Austin New Home Developments for Under $200K  

by Pool Builders on 02-01-2012 in Articles

Austin, Texas is the fourth largest city in Texas and growing in popularity among homebuyers. Austin has received many honors, and was awarded the number one €Best Places to Live€ by Money Magazine in 2006, ranked the €Coolest City in America€ by Fortune Magazine, ranked the fourth €Best Overall Standard of Living€ by Expansion Magazine, named the €Best City for Relocating Singles in America€, and ranked number one as the €Country's Best Large Markets for Relocating Families.€ New developments are of special interest to many people relocating to Austin, as they provide a quality of life that is outstanding yet affordable, with some wonderful upgrades in homes and community amenities.

Sonterra: Sonterra is located in Williamson County, one of the top 10 fastest growing counties in the nation. This community features homes by LGI Homes, and for those that still honor the charm and closeness of a small town, they will find Sonterra attractive. LGI Homes is one of the most affordable home builders in the community, and each of their homes features thousands of dollars of upgrades included at no cost to the buyer. Sonterra is a family-oriented community that is rich in neighborhood amenities and conveniently located off of I-35 North. Residents enjoy a touch of nature, such as a greenbelt and bike and hike trails, nature areas, community pools, splash water parks for the young, sports courts and new schools. Sonterra is close to retail and dining.

LGI Homes houses are affordable, with floor plans such as the Briarwood€"a one story, three bedroom, two bath home€"priced at just $139,990. The Briarwood features a master bedroom with a spacious shower in the master bath and a walk-in closet, kitchen with dining nook, custom cabinets, new kitchen appliances, family room, functional utility room, enclosed backyard, front yard landscaping, raised six-panel doors, rounded corners, brushed nickel hardware and fixtures, vaulted ceilings and a home owners warranty.

Austin Colony: Austin Colony is an East Austin community located with easy access to Highway 183 and the new SH-130 Tollway. Austin Colony features homes built by Pacesetter and is an affordable community with many great amenities such as a community swimming pool, parks, fishing, an amenity center and playscape and nature trails winding throughout the neighborhood. The schools within the community include the award winning Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary School. Pacesetter offers a variety of floor plans including the Carpenter I, a single family, four bedroom, two bath home that is priced from $139,900. The home features decorative tile backsplash in the kitchen, and a breakfast bar that opens into a family room with high ceilings. The Carpenter 1 is an Energy Star-rated home with 1,587 sq. ft. of living space.

Parkside at Harris Branch: Parkside at Harris Branch is conveniently located to Highway 290 and SH-130 and features homes built by KB Home. This is a private community, with a recreation area that includes two tennis courts, a playscape for the children, a fitness center, basketball courts, and a swimming pool. Parkside at Harris Branch is a master-planned community with six ponds and acres of greenbelt. KB Home offers a variety of floor plans here, including their W-2239 M, a single family, three bedroom, two and a half bath home with 2,239 sq. ft. The home features Whirpool® ENERGY STAR appliances, fully sodded yards, a garden tub and separate shower in the master, family room, dining room, and living room, and is priced from $135,450.

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