A Guide to the Texas Hill Country for Austinites

By |Published On: March 3rd, 2023|
Texas Hill Country Austin

Have you noticed that it’s hard to return to the city after your weekend trips to the Hill Country? After spending time in the rolling hills of Texas Hill Country, Austin may feel a bit overwhelming. Perhaps you find yourself daydreaming about a move to Central Texas – close enough to enjoy all that Austin and San Antonio offer but far enough from metropolitan areas so that you can enjoy that perfect, pitch-black night sky.

Here’s a helpful guide for Austinites who are considering a move to the Texas Hill Country.

What to Look for When Buying Property in Hill Country

Buying a lot to build your dream home differs from buying a home in the center of a Metro area. Here are some tips for what to look for when purchasing property in the Texas Hill Country

Make a list of priorities when selecting a Central Texas location. 

As an Austinite, you already have the advantage of being familiar with Hill Country. Unlike those moving in from other states, you know which Hill Country region appeals to you the most. 

For example, you may already know that you want to be within a stone’s throw of the World Famous Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls or near one of the top five golf courses in the entire nation. In addition, you may want to be within a comfortable range of popular tasting rooms, so you can catch a reasonably-priced Uber home after indulging in all that Hill Country has to offer. 

On a more serious note, you also need to consider how much time it will take to get to the Austin Bergstrom International Airport and a quality hospital from your new location. 

If you only look at the price, you might end up living too far from your favorite parts of the Hill Country, and you won’t enjoy your move.

Consider the logistics of building from scratch.

Sometimes people get enthralled by a beautiful piece of property, and they don’t consider the added expense of gaining access to utilities, water, and high-speed internet. So pay close attention to those details before you tour any building site in Central Texas. 

Make sure your views will be forever protected.

Central Texas views

People are drawn to Hill Country living because they like the idea of beautiful views with room to stretch. However, as the region’s popularity grows, you may feel crowded in by the other developments. Purchase property in an area with protected view corridors.

Are You Ready to Leave Austin? Tour Round Mountain Reserve

We know you love Austin. However, you may be at the point in your life where you are ready to live in a smaller community. If this describes your situation, consider a move to Round Mountain Reserve.

Our 6-7 acre lots are going quickly, with prices starting in the upper $300Ks. We also have a few larger lots available. When you purchase property in Round Mountain Reserve, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

Central, convenient location – You’ll live far enough out to enjoy Hill Country living but close enough to access your favorite spots, including Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, Fredericksburg, Horseshoe Bay Resort, and 20+ wineries. You’ll also only be 14 miles from the new Scott & White Hospital and Medical Clinic and less than an hour’s drive to the airport. 

Utilities – Utility lines are buried and included in the cost of the property. There won’t be any unwelcome surprises when it is time to build in Round Mountain Reserve. 

View Corridors – Our Hill Country development has been beautifully designed to maximize views. We also have over 50 acres of green space and trails. Plus, the HOA and CCR will help protect your investment. 

Are you curious about what life would feel like outside the city? Then, schedule a tour at Round Mountain Reserve today. While on your tour, ask about the tax benefits of building in Blanco County!

Guidelines for Buying in the Hill Country for Austinites

  • Don’t be tempted by cheap land. These locations in Central Texas are far from amenities and do not include utilities. 

  • Instead, purchase property in a well-designed community.

  • Ask the Hill Country developer how your investment will be protected.