Around Austin: City Of Buda TX — The Outdoor Capital Of Texas — Hill Country TX
Established in 1881 and located only 17 miles south of Austin, Buda, Texas is a growing
bedroom community for Austin commuters and a bucolic reminder of old-fashioned
values and simpler times. It sits in northeastern Hays County.
Nestled along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Marcos TX, you
truly get the best of both worlds here: modern metropolitan living and rural
sensibilities. While several subdivisions have sprouted up in and around Buda, The Outdoor
Capital Of Texas still boasts the small-town feel of its historic and cozy downtown.
The Central Texas climate is moderate compared to most areas of Texas and the
rest of the South. While humidity rarely approaches that of Houston, Dallas, or even
San Antonio, it can get pretty muggy in Buda during the summer. The good news is,
there is often a gentle breeze to temper the heat, and always plenty of
places to visit that feature lots of trees to find some shade in which to relax.
Buda falls into the Home Rule City category, which is led by a Council-Manager form of
government. Public servants are elected citywide and elected members must reside within
the city limits. Buda became an official city in 1948, although the town was formally
established on April Fool's Day 1881 when land for a town site was donated by Cornelia
Trimble at a railroad depot here. The area was originally settled by Phillip Allen as
part of the Mexican land grant to Stephen B. von Eggleston around 1846.
Community spirit abounds here in Buda TX, with the nationally-known Wiener Dog Races in
April and Budafest in December of each year. There are numerous parks in the area, and
lots of fun, old-fashioned shops downtown to discover. A new Post Office opened in late 2009,
and a Cabela's is one of the most visual landmarks that greets those who approach Buda TX from I-35.
Buda TX schools all reside within the Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays C.I.S.D.). Statistics are based on the Academic Excellence Indicator System (A.E.I.S.).
One of the most iconic neighborhoods in the Buda TX area is Elliott Ranch.
The neighborhood covers 547 acres of rolling hills. Much of the land is covered
in trees, which adds to the country feel of this secluded neighborhood.
There are gated entrances and about 80 acres of wooded greenbelt in Elliott Ranch.
In 2009, There were 7 closed sales: The least expensive: a single-story home
with 3,100 square feet of living space, built in 2005, which sold for $395,000 —
$10,000 below listed price. The most expensive? A 4,453 square foot two-story
home, built in 2001, which sold for $521,000 — close to the asking price of $524,900.
The above pie chart shows the OVERALL market for the calendar year of 2009
for the Elliott Ranch neighborhood in Buda TX.
The above graphic shows that there was some significant discounts on the
more expensive properties sold in 2009 in Elliott Ranch.
The above chart shows that of the 7 homes SOLD and CLOSED in Elliott Ranch,
the average days on market was a pretty respectable 72 days.
Buda TX Area Statistics:
School District: Hays ISD
Population (zip 78610): 19,893
Median age: 32.46
Household income: $68,925
Median Mtg. Debt: $44,820
Crime, overall: 74/100
Cost of living, Shelter: 107/100
Cost of living, Utilities: 106/100
Tax rate, 2009 (Elliott Ranch): 2.0605%
Tax rate, 2009 (Buda): 2.0605 to 2.99%
Use the map below to find your way around Buda, The Outdoor Capital of Texas!