in Dripping Springs is the luxurious 740-acre gated master planned community of Highpointe. It’s where the big tech city meets comfortable country living. With builders like Perry Homes and Highland Homes, homebuyers can choose from plans starting in the $400s. Highpointe offers the full slate of amenities, including a two-story gym, a barbecue grill, tennis and basketball courts and, of course, pools and hike and bike trails. At the end of a long day, residents can take advantage of nearby dining opportunities or head into Austin for even more choices.
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.