Ok, so you’re moving to Austin, Texas. According to U.S. News and World Report Austin ranks number one as the best place to live in 2019. And if you’re a new homebuyer and keeping track like us, it’s the third year in a row. The reasons people are converging here are numerous. Jobs are plentiful, there’s no personal income tax and we’re home to the University of Texas. An electrifying music scene, tech start-up companies and a historical past rich in culture add to its alluring appeal.
On the other hand, if you have already been here for a few years and have outgrown your current digs you’ll most certain have some competition when it comes to buying a home in the city. With swelling population numbers Austin’s housing market is having a hard time keeping up with the pace. In its latest Central Texas Housing Report the Austin Board of Realtors reported home sales in the city showed a double-digit percent increase. In September the median price of a home in Austin rose 11.9% to $406,000. With home sales exceeding available inventory it’s easy to see why prices continue to rise.
For those keeping track of the swift pace of the city’s residential real estate market houses seem to be flying off the block. For new homebuyers it raises both eyebrows and concerns. Limited choices, affordability, and being in close proximity to one’s workplace are just of few of them. Those with children have other issues to consider. This is why for many homebuyers suburban communities north of the city are viable options. The master-planned, Italian-inspired community of Travisso in northwest Leander is one such community. At Travisso you won’t have to compromise. Many are choosing to call Travisso home here’s why.
It’s a homebuyers dream come true
To date the 2,100 acre community is in its 5th year of development. If you’re in the market for a new home now you won’t have to worry about the competition from other homebuyers. With four award-winning builders housing options in Travisso are bountiful. And there’s no cookie-cutter mold here. The development boasts one and two story residences with a multitude of diverse and contemporary floor plans ranging in size from 1,900 to over 5,000 square feet. With new neighborhoods popping up all over Travisso you’re sure to find your dream home. Lot sizes range from the 50s to the 80s with home prices starting at the 300s.
Travisso is in top-rated Leander Independent School District
Research gurus Niche.com gives LISD an overall report card rating of A+. The district encompasses over 200 square miles and has a student population of over 40,000 in grades PK-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. State test scores report that 87% of LISD students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading. Additionally, LISD ranks number one out of 11 school districts in Williamson County. It is also home to C.C. Mason Elementary, an IB World School in which the mission is to teach globally minded citizens.
Location, location, location
Travisso is minutes from Austin’s major tech employers and just 30 minutes from downtown Austin. For those homebuyers looking for short drive times to shopping, dining, healthcare facilities, entertainment and recreational opportunities it’s just minutes away. The community’s Hill Country location gets you away from the hustle and bustle of city life but still allows you to enjoy all the modern conveniences. And whether you are looking to go to the quaint town of Fredericksburg for the weekend, tour one of their many wineries, or shop until you drop it’s just a 90 minute drive.
A healthy lifestyle and hours of fun wait
The cornerstone of the community is the 9,200 sq. ft. clubhouse the Palazzo. It houses a resort style swimming pool with splash pad, a spacious pool deck, fire pit, and a 2,000 square-foot fitness facility. Adjacent to the Palazzo are tennis courts and a children’s playscape for hours of outside fun. Additionally, Travisso boasts 355 acres of open space and 10 miles of proposed hiking and biking trails. These are just a few of the many amenities that garnered Travisso a first place ranking in the American Statesman’s Best of the Best Awards. The master-planned residential community won for Best Community Amenities. But that’s not all. Travisso has an award-winning Lifestyle Director that plans, organizes and coordinates over 20+ events per month. From Boot Camp to Wine Nights to Storytime there are countless activities for all ages.
You can watch the sunset from your porch
Travisso offers countless hours of evening relaxation right outside your door. And it provides the ideal setting to watch the sunset. Mix up a pitcher of your favorite libation then wait until dark to enjoy the spectacular nighttime show. It’s a great alternative to watching TV because at night, the stars are big and bright, “Deep in the Heart of Texas.”
The future is bright
As the community continues to grow and flourish future projects to enhance it include a 58 acre regional park and a future onsite elementary school. In addition Travisso will house the city of Leander’s fifth fire station. The single-story building located on Travisso Parkway has been approved by Leander’s city council. The new station will service the southwest portion of the city including the areas of Travisso, Crystal Falls and Nameless Road.
Visit Travisso today and see why it’s a great choice for homebuyers
Travisso is a place to explore; a place to relax; a place to call home. Visit Travisso today and discover over-the-top amenities, fabulous home designs, and our new model homes among the backdrop of spectacular views. For more information call us at 512-243-8583.