The Most Expensive Luxury Homes for Sale in Austin
Austin is one of the most desirable cities to live in within the United States. The housing growth rate in Austin is nearly double of the other larger Texas cities. Austinites are some of the friendliest down to earth people around. The 11th largest city in the US doesn’t feel like a large city most of the time. There is a strong sense of community within all neighborhoods in Austin.
One of the big draws of Austin is the many technology companies that are a part of the community. A few of the larger tech companies in the area are Dell, Inc. in Round Rock, IBM in North Central Austin, Amazon in North Austin, Apple Inc in North Austin, Applied Materials in Northeaster Austin, and 3M Corporation in Northwestern Austin.
For those relocating to Austin from out of state a big draw is the Texas tax code. Texas along with seven other states have no personal income taxes. This can be a huge plus and in some cases can offset the cost of a mortgage.
Below are the most luxurious homes for sale in Austin, Texas:
Exclusive Neighborhoods of Austin
There are at least a few dozen neighborhoods in Austin one would consider high-end or luxury communities. However, some are just more exclusive than others. For starters, almost any area along the Lake Austin waterfront is going to be in a luxury community.
Island at Mount Bonnell Shores
The one that stands out more than others is the homes located on The Island at Mount Bonnell Shores. Most all the houses here have direct access to the lake and are some of the largest unique custom homes in Austin.
Located twelve miles to the west of downtown Austin, Barton Creek is a safe upscale community. Homes in this area average more than 5,000 square feet and have an average listing price of just over two million dollars. In the heart of the community is the Barton Creek Country Club which boasts four golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, and fine dining.
West Lake Hills
A highly desirable neighborhood within Austin you will find larger homes averaging just over 4,400 square feet and listing for just over the two million dollar mark. Homeowners in West Lake Hills have shorter commutes and highly reputable schools in the area.
One of the most convenient locations to live because Barton Hills is centrally located. The community borders Lady Bird Lake and Zilker Park home of the ACL Music Festival. Homes in this area average 2,100 square feet and list for just over one million dollars.
Old West Austin
You couldn’t get any closer to downtown without living in downtown. Old West Austin has an abundance of charm and a huge variety of architectural flair. Houses for sale in this neighborhood list for $1,500,000 and are over 3,000 square feet.
Upscale Shopping in Austin
There are several upscaling shopping areas in Austin. You have your choice from traditional malls to newer outdoor shopping centers and numerous strip shopping centers. Below we highlight a few shopping centers that many of the luxury real estate owners shop at.
Located in North Austin this outdoor venue that has plenty of stores and restaurants that you could spend all day here. Some describe it as walking through a tiny town lined with shops. This mall is separated into three sections Domain One is more high-end retailers and restaurants while Domain Two is more on the causal and more affordable side. The newer part is called Domain Northside and has more restaurants and bars.
Barton Creek Square
A sizeable traditional mall with high-end retailers located in Central Austin. This mall has something for everyone and has a Nordstrom’s, Apple Store, Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Dillard’s, and hundreds of additional retail stores. One of the largest selection of stores in all of Austin.
2nd Street Shopping District
Located in downtown Austin the 2nd Street Shopping District is a collection of shops, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many of the restaurants are high-end fine dining establishments. You will find that many of the shops you see in this area are unique to Austin. The atmosphere is upbeat, and if you get tired of walking, you can always find a scooter to rent.
Fine Dining in Austin
Arguably one of the best Japanese Restaurants in the country. Uchiko is not just a restaurant; it’s a dining experience. Chef and Owner Tyson Cole ensures that each plate is beautifully displayed with fresh, innovative, and delicious food.
Many will call this their favorite Italian spot in all of Austin. The owner Daniela Marcone is originally from Naples, Italy but her road to owning Andiamo Ristorante is unique. She started out working as a hostess and worked her way up to manager. When the previous owner was having trouble running the business, she stepped in and bought it. Since then she has transformed the restaurant adding her culture and flare.
Probably one of the best- known restaurant in Austin with the help of food bloggers, media, and the late Anthony Bourdain when he visited eight years ago. Owner and Executive Chef Bryce Gilmore have spent his entire life around the kitchen before bringing Barley Swine to life. The menu continually changes based on the availability of products that are offered by local farms.
Traditional fine dining of steak and seafood Truluck’s has two locations in Austin. You can find one downtown and the other one at The Arboretum in North Austin. Often describe that the food is delicious and the service is superb.
Best Schools in Austin
Austin is a vast city with over 1,000 public schools and a right amount of private school too. Not all schools stack up equally. Below are the top public and private schools by type of school. If you’d like to learn more information about specific neighborhoods and school assignments, please reach out to our real estate professionals so we can answer any questions you may have. You can also read about the best neighborhoods for familes in Austin here.
- Bridge Point Elementary School
- Barton Creek Elementary School
- Spicewood Elementary School
- Laurel Mountain Elementary School
- Canyon Creek Elementary School
- Hill Country Middle School
- West Ridge Middle School
- Cedar Valley Middle School
- Canyon Vista Middle School
- Canyon Ridge Middle School
- Lasa High School
- Westlake High School
- Westwood High School
- Chaparral Star Academy
- Bowie High School
Best Private Schools in Austin:
- The Magellan International School
- ACE Academy
- Cathedral School of St Mary
- St Ignatius Martyr School
- St Austin Catholic School
Austin is home to some of the most luxurious real estate in the country. While our website continually highlights the most expensive and impressive properties you can find similar properties with smaller price tags. If you are looking to purchase your Austin dream home contact us today so we can put together a list of properties that will fit your lifestyle.