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MASONWOODNews & Events
December 6, 2019

New Build Homes in Austin: What to Look For

Are you considering a new build home in Austin? 

There are a lot of reasons that folks are moving to Austin these days. After all, the area has a lot to offer new residents, including lovely weather, excellent career opportunities, vibrant communities, and a one‑of‑a‑kind culture that you won’t find anywhere else. 

The new homes in Austin aren’t too shabby, either. Homes come with customized options and floor plans, as well as energy‑efficient components and high‑quality materials. Homeowners are afforded luxury living in some of the most highly‑sought after neighborhoods in Texas.

It’s no wonder that Austin was recently ranked as the number one best place to live in the United States by U.S. News and World Reports (for the 3rd year in a row!). We’d have to agree that Austin’s homeowners are some of the luckiest in the nation.

If you’re dreaming of new build homes in Austin, we’ve got everything you need to know right here.

Why Austin?

If you aren’t already sold on Austin as the top choice for your new home, chances are that you’ll probably be convinced soon enough. It’s hard to beat the Lone Star State’s capital when choosing the best place to make a home. 

But, you don’t have to take our word for it. You could just ask the 152 people per day who have chosen to move to Austin over the course of the past decade, instead. That figure is according to a recently released analysis by the Austin Chamber, whose findings are based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Population Estimates data.

There has to be some reason that Austin is leading the nation in population growth for the eighth consecutive year in a row, right? Well, as a matter of fact, there are a lot of things that might be leading people to Austin.

Here are just a few of the reasons why it should come as no surprise that Austin is the fastest‑growing large city in America today.

A Land of Opportunity

Business is good in Austin. The city’s unemployment rate is a meager 2.1% in comparison with the national unemployment rate, which, despite recent record lows, still hangs around 3.7%.

It’s recognized by Forbes as a hotbed for technology and a hub for startups and entrepreneurs. Along with being one of the best large cities in the nation for starting a business, its appeal extends to creatives who specialize in the music and art industries, as well. And, its home state of Texas is the top spot in the U.S. for female entrepreneurs, according to a recent study.

Austin is also a popular tourist destination, ranking as one of America’s best cities to visit. So, it only makes sense that the hospitality industry, which includes many new and established hotels and motels, gets to share in the success of Austin’s rising economy.

Creativity & Entertainment 

The city is a center for creative collaboration, where street artists, local fashion designers, musicians, and writers are welcomed and appreciated. Art galleries and studios are plentiful and there’s always a variety of entertainment options to choose from, including live music every night of the week at various venues across the city.

A Cool City with Southern Swagger

Southern hospitality runs high in what some consider the “coolest city in America.” Despite its modern and hip reputation, Austin hasn’t abandoned its small city roots. People here warm and friendly and there’s a strong sense of community, despite its big city label.

Culture & Diversity 

Austin has the unique ability to cater to families, young professionals, business leaders, college students, artists, and musicians.

The sidewalks are lined with eateries and restaurants featuring culturally diverse menu options of every kind. Small businesses and large tech companies live in harmony, alongside flea markets, street vendors and thrift stores. No matter what your passion, there’s room for you to grow in Austin.

The city itself is a healthy mix of residents of all ages (Austin also ranks among the best cities to retire in the U.S.) and it’s one of the most culturally diverse areas in the South.

Rich History

While it’s unlikely that you’ll run into many modern‑day cowboys in these parts, the city originally named “Waterloo” still plays a big role in Texas history. It was founded in 1839 along the Colorado border, where the Gold Rush was active back in the day.

Today, modern history triumphs in Austin, where a bronze statue of Stevie Ray Vaughn guards the river, the downtown capitol welcomes visitors, and the LBJ Presidential Library graces the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

A Natural Beauty

Ample green spaces, parks, streams, and hiking trails are just more of what makes Austin different than many of America’s other big cities. There are plenty of places to enjoy the great outdoors and thanks to Austin’s warm temps, spending time outside is pleasant year‑round.

The natural beauty is found throughout Austin’s neighborhoods, making them the ideal settings for a picnic or a stroll. 

Where to Live in Austin

Speaking of the neighborhoods in Austin, they’re another one of the reasons that people are flocking to the area these days.

With so many people moving into Texas’s capital city you might expect that the housing market would dry up. This tends to be the case in cities that are gaining more residents than they are losing year after year. And, in recent years, Austin’s net migration has been over one hundred people per day.

Fortunately, forward‑thinking homebuilders are providing a solution to the city’s would‑be housing crisis. Potential residents now have affordable, high‑quality housing options. And, these newly‑built homes are available in areas that offer plenty of additional perks on their own.

New Homes in Austin: Affordable Luxury

According to a recent survey by Trulia, more than twice as many people prefer a new home to an existing home. 

Of course, there are many advantages that newly‑built homes offer. These include modern design, energy‑efficient components, advanced techniques, long‑lasting warranties and more.

Masonwood has a choice of floor plans, added security features, and personalized solutions for homeowners. This may explain why Austin’s newest communities are the hottest and most preferred locations of buyers today. For a combination of luxury and modern convenience, it doesn’t get any better than Cielo East.

Cielo East features a gated community of smart homes, and with its strategic location near the intersection of Interstate 35 and TX 45 in Pflugerville, you’re just minutes away from all that Austin has to offer.

Learn More About Masonwood Homes

At Masonwood Homes, we apply the same quality and craftsmanship to all of their homes. You can trust that you are getting a luxury‑built, structurally sound home at an unbeatable price. Plus, our homes offer long‑lasting warranties. And, they come with built‑in efficiency features for increased value and reduced maintenance.

Want to know more?

Explore our new construction homes, or contact us today to learn more about building your new home in Austin