What to look forward to when transplanting your roots to suburbia

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If the thought of moving to the suburbs makes you feel sad to leave the city, don’t worry—you’ll soon be head over heels for suburbia. Suburban life offers a wealth of benefits, including the fact that you don’t have to leave city life entirely behind. Here’s what you can look forward to as you plan your new life in the suburbs:

Room to spread out

Suburban homes simply offer more space than the typical cramped apartment in the city center, giving you room to spread out and feel at home. The extra square footage is especially beneficial for growing families, but anyone can appreciate having more living space to call their own.

More bang for your buck

Although suburban homes are usually bigger than their urban counterparts, they often come with a lower price tag. The upshot is more square footage per dollar, with an enhanced opportunity to get the most home for your money.

Better school systems

It’s no secret that inner-city schools tend to be overcrowded and short-staffed. In contrast, suburban schools typically offer smaller class sizes, more teachers, superior academic performance and a wider array of after-school programs. Did you know some of the top-rated schools in Texas are located in the suburban communities surrounding Austin?

A still-short commute

While living in the suburbs requires a longer commute, many residents are surprised to learn that the city is pretty close. It usually takes less than 30 minutes to get to the heart of Downtown Austin, so whether you’re traveling back and forth for work or want to continue taking advantage of the city’s vibrant nightlife, quality restaurants and famous music venues, rest assured that you still can.

A wide selection of amenities

In this day and age, it’s not necessary to head into the city to enjoy the things you might associate with urban living. Amenities like shopping, dining and attractions are rapidly expanding into suburban areas, making the burbs feel less like they’re in the middle of nowhere and more like small cities—complete with fewer crowds and lower price tags.

Ample green space

When you’ve lived in the city for a while, it’s easy to forget how great it feels to be surrounded by green. From quiet, tree-lined streets to an abundance of parks and trails, the greenery of the suburbs offers a breath of fresh air.

Improved safety

Crime rates are almost universally lower in suburbs than in cities, a fact that offers particular peace of mind for families with children. If you long to be able to walk home at any hour or let your kids ride their bikes outside, the suburbs might be the place for you.

More privacy

An abundance of space and lower population density translates to more room between homes and a greater sense of privacy. Indeed, the wide-open space of suburban housing communities feels much more secluded than the tightly packed condos and apartment complexes of the city.

Whether you’re starting a family or simply looking for more space while still keeping the city close, moving from city to suburbs is a transition we want to help you with. Contact us today to learn more about how our community in Hutto offers the best of both worlds.

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