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The city limits of Austin spread south to Manchaca, west to Bee Cave, north to Jollyville, and east to just beyond Daffan. The area covers almost 272 square miles and includes neighborhoods in the Downtown area, Sunset Valley, West Lake Hills, North Lamar, the area around the University of Texas at Austin, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and neighborhoods and communities along Interstate 35 and MoPac Expressway/TX-1 Loop.
Located 30 miles southeast of Austin on Highway 71, Bastrop is not only a town but the seat for Bastrop County. The area lies along the banks of the Colorado River. Referred to as the Heart of Lost Pines, loblolly pines, post oak and junipers surround Bastrop and add to the scenic beauty of Bastrop Lake.
West of Austin along Highway 71, Bee Cave is a small village, formed in 1987 in Travis County. Its name came from the Mexican honeybee colonies that nested on the banks of Little Barton Creek and Barton Creek.
In Hays County south of Austin, Buda is a fast-growing suburb of Austin situated just east of Interstate 35.
North of Austin, Cedar Park sits in both Williamson and Travis counties. The community spreads both east and west of Highway 183A with Leander to the north and Austin to the south.
In the heart of hill country, Driftwood is a small, unincorporated rural community along FM 150 in Hays County. The town is a destination for The Salt Lick BBQ, Driftwood Estate Winery, and Lazy 8 Ranch.
Known as the Gateway to Hill Country, Dripping Springs is a suburb of Austin located at the intersection of Highway 290 and FM 12 in Hays County. Hamilton Pool, one of Central Texas’ natural wonders, draws many visitors to this small but lovely community.
Located in both Bastrop and Travis Counties, Elgin is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area. Known both as the Sausage Capital of Texas and the Brick Capital of the Southwest, the city of Elgin has a commercial historic district and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
One of Williamson County’s most visited destinations, Georgetown is 30 miles northeast of Austin. Home to Southwestern University, this small Central Texas town features a quaint historic courthouse square. Georgetown is a vibrant community with suburban neighborhoods, golf courses, parks, and the active adult community, Sun City.
Hutto was once a small farming community established in 1876. Located 28 miles north of Austin and less than 10 miles east of Round Rock, Hutto is accessible from the TX-130 Toll Road or Highway 79.
Jonestown, in Travis County, is 39 miles northwest of Austin and less than 9 miles from Cedar Park. Set along the shores of Lake Travis, Jonestown offers a lake-oriented lifestyle with homes set both on the water and along hill country roads.
Lago Vista is a small lakeside community on the north shore of Lake Travis in Travis County. Only 36 miles northwest of Austin, the community is west of Cedar Park and Jonestown and features wineries, golf courses, and marinas. The Capital MetroRail system offers service for commuters into Downtown Austin.
Just 22 miles from the Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin, Lakeway is home to both affordable suburban neighborhoods and spectacular custom estates. Situated along the southern shore of Lake Travis, Lakeway offers a recreational lifestyle with boating, fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding as well as scenic beauty along Texas Hill Country’s many vistas.
Located in both Williamson and Travis counties, Leander is a community just north of Cedar Park and about 27 miles from Downtown Austin. Commuters access Leander Station for easy access to the city using Park and Ride and Capital Metro express buses or use the Highway 183A Toll Road to the region’s many major employment centers north of Austin.
Drive 15 miles west of Georgetown on Highway 29 or 34 miles north of Downtown Austin on Highway 183A Toll Road to find the small town of Liberty Hill in Williamson County. Known for its International Sculpture Park, the residents celebrate the work of artists from around the world.
Sitting just east of the intersection of Highway 290E and TX-130N, Manor is about 12 miles northeast of Downtown Austin in Travis County. The quality of life enhanced by a smart park that offers free Wifi and outdoor exercise equipment and easy access to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport make Manor attractive to those interested in experiencing life in a small Texas town.
Marble Falls is in Burnet County, about 48 miles northwest of Downtown Austin. Running along both sides of the Colorado River, Marble Falls is a small town that offers an active lifestyle from water sports to fishing. The city includes the areas of Horseshoe Bay, Meadowlakes, Highland Haven, Scobee, Cottonwood Shores, and Granite Shoals.
Named to Money Magazine’s list of America’s Best Places to Live, Pflugerville is 24 miles northeast of Austin with neighborhoods both in Travis and Williamson Counties. Intersected by TX-130 Toll Road and FM 1825, Pflugerville is convenient to major employment centers in North Austin as well as to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Round Rock is a major technology center as well as a retail haven for those that love outlet shopping. Less than 20 miles from Downtown Austin, Round Rock attracts the brightest and best to companies such as Dell. Located mostly in Williamson County, many communities have homes with amenities geared toward attracting technology rock stars or buyers wanting the best in a suburban neighborhood.
Known for its most famous resident, music legend Willie Nelson, Spicewood is a small township in Burnet County, just 32 miles northwest of Downtown Austin. Spicewood features lakeside living as well as gorgeous hill country scenery from roads running off Highway 71 to the southern shores of the Colorado River.
Set along the rolling hills of Hays County, about 40 miles southwest of Austin, Wimberley is a small village accessible from Interstate 35/FM 3237 or through Dripping Springs. The area swells each weekend with day-trippers wanting to experience a small Texas town in a gorgeous hill country setting. Boutiques and antiques line the main street. Galleries exhibit the work of local artisans. Giant decorated cowboy boots are scattered throughout, showing off the talent attracted to a community that clearly appreciates the arts.