Manor used to be a sleepy agricultural community well outside of Austin, but these days it’s one of the most quickly growing suburbs in Central Texas. Just 12 miles northeast of Austin, this Travis County town is a part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. It’s renowned for being the backdrop of the movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, for having the first government agency in the United States to include QR codes in communications with residents and visitors, and for hosting President Barack Obama during a 2013 visit to Manor New Technology High School.
Manor homes for sale range from small country homes to estates on multiple acres. As such, expect exteriors to be brick, stone, and siding, or a combination of materials, with shingle or metal roofs. Home designs are most often classic suburban style featuring 1 and 2-story designs with covered porches, wood decks, attractive landscaping and outdoor entertaining areas. Larger homes on acreage also include amenities like pools, outdoor kitchens, guesthouses, and multiple outdoor entertaining areas. Because Manor is on the edge of an agricultural area, many neighborhoods and backyards overlook wide-open fields, farmland and rolling hills, ideal for creating a peaceful environment to relax after work.
The majority of homes were built in the 1990s to the 2000s, so most offer an abundance of updates and modern features that buyers value. Expect large kitchens with islands, bars and granite countertops. Floor plans are open and include fireplaces, broad windows, and large master suites. Neighborhoods in Manor include Bell Farms, Briarcreek, Shadowglen, Presidential Meadows, Wildhorse Creek and Stonewater. Some neighborhoods feature community pools with splash pads, playgrounds, and parks to encourage mingling and active lifestyles.