Country and Oak Hill offer homebuyers both
desirable and affordable housing options.
For those who love nature and want to get
away from the hustle and bustle of the city,
but work in Austin and need to live close by,
these communities offer great options. It’s
also still very affordable here, too. Buyers
can get an older home that was built in the
1980s starting around $180,000, with more
luxurious homes that start around $600,000.
Oak Hill has never incorporated, and is a
series of related neighborhoods with active
homeowner’s associations – the Oak Hill
Association of Neighborhoods (OHAN) was
instrumental in convincing the city of Austin
to build the Will Hampton Branch Library.
Capital Metro provides shuttle bus service to
the area for those who make the commute to
downtown Austin. Oak Hill is located in the
Austin Independent School District, and resi-
dents in Austin’s city limits use City of Austin
services and utilities, while those in the Extra
Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) use Pedernales
Electric Cooperative and other sources of
water, such as Hill Country Water Supply.
Travis Country started as a sleepy neighbor-
hood in the 1970s that was revitalized when
it was rediscovered in the late 1990s. Buyers
can find both new and older homes in the
area, as well as condos and garden homes.
Located north of the Southwest Parkway
and west of MoPac, Travis Country is close
in, with protected natural greenbelt areas
all around it – because it was built over the
Edwards Aquifer and the designers planned
to leave large green space throughout the
area to meet environmental concerns. The
result is lots of dedicated parkland, with
plenty of room for kids to play. There are
also facilities such as a large community
center, swimming pools, tennis courts in
different locations throughout the neighbor-
hood, and nature trails.
Travis Country is located within the Austin
Independent School District, and is serviced
by all City of Austin utilities. Travis Country’s location is ideal for those who work
south, and is easily accessible to downtown
Austin or The University of Texas at Austin.
Average home prices are about $250,000,
with condos and garden homes in Travis
Country typically selling for less than the
cost of a typical single family home.
West Austin neighborhoods include Davenport Ranch, Rob Roy, River Place, Lake
Pointe, Spanish Oaks, Flintrock Falls, Ridge
at Alta Vista, River Hills, Belvedere, Cypress
Hills West, and the Hills of Lakeway,
among others – and are mostly in the upper
to very high-end price range.
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