Avery Ranch Homes For Sale
Located in northwest Austin, the 1,800-acre, master-planned golf course community of Avery Ranch offers over 4,000 homes with 17 acres of amenities and hill country views. The community opened in 2000 and continues to be one of the top-selling neighborhoods in the Austin area.
Avery Ranch subdivisions are interconnected by sidewalks and woven around five amenity centers, complete with sport courts, pools, and hike & bike trails. The community enjoys a 60-acre lake in its backyard, not to mention 18-hole Avery Ranch Golf Club.
“We love it here,” said Nikki Grissom, who lives in Avery Ranch with her husband and kids. “The community is so close, and the lifestyle is so laidback. It’s such a great place to come home to.”
Avery Ranch is a commutable distance to major Austin, Round Rock, and Cedar Park employers, including 3M Company, Austin Diagnostic Medical Center, Dell Computers, Cypress Semiconductor, National Instruments, Time Warner Communications, and Westinghouse Motor Company.
Once part of the Chisholm Trail, Brushy Creek endows Avery Ranch with not only historical, but archaeological and cultural significance. The area has been inhabited by nomadic Indian tribes (Cherokee, Comanche, and Tonkawa), Chisholm Trail cowboys, even stagecoach robbers! Large granite stones still lie beneath a train trestle that once carried granite to Austin for the state capitol.
Properties in Avery Ranch
Avery Ranch consists of more than a dozen subdivisions, each with a unique style and personality. Homes range in size from small townhome bungalows to large, sprawling golf course villas.
Developers carefully built Avery Ranch homes into the surrounding hill country, including views of nine natural ponds, majestic oak trees, and 60-acre Avery Lake. The community was designed to encourage residents to meet, gather, and get to know each other. Tree-lined streets meander, and parks, trails, and lakes provide an abundance of places for families to walk, swim, and play. Special design elements like antique street lamps, carved limestone entry signs, and natural stone subdivision fences lend character and beauty to the neighborhood.
Avery Ranch is located in northwest Austin in the Texas Hill Country. The community is bordered by Brushy Creek Road to the north, RR 620 to the south, Sam Bass Road to the east, and the 183 Toll Road to the west. The zip code for Avery Ranch is 78717, and the MLS area is RR.
Two story house in Avery Ranch with red shutters on the windows.Avery Ranch is centered in one of Austin’s most sought-after growth corridors. Next to major high tech employers and great shopping, it is around the corner from RR 620, Highway 183, and Toll Road 45. Although it’s just 20 miles north of downtown Austin, the neighborhood is actually located in Williamson County, so is governed and taxed under that county’s jurisdiction.
Grissom and her family chose Avery Ranch for its location. Its adjacency to the 183 Toll Road makes her commute to work easy, and her children’s schools are very close by. “There are two public elementary schools within walking distance of our home, and the middle and high schools are less than two miles away,” she said.
Avery Ranch is served by the Round Rock and Leander School Districts. Round Rock Schools include Patsy Sommer Elementary, Cedar Valley Middle School, and McNeil High School.
Leander Schools include Rutledge Elementary, Henry Middle School, Stiles Middle School, and Vista Ridge High School.
Avery Ranch homes have been built by a wide variety of builders, including D R Horton, Drees, Gehan, Meritage, Morrison, Partners in Building, Pulte, Ryland, and Wilshire Homes.
“The community here is very active, and there are lots of social events,” shared Grissom. “I love the neighborhood Meet ‘n Greets and movies in the park. My kids love holiday events like the Fourth of July fireworks and the Halloween hayride.”
Avery Ranch offers residents five community centers with over 17 acres of amenities. These community centers offer basketball, tennis, and sand volleyball courts. One has a natural limestone cave next door. Four offer swimming pools.
The MAC, or Main Amenity Center (on Morgan Creek Drive), has three pools: a lap pool, a spa pool, and a covered toddler pool. Granite Shoals has an adult pool with a mushroom water feature and a covered toddler pool. Glenfield and Waters Edge both have one pool.
Alongside Avery Ranch is an 8.5-mile regional trail that connects the community to Cedar Park and Round Rock. Upon completion, the Brushy Creek Trail will link six communities and over 180 acres of regional parks. “It takes residents anywhere in the community into the wilderness areas and down the Brushy Creek Regional Hike & Bike Trail,” explained Grissom.
Nearby Brushy Creek Sports Park features playing fields (two baseball and three football), a hike & bike trail, a covered playscape, and Cedar Park’s first skate park. Approximately 15,000 square feet, this custom designed concrete in-ground skate park includes a mini-bowl, large bowl, and modern street course with coloring, textures, shade, and landscaping.
Veterans Memorial Park honors past, present, and future veterans. A 22-foot-tall black granite obelisk by artist Gregory Beck sits on top of a gray granite base of six-foot-tall panels honoring each branch of the U.S. Military. The park also offers practice fields, sports courts, an amphitheater, a group pavilion, an 8,500 square feet outdoor aquatic facility, and a five-acre dog park.
Buttercup Creek Cave Preserve offers 92 acres of karst limestone cave preserve where visitors can hike or bike. Most of the caves on the preserve protect endangered species. Twice a year, the Texas Cave Conservancy sponsors “Cave Day” to teach the public about the caves and how to explore them.
