Circle C

Let's start off with a list of all of the current Circle C Homes for Sale

Circle C Community Info

Circle C is known for natural beauty, trees, hiking trails, great skills and a great location to downtown.  We work with many out-of-state clients and one of the reasons people choose us is that we work all website_circle_c_logoof Austin and surrounding areas.  That means we can show a client homes anywhere in Austin, but more importantly we can, and do, take them to consider Cedar Park Real Estate, Round Rock Real Estate, Lakeway Real Estate, Dripping Springs Real Estate, Kyle Real Estate, Buda Real Estate…and…well…everywhere in between. 

 

When you’re new to the area this is important.  My clients don't want to work with several agents, they want an agent that knows all of the areas.  So that's where we come in...we can help them understand all of your options in the Austin/San Marcos metroplex. 

Many times it's overwhelming for someone new to the area to figure out all of their options and to compare one area, or neighborhood to another.  In order to help with this we take you on what we call a “Preview Trip”  showing you the various parts of Austin that would work within your budget.  During the trip we'll visit homes in the various communities so you start getting a "feel" of what your money will buy in the various areas.  We also will spend the drive giving you a bit of insight and education on the area as well as answering your questions regarding the various cities, the schools etc.  Bottom line the choice as to where you live is up to you, our job is to make sure you understand your choices. 

 

website_circle_c_home9_01So back to Circle C...We’ve done literally hundreds of these “Preview Trips” and several communities consistently end up on the top of almost everyone’s list.  Circle C is one such community.  Located on the Southwest side of Austin, Circle C is an extremely popular choice, especially if they have a family and you are working in Downtown Austin or in the Southwest areas. 

 

This doesn’t surprise me a bit.  Circle C doesn't have the rolling hills you might find in communities such as Steiner Ranch on the Northwest side of Austin, however it has a beauty all of its' own, especially if you like trees. 

While many trees have been there for probably hundreds of years, the developers of Circle C have planted over a 10,000 trees in the area since the community began back in the mid 1980s.  The $3 million they have put into landscaping is a testament to their commitment to this oasis in Southwest Austin. 

While one of my clients said Steiner Ranch reminded him a bit of California...the older sections of Circle C reminded him of the lush tree lined streets in Atlanta.  Two wonderful communities that look and feel distinctly different.  That's the beauty of Austin...there's something for everyone.


But in any case, whereever they may be from, from the moment I drive a client into the community they can see that Circle C is different.  The roads wind a bit and the trees are lovely.  There are bike lanes allowing people to ride through the huge expanse that makes up Circle C and you'll always be seeing people taking walks, riding bikes or playing in the parks.  

What else does Circle C within its’ boundaries?

There are miles of hike and bike trails winding through Circle C through the greenspace. 


website_circle_c_golf1_01In case you are a golfer, you might be interested to find out that the there is a golf course in Circle C as well as numerous other golf courses within minutes of the community.  Here is some info on Austin Area Golf Courses.

 

Where’s Circle C located? Is it convenient to Shopping?

 

Yes...and definitely yes.  Circle C is located in Southwest Austin just West of Mopac/(otherwise known as Loop 1) and North of Highway 45.  Or look on a map and find Slaughter and head west towards 1826.  Circle C's grocery is at the intersection of Slaughter and Escarpment.  Circle C is about 15 minutes to downtown Austin, (non rush hour). 

Shopping…you’re covered there as well.  Circle C is just a hop, skip and a jump from several Austin Area malls.  You can head North on Mopac, the second exit is Highway 360 and you'll find Barton Creek Mall.  Or head West on Highway 71 and your minutes away from the new Hill Country Galleria.

Day-to-day conveniences are close by as well.  Within Circle C itself you'll find one of my favorites HEB stores.  Why?  Because they have a prepared food section that I LOVE!  They have salmon, almond crusted talapia, fresh pesta and pasta salads, grilled asparagus..you name it.  You can grab some items, serve it on a nice plate and you have what appears to be a healthy, home cooked meal...without the fuss.

