Consistently atop national "best cities" lists, Austin is one of the country's fastest growing cities, with over 1.5 million people. And because there is only so much space within the capital's city limits, expansion is moving in all directions. Southbound, in particular. According to civic analysis, household growth in the area just south of Austin is expected to be nearly double the state rate, and nearly four times the national rate over the next five years.


On 599 acres of what was once the historic Heep Ranch, Estancia Hill Country is only 14 miles from Austin and San Marcos, making it convenient to pretty much everything, including: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport; academic centers such as the University of Texas, Texas State University and St. Edward's University; medical facilities such as St. David's, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Medical Center and Dell Children's Medical Center; major employers such as Freescale Semiconductor, Advanced Micro Devices and 3M, and the new Circuit of the Americas race track.