Austin Relocation Guide for the Prospective Austinite

With more than 5,800 acres of green space, plenty of work opportunities, 300 days of sunshine each year, and an incomparable arts & culture scene—Austin is one the best cities in America to make your next move.

Of course, if you are in the market for moving, choosing your new location can come with a little uncertainty, especially when buying a home during a pandemic. As luck and internet search engines would have it, you’re in the right place. No matter what you’re looking for out of your Austin experience, our Austin relocation guide will set you in the right direction.


Best Austin Communities

Buda & Kyle

Along the Austin-San Antonio I-35 corridor stand the neighboring cities of Kyle and Buda. Kyle and Buda residents have easy access to downtown destinations with small-town Texas charm. Each is a contributor to Hays County’s decade-long status as one of America’s fastest-growing counties. With a championship golf course, a drive-in theater, local breweries, nearby premium brand outlets, expansive parks, and a competitive tax rate—it’s not hard to see why.

There are many area job opportunities, with local and national employers in Kyle and Buda—like Cabela’s, Ascension Seton Hays Medical Center, and Amazon—among Austin’s own growing tech scene. And, zoned for the acclaimed Hays County Independent School District, your address secures your children a top-grade education. Our MileStone community, Cool Springs, offers new homes close to everything the area offers, and with neighborhood hiking and biking trails, multiple fishing ponds, and a newly completed swimming pool and amenity center—plenty to offer on its own.

Cedar Park

Cedar Park is one of the fastest-growing areas in the U.S.. With its safe, laid-back atmosphere, highly-rated schools, golf courses, shops, wineries, restaurants, and plenty of park space—it’s no wonder Cedar Park is one of Austin’s most popular suburbs for families.

Tucked in the rolling Texas Hill Country, living in Cedar Park gives you the benefit of beautiful surroundings while being minutes from the many destinations it has to offer. This—coupled with the area’s low tax rate—makes it an enticing option.

MileStone has three amenity-rich communities in Cedar Park—Trento, The Oaks at Park Street, and Wilson Trace. Each is a boutique community with fewer than 100 homesites, excellent schools in zoned Leander ISD and Round Rock ISD, access to top-notch medical centers, and beautiful nearby greenspaces like Brushy Creek Lake Park.

Leander & Liberty Hill

With a convenient location, just north of Austin, living in Liberty Hill or Leander is an ideal choice for those who want the best of city living with room to breathe. The area has a lot to offer and growing quickly with a brand-new downtown district—including retail, hotels, restaurants, parks, office space, and a convention center—is in development to build on the city’s already booming economy.

Living here is convenient for any Austin commute, with major area employers in town or a Capital Metro Rail ride away. But with so much to do, like playing a round or two at Crystal Falls Golf Course, shopping area retailers, or spending the day at Robin Bledsoe Park and Pool—it might be hard to find a reason to leave. If your goal is to expand, the 1-acre homes at Bonnet will provide you space to grow and enjoy your family. Our master-planned community, Larkspur, places you at the center of it all.  With walking trails, an on-site elementary school, and luxurious amenities, and the scenic San Gabriel River—it just might be your next place to call home.

Dripping Springs

Experience and view the beautiful Texas Hill Country in Dripping Springs. From swimming at Hamilton Pool to shopping in the historic downtown district, living here will provide adventure to your daily life. If education is your focus, the children will enjoy their time at Sycamore Elementary, Sycamore Springs Middle School, and Dripping Springs High School.

Our M Signature Skyridge community offers new home construction in a gated community and space to grow your family. Each home has 3 car garages and convenient access to local wineries, restaurants, and golf courses.

South Austin

This region of Austin comes with all the big-city living benefits and none of the concerns. With locally-loved restaurants and coffee shops, A+ education at AISD schools, a wide selection of pocket parks, and choice area shopping centers—South Austin residents enjoy a mixed urban-suburban feel.

Our new-build homes at our Vistas of Austin master-plan community have upcoming construction phases for future homesites to make yours. Each home is 3-4 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms, available in many floor plans and elevation designs to reflect your style. That, and with nearby shopping, a 20-minute drive from the airport, convenient highway access, and Onion Creek Greenbelt and McKinney Falls State Park within biking distance—the location is hard to beat.

Round Rock

One of the “best places to live in America,” Round Rock is home to Dell computers headquarters, incredible shopping and entertainment, and one of the best school districts (Round Rock ISD) in the region. Austin is an easy drive down I-35, but with great local restaurants, outdoor parks, premium outlets (and an IKEA location), and a charming and historic downtown district, Round Rock is a place your family might never want to leave. For hopeful Round Rock residents, we have new homesites coming soon at The Meadows at Quick Ranch.


Austin School Systems

As we’ve outlined above, Austin area schools are among the very best. Whether Round Rock ISD, Leander ISD, Austin CISD, or Hays County ISD—each has the high-rated schools, low student-teacher ratios, program performance, extracurriculars, and college acceptance rates you want for your children.


Sports Teams

As the home of the University of Texas at Austin, our city is the heart of Texas Longhorn country. Beyond the Division I nationally-recognized collegiate sports you can support—from football to tennis—Austin also has city-wide professional teams to cheer on.

Most recently, Austin FC became our city’s first top-division major professional sports franchise. The highly-anticipated soccer team will begin its first season at Austin FC Stadium in Spring 2021. The H-E-B Center at Cedar Park is already home to the American Hockey League’s primary affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, the Texas Stars, as well as the NBA San Antonio Spurs league affiliate, the Austin Spurs. And a beloved local favorite, the Round Rock Express, the minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers. So, whether you’re a soccer, hockey, basketball, or baseball fan—Austin has your team.


Popular Restaurants

If Austin is anything, it’s for the foodies. The food culture is strong, home to many world-renowned chefs and every cuisine you could imagine—from French and Tex-Mex to Peruvian and Thai—and many an imaginative cuisine you may not. Whether you want a street taco or an impressive sushi spread, we’ve got the dish for you.


Austin Living During A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced many restrictions to life, but Austin provides plenty of opportunities to stay connected and healthy. Our parks and city attractions offer safe, socially distant activities for you to enjoy. We don’t know when things will be back to the normal we once knew, but we’re all committed to getting through this together.


Wrapping Up

Hopefully our Austin Relocation Guide helps you do just that—relocate! We think Austin is great place to live and think you will too. As one of Austin’s premier builders and developers, we’re committed to helping you find the place that feels like home. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


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