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Top Reasons to Move to Southeast Austin, Texas

October 29, 2020
Community firepit at dusk at Easton Park in Austin, TX by Brookfield Residential

The secret is out and more potential homebuyers are being drawn to Southeast Austin – and it’s easy to see why. A once-industrial area now growing in popularity thanks to its attainable housing, prime location, proximity to nature, and the intrigue of things to come, this is a neighborhood well worth your attention.

Prime location close to it all

Interior view of the living room and kitchen in the Howard home in Addison South at Addison in Austin, TX

Living in Southeast Austin gives you an active suburban lifestyle while remaining close to the city’s core. You’re conveniently located close to everything you could need (and more!) while still being able to enjoy housing in your budget and access to top-rated schools.

  • Proximity to Downtown – With easy access to major thoroughfares, Downtown Austin is easily accessible and just 12 miles away. Not only will homes closer to Downtown have a greater chance of appreciating (and keeping their value), you’re that much closer to work and fun Downtown amenities without the hustle and bustle of city living.

  • The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is conveniently located just minutes away. This means travel, whether for work or fun, is that much easier plus the added convenience for when your out-of-state friends and family visit.

  • Circuit of the Americas – The premier destination for world-class motorsports and entertainment. Set on 1,500 acres, Circuit of the Americas has hosted the biggest names in racing, action sports, and music since 2012. At its heart is a 3.41-mile racetrack that was designed to challenge the world’s most exacting competitors. Nestled within the track is the Germania Insurance Amphitheaters, the largest permanent outdoor amphitheater in Central Texas. This unique treasure has hosted some of the biggest names in music and entertainment. COTA also hosts a variety of events for the community to participate in, including Bike Nights and holiday celebrations, as well as experiential camping in one of the most unique campgrounds in the world.
  • Southpark Meadows Shopping Center – This one-stop shopping destination includes retail, dining, entertainment, and a wide array of services to meet your everyday needs. This open-air center features a combination of value brands, casual local eats, and major retailers making it easy to see why it’s a local favorite.
  • Foodie Cred – The foodie scene in Southeast Austin is rapidly growing with plenty of local restaurants, watering holes, and community hangouts. Favorites include Javi’s Best of Tex-Mex, which serves mouth-watering meals full of flavor and perfect margaritas, and Catfish Parlour, a down-home eatery specializing in Southern Seafood. Southeast Austin’s industrial past produced architecture and infrastructure perfectly-suited for breweries and distilleries – and local entrepreneurs have taken advantage of this. In addition to St. Elmo’s BrewingIndependence Brewing and Orf Brewing have facilities in the neighborhood, complete with tap rooms. For those who prefer the hard stuff, Fierce Whiskers Distillery distills bourbon and rye.

Minutes from nature

Waterfall at McKinney Falls State Park in Southeast Austin, TX

  • McKinney Falls State Park – This 641-acre park has it all for the outdoor enthusiast: over 80 well-equipped campsites, 9 hiking trails, mountain biking, picturesque waterfalls, two large swimming holes, fishing, plenty of wildlife observation, and more. The park also features the Smith Rock Shelter, a limestone overhang believed to have been used for shelter by Native Americans for hundreds of years.
  • Onion Creek Greenbelt – Located along Onion Creek, this park has a small playscape and gorgeous, shady hiking trails, paths for running, walking, and biking, as well as a dog park, equestrian facilities, and – of course – plenty of opportunities to walk along the creek.
  • Roy Kizer & Jimmy Clay Golf Courses – These two courses make up one of the finest and most diverse 36-hole public course in the state. These golf courses were built in different eras, starting with the Jimmy Clay layout in 1974. It’s a traditional Texas parkland track set through trees and rolling hills featuring a mix of open holes and narrow doglegs, including the infamous par-4 18th hole. This ranks as one of the toughest holes in Austin as it is long, supremely narrow and plays through a corridor of trees with a pond left of the fairway. Contrasted against the newer Roy Kizer course, which opened in 1994, which is entirely flat and spread over 200 acres including 35 acres of lakes and 22 acres of wetlands.

Exciting things still to come

Nicknamed for its place in the Hill Country and its status as the next Silicon Valley, Silicon Hills, is one of the most attractive places for the world’s biggest tech companies. Most recent to join is Elon Musk and his $1.1 billion factory that is expected to be producing the Tesla Cybertruck and Model Y. Tesla will be joining other top tech companies that have expanded their offices to Austin including Procore, Oracle, RetailMeNot, Condé Nast, and many more. Velocity, a large mixed-use project, will include office space, commercial retail, restaurants, a cinema, three hotel suites, and dedicated park space.

Continuing the legacy of the best places to call home

Building on the high demand and success at Addison, you can expect a new section of the community coming in 2021. With its attainable price point starting in the mid $200,000s and convenient location to Downtown, this community has become one of the hottest places to live in the area. We encourage you to register for updates to stay in the know about what’s to come.

Exterior rendering of a Craftsman home in the Urban Courtyards at Easton Park in Austin, TX by Brookfield Residential

Brookfield Residential will also be expanding our new home offerings with The Urban Courtyard Homes at Easton Park. Located Southeast of Downtown, Easton Park is a 1,500-acre community is rooted in the best of local culture. The Urban Courtyard Homes exemplify the best of master-planned living shaped by a thoughtful view of community. These smartly designed 2 and 3 bedroom homes give homeowners the opportunity to make the most of flexible living spaces, including a shared drive that acts as a common courtyard, optional separate-entry studios, and more. Invite the neighbors over for a drink, grab a seat on the front porch, and enjoy the best of urban living. Register for updates so you don’t miss your opportunity to own your own piece of Austin in Easton Park.

We invite you to connect with our sales team to learn more about Southeast Austin and finding the best place to call home.