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Real Estate Buying Tips: Finding Affordable Luxury In Austin

The term “affordable” is all relative when it comes to buying luxury homes. That said, if you’re living in one of our nation’s larger cities in a high-end home that’s on the smaller side, then you’ll want to hear what Austin has in store for you.

More land, larger square footage, better amenities, and a front-row seat to a city that’s growing into one of the largest and most in-demand in the country—Austin offers this and more to luxury home shoppers.

Not convinced this is the place to settle down into a new palatial home? With the tech, manufacturing, and health-care industries all booming, you’ll want to snag these gorgeous homes at their current prices before it’s too late. If you’re looking for luxury, now is the time to begin your Austin home search.

To find the best Austin neighborhoods and communities for your future luxury home, we recommend checking out the following areas.

  1. Bouldin Creek

    This is the cultural epicenter of weird Austin and it’s drawing in an abundance of affluent new residents from all over the U.S. If you love the arts, want to find yourself in the middle of the buzz of South By Southwest each year, or are eager to surround yourself with Austin’s eccentricity, then this is the luxury neighborhood for you.

  2. Downtown

    For those looking to live in the center of the action, Downtown is your place for buying a luxury condo or apartment. As the new tech talent pours in from all over the country, the Downtown luxury condo associations are eager to accommodate the demand for new and better amenities. Get ‘em while they’re hot!

  3. Spanish Oaks

    Just 25 minutes outside of the Austin’s Downtown sits a luxury community that offers “the ultimate balance of tranquility and activity.” Living in the Spanish Oaks private, gated community offers a range of amenities, including golf, fishing, swimming, and more. As part of the Texas Hill Country, the views surrounding these homes are serene, beautiful, and breath-taking.

  4. West Lake Hills

    Also in the Texas Hill Country, but closer to Downtown, is the affluent city of West Lake Hills. This entire city boasts some of Austin’s best real estate and properties, and its location makes it a fantastic choice for those who will be working in the Downtown area. Plus, the entire city is part of the Exemplary-rated Eanes Independent school district.

  5. Circle C Ranch

    This luxury home community is located in Southwest Austin, only 20 minutes from Downtown, and offers high-end amenities and services to its residents. The expansive homes and neighborhood features golf club access, several community pools, nature-filled paths and roads, as well as fantastic neighbors.

Ready to search for an affordable luxury home in your price range? Visit our Austin MLS Search and use the tool to search based on your specific criteria.