How to Choose the Right Neighborhood

Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 3:40pm.

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood

Austin has over 2,000 diverse neighborhoods to call home, but how do you pick the right one for you and your family? Whether you’re an Austin native or brand new to the area, our tips can help you narrow down the perfect community.

Before you even start researching Austin area neighborhoods, make a list of your needs and wants. Consider what kind of atmosphere you’re looking for, like a quiet neighborhood in the hill country or a community in the heart of the city. Are you looking for a neighborhood with top schools? How important is it to have amenities like a community pool, golf course, or park? Don’t forget about your daily commute time to and from work. While there may be hundreds of neighborhoods that meet your criteria, you should note which amenities you’re willing to compromise.

The next step is to get to know Austin area neighborhoods. Our Austin Neighborhoods Guide provides thoroughly researched profiles for over 2,000 Austin area neighborhoods. You can read a brief description of the neighborhood and view market stats, schools, and things to do nearby at a glance. Use this information to help narrow down your favorites. Take some time to visit each of your favorite neighborhoods. Check out the homes, surrounding area, and amenities like parks and pools. It’s never too early to get in touch with a Realtor, who can give you inside information about your favorites.

The homes for sale in your favorite neighborhoods are one of the most important deciding factors when it comes to picking the right community to call home. Our powerful Austin home search tools can help you browse homes for sale in your chosen neighborhoods that fit your budget and criteria. Use our unique Open House List to discover home tours in each area. Your Realtor can also set up showings of homes in your preferred neighborhoods and help you find information about property values. When it’s time to make your decision, don't forget to review your list of needs and wants.

We hope these tips help you choose the perfect Austin neighborhood for your needs. Be sure to check out our Austin Neighborhoods Guide to learn more about Austin area communities. Our agents are Austin area experts and waiting in the wings to help you with your home search. Contact us today with your questions about buying or selling an Austin area home.

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