A beautiful 42-acre park, Elizabeth M. Milburn Community Park features an Aquatic Center, a lap pool with recreational slide, a basketball court, four baseball fields, six soccer fields, five volleyball courts, two tennis courts, a nice playscape, a community garden, a group pavilion, a concession stand, picnic area, and swing sets.
Right in Avery Ranch’s backyard, the beautiful Avery Ranch Golf Club celebrated its grand opening in 2002 and was rated as the “Top Luxury Course” in Central Texas by Avid Golfer Magazine in 2013. This daily-fee course also earned 4 1/2 Stars and “Best Places to Play” distinctions by Golf Digest.
The Avery Ranch Golf ClubAvery Ranch Golf Club is a 226-acre, 7,121-yard, 18-hole championship golf course bordering 60-acre Avery Lake. Architect Andy Raugust blended panoramic hill country vistas and gentle rolling hills with oak-lined fairways. Natural features include creek, springs, ponds, oak tree groves, and dense vegetation.
Also at the club is a beautiful golf club (housing a PGA professional staff and a pro shop), a lake-view event pavilion (accommodating up to 200 guests), and a full-service restaurant. Avid Golfer Magazine ranked Avery Ranch #1 for Best Dining Area, for Best Course Conditions, Best Clubhouse, and Best Innovative Design.
For boaters, beautiful 64-mile Lake Travis is only 13 miles away and offers boating, waterskiing, scuba diving, fishing, windsurfing, zip-lining, and more. It also boasts over 20 marinas.
Gym-lovers will appreciate that numerous gyms are within a three mile radius of Avery Ranch, including24-Hour Fitness, Gold’s Gym, and Lifetime Fitness.
Avery Ranch book-lovers can head three miles west to visit the 23,000 square foot City of Cedar Park Library located at 550 Discovery Blvd.
For sports and entertainment, Avery Ranch residents get hot seats at the new Cedar Park Center, which can accommodate up to 8,700 guests. Home to the Texas Stars Hockey Team and the Austin Toros, the center hosts more than 130 events per year, including sporting events, concerts, and family shows.
Residents visit Lakeline Mall’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Cedar Park’s Cinemark Theater to catch the latest movie. For a Hill Country Tour or an evening of moving theatre, they can take a ride on the Austin Steam Train.
For fresh-from-the-farm produce, the Saturday Cedar Park Farmers Market is a great place to buy fresh vegetables and taste artisanal foods from local vendors and farmers. It was voted #1 Farmers Market in Texas by fans in 2010, and ranked in the top 20 Favorite Large Farmers Markets in the U.S. in 2011.
Cedar Park’s new Sculpture Garden features a dozen sculptures by Central Texas artists Peter Mangan, Hélène Gabrielle, Dan Pogue, Cat Quintanilla, Craig Blaha, Cindy Debold, and Dawn Raines. The sculptures range from bronze to painted cedar.
Wine-lovers enjoy the Thirsty Oaks Wine Trail, a tour that features spectacular Texas scenery and magnificent wines at four wineries and vineyards. All located within a 49 mile radius, the wineries include Inwood Estate Vineyards, Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard, Pilot Knob Vineyard, and Perrisos Vineyards.
Shopping and Restaurants
Restaurant at Avery Ranch Country ClubJust next door to Avery Ranch (at the intersection of Parmer Lane and Avery Ranch Blvd.) are dozens of useful stores and restaurants. On the southeast corner, for example, are dental offices, Avery Ranch Day Spa, Gatti’s Pizza, CVS Pharmacy, and Avery Wine and Spirits. On the southwest corner is a bank and popular Z-Tejas Grill. On the northwest corner is a nice gym (Fitness 19), Urgent Family Care Center, Tropical Smoothie Café, Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria, Pak N Ship Plus, and more.
Less than a mile away, Lakeline Mall is an indoor shopping mall with over 150 popular stores, including Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Macy’s. For dining, it offers Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Fuddrucker’s, Chili’s, and Pluckers.
A few miles south on 183 is The Arboretum, an upscale, open-air, 45-store shopping center with stores such as Chico’s, The Gap, The Sharper Image, Restoration Hardware and Express. Enjoy lunch at Brio Tuscan Grille, then stroll over to Barnes and Noble for a latte and a bestseller. Don’t forget to let the kids play under the grassy, oak-shaded outdoor park, with its winding forest trail, fountains, and life-size, marble cows!
Hop across the street from the Arboretum, and you will find Arboretum Market, with its brand-new Trader Joe’s. Enjoy a cup of coffee at Starbucks before window-shopping Talbots, Harold’s, and Williams-Sonoma.
A large collection of stores and shops clustered around Gateway Cinema and REI, Gateway Courtyard is part of the Gateway trio of shopping centers. Shops include Crate and Barrel, ULTA, Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack, and Avant Salon & Day Spa. Enjoy a bite to eat at Marie Callender’s or nearby Truluck’s.
For upscale dining, shopping, and entertainment, residents head southeast to The Domain: a recently built outdoor mixed use development on North MoPac near Braker Lane. Stores like The Apple Store, Whole Foods Market, Puma, Neiman Marcus, and Coach stand alongside fine restaurants like Copper Restaurant, Jasper’s, and the Steeping Room.
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