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I happen to live in Kyle which is just a 'bit' further south on I35. Up until recently I did all of grocery shopping in Buda as Kyle didn't have a grocery. Same is true for running to Walmart which I still do as Kyle doesn't have a large department store...yet. And when I don't feel like cooking (which is pretty often, you can find me at Two Mama's Cafe bringing home a 'home cooked' meal or when I have a craving for a burrito supreme or a big hamburger I still run up to Buda for Dan's Hamburger or Taco Bell or if I have the time we'll sit down to a Mexican feast at Garcia's as we still don't have that kind of option in Kyle.
Well anyway I think you get the picture. The two cities share a lot, including the school district, the Performing Arts Center, the new YMCA and a whole lot more. So I'm familiar with this growing community. It has been growing by leaps and bounds. It's only a short distance from Austin so many find it to be a great option.
Where is Buda located? Anything special about it?
Though growing in size, Buda still has that small town feel. Like Kyle it's only a hop, skip and a jump south of Austin. You just head south on I35 from downtown Austin and keep going until you come to exits 221. You'll see a McDonalds on the East side of I35, and HEB on the West side. If you head west past the HEB, then the Super Walmart and the Drugstore you'll soon find yourself in 'downtown' Buda. There's a bit more to downtown Buda than downtown Kyle, but it's still pretty small. There are few antique shops, a few restaurants, the city library and some local businesses. But don't let the small size fool you as there are a lot of committed businesses and plans for this fair city.
With the city of Kyle immediately to the south growing as well this community is soon going to have more options coming in the next 1-3 years. The residents of Buda are going to benefit as well when the hospital, Super Target, Kohls and a 12 screen movie theatre are built just a few miles down the interstate. The jobs these will bring in will help both cities real estate prices. (And as I mentioned in the Kyle section...Buda is only a few minutes further than Kyle from the outlet mall of San Marcos. This mall was named by the TV show "The View" as one of the world's (yes WORLD's) top three shopping destinations. It's only about 27 minutes or so south on I35 at exit #200. (For more info on what stores are in the mall you can check out Austin Area Shopping.)
From a real estate standpoint all of this growth means a lot to the values of the homes in the area. People like convenience. They like to be near their places of work and they will be more inclined to purchase in a community that has more amenities, shops etc. So with all of the jobs that will be added to support these new businesses there are going to folks wanting to live near their place of work.
What about the Schools?
As for the schools in the area. Buda, like Kyle, is in the Hays Consolidated School District. I've had my two youngest daughters in the district for the last six years. They are now in their Sophomore and Senior years at Hays High School. I have actually been impressed with the programs the schools offer. They have a great band program (which unfortunately neither of my daughters wanted to stay in as the aren't musically inclined). But regardless the program is recognized and a great place for the musicians in the family. Academically I have been impressed with their AP program. My daughter who is a Senior has been following a very challenging AP program and just completed several AP tests which if her test scores are high enough, she will be given college credit. She also has the option her Senior year to participate in other dual credit courses. She was accepted as a summer intern on the #1 Morning Radio Bobbie Bones Show and is planning to go to UT next year. I'm totally convinced that based on what she has been learning at Hays she is going to be fully prepared.
My youngest is a Sophomore and following a whole different path than her sister (which she reminds us frequently). She is testing the more social aspects of Hays. As Co captain of the Junior Varsity cheerleading squad she is enjoying her high school experience from a whole different perspective. So there appears to be something for everyone.
Buda Real Estate
Buda and neighboring Kyle, have a variety of homes to choose from. Listed to the right (and repeated below) are some highlighted communities to give you a starting point.
If it's new construction in Buda you're after there is still some options. While many of the communities are no longer building, on the West Side of I35 we still have builders in the communities of Garlic Creek, Elliott Ranch, Whispering Hollow, Elm Grove, Ruby Ranch and Meadows at Buda. But not to be outdone, there is also still new construction on the East side of I35 including neighborhoods such as Shadow Creek and Kensington Trails.
In case you are wondering where the communities are located you can click on the Buda area map icon to the left and you'll see a map with most of the Buda neighborhoods noted.
So call us and let us show you around...come for a visit...and maybe you'll decide to stay a while. We'd be happy to show you some homes in the area...and if it doesn't feel like home...no problem...we work the entire Austin/San Marcos metroplex. We help buyers buy from as far North as Georgetown all the way South to San Marcos. We'll help you find the area that works best for you.
If it is a home for lease you are looking for, click here for a listing of all of the Homes for lease in Buda or all homes for lease in Buda by subdivision and please call us with any questions at 512-449-6070.