Suburbs of Austin, TX
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Feb 21, 2018
Austin’s suburbs are growing at a faster rate than the city itself - one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country in fact. They offer vast natural spaces, family-oriented communities and big city access without the hustle and bustle. Discover some of the suburbs people are moving to as they head to the Austin area.
Twenty-seven miles north of Austin lies the suburb of Georgetown. With a population of 63,716, it was reported to be one of the fastest growing cities in the country in the 2015 U.S. Census. Though the population is flourishing, Georgetown has typically had a small-town pace. The downtown is quant and its courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. Georgetown Square is the center of activity with great restaurant options. And outdoor enthusiasts will love the access to nature paths, bike trails, parks and more. Lake Georgetown has 26.5 miles of trails and many residents enjoy boating, fishing, and skiing on the lake. Home options include historic houses and modern residences. The median household income is $62,219 and the median home price is $251,500. The unemployment rate is below the national average, but the cost of living is slightly higher.
It’s located 17 miles northwest of Austin and like other nearby suburbs, has seen rapid growth in recent years with a current population of 65,945. With this migration of new residents comes new houses. The city is known for its wide selection of homes and their high quality of construction. The median home price is $268,680 and the median household income is $79,323. Families are attracted to many things about Cedar Park, including the abundance of outdoor spaces. The city has over 40 parks, 250-acres of cave preserves, swimming pools and much more. The school systems are high quality with great sports programs. The unemployment rate is below the national average and the commuter rail passes through the city for those headed to work in Austin.
Round Rock is the largest suburb on our list with a population of 115,997 - up significantly in recent years. It’s located 19 miles northeast of Austin. However, commute times can be notoriously bad to and from the capitol. However, the city has its own employment source as the computer company Dell is headquartered in Round Rock. The unemployment rate is lower than the national average with the median household income at $70,952. The suburb is filled with shopping, dining and entertainment options. It’s home to one of the four Ikeas in the state and the Triple-A Round Rock Express minor league baseball team. Round Rock is great option for families. The public-school systems rank very high and the crime rate is low. In fact, it was ranked the 5th safest city in America this past year. And there is a great selection of family houses with the median home price at $233,600.
This brings us to the smallest suburb on our list, Bee Cave, located 17 miles northwest of Austin. Despite its size of 6,202 residents, Bee Cave has seen a 2,510% population increase in recent years. People are drawn to the community because of its scenic views and access to nature. This includes the 50-acre Bee Cave Central Park and the serene Bee Cave Sculpture Park among others. The rural town has diverse housing options including high end luxury homes. This brings us to the steep cost of living. The average home price is just over half a million dollars with an average household income of $95,924. There are less expensive home options available as well. Bee Cave also has high quality schools for the kids. Growth is projected to continue over the coming years.