Buying a new construction home can be a no-brainer to many home buyers looking in Southeast Austin. This is especially true if your budget is in the mid $200-$300K range. Austinites can purchase a lovely new home in Southeast Austin and not have to worry about repairs and upgrades that tend to come with owning an older home. And Southeast is growing quickly. The region is large and includes areas like East Riverside and rural towns just outside the Austin city limits like Del Valle, Creedmoor, and Mustang Ridge. In the southern part of the region, you’ll find Onion Creek. Other points of interest in Southeast Austin include Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, McKinney Falls State Park, municipal golf courses, Pleasant Valley District Park, the Colorado River Greenbelt, and Austin’s Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail. Southeast Austin’s affordability and closeness to downtown Austin are what make this region so desirable. The following list will provide new construction neighborhoods in zip codes 78741, 78744 and 78747.
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Zip Code: 78741. Current Average Home Price: $344,000
Eastwood at Riverside is a modern, gated community located off of East Riverside Drive. Just over 100 homes will be built in Eastwood at Riverside with floor plans that range from 1,200 to 2,100 square feet in size. Homes with modern exteriors and brick faces line streets named after characters from the works of Shakespeare. The luxury features in Eastwood at Riverside homes include vaulted ceilings, stainless steel appliances and garden tubs in spacious bathrooms. The neighborhood’s location along Riverside Drive puts residents just a short bike or car ride from the Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk Trail and Roy G. Guerrero Park. Eastwood at Riverside is also only minutes from downtown Austin, South Lamar, and South Congress Avenue. Click here to see homes currently for sale in the neighborhood.
Zip Code: 78741. Current Average Home Price: $354,000
Park East is a brand new neighborhood under construction in Southeast Austin. When complete, Park East will feature a mix of single-family homes and townhomes. The unique layout of the neighborhood puts garages in the rear of the home, presenting a clean look on the front of the home. The two story homes here range in size from 1,700 to 1,900 square feet in size, with details like granite countertops, Travertine floors, and garden tubs. Park East also includes a small park and pond for residents to enjoy. Click here to see homes currently for sale in the neighborhood.
Zip Code: 78744. Current Average Home Price: $258,000
The Ridge at Slaughter is a new Austin townhome community. Located off of East Slaughter Lane. When complete, this community will feature about 125 attached condominiums. A gated entrance separates Ridge at Slaughter from its frontage along East Slaughter Lane. The two-story floor plans are expected to range from 1,200 to 1,500 square feet. These homes will also include attached garages. Click here to see homes currently for sale in the neighborhood.
Zip Code: 78744. Current Average Home Price: $217,000
Lennar Homes began development on Colorado Crossing in 2006, which features one and two story suburban style homes. This neighborhood is known for its energy-efficient homes with rooftop solar panels. Pricing from $226,900s – $290,900s Square footage from 1,459 to 2,697. Click here to see homes currently for sale in the neighborhood.
Zip Code: 78744. Current Average Home Price: $226,000
Located east of Onion Creek, Bradshaw Crossing is a master-planned community developed by Lennar Homes. Development started in 2009, and as of 2013 there are still lots available for new construction. Besides all the community amenities, homeowners appreciate being close to Interstate 35 and the Highway 130/45 toll road, which makes traveling to other areas of Austin easier. Pricing from $215,900s – $251,900s. Square footage from 1,242 to 2,348. Click here to see homes currently for sale in the neighborhood.
Zip Code: 78744. Current Average Home Price: $273,000
Priced from $241,995 – $304,995, Vista Point is one of the newest neighborhoods in Southeast Austin. It covers 89 acres on a hilltop, offering great views of the surrounding area. When complete, this community will include about 340 homes with features like tile flooring, tall ceilings, and custom details. Available floor plans range in size from 1,500 to 3,100 square feet. Vista Point will also feature a community park with a playscape, sports court, and pavilion. It’s a commuter friendly neighborhood; easy access to IH-35 and Hwy. 183. Ten miles to downtown Austin. Close to McKinney Falls State Park for camping, swimming, hiking, biking and fishing. Click here to see homes currently for sale in the neighborhood.
Zip Code: 78744. Current Average Home Price: $360,000
Easton Park is another new master-planned community set to debut in Southeast Austin. When complete, Easton Park will cover 1,500 acres near the intersection of McKinney Falls Parkway and William Cannon Drive. Neighborhood amenities include over 300 acres of parks, sites for new schools, community pools, miles of walking trails, and an outdoor amphitheater. The neighborhood will also feature over 10,000 newly planted trees and other green details.
Zip Code: 78744. Current Average Home Price: $277,000
Addison is a brand-new, master-planned community planned for Southeast Austin. Located near the intersection of Burleson Road and Highway 183, the community is a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Addison covers 200 acres and will feature about 550 homes when complete. Pacesetter Homes, Buffington Homes and Milestone Community Builders will each develop quality homes in Addison. Addison will also include an amenity center, community pool, parks and plenty of open space for residents to enjoy.
Reserve at McKinney Falls:
Zip Code: 78744. Expected Average Home Price: Mid $200’s
Reserve at McKinney Falls by D.R. Horton is Coming Soon to South Austin! Located off of E William Cannon and McKinney Falls Parkway, this exciting community will offer an affordable new home opportunity in Austin! Reserve at McKinney Falls will offer 11 spacious floorplans from 1,472 to 2,812 square feet. Homes will include beautiful granite counter-tops, walk-in closets and so much more! Prices start in the mid $200’s
Zip Code: 78747. Current Average Home Price: TBD
Goodnight is a large master-planned community covering about 700 acres in Southeast Austin. It’s located just east of Interstate 35, this large neighborhood will include about 3,500 new homes, condos, and apartment units. The neighborhood will also feature a community pool, several parks, and a trail system. Goodnight borders the Onion Creek Metropolitan Park, which covers over 500 acres and may soon be developed into a recreation space similar to Zilker Park. The neighborhood itself will also include a Town Center with retailers and office space for even more convenience. If you’re looking for community amenities with an awesome location, choose a home in Goodnight.
If you or someone you know is looking to buy a brand new home, talk to me. I can help you save money on your new purchase and possibly get your closing cost paid for. Remember, as a buyer you don’t pay your Realtor! Let me negotiate for you.