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Where to Live Near Austin

If you're brand-new to the Austin area, it can be hard to figure out which area is right for you. And as many locals will tell you, living IN Austin can be very expensive and isn't for everyone. Therefore, we've put together some helpful information on some Austin suburbs. We hope this is helpful as you make your decision.

Check out our interactive guide below for information on some of the most popular suburbs that are north, south and west of Austin.

North/Northwest Austin

Amenities/Shopping

Amenities and shopping options in the area include:

  • The Domain - Large outdoor mall, restaurants, hotels and offices for many Austin companies
  • Top Golf
  • Arboretum
  • Costco

Closest UHCU Branch

The closest UHCU branch for this area is our North Austin (Mopac) branch.

Distance from Downtown Austin

10-15 miles from Downtown Austin

Main Highway/Road Access

This area of Austin is easily accessible via Highway Loop 1 (known as Mopac/Mopac Expressway to locals) and Highway 183. 

Median Home Price

The median home price for homes in the North/Northwest Austin area is $450,000.

This is according to Realtor.com in January 2021.

Neighborhoods

These are just a few of the hundreds of neighborhoods available in the North/Northwest Austin area:

  • Gracy Woods
  • Wells Branch
  • Jester Estates
  • Gateway
  • Estates of Brentwood
  • Spicewood

Cedar Park (Leander, Liberty Hill, West Georgetown)

Amenities/Shopping

Amenities and shopping options in the area include:

  • HEB Center (Hockey, concerts, basketball)
  • The Crossover (Sports, wellness, entertainment)
  • 1890 Ranch Shopping Center
  • Costco

Closest UHCU Branch

The closest UHCU branch for this area is our Cedar Park branch located at:

1801 E Whitestone Blvd (FM 1431)
Cedar Park, Texas 78613

Distance from Downtown Austin

20-25 miles from Downtown Austin

Main Highway/Road Access

This area of Austin is easily accessible via Highway 183, Highway 183A Toll, RR 620 and FM 1431 (Whitestone Blvd)

Median Home Price

The median home price for homes in the Cedar Park area is $362,500.

This is according to Realtor.com in January 2021.

Neighborhoods

These are just a few of the hundreds of neighborhoods available in the Cedar Park/Leander/Liberty Hill area:

  • Mayfield Ranch
  • Ranch at Brushy Creek
  • Silver Oak
  • Anderson Mill West
  • Avery Ranch
  • Twin Creeks
  • Rancho Sienna

Georgetown (Round Rock, Cedar Park, Jarrell)

Amenities/Shopping

Amenities and shopping options in the area include:

  • Historical Georgetown Square
  • Southwestern University
  • Wolf Ranch Town Center

Closest UHCU Branch

The closest UHCU branch for this area is our Georgetown branch located at:

12 Waters Edge Cir
Georgetown, Texas 78626

Distance from Downtown Austin

25-30 miles from Downtown Austin

Main Highway/Road Access

This area north of Austin is easily accessible via Interstate Highway 35 as well as Highway 29.

Median Home Price

The median home price for homes in the Georgetown area is $345,000.

This is according to Realtor.com in January 2021.

Neighborhoods

These are just a few of the hundreds of neighborhoods available in the Cedar Park/Leander/Liberty Hill area:

  • Berry Creek
  • Cimarron Hills
  • Sunset Valley (55+)
  • Gabriels Overlook
  • Rancho Sienna
  • Beltorre
  • Katy Crossing

Round Rock (Pflugerville, Hutto, Taylor, Georgetown)

Amenities/Shopping

Amenities and shopping options in the area include:

  • Dell Diamond
  • Kalahari Resort
  • Round Rock Premium Outlets
  • IKEA
  • Bass Pro Shop

Closest UHCU Branch

The closest UHCU branch for this area is our Round Rock branch located at:

301 Mays Crossing Dr
Round Rock, Texas 78664

Distance from Downtown Austin

18-22 miles from Downtown Austin

Main Highway/Road Access

This area north of Austin is easily accessible via Interstate Highway 35 and TX-45 Toll.

Median Home Price

The median home price for homes in the Round Rock area is $320,000.

This is according to Realtor.com in January 2021.

