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Find the latest Buda homes and real estate MLS listings for Austin Texas suburbs right nowAlthough Buda, Texas, is under the radar, it's a great place to live for those who want to have a lower cost of living and a slower pace of life right outside of Austin. Located between San Antonio and Austin, the city is busy enough that it doesn't feel too rural but is away from the downtown area for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Austin. The small-town feel makes it appealing for those who want a cozy and friendly place to reside while still having access to major amenities in Austin and San Antonio. To learn more about houses in Buda or schedule a private home showing, call/text (512) 795-1973 or email your expert Buda real estate agent today. Whether you're a first-time home buyer or a savvy real estate investor, create an account to track your Buda house buying process and progress easily. Read more about homes in Buda Texas below.

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Living in Buda

Buda originally became a city in 1881 and was named Du Pre, with a major railroad stop present for travelers and railroad workers, which led to a post office that was soon opened, as well as stores and restaurants. It experienced major population growth, prompting a name change after a different city in Texas shared the same name.

Known as the "Outdoor Capital of Texas," it has a high percentage of parkland. It's also a part of the film industry and is a film-friendly community where "Friday Night Lights," "The Walking Dead," and "Snake Tales" has been filmed.

It's one of the fastest-growing suburbs and has a population of 17,000, and is recognized as a national historic site. Many of the residential and commercial properties are historic, which some of the buildings dating back to 1881.

The average salary of Buda residents is $31,588 a year, and the average household income is $28,555.

Buda Community

When you live in Buda, you rarely have to leave the city during the week because it has all of the essentials, including H-E-B, Wal-Mart, and pet supply stores. There are also non-essential establishments like yoga studios, bars, and upscale restaurants.

The Old Town has a variety of different boutique shops, cafes, and coffee shops. There are also a variety of options for going swimming to cool off from the Texan heat in the spring and summer. The YMCA has a swimming pool available for the community, as well as Camp Moody, where an expansive pool is present with wide lanes. Camp Moody also has an adventure playground that can be booked for parties and events. Both pools at the YMCA and Camp Moody are 25 meters in length.

Buda Schools

Served by the Hays Independent School District, the schools in Buda have good ratings with a B- rating. For diversity and college prep, the district has earned an A-. Buda has five different high schools. Some of the highest-rated schools in the local area include Ralph Pfluger Elementary School, Elm Grove Elementary School, Carpenter Hill Elementary School, Buda Elementary School, and Tom Green Elementary School.

The student-to-teacher ratio is one to 14, which allows more one-on-one attention to be provided to students for increased success in the classroom. Because Buda has an independent school district that isn't government-funded, it allows teachers to present learning in many different ways.

The school district has an average graduation rate of 90%, with an average SAT score of 1150 and a score of 25 for the ACT. Many students go on to attend Texas State University, the University of Texas - Austin, Texas A&M University, Baylor University, and Texas Tech University.

Buda Jobs

Buda is a quick 15-minute drive from downtown Austin, making it an ideal place to live if you work in the city and don't want to spend an hour commuting each day. Some of the top employers that are present in Austin include Tesla, Google, Facebook, H.E.B, Dell, Samsung, and Seton Healthcare Network.

Local employers who are present in Buda include Baylor Scott & White Health, Hays Consolidated ISD, US Food Service, Dynamic Systems, Ampersand Art Supply, Fat Quarter Shop, Capital City Steel, Texas LehighSodalis at Buda, Centex Materials, Chip Semiconductor, and Capital Excavation. Some of the top industries in the local area include manufacturing, healthcare, construction, and engineering.

The unemployment rate in Buda is 5.3%, according to, which is lower than the national average, which currently sits at 6.0%. In the last year, the job market has increased by 3.5%, which has contributed to the stable economy and attracted more professionals who are looking for new opportunities.

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Moving to Buda

Although Buda has a reputation for being a sleepy town, it's experiencing massive growth, making the housing market more competitive for buyers. Because the city continues to have a seller's market, it's important to use the services of a real estate agent to become more competitive against other buyers when shopping around for a property to purchase.

There's a range of communities to choose from with 30 different neighborhoods that are present, whether you're looking for a new development with 50 to 70-foot lots to developments with at least half an acre lots in older communities. The average sale price of residential properties is $490,000, making it necessary to know your budget in advance.

