It's usually assumed that the perks of homeownership come with a flipside: increased costs, extra maintenance, and not getting exactly what you want at your price point. But that doesn't have to be the case, especially if the home is in Smithfield, a new South Austin development from MileStone Community Builders.
The boutique townhome community offers modern floorplans, a terrific location less than 13 miles from downtown Austin, and a low-maintenance lifestyle — meaning someone else takes care of the yard work and building upkeep. And the price point? The entry level-friendly low-$200s. The area's low tax rate also helps to keep your monthly payments affordable.
Floorplans range from 1,282-1,736 square feet, with two- and three-bedroom layouts available. Attractive features such as satin nickel finishes and 9-foot ceilings on the first floor are standard, as are the USB outlets and water-saving plumbing fixtures.
As lovely as the townhomes are, however, you'll want to leave them eventually to take advantage of what's around Smithfield. The up-and-coming Shady Hollow neighborhood that surrounds the community features some of Austin's hippest new restaurants and live entertainment venues. Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ and Moontower Saloon are within walking distance, and Southpark Meadows is a mere two miles away, offering all the shopping, dining, and movie-going you can handle.
Smithfield is also part of the Austin Independent School District, which includes the highly rated Barinoff Elementary, Bailey Middle School, and Akins High School.
Does all of this sound like exactly the lifestyle you've been looking for? Many homes in Smithfield have already been snatched up, so call 512-215-5220 to learn more and schedule a tour. And get rid of that garden rake — you won't need it anymore.