Top 10 Best Neighborhoods

Top 10 Neighborhoods in Austin For Families

1.  Rollingwood - Median price:  $1.825M

-  Rollingwood is a suburb just west of downtown Austin.  Rollingwood has a rural feel but it is opposite of that as Rollingwood sits just 3 miles from downtown Austin.  There are many coffee shops, local restaurants, exemplary schools, and parks which makes this top the list of Austins best neighborhood for families.  

2.  West Lake Hills - Median price:  $2.789M

-  West Lake Hills is arguably one of the most desirable areas in Austin.  Feeding into top rated Eanes ISD is just one feature that lures many folks into this suburb.  Many homes sit atop the hills which gives you great views of downtown and hill country.  Close proximity to shopping and restaurants, mixed with low crime make this one of the best neighborhoods in Austin. 

3.  Brushy Creek - Median price:  $575,000

- Brushy Creek has exploded into one of Austin’s most desirable areas to live.  Affordability, top schools, restaurants, shopping, parks, low crime, the list goes on.  Brushy Creek is just West of Round Rock and has seen tremendous growth in the past 4 years.   

4.  The Hills - Median price:  $953,000

The Hills of Lakeway is known for a resort style feel with many top golf courses in the area.  Led by top rated schools of Lake Travis ISD and close proximity to Lake Travis, residents here rarely ever need to leave their own bubble.  The Hills is also known for breathtaking hill country views. 

5.  Shady Hollow - Median price:  $687,000

Shady Hollow located in Southwest Austin is known for many neighborhood parks, 4 to be exact.  Parks which include many jogging and biking trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds.  Residents enjoy and quiet, family atmosphere all while enjoying many restaurants.  

6.  Cedar Park - Median price:  $435,000

- Cedar Park has become one of Austins favorite neighborhoods due to the close proximity to Austin, top rated schools, strong local economy, and relatively affordable housing market.  Cedar Park draws attention to its closeness to Austin’s major Tech Hub’s.  Many families tend to move here to start growing their families as this is most likely one of Austins affordable areas that does not lack low crime and school ratings.  

7.  Leander - Median price:  $415,000

- Leander has been a booming suburb for the past couple years.  Many new subdivisions have called Leander home.  Many outdoor spaces, parks, close proximity to Lake Travis, and highly acclaimed schools makes Leander one of the best suburbs for families. 

8. Steiner Ranch - Median price:  $805,000

- Steiner Ranch is almost its own city within a community.  They have a full time activities director who coordinates a wide array of seasonal activities to keep the community connected.  The University of Texas Golf Club is a 275 acre championship course situated in the heart of Steiner Ranch.  Community centers, swimming pools, and playgrounds are just some features within the Towne Center.  Top rated schools of Leander ISD, local grocery stores, and restaurants all surround the neighborhood.  

9.  Round Rock - Median price:  $470,000

- Approximately 16 miles North of Austin, Round Rock is one of Texas’s largest metro cities.  Major technology and medical companies call Round Rock home.  Round Rock has one of the lowest tax and utility rates in the area.  Schools are highly rated, plentiful entertainment, and affordability are why families tend to flock to Round Rock to call this place home. 

10.  Oak Hill - Median price:  $673,000

- A once rural town has now become urbanized from many restaurants, megastores, and malls.  Oak Hill is great for families who want to stay close to nature, you can often hear coyotes howling at night.  The area is very kid friendly with many great schools, activities, swimming pools, and summer camps.  

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