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Most Affordable Neighborhoods with Great Schools in Austin

If you prefer a neighborhood in Austin near some great schools, you are going to have many great options to choose from. Austin is known for its great schools and many neighborhood options for access to them. When you want to combine this with affordability, you’ll want to look at the options in Northwest and Southwest Austin such as Olympic Heights West or Sendera. Take a look at your affordable neighborhood options that allow you to send the kids to a great school.

Avery Ranch in the Leader ISD

Located in Northwest Austin, Avery Ranch is a great option for those looking for a option in the Leander ISD and Round Rock ISD. It’s a huge, master-planned community with affordable average home prices around $342k.

The kids can attend Rutledge Elementary, Artie L Henry middle, and Vista Ridge high schools. You’ll enjoy wonderful amenities in this neighborhood since there are five amenity centers but everything is more affordable here than most in Austin with these types of amenities.


You’ll love Sendera in Southwest Austin for an option that puts you near MoPac for commuting every day. Your students will be in the Austin ISD setting them up for schooling with Cowan Elementary, Bailey or Covington Middle, and Bowie high. Home prices average $346k with about 800 homes in the neighborhood. You’ll love the pool, the playground, and the affordable HOA prices.

Southland Oaks

Within the Shady Hollow neighborhood is a new section called Southland Oaks featuring homes built in the 90s and early 2000s. You can go affordable or expensive here, with the less expensive homes being smaller but allowing you access to Baranoff Elementary. All of the school options here are excellent and everyone has access to the fantastic Villages of Shady Hollow community pool and its community center.  This south Austin option is great for access to the Austin ISD and home prices averaging $363k.

Olympic Heights West

The really popular neighborhood of Olympic Heights has a small section called Olympic Heights West offering a super affordable housing option for budget shoppers. Home prices average $288k but they are practically brand new being built in the last few years. You’ll enjoy modern finishes at affordable prices rather than to buy something older and affordable that needs updates. You’ll also have access to Bowie High school, as well as Baranoff Elementary and Bailey middle.

Barrington Oaks

If you’re seeking a great option up in Northwest Austin, definitely check out Barrington Oaks. It gives you access to Round Rock ISD with schools including Kathy Caraway, Canyon Vista, and Westwood. Along with these highly rated schools, you’ll have an affordable home option in an established neighborhood.

You’ll love the mature trees combined with homes that have been updated to feature modern favorites like granite countertops and open floor plans. Some are still in original condition for those that want to update themselves. Prices here average $368k.

In addition to these great options, be sure to check out the Village at Western Oaks, Davis Spring, Highland Horizon, and Woods of Brushy Creek for affordable neighborhoods near great schools in Austin for your upcoming move.


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