South of Austin
Buda, a small town located due south of Austin along IH-35, is a bedroom community with lots of homes. Main Street in Buda has retained its “old time” look. Buda doesn’t offer as much shopping in the immediate area as some of the other Austin metro areas, but in Buda you can get lots of house for your money. Some people think that Buda is a good area to invest in these days. Home prices in Buda start under $100K.
Kyle is a bit further south (located between Austin and San Antonio), and prices are somewhat similar to Buda. One drawback that our clients have mentioned is the lack of other routes into Austin other than I-35, which is not much fun during rush hour traffic.