Neighborhoods

These are just a few of the hundreds of neighborhoods available in the Round Rock area:

  • Teravista
  • Brushy Creek
  • Stoney Brook
  • Mayfield Ranch
  • Behrens Ranch
  • Sendero Springs

Pflugerville (Round Rock, Hutto, Taylor, Manor)

Amenities/Shopping

Amenities and shopping options in the area include:

  • Typhoon Texas
  • Costco
  • Living Spaces
  • Lake Pflugerville
  • Cinemark Movie Theater
  • Round Rock Premium Outlets

Closest UHCU Branch

The closest UHCU branch for this area is our Round Rock branch located at:

301 Mays Crossing Dr
Round Rock, Texas 78664

Distance from Downtown Austin

18-22 miles from Downtown Austin

Main Highway/Road Access

This area of Austin is easily accessible via Interstate Highway 35, TX-45 Toll and TX-130 Toll.

Median Home Price

The median home price for homes in the Pflugerville area is $309,900.

This is according to Realtor.com in January 2021.

Neighborhoods

These are just a few of the hundreds of neighborhoods available in the Pflugerville/Hutto/Taylor/Manor area:

  • Avalon
  • Falcon Pointe
  • Heatherwilde
  • Brooklands
  • Hutto Parke
  • Bell Meadows
  • ShadowGlen
  • Wildhorse Ranch

South/Southwest Austin

Amenities/Shopping

Amenities and shopping options in the area include:

  • Sunset Valley
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  • Barton Creek Greenbelt
  • Costco

Closest UHCU Branch

The closest UHCU branches for this area are our Menchaca branch and our Southwest Austin (Slaughter Ln) branch located at:

South Austin Branch
6400 Menchaca Rd 
(Formerly Manchaca Rd)
Austin, Texas 78745

Southwest Austin Branch
5011 W Slaughter Ln
Austin, Texas 78749

Distance from Downtown Austin

12-15 miles from Downtown Austin

Main Highway/Road Access

This area south/southwest of Austin is easily accessible via Interstate Highway 35, Highway Loop 1 (known as Mopac/Mopac Expressway to locals), Highway 290 and Slaughter Lane.

Median Home Price

The median home price for homes in the South/Southwest Austin area is $405,000.

This is according to Realtor.com in January 2021.

Neighborhoods

These are just a few of the hundreds of neighborhoods available in the South/Southwest area:

  • Circle C
  • Westgate
  • Oak Hill
  • Cherry Creek

Lakeway (Bee Cave)

Amenities/Shopping

Amenities and shopping options in the area include:

  • Lake Travis
  • Hill Country Galleria
  • Lakeway Resort and Spa

Closest UHCU Branch

The closest UHCU branch for this area is our Lakeway branch located at:

3317 S RR 620
Austin, Texas 78738

Distance from Downtown Austin

21-26 miles from Downtown Austin

Main Highway/Road Access

This area west of Austin is easily accessible via RR 620, RR 2222, and SH 71

Median Home Price

The median home price for homes in the Lakeway area is $617,500.

This is according to Realtor.com in January 2021.

Neighborhoods

These are just a few of the hundreds of neighborhoods available in the Lakeway area:

  • Rough Hollow
  • Serene Hills
  • The Preserve at Lakeway
  • Lohmans Crossing

Kyle (Buda, San Marcos)

Amenities/Shopping

Amenities and shopping options in the area include:

  • The Domain - Large outdoor mall, restaurants, hotels and offices for many Austin companies
  • Top Golf
  • Arboretum
  • Costco

Closest UHCU Branch

The closest UHCU branch for this area is our Kyle branch located at:

5029 Kyle Center Dr (S FM 1626)
Kyle, Texas 78640

Distance from Downtown Austin

23-27 miles from Downtown Austin

Main Highway/Road Access

This area south of Austin is easily accessible via Interstate Highway 35 and FM 1626.

Median Home Price

The median home price for homes in the Kyle area is $250,000.

This is according to Realtor.com in January 2021.

Neighborhoods

These are just a few of the hundreds of neighborhoods available in the Kyle/Buda/San Marcos area:

  • Plum Creek
  • Hometown Kyle
  • Bradfield Village
  • Cullen Country
  • Garlic Creek West