2016 Best Suburbs to Live in Austin Metro

Explore the best suburbs to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources.

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Viewing 1-25 of 37
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    • Suburb of Austin, TX
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    West Lake Hills

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 1 review
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    Hudson Bend

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 1 review
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    Round Rock

    • City in Texas
    • 153 reviews
    Niche User:The neighbors are wonderful and the area is great for kids. Multiple parks for the kids throughout neighborhood and a nice community pools for all ages.
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    • Suburb of Austin, TX
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    Cedar Park

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 160 reviews
    Niche User:The schools are great, it is a great atmosphere for young adults and raising a family. The neighbors are great, friendly and really try to make the best place possible for all people to live. I see this place rising in the future, they are building a lot of things in the general area making all of your errands and needs within 10 minutes from you. It's just a great place to live whether you're retired, single, or have an entire family.
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    Brushy Creek

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 30 reviews
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    Wells Branch

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 10 reviews
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    Shady Hollow

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 6 reviews
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    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 46 reviews
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    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 106 reviews
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    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 17 reviews
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    Bee Cave

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 12 reviews
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    The Hills

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
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    Dripping Springs

    • Town in Texas
    • 8 reviews
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    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 102 reviews
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    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 1 review
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    Barton Creek

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
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    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 48 reviews
    Niche User:The area is still growing but most of the residents have been here since the neighborhood was built ten years ago, and new neighborhoods and apartment complexes are being built along with an expansion on the resident hospital with a surgery and recovery centers. There is a city pool and park that offer community gathers such as Movies In The Park, where a large projector and scene are set up in the park where a movie is played for free for the families of the community.
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    • Town in Texas
    • 32 reviews
    Niche User:My overall experience living here is pretty great I love the fact that my school was build near my home. The house that I live in now, I been living in it for 11 years already, and I remember when we first had just come to look at it and when we had already started painting and fixing everything. I have really great memories when i first had just moved in. I also believe that in the future I see my house all re model and ready to be rented by different people.
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    Camp Swift

    • Town in Texas
    • 4 reviews
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    San Marcos

    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 287 reviews
    Niche User:I love my city and all the activities there are to do. We are a college city but we are full of every generation and interact fairly well with one another!
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    • Suburb of Austin, TX
    • 9 reviews
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    • Town in Texas
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    Lago Vista

    • Town in Texas
    • 14 reviews