Securing financing is essential to ensure you know what you can afford. The property taxes in Buda are 1.97%-3.2%, depending on the neighborhood. You'll also need to account for potential homeowner's association fees, as well as homeowner's insurance. If you plan to buy an older home, the cost of maintenance and repairs will likely be higher each month compared to buying a new build.

Some of the top developments in the area include Garlic Creek and Ruby Ranch, which are newer and come with moderate price tags.

Buda Highlights

The Buda Mill and Grian is a site that is newly renovated and spans over nine acres with 280,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space available. This is where many locals come to visit hair salons, yoga, coffee shops, restaurants, and cocktail lounges.

The reoccurring festivals are another draw of Buda, making it easy to meet new people and have fun. Some of the top events include the Buda Crawfish festival, where live music is present, Easter egg hunts, farmer's markets on the weekends, and celebrations hosted on major holidays. The Oaks Alive Heritage Tree Fest is a longer event that is a week-long celebration that commemorates the anniversary of Buda becoming a city on Main Street.

The Sip 'n' Stroll is another popular activity that invites locals to sip on alcoholic beverages and stroll through the downtown shops available, tasing a variety of spirits and sampling a few of the signature dishes served at each establishment.

Buda Sports

Sports are celebrated in the city of Buda as the community comes together for practices and games throughout the week at multiple locations that accommodate all ages.

As a 52-acre park, The Buda Sportsplex is expansive, with four baseball and softball fields, a short trail system, and four different recreational fields. This is where practices and games are hosted, allowing locals to watch live sports in the local area.

Flag football is also highly celebrated and is available for the youth to enjoy, which is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. Both girls and boys can participate in the NFL Youth Flag Football League, which is hosted by Neighborhood Sports and is available in the fall, winter, and spring seasons. The youth flag football championships are one of the largest events in the local area, where teams are guaranteed up to four games.

Additional sports that are available in different leagues include soccer, basketball, and baseball or softball.

Adults can participate in sand volleyball leagues where different divisions are available for coed teams. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced players can play for six weeks on teams that get together at least two nights a week.

If you want to attend a live college football game, the Texas Longhorns play at the University of Austin throughout the fall season and always put on a good show. The bright lights, roar of the orange crowd, and excitement when a touchdown is made make it a memorable experience. If you attend a game with a group of friends, you can even enjoy tailgating in the parking lot before the game.

Basketball fans can watch the Austin Spurs make shots at the H-E-B Center as they play during the season from October to April. Sitting in the stands can allow you to get a firsthand look at some of your favorite players, including Jalen Adaway, Alphonso Anderson, Alize Johnson, Chaundee Brown Jr., and Alize Johnson.

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Restaurants Buda

One of the top restaurants to find authentic Cajun food in Buda is at Mudbugs - A Cajun Joint, which serves elevated Cajun cuisine in a laidback and fun setting. Everything on the menu is handcrafted, and pairs well with different types of local wines served. The location is known for having fantastic shrimp dishes with large portions and fun cocktails. For dessert, be sure to order the chocolate and caramel argument.

As a small family-owned restaurant, Amici is a local favorite as an Italian eatery with fresh ingredients and impeccable flavors. Not only is Amici a restaurant where patrons can dine in, but it also has a food truck for those who want a delicious plate of Italian food on the go. Some of the top menu items include shrimp scampi, meat bolognese pasta, carbonara, shrimp alfredo, and of course, the tiramisu.

The best place for Southern food is Brooklyn's Down South, which is a vibrant restaurant and bar that serves decadent comfort food like salmon benedict, fried green tomatoes, chicken and sausage gumbo, chicken and dumplings, and basil cauliflower pasta. Many people come here for brunch and enjoy sitting out on the patio, where there's a relaxing and welcoming setting to dine.

When you're in the mood to socialize, Main St. Pizzeria & Beer Garden is a popular pizza parlor where you can expect to see familiar faces and make conversation with the staff. The location serves pizza, wings, and beer and has an upbeat setting with friendly employees. The decadent selection of beers and wines is one of the main draws of the eatery. Patrons also favor the garlic knots, fried calamari, toasted ravioli, and stuffed mushrooms. Large custom pizzas are made to order with fresh ingredients and hearty servings.