Just minutes from both north and downtown Austin for a reasonable price? It’s possible if you look in the right direction. Traditionalists have settled west of the city, but those who break from the herd today head east, to the new edge of Austin. Situated at the new tech crossroads at US 290 and Texas 130, Wildhorse offers 15-25 minute access to Austin’s key destinations for learning, work, play, dining and adventure – plus exciting, hyper-local options to explore. Even the savviest homebuyers will be amazed at the affordability and convenience that Wildhorse offers.
Attend the only Texas school district worthy of a presidential visit in 2013. With its focus on groundbreaking educational approaches, Manor ISD earned a visit from President Obama, and has been named a District of Innovation by the State of Texas. This prestigious designation awards more local control over instructional decision-making, empowering MISD to think differently and innovate. As a result of this expanded freedom, MISD has developed three distinct educational approaches to support diversity in learning styles. Some schools employ a project-based learning model, in which students are encouraged to communicate and collaborate to create ideas and solve problems that develop higher-order thinking skills. Others feature fine arts academies that focus on a creative curriculum to support whole-child learning and boost student engagement in core subjects. Finally, MISD offers an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum – which encourages learning from a global perspective – at a number of schools. At Wildhorse, families can choose a personal path to successful learning.
What will you do with 500 acres of beautiful land for parks and open spaces? Adventurers, explorers and fitness enthusiasts can conquer a new challenge every day. A network of hike and bike trails weaves through the trees and gentle hills of the Wildhorse community. Nine city, county, and district parks also lie within a 12-minute radius of Wildhorse. The closest, less than 5 minutes away, is Walter E. Long Park. With a fishing lake, four boat ramps, nature preserves, hike/bike trails, picnic areas and more, there’s no end to the adventures you can create. And only 20 minutes away are Austin’s twin crown jewels: Ladybird Lake and the adjacent Zilker Park – home of the famous Austin City Limits music festival as well as iconic, refreshing Barton Springs. Visitors can hike, bike, and jog around the lake, swim in the springs, ride a narrow-gauge railroad through the park, or explore the lake by canoe, SUP and kayak.
Some of Austin’s most prestigious employers are located 5-15 minutes from Wildhorse. With its open spaces and affordable housing options, this emerging region hosts the likes of some the worlds most established and innovative companies: Samsung, Dell, Applied Materials, BAE Systems, NXP Semi, Rackspace, General Motors, Clinical Pathology Labs, and Starwood Hotels, just to name a few. A simple twenty-minute drive to downtown Austin and The University of Texas opens up even more possibilities in every career field. In addition to large corporate employers, the Wildhorse community is home to an impressive variety of local businesses, including creative powerhouse Quantum Shop, beverage distribution company Capital Beverage Co (the largest in Texas), and even a center for equine therapy.
Where else can you get a new home less than 20 minutes from to downtown Austin or the Domain?
The amenities at Wildhorse are so complete, you may never want to leave. But if you want to explore, we offer five easy – and often eco-friendly – ways to travel. A network of new, expansive roads makes traveling by car a no-hassle option in any direction. An express bus to downtown Austin is offered by the city’s transit system, Capital Metro. Cap Metro also provides a local bus route through nearby Manor. In addition, Wildhorse has set aside land for a station on the proposed Manor/Elgin rail line to Austin. Active commuters will enjoy riding the A2M trail, a paved bicycle route stretching from Austin to Manor. Finally, the 85 acres reserved at Wildhorse for office and retail space will offer residents the chance to bike or even walk short distances to work. And should your travel involve destinations further afield, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is just 15 minutes to the south.
Wildhorse may be on the eastern edge of Austin, but it’s at the center of fun. For destination shopping and dining options like the fabulous make-your-own-mimosas Sunday brunch at Copper, The Domain is just a few minutes west. Rock out at Austin’s favorite outdoor concert venue (and F1 racetrack!), the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), just down Hwy 130. Or eat, dance, listen and play in one of Austin’s six official entertainment districts: Downtown, Red River, Rainey Street, 6th Street, the East Side, and South Congress (SoCo). And if you want to keep the fun even closer to home, historic Elgin lies just 12 miles east of Wildhorse, offering world-famous BBQ at Southside Market, plus museums, and a year-round lineup of festivals and community events.