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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Wells Branch is a suburb of Austin with a population of 12,431. Wells Branch is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Wells Branch offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Wells Branch there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wells Branch and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Wells Branch are highly rated.
About Wells Branch...
Population
12,431

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,070
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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Wells Branch Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    26%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Wells Branch

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,556
National
$55,322
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Wells Branch Reviews

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Has excellent small town feel within Austin proximity. Excellent schools, playgrounds, community, neighbors and amenenties. With metro rail within so close, commuting to Austin is easy. Excellent neighborhood for the price!
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Wells Branch is a relatively small but bustling neighborhood in far North Austin/Travis County that provides a variety of housing from single family homes to multi-family apartment communities, a large well-maintained park with beautifully landscaped walking trails and ponds, swimming pools, its own Municipal Utility District, restaurants and organized events. I've lived here for over eight years and have really enjoyed the time - it's become "home" for me. I enjoy the people, have raised a small family of pets and the neighbors have become good friends and I have gone through many moments of my life here in nearly a decade.
The community is what you'd expect from Austin. It's far away from downtown and the campus which makes it more affordable. It's barely in Austin proper, nestled as it is right by Pflugerville. While there's a large homeless population the area is much safer than, for an easy example, Rundberg. It is a nice enough area that you'll be happy enough to spend time outside, walking and biking. And there's plenty around (stores, schools, libraries) to get by even though it's not really a cultural or artistic hub. Traffic, as you'd expect, is pretty lousy. It takes me 30 minutes to get to work even though I live less than 5 miles away. But that's Austin.