Austin Suburbs

As Austin continues to have an annual growth rate of 2.79%, it's caused many current Austin residents to look to the surrounding suburbs to settle down, according to The nearby neighborhoods boast many of the same amenities as downtown Austin and have a lower cost of living, which accommodates many individuals who still want to enjoy everything the city offers. Suppose you're looking to relocate to the greater Austin area. In that case, there are a few Austin suburbs worth considering due to their new subdivisions, excellent schools, and a short distance to downtown Austin.

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Brushy Creek

Brushy Creek has a population of 21,764 and is situated between Cedar Park and Round Rock. With a median home value of $281,800, it's an affordable place to live and is only 28 minutes from the downtown area. The school district is highly regarded and the general atmosphere of this area is much more relaxed compared to downtown. The variety of parks that are present also offers a significant amount of outdoor space where local residents can hike, ride bikes, walk their dogs, or bring their children to stay active on the play structures.

Round Rock

With a population of 128,739, Round Rock is one of the largest suburbs outside of Austin and attracts transplants for its variety of restaurants and retail stores. One of the top attractions is Dell Diamond, where the community comes to see the Round Rock Express Minor League Baseball team play games throughout the season. North of Austin, Round Rock is considered to be one of the best places to live in Texas for its historical sites and variety of attractions, which include escape rooms, farmers' markets, and breweries.

Cedar Park

Cedar Park is located in Williamson County outside of Austin and has a dense suburban feel where plenty of parks and coffee shops are present. Home to 77,181 local residents, Cedar Park, is affordable with housing that has an average price tag of $327,400.

Cedar Park is desirable for its new subdivisions, which include amenities like community pools and fitness centers. Not only are there many local parks and community playgrounds, but the Twin Lakes YMCA is a popular place to visit to stay active and participate in different events and activities year-round.

Located near the US 183, it's a quick drive to Austin, allowing it to accommodate professionals who have to commute to work each day.

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If you're looking to live in an Austin suburb that feels like an escape from the city and has a rural feel, Leander is an ideal place to call home. It offers plenty of parks and has highly-rated public schools.

The median home value is $292,000, according to, making it a more affordable suburb in the area.

Home to distilleries, golf courses, splash pads, a railroad, and a resort with a waterpark, it's the perfect place to stay busy and active.


With a variety of small businesses available, Hutto has small-town charm and character due to its rich history in the area as it feels tucked away from the rest of the city. 22 miles from Austin, Hutto is recognized as a great place to put down roots due to its low cost of living, and excellent schools due to the low student-to-teacher ratios.

Hutto is one of the fastest-growing communities in Austin and is a part of the booming tech hub in the region, making it an ideal spot for professionals to live. Local residents are also intent on preserving the unique history and character of the town. The 20 different subdivisions that are present make it easy to have a variety of options when searching for a residential property.


Located only 25 miles from downtown Austin, Georgetown is a rapidly growing suburb and stands out for its beautiful square town. The award-winning Main Street also contributes to its cozy setting where state-of-the-art shopping and dining are available.

75,420 people live in the area, which encompasses approximately 47.86 square miles of land, according to The award-winning school district and home prices in the $463,000-range contribute to the high level of appeal of the neighborhood.


Located in the western area of Travis County, Lakeway is a small community with 15,673 people. The suburb has housing with a median value of $464,100 and highly-rated schools. Many young professionals and retirees call Lakeway home and appreciate the suburb's direct access to the lake, making it easy to enjoy different types of water activities during the warmer months of the year on the three separate marinas available.

Although Lakeway is further than other communities, it still offers quick access to downtown Austin via Highway 71. It features roughly 20 neighborhoods and a lot of green space, allowing local residents to spend more time outdoors.

San Marcos

Located on Interstate 35, San Marcos has an urban-suburban feel where an abundance of parks and coffee shops are present. The town is known to be lively and hosts events that contribute to the close-knit community vibe. It's known to be a small town that has easy access to the big city and is even where Texas State University is located.

San Marcos offers river tubing to the locals on the main river, which runs through the middle of the town and is one of the main highlights of the suburb. The nightlife scene is another perk of living in the area due to the number of bars and breweries present. The different trails that are present also offer plenty of places to hike, bike, and take in beautiful views.

The Austin suburbs that are available allow potential buyers to have plenty of choices when researching where they want to live without compromising their proximity to the downtown Austin area. As the nearby suburbs continue to grow and expand, it provides more accommodations and a higher quality of life for both old and new residents