Buda Real Estate: Live Life in the Perfect Balance of Rural Beauty and Urban Convenience
Buda’s strong commitment to its community and friendly neighborhoods, as well as its affordably priced real estate listings for sale, have attracted increased attention from home buyers. Ask anyone who’s moved here. Buda’s genial atmosphere and its prime location just south of Austin make it a great place to buy a home. If you’re searching real estate listings for sale in a serene, country atmosphere that still keeps you close to Austin and San Marcos, you’ll be sold by the passion and spirit of Buda homeowners.
“When I’m telling people why I love living in Buda,” says real estate owner Mitch McWilliams, “the first thing that comes to mind is the saying on our water tower, ‘Buda-Breathe Easier Here.’ Because, you know? It’s true. The slower pace of our city enables us to enjoy living a whole lot better than in a crowded city. I enjoy going to Austin for the nightlife and being in the know and on the go. But, there is nothing else like owning real estate in Buda.”
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“Budaful” Buda Offers Attractive and Affordable Real Estate
Conveniently located, downtown Austin is approximately 35 minutes north of Buda and trips to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport take only 25 minutes. Regarded by Buda-Austin commuters as attractive location, Buda’s population continues to grow and is currently more than 9,000 residents. Many Buda real estate owners work in downtown Austin, and find that escaping the city to come home to a more laid back town has enhanced their family life.
Home buyers appreciate the affordability of real estate listings for sale in Buda. Whether you’re interested in buying a custom-built home on a sprawling parcel of real estate or a property in an established neighborhood, you’ll be impressed by the bargain priced real estate in Buda as compared with similar listings in other Austin areas.
Enjoy a Day in the Park with Sunshine, Fresh Air and Fun Festivities
People who make their home in Buda enjoy the city’s beautiful parks and vast green spaces. City Park in downtown Buda was the first park to be owned and maintained by the city. With seven acres of prime real estate dedicated to the enjoyment of its citizens, City Park has two pavilions for live music and special events, two full-sized basketball courts, and a large playground with a rock-climbing wall.
Outdoor enthusiasts are thrilled about the park system’s newest addition, the Buda Sportsplex. This elaborate park covers 52 acres of real estate and has extensive trail systems, a large playground, xeriscaped areas, a pavilion, four baseball fields, four recreational fields and concession stands that can be rented for private use.
There are also plenty of neighborhood parks to enjoy, featuring bike and jogging trails, picnic tables, playscapes, BBQ pits and recreational fields. And residents of all ages have fun at the community’s annual events like the Weiner Dog Races, the Red, White and Buda Independence Day Celebration, Toons and Tunes Summer Series, BudaFest and FireFest.
Buda’s Revitalized Main Street is the Heartbeat of Downtown
Buda grew alongside the route of the International-Great Northern Railroad that was extended from Austin to San Antonio in 1880. Buda was formally established on April 1, 1881 and was finally incorporated in 1948.
The community is still primarily rural or residential, but an ongoing revitalization program of Main Street in downtown Buda is underway. The program encourages real estate owners to renovate and reinvigorate the area. Improvements are geared to creating an attractive shopping district and destination for both the citizens of Buda and visitors. Many of the stores on the re-energized real estate of Main Street showcase beautiful antique collections for sale. Main Street also features several retail stores, spas, personal and professional services, as well as dental and medical offices.
Savor Diverse Cuisines Served with Small Town Charm
Local foodies have a tempting selection of diverse cuisines to enjoy. Main Street boasts several restaurants such as Nonna Gina’s Italian Restaurant, Garcia’s Mexican Food, and the Tavern on Main serving appetizers, sandwiches, and an all-day breakfast. The Tavern also routinely features live music. Cleveland’s Restaurant, also on Main, is a popular Cajun place for brunch, lunch and dinner. Locals swear Cleveland’s serves some of the best food for sale anywhere in town.
For a night out, residents often head to Austin to enjoy world-class live music and the action of 6th Street. Many residents also make the quick, 20-minute trip to San Marcos to enjoy the vibrant nightlife there as well.
Big City Shopping Never Too Far From Home
When Buda residents want to go on an extended shopping spree, major retail destinations are never far away. Southpark Meadows Shopping Center in south Austin is just 10 minutes north of Buda. Southpark Meadows features 99 stores and 29 restaurants – enough to keep shoppers busy for an entire day. Some of the most popular retailers include Walmart, Ross, JC Penney, Marshall’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sports Authority, Hobby Lobby, Sam’s Club and a 14-screen Cinemark movie theater along with a host of restaurants and fast food chains. Southpark Meadows also has outdoor picnic areas, a popular playground, and a small amphitheater where local musicians play concerts the whole family can enjoy.
For even more variety, Buda homeowners visit Barton Creek Square Mall, just under 20 minutes away. Barton Creek Square Mall features more than 180 stores including Nordstrom, Apple, Dillard’s and Macy’s, a 14 screen AMC IMAX Theater and also several popular dining venues.
Another popular shopping destination is the nearby outlet malls in San Marcos, only 20 minutes from Buda. A truly impressive retail destination, statistics say that the outlet malls in San Marcos are among the top tourist attractions in the state. Combined, the Premium Outlets and Tanger Factory Outlet Center have more than 350 stores and more than 1,000,000 square feet of retail space. During the holidays, shoppers reach numbers that triple the population of San Marcos.
Buda Schools and Medical Facilities Get High Marks
The area’s highly regarded schools in the Hays Consolidated Independent School District serve students in the city, making Buda a popular choice for families. Hays CISD received high ratings from the Texas Education Agency and met or outperformed all of the required standards in the TEA’s latest assessment.
There are also plenty of medical practices in Buda, including family practice doctors as well as specialists. For emergencies or hospital care needs, St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, is only 15 minutes from home. The center is a full-service 220-bed hospital, offering comprehensive medical care including medical specialists and many innovative healthcare services.
A Comfortable Lifestyle that Offers the Best of Both Worlds
From its convenient location and impressive park system, to its highly-rated schools, vibrant economy and affordable homes, Buda offers home buyers with tremendous value and an ideal balance of rural charm and city convenience.
“I enjoy the small town living but in essence, we really are a balance between real estate options and lifestyles of San Marcos and Austin,” says Buda real estate owner Mitch McWilliams. “We have the best of both worlds here in Buda.”
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