A short 8 miles from suburban Round Rock and 20 miles from downtown Austin lies Hutto, the Austin area’s newest solution to modern country living. Originally a farming community on the Missouri Pacific railroad, Hutto has undergone a large change in size and status but has managed to keep the appealing rural feel.
With a population of approximately 3,000, this area is growing quickly to accommodate families with a desire to “get away” from the city, yet still be near the action of the Austin nightlife and shopping. Located on the northeastern edge of Austin, Hutto also offers an easy commute to major area employers such as Dell, Motorola, and National Instruments.
Many families choose Hutto for their home due to the impeccable reputation of the Hutto Independent School District, which boasts an “exemplary” rating on its schools by the Texas Education Agency and has a teacher-student ratio of 1:13. With an active sports program, the Hutto Hippos are widely known for their accomplishments.
New home communities from builders such as Kimball-Hill, Centex, Gehan, Main Street, and Lennar are available with a median home price of approximately $115,000, making this area an affordable choice for families, retirees, young professionals and others who appreciate a country style atmosphere. Shopping and other retail opportunities are growing as the community expands.