Austin may have a long-established tradition of vibrant nightlife, a cutting edge music scene, and enough Longhorns to throw the biggest barbecue in Texas, but in its more residential areas, Austin offers new (and often luxurious) communities built with you and the family in mind.
Santa Rita Ranch
One of the Austin area's newest master-planned communities Santa Rita Ranch combines a neighborhood feel with Hill Country style. Kids walk to school (at either the Georgetown or Liberty Hills ISD) here, and skipping rocks in the San Gabriel River is actually a thing people do. Santa Rita offers a family sports complex and sports fields; pools and splash park; a vibrant town center; and a web of hiking, biking, and nature trails from your own backyard.
Belterra, one of central Texas’ premier master-planned community, blends urban lifestyle with natural beauty (hence the name, which means “beautiful land.”) Mere minutes from downtown Austin, Belterra is nestled in 1,600 acres of Texas Hill Country and is an oasis of resort-style amenities designed to enhance the Texas countryside just outside your back door. The community is also eclectic in its design. No two neighborhoods are the same, and each offers its own unique features, such as walking paths, covered picnic areas, playground areas, and fitness stops. It also features 400 acres of open space and an abundant greenbelt connecting the neighborhoods. Children attend the award-winning Dripping Springs ISD.