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Which Neighborhoods in Austin are Found 30 Minutes from Downtown?

Part of the fun of living in Austin is getting to access the amazing area of Downtown which truly makes Austin a favorite among the best places in the US. Living right in downtown may not be practical for a growing family or anyone that wants more space on a budget, but fortunately, there are so many great neighborhoods outside of downtown that is still super close to your favorite weekend hangout.

You don’t have to sacrifice enjoying downtown Austin for choosing the perfect neighborhood for your family. Take a look at these top neighborhood options just 30 minutes away from Downtown Austin with great amenities and school options.


The Meridian neighborhood is the perfect choice for those that love options. You’ll find all kinds of home options split into four sections; perfect for those that want something small or are looking for luxury homes on estate-sized lots.

You’ll have an elementary school onsite, a community pool and park, as well as trails for hiking and biking. It’s close to Circle C without being a part of it. You’re only 22 minutes from Downtown and homes average $534k.

Rough Hollow

For those that crave Lake Travis living, you can live just 35 minutes from downtown Austin over in the Rough Hollow neighborhood. People love this neighborhood for having one of the best amenity centers in the city. Enjoy spending your free time in the lazy river, hitting the fishing pond, or doing yoga at the fitness center.

It’s only been open since 2006 and building is still going on. Homes average $626k and vary from modest homes to luxury properties. You’ll love having access to the Lake Travis ISD with Lake Travis Middle and High schools, as well as Serene Hills Elementary.

Bella Colinas

Just 24 miles from Downtown Austin, Bella Colinas is a great option for those that want to live in Bee Cave. You’ll have access to Bee Cave Elementary and Lake Travis Middle and High schools while you live here. Enjoy the community pool and park, an amenity center, and a variety of home options with different prices and finishes.  Homes average $500k and range from 1,920 – 5,970 square feet.

Canyon Creek

At 28 minutes away from Downtown Austin, Canyon Creek is a dreamy option for those that want to live in the hill area of Northwest Austin. This is an established neighborhood with mature trees, oversized lots, and a hilly terrain.

This is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the city while having access to the best parts in downtown. You’ll have access to both Round Rock and Leander schools, and homes here are mostly from the 90’s with an average price tag of $527k.

Along with these excellent neighborhoods near Austin, you’ll find great options just a half hour drive from Downtown in the neighborhoods of Twin Creeks Country Club in Texas Hill Country, Behrens Ranch and Walsh Ranch in Round Rock, Highpointe in Dripping Springs, and many more. You don’t have to sacrifice choosing the perfect neighborhood for getting to enjoy Austin’s excellent downtown.

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