Wells Branch

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What It's Known For

Establishing itself as the suburban hotspot in North Austin
A great mix of both chain restaurants and local cuisines


MetroRail offers speedy access to Downtown
Near the Domain


Far from Central Austin, which makes for bad traffic
Highway 183 is the only real in-and-out of the area, so it gets pretty congested

Wells Branch is situated in North Austin between I-35 and Mopac, with easy access to everything north and south! It’s convenient to just about anywhere you need to go, with loads of shopping and restaurants in all directions. Wells Branch has always been a popular neighborhood Austin because of its location and accessibility to major roads, plus it is only 15 miles to downtown and a short drive to the Domain!

Wells Branch is also close to the growing suburbs of Round Rock and Pflugerville, where major employers like Dell, IBM, National Instruments, Samsung, Freescale, and AMD are located (for all you techies out there). All of these employers are less than a 15-minute drive from Wells Branch. Public transportation is huge plus here, with the Capital Metro bus system with multiple stops, and the Metro Rail that takes you downtown and to the Domain. Wells Branch also contains a handful of beautiful parks and hiking trails! You can visit Mills Pond Recreation area, North Creek Park, or the Wells Branch Disc Golf Course, where the whole family, including your pets, are welcome!

The cost of living and apartment prices are very affordable in this part of Austin, which makes it the perfect place to live if you enjoy the quiet and relaxed vibe away from the big city. Either way, Smart City can definitely help you find a sweet place to live!

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Has excellent small town feel within Austin proximity. Excellent schools, playgrounds, community, neighbors and amenities.

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