Welcome to Austin, Texas, the best place to live in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.
It gets points for quality of life and affordability.
So let’s see what you can get for more than $700,000 in the Live Music Capital of the World.
“It’s always been a desirable neighborhood,” says West Austin Properties realtor Ted Smith. “Very close to downtown so it has incredible proximity.”
Just a mile from the statehouse in the Travis Heights neighborhood, we find a contemporary, detached 1,800 square foot home nestled in a wooded cul-de-sac.
Here, the views grow on trees.
“If you walk into the living room, you get this vaulted ceiling, two-story high with these walls of windows all the way up and these stunning views,” Smith explains.
The home was built three years ago.
The paint still smells fresh and the appliances shine.
The floors are concrete.
“Polished concrete floors,” Smith explains. “Very easy to take care of.”
Upstairs are three bedrooms and two full baths.
The master bath has a sliding door to maximize space.
The bathroom is nice but the real pièce de résistance is up another flight of stairs.
“This magnificent 360-degree view that we’ve got,” Smith says.
A 530 square foot rooftop deck up in the trees, seemingly away from it all except you’re really not.
“Just hop down the street, turn right, you go down to Congress Avenue and you’re in the middle of everything and you can head straight downtown from there if you don’t want to take the expressway, which you shouldn’t. You should never get on the expressway in Austin!”
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