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Old 09-17-2007, 10:10 AM
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Currently my family lives in DFW area, but are considering a move to Austin in the next couple years to be closer to family. We would like to find some neighborhoods that have relatively large lots so the houses don't feel like they are stacked on top of one another. We are not looking for acreage home sites and would prefer the lot to be under 1 acre. Just something that has a good sized front, back and side yards. We would like the neighborhood to be fairly new (less than 10 years old) and have some sort of HOA. We are open to any towns in the Austin area. Does anyone have suggestions? We would like to keep the price under 500K.


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Old 09-17-2007, 12:18 PM
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Shady Hollow on Brodie, 78739, has some homes on around 1/2 acre lots.
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:38 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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These types of neighborhoods seem to be more expensive because developers can't squeeze as many lots out of them. I liked Westminster Glen for their larger lots, but the prices start at $700k
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:30 PM
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Dripping Springs might work for you. It will be hard to find that size lot for 500K. You would need to spend more like 900K to get one acre in Austin.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:37 PM
Location: Austin TX
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If you're willing to go farther north, you might check out areas in Cedar Park and Leander like Crystal Falls, some parts of Twin Creeks, Cypress Canyon Preserve. Keep an eye on your commute though!
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:56 PM
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Commute really isn't an issue yet. If this move goes according to plan I will keep my current job and work remotely from home. Thanks for all the great suggestions...keep them coming! Also the lot doesn't have to be 1 acre. 1/2 acre is fine...I just don't want to be 15 feet from my neighbors house.
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Old 09-17-2007, 04:24 PM
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Well, good luck on finding it, we are looking for the same thing. We were just there last week looking for just such a thing. We looked all over Round rock,Cedar park and Georgetown. We felt almost all the newer neighborhoods were too close to each other. We did find Forest Ridge estates in RR to have 1/2 acres and up size lots. they are about 10-12 years old but look like new to me, very nice. Oak Bluffs was another one, also in RR.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:30 AM
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We were looking two months ago and there were some areas that had decent-sized lots like Belterra (Dripping Springs) and I would often see listings in Shady Hollow that had big lots.

Now and again, in the MLS, you could find +.5 acre lots in Circle C area and Steiner Ranch area. Those weren't as common, but there were a few.

Maybe you can look up lots if you are up to waiting for a home to be built?
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:02 AM
Location: Driftwood TX
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There are plenty in the south , I dont know much about the north.. but off FM1826, FM 967, in Dripping Springs, Driftwood, and some in Buda. You just have to look further and longer. I dont know if you are allowed to pitch developements here, but PM me if you want and I can send a list of about 10 subdivisions with this size lot (or larger)
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:05 PM
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I live in the Oak Bluff neighborhood in Round Rock. All the lots in the original section are 1 acre. Those in the second phase (12-14 years old) are on 1/2 acre lots. Fairly large homes and mostly custom but being in Round Rock keeps the prices mostly below 400K.
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