AUSTIN HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOODS
Residents say that Elgin offers a classic
small town feeling – with residents walking
in the evening or riding bicycles; gathering
on Main Street for parades; and getting
to know all their neighbors.
acres of The Arbors at Dogwood Creek in
Elgin. Nestled away in the rural forest surrounding Highway 95, The Arbors gives
its residents the opportunity to enjoy
affordable country that’s close to Austin.
Elgin is a Main Street community and has
worked with the Texas Historical
Commission on the designation. The city
also has an active economic development
board that helps businesses relocate here.
Many residents work in Austin, and are a
mix of retirees and middle-aged and
young couples. Elgin offers homebuyers a
lot of variation and choice in their decision
to purchase a home. From new homes to
custom homes to homes on various sized
acreages, there are options for all. The
market is strong for homes on acreage
and for older historic homes, and prices
Elgin is located in Bastrop County,
although the Travis County line is located
just out of town, and Elgin’s city limits and
school district fall into part of Williamson,
Lee, Travis, and Bastrop Counties, so
calculating property taxes depends on
the location of the home.
THE ARBORS AT
Juniper, oak and loblolly pine trees add to
the landscape of the more than 500
Elgin City Hall By Matthew Rutledge
Families will especially enjoy the lifestyle
that The Arbors at Dogwood Creek
offers, with a community park featuring
basketball, volleyball and tennis courts.
Gazebos with barbecue pits, a pavilion
and a playscape are also available to
residents, as well as a quarter-mile concrete jogging trail. Students attend
school in the Elgin Independent School
Home prices here range from the $170s
to more than $500,000, and homes are
architecturally controlled and well maintained to protect home investment values.
With the larger lot sizes, homeowners at
The Arbors also have plenty of room for
children to play, a pool, outbuildings, a
guest home, or horses.
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