It is no wonder than many newcomers look for homes for sale in Travis County. The county’s largest employers include the State of Texas, US Federal Government, Travis County, Austin ISD, and the City of Austin. Dell, IBM, Seton Family of Hospitals, St David’s Healthcare Partnership, AMD, and Apple are also major players in this area. Considered a big tech center and nicknamed the “Silicon Hills,” Austin is a prime choice for relocation from California’s Silicon Valley.
Homes in Travis County includes single-family, townhomes, and condominiums in many price points. Communities range from hill country wilderness to suburban neighborhoods and from urban highrise towers to historic preservation properties. Buyers may consider schools, property type, transportation, or convenience to shopping or employment in their search for Travis County homes for sale. Whatever method they use, they will find an active and competitive housing market with many options for their new home.
Travis County has a unique history dating back to just after the Texas’ Declaration of Independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos in 1836. Settlements began to establish around Waterloo, later known as Austin, and Montopolis. In 1840, when Waterloo was named the state capital, the surrounding area became Travis County after William Barret Travis, the Commander of the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo.
At the time, Travis County covered almost 40,000 square miles along the Balcones Fault. The boundaries of Travis County were later revised to create 11 other counties, and the population of 856 original settlers now exceeds 1.2M citizens.