Discover 2,200+ Austin Neighborhoods

Our Austin Neighborhoods Guide has always been a top online destination to research Austin’s diverse communities. Since Austin is such a fast-growing community, we are constantly adding new neighborhoods to the guide to help buyers discover the perfect place to call home. We’re excited to announce our Austin Neighborhood Guide now features over 2,200 unique neighborhoods in the Austin area!

Our Austin Neighborhoods Guide covers popular Austin area communities, as well as neighborhoods even local Austinites may have never heard of. Some neighborhoods on our list are so new, they may not even have homes for sale yet! You’ll find many of these neighborhoods in the suburbs of Austin, including Leander, Cedar Park, and Round Rock. If you’re looking for

Things to Do in Austin for Father's Day 2017

Father's Day is right around the corner, and Austin is the perfect place to celebrate Dad's special day. Whether Dad prefers sports, music, or spending time in the outdoors, there's something fun to do in the Austin area that the whole family can enjoy. Get ideas for a memorable Father's Day below:

Austin Symphonic Band Concert in the ParkRelax in Zilker Park with a special Father's Day concert presented by the Austin Symphonic Band. Tap your toes to familiar marches and other melodies. The concert starts at 7:30 pm, so bring a blanket and a picnic dinner to enjoy music under the stars.

Austin Symphony Concert in the ParkThe Long Center is the site of this outdoor concert for Dad. Brass is the featured ensemble for this Sunday's special

May 2017 Austin Market Report

According to the latest report from the Austin Board of REALTORS®, May was another record-setting month for Austin real estate! Rising home sales and home prices made May the highest-grossing month for the Austin area with $1.23 billion in dollar sales volume! Home sales for May rose 9% since last year to a total of 3,170. Home prices also continued to rise to $310,000 (an increase of 8% since 2016). Numbers for new, active, and pending listings each rose by 15%, 22%, and 6%, respectively. The increase in new and active listings also helped drive up the available home inventory in the Austin area to 2.8 months last month. All of this activity shows the Austin market is still going strong. Check out the latest stats from the Austin Board of REALTORS®

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval - What's the Difference?

In a competitive market like Austin’s, it’s important for buyers to be prepared while shopping for homes. Being pre-qualified or pre-approved for a home loan can help give you a leg up when faced with stiff competition for the home of your dreams. We’ll help you understand the difference between these two terms and how they relate to buying a home.

Pre-Qualification

Pre-qualification is the first step of the journey to your final mortgage. When you meet with your trusted lender, they will review your basic financial information, including your income, debt, and other assets, to generate an estimate of how much you can expect to be approved for to buy a home. Your lender will provide you with a letter showing you are pre-qualified for a loan

Top 5 Fastest-Growing Austin Area Neighborhoods

With new residents moving to Austin every day, new homes are popping up across the area to meet the demand. The Austin Business Journal recently identified five of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the Austin area based on the number of housing starts within that community. A housing start is identified by whether a foundation has been poured for a new home in a neighborhood. Check out the top five fastest-growing Austin area communities and learn more about what makes them so popular with local homebuyers:

1. Siena - Located off of Highway 79 in Round Rock, Siena secures the top spot with 426 housing starts in 2016. With builders like KB Homes, Meritage Homes, Highland Homes, and Gehan Homes building in the community, it’s no wonder so many new

Things to Do in Austin in June 2017

June is here and the summer fun continues in the Austin area! Enjoy live music outdoors at Blues on the Green, Unplugged at the Grove, and the Austin 360 Amphitheater. The Austin Civic Orchestra and the Austin Symphony are also hosting concerts beneath the Texas sky this month. Both Maudie's Moonlight Margarita Run and the Republic of Texas Biker Rally return to Austin this year, as well as the annual ATX Television Festival. Foodies will love the unique food truck eats at Trailer Food Tuesday. There's also plenty of fun for the kids to experience this June at Nature Nights at the Wildflower Center and Bubblepalooza!

Check out the exciting events happening in the Austin area this June:

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Best Places to Swim in the Austin Area

Summer is here, and pools and swimming holes are open across the Austin area! We’ve put together a list of our local favorites, but you might also visit the Austin Parks and Recreation Department website to see a full list of Austin swimming pools. Many of the pools on our list require cash or only take credit cards and some have special hours or take reservations, so be sure to look over the notes for each location as you plan your visit. Read our list and find a new place to cool down this summer!

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Barton Springs Pool- 2201 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX; Hours: Open daily from 8 am - 9 pm; Entry Fees: FREE for children under 1 and seniors over 80, $1 for ages 1 - 11 and seniors over 62, $2 for ages 12 - 17, $3 for ages 18 - 62. Special Notes:

Green Living Neighborhoods in Austin

Austin has been consistently recognized for its commitment to “going green” across the city. As a result, homes with energy-efficient features have become more common in the Austin area. Want to know where to find “green” homes in Austin? We’ve identified a few neighborhoods with a focus on sustainable living and energy-efficient homes. Learn what makes each community unique below:

Colorado Crossing - This growing neighborhood in Southeast Austin features a section dedicated to green homes. Buyers who purchase a new home in Colorado Crossing have the option to add solar panels to their roof as an alternative energy source. Features like Low-E windows and programmable thermostats also contribute to energy savings. Learn more about Colorado Crossing

April 2017 Austin Market Report

After a slow start to the year, the Austin real estate market seems to be heating up! According to the latest report from the Austin Board of REALTORS®, Austin home sales increased 3% since last April with a total of 2,640 homes sold. New, active, and pending sales also increased by 6%, 17%, and 6%, respectively. The median home price in the Austin area rose for the fourth month in a row to $305,000. Homes in Austin stayed on the market for an average of 49 days in April and yielded a 6% increase in total dollar sales volume for the month. These numbers show lots of activity happening on the Austin market as we gear up for another hot summer selling season. Check out the latest stats from the Austin Board of REALTORS® for April:

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