Scouting homes for sale in Buda? Looking for the perfect family-friendly neighborhood with a playground, pool, maybe some bike trails? Want to be walking distance to a top-rated school and an easy drive from great shopping? Whispering Hollow might be the perfect match for you! Located just west of IH-35, off FM1626, Whispering Hollow offers everything an active family could want. Beautiful homes with spacious floorplans. Plenty of amenities to support a healthy lifestyle. A convenient location offering the best of both worlds. These are just a few things that make this neighborhood a top pick.

Whispering Hollow lies 13 miles south of Austin in the quiet enclave of Buda, recently named the “Outdoor Capital of Texas” by the State Legislature. Buda’s high percentage of parkland makes it a nature lover’s dream. It’s packed with small town charm, hosting annual events like the Buda Lions County Fair and Wiener Dog Races in April, Red, White n’ Buda in July, and Boo-da Halloween in October. Buda has adopted many of Austin’s great traditions, including its own version of First Thursday, as well as a stunning Trail of Lights holiday display. You get all the fun of Austin on a scale that encourages more community interaction and family focus. Buda is also in a prime location for shoppers. Whether you’re visiting the 185,000 square foot Cabela’s (an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise), checking out all your favorites in Southpark Meadows, or bargain hunting at the San Marcos outlets, everything you want is just minutes away.

In addition to its prime location that mixes big city access with small town intimacy, Whispering Hollow boasts tremendous value for homebuyers. At the same price point that Austinites would associate with a cramped two-bedroom bungalow badly in need of some upgrades, this neighborhood offers homes with twice the square footage, modern amenities, and excellent architectural and design details. Bonus rooms, insulated garages, tiled decks, and box-out windows are among the many possible features. The first homes in the area were completed in 2007, and construction is ongoing, so newly built homes continue to be added to the neighborhood. Builders in this subdivision include Standard Pacific, Gehan Homes, Centex Homes, Ryland Homes, and CalAtlantic.

What sets Whispering Hollow apart from similar Buda neighborhoods? First, many homes are located on oversized lots and surrounded by large, mature trees. The community includes access to a gorgeous pool, picnic pavilion, playground, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Elm Grove Elementary, known for its excellent teachers, caring principal, and highly involved parents, is located in the subdivision. Current residents refer to the neighborhood as a big family that looks out for each other. They host their own version of Austin’s South By Southwest (in this case SXWH) with live music and a crawfish boil, as well as Easter and Memorial Day celebrations. The active HOA is extremely dedicated to planning events the entire community will enjoy.

A lengthy list of amenities, great schools, and neighbors that treat you like family? With everything Austin has to offer just up the road? If you’re looking for a high-quality home for sale in Buda, Whispering Hollow is definitely a neighborhood you’ll want to explore.