Lowest Tax Rates in the Austin Area

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Curious to know where some of Austin's neighborhoods with the lowest property taxes are? We've put together a list of neighborhoods from Westlake to Georgetown based on 2017 tax rate information from Austin's Multiple Listing Service. Check out the neighborhoods with the lowest tax rates below, and click here for our comprehensive neighborhood guide.


Ridgeview (1.86% - 1.89%) - Home to one of the lowest tax rates in Southwest Austin, residents in Ridgeview can enjoy houses built by Pulte and Ashton Woods ranging from the low $400s to the low $500s. Access to the community pool and park ensures endless fun right outside your front door!

Hills of Bear Creek (1.87% - 1.89%) - A newer community, the Hills of Bear Creek is a neighborhood with homes featuring unique floor plans and luxury details at an affordable price point. The Olympic-sized community pool and easy access to shopping are some of the many reasons to love living here!

Granada Hills / Granada Estates (1.87% - 1.89%) - Just 15 minutes from downtown Austin, these well-established neighborhoods are full of mature, shaded trees and large lots to ensure ultimate privacy and space. Outdoor lovers will enjoy close proximity to the Slaughter Creek Preserve, and city folk have easy access to dining and shopping nearby.

Shady Hollow (1.89% - 1.92%) - A close-knit neighborhood with several parks and community activities, those who love to interact with their neighbors should consider calling Shady Hollow home. Other advantages of living here include affordable homes with large floor plans and close proximity to beautiful hill country views.


Chimney Hills North (1.89%) - Situated between Highways 130 and 183, residents love Chimney Hills North for the "close in, yet far out" feel and the easy commute around Austin. This neighborhood features about 175 original and remodeled homes tucked against a green space and part of Walnut Creek.

Preston Village (1.92% - 2.16%) - Developed on what was previously a racetrack, Preston Village offers homes ranging from the $200s to $300s in price and 1,200 to 2,500 square feet in size. Residents can enjoy a community swim center and easy access to shopping and dining at the nearby La Frontera Village Shopping Center.

Bratton Hill (1.98% - 2.02%) - Located between I-35 and Mopac, Bratton Hill is the perfect place to live centrally to both Austin and Round Rock. With homes featuring mostly brick exteriors and offered at prices in the $200s, those looking for a great location and affordable living may find that this is the neighborhood they've been searching for.


Barton Creek West (1.78% - 1.81%) - Just off Bee Caves Road and bordered by 400 acres of greenbelt and the Barton Creek, Barton Creek West is perfect for those seeking spacious homes in a natural setting. Not only is the tax rate one of the lowest around, it is also located in the exemplary Eanes ISD.

Austin Lake Estates (1.86% - 1.9%) - This large neighborhood looks out along a stretch of Lake Austin and features some of the oldest homes in the area built in the 1950s and 1960s, some still in their original states and well maintained. With a pool, playscape, and access to the lake all readily available, residents find themselves with everything they need to enjoy the outdoors and an active community.

Austin Lake Hills (1.86% - 1.9%) - A more affordable option for those looking to live in the hill country in Eanes ISD, Austin Lake Hills hosts vibrant, unique homes and a tight-knit community. Just 10 minutes from the Hill Country Galleria and with access to Austin Lake Estates' amenities, this neighborhood is a great place to call home.


Westview on Lake Austin (1.75% - 1.78%) - Offering luxury living in a mix of Mediterranean villas and traditional estates, Westview on Lake Austin hosts amazing views of downtown Austin and the hill country alike. For extra privacy,  choose one of the gated communities within this neighborhood, including River Oaks, West Rim Estates, and Somerset at Westview.

Westlake Highlands (1.85%) - Westlake Highlands is the perfect neighborhood for those looking for a balance between city life and a quiet lifestyle. Nature lovers will enjoy the close proximity of the Wild Basin Preserve, and members of the Austin Country Club can tee off to their hearts' content.


Falconhead / Falconhead West (1.91% - 2.1%) - Falconhead homes are situated along greenbelts, trails, and beautiful hill country scenery. his master-planned community offers residents gorgeous garden homes and Mediterranean villages to make home, as well as easy access to the Falconhead golf course, clubhouse and practice facility.

Lakes Edge (1.83%) - A gated community covering 47 acres in Bee Cave, Lakes Edge features large floor plans ranging from 2,200 to 4,300 square feet and is zoned to the highly rated Eanes ISD. Just a short drive from shopping and dining at the Hill Country Galleria and outdoor fun at Lake Travis, Lakes Edge is the perfect place to enjoy peaceful hill country living.


Serenada East (1.97% - 2.3%) - Sitting on up to one acre of land each and ranging from the high $100s to the low $300s, Serenada East is ideal for peaceful and affordable living. Nearby, locals can take a dip or go fishing at Lake Georgetown, and members of the Berry Creek Country club can spend their days playing a game with friends.

Serenada West (1.98%) - Unique, custom-built homes on large, tree-covered lots, Serenada West has incredible variety at fair price points in a quiet part of Georgetown. Just minutes from city amenities like Lake Georgetown and the Premium Round Rock Outlets, residents will love living in this charming neighborhood.

Mission Oaks (1.98% - 2.18%) - Tucked away in a remote part of Georgetown, Mission Oaks features beautiful custom homes from builders like Bruce Homes and Giddens Homes. Granite counter tops and walk-in closets are just some of the luxury details you'll find here, along with large lots and plenty of trees.

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