Homes in a Very Scenic and Active Location 

If you are in the process of, or even considering down the road, wanting to purchase a house in a fascinating location, consider the Edwards Plateau at the crossroads of Central Texas, West Texas, and South Texas. The Texas Hill Country got its name because many hills are 400 to 500 feet above valleys and plains, Packsaddle Mountain rises 800 feet above the Llano River, and Enchanted Rock is the United States’ second-largest granite dome. 

All hill country homes austin tx area are located in the western part of Austin and the northern part of San Antonio. The population of Texas has grown by leaps and bounds, growing from 2010 to 2018 from 25.1 million to 28.7 million and making it the third fastest growing state in the USA. According to Redfin, Austin has a very competitive real estate market with recent home prices having an average of $375,000 and “hot homes” selling for around list price and pending in about nine days. With approximately 300 days of sunshine throughout the year, the area is popular for the sports of hiking, biking, mountain climbing, kayaking, tubing, boating, swimming, deer hunting, fishing, camping, and bird watching. 

Austin is the Capital of Texas and is geographically the center of the Lone Star State. Austin also has the nickname “Silicon Hills” because it has many headquarters of major technology corporations. It also attracts all types of residents in its population of 842,592, such as politicians, tech experts, professors and students from the The University of Texas, and also musicians as the city is also known as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” It is home to more than 100 venues with live music and the three-day SXSW Limits Music Festival (ACL) featuring 130 bands. 

In addition to great music venues and classic dance halls, you can enjoy attractions like Georgetown’s Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Austin’s Barton Springs Swimming Hole where Robert Redford learned to swim at age five, Cascade Caverns’ Diamond Ceiling and nine-story-high underground waterfall, world-class shopping, outlet malls, charming antique shops, and authentic Hill Country cuisine. 

A fun example is the two-screen, double-feature Doc’s Drive-in Movie Theater with 43 car spaces at each screen that opened in Buda on October 12, 2018. Owner Chris Denny wants to bring a nostalgic movie-going experience to parents and grandparents and provide younger audiences with unusual experiences and blockbuster movies that he discovered as a teenager. Future plans will include three on-site tiny houses for overnight rental and an underground speakeasy bar between the two screens. 

Those events and places, and also the Texas Longhorns, other unique attractions, and acres of parks and trails along with rugged limestone cliffs and fields of wildflowers bring about 19 million visitors each year, and they spend around $3.5 billion. Those statistics amazingly exceed the annual visitors at Disneyland of 14.7 million, Niagara Falls of 14 million, and the Eiffel Tower of 6.7 million. CNN Headline News and Travel & Leisure Magazine stated that Austin had the best people rated by personality and is one of the best cities for singles and dating. It has also been rated the fifth-SAFEST city to live in, and Money Magazine and MSN named Austin one of the Best BIG Cities to Live In.

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