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website_circle_c_owie_high_schoolCircle C is in the Austin Independent School District.  The students are assigned to Bowie High School which is well thought of in the Austin area.  As for elementary and middle schools, it depends on where you live in Circle C, but assured the schools are solid, one of the elementary schools that is located right in Circle C is the acclaimed Kiker Elementary School.  Kiker located near the Circle C swim center.

       
What are types of Circle C Homes for Sale?

While as a community, Circle C pretty much sells itself, the obvious question is...what about the homes and can I afford it. 

As a general statement I would say the homes in Circle C are more on the traditional side.  The new construction in Circle C are gorgeous with very functional floor plans.  The Builders were listening...the homes tend to be the larger homes, closer to 3000 square feet range.  They almost always will have the high ceilings, open floorplans, kitchen and great room open to each other, and lovely master suites.  However it this doesn't appeal to you, and you would like an older, more traditional home, don't worry, Circle C has these as well. 

Because Circle C was started in the mid 1980’s there are some older website_steiner_ranch_home_bhomes are smaller and more colonial in style with the two formal living, formal diving etc popular in the 1980s.  

There have been a number of builders working to make the homes in this community both varied and lovely, a style to suit the pickiest of buyers.  Except for the contemporary style I think you could say most other styles of homes are represented.  Some of the builders who have/are building in Steiner Ranch include: DR Horton, Highland Homes, Newmark, Plantation, Capital Pacific, Hammond and Clark Wilson.

Similar to other master planned communities, Circle C is large and made up of many little ‘pocket neighborhoods’ each in a similar price point.  That is, you wouldn't find a $600,000 dollar home, next to a $300k home.  Rather they are grouped by lot size, home size and this creates price groupings.  I've had many clients who want to build a small house in Circle C but they wanted to build it on a large lot.  That doesn't happen in Circle C, or in most communities of this type around the Austin area.  It's because of the developer guidelines that the builders work with.  A particular section will be designed so that there are 2, maybe 3 builders in it, with homes between xx square feet and yy square feet, the lots will all be xx feet wide etc.  All homes in that section must be built in accordance with these rules.  

The price range for homes in Circle C runs from mid $200s to $600k.  The average home in Circle C would be in the mid $300k range. 

You’ll find as you drive through Circle C that some sections have homes closer together than others, some homes are on cul-de-sac lots, some are on greenbelts where there won’t be a house behind you.  It’s all a part of the plan.  Keep in mind the larger the lot, the more trees, the more privacy etc also comes with a higher price tag. 

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Real Estate prices in Circle C…a summary

Real Estate Prices in Circle C for a single family home start at about $250,000 and go to roughly $600k range.  Average price would be in the mid $300k range.  (Here's a link to all of the current homes for sale in Circle C.)

However you can get a smaller, older home in Circle C and stay in the mid $200s.  I had a client who wanted in Circle C but couldn't go higher than 225k.  For weeks we looked at literally every home that came on the market in Circle C.  We were at the home within hours after they were listed as we know they would go fast.  Finally we found a wonderful home that they loved.  We immediately drove to the nearby Starbucks (yes they do have a Starbucks in Circle C) and wrote a contract.  We got it to the realtor and learned there were two other offers coming in!  I knew my client couldn't go higher in price so we did some other creative things in the contract to make theirs the most appealing.  It worked!  My client's offer was accepted.  They were thrilled.  So it is possible, you just might have to be patient. 

There are a few executive garden homes in Circle C near the golf course running in the $300k range. These are in a gated section of Circle C...otherwise it is single family homes only. 

 If you would like to check out all of the active homes for sale in Circle C go to Austin Home Search.  If you would like to see inside one of the lovely homes, or have questions or would like to take a “Preview Trip” around the Austin and surrounding areas.  Email us or give us a call at 512-449-6070.  We'd love to be your Austin Texas Realtor.
Homes for Lease in Circle C?

We are often asked about leases in Circle C and other top communities.  While the homes in Circle C are predominantly owner-occupied, there are a few leases to be found.  Click here for a current list of Circle C Homes for LeaseFor a list of these please all us at 512-449-6070 and we’ll get them right out to you.