March 8, 2017
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A CultureMap analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau found that 6.6% of single-family homes in the Austin, TX metro are perched on at least five acres. Those metrics represent the largest share of big-lot homes among the four major metros in Texas. In the San Antonio MSA, 5.9% of single-family homes are situated on at least five acres, with 2.5% in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and 2.1% in the Houston metro on similar parcels.
Though downtown Austin is developing, as are the so-called “nodes,” which include Georgetown and Round Rock, TX, Brandy Guthrie with the Austin Board of Realtors indicated that the Austin area is also one that has plenty of undeveloped land, rural properties, and so-called “ranchettes.”
In addition, “As our state’s population and economy have continued to grow, so has the number of Texans looking for getaway homes or development opportunities,” Leslie Rouda Smith, with Park Cities Office of Dave Perry Miller told Austin CultureMap.
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