If you are in the market for a new home, the Austin area is a great place to be. Even though the real estate market in the rest of the nation has fallen in the last few years, sales for homes in Austin, TX are higher than ever. As a matter of fact, according to the latest Texas Luxury Home Sales Report, released the first week in January by the Texas Association of Realtors, last year was a good year for luxury home sales in several Texas cities. The report shows that several major Texas metropolitan areas including Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio had an average 35 percent increase in the sale of homes priced at $1 million and higher from January to October 2013. New and existing home sales in Austin are up a substantial 55 percent.
With several Fortune 500 companies and top colleges and universities nearby, including the University of Texas, Austin offers wide appeal for businesses, students and employees. Austin’s residents encompass everyone from students to educators, from politicians to earth friendly farmers, and more.
The many neighborhoods and their homes in Austin, TX are as diversified as its residents. If you like living right in the middle of the action, perhaps the Downtown, University, or Central Austin neighborhoods would be the place to begin the search for your new home. If you’d rather be closer to nature; closer to the edge of Austin, then it’s a sure bet that Austin’s Westlake real estate area, close to the lake where the drive through its many neighborhoods take you down winding hill country roads, is the neighborhood for you.
Where ever you want to be, and how ever you want to live, Austin offers some of the most beautiful and sought after nature venues a person could want. Austin boasts two beautiful lakes, Lake Travis and Lake Austin, both with miles of hiking and biking trails. The Barton Creek Greenbelt is a favorite park of Austinites, and Austin’s Zilker Park has Barton Springs with picnic areas, a large playground area, swimming pools, soccer fields, and a hillside theater. The natural beauty of the hill country is all around. All you have to do is look!