Southwest Austin is the area along South MoPac (Loop 1) near Highway 71 and 290 that is known for being a superb suburban area. Here you’ll find newer neighborhoods like Circle C, The Meridian, and Escarpment Village, just to name a few.Locals enjoy the quality of life this area provides because of its accessibility to convenient shopping and fabulous outdoor spaces to play. Shopping centers like Sunset Valley Village, the Shops at Arbor Trails, and Barton Creek Mall offer a variety of popular nation wide brands. Also, just a quick drive up MoPac locals can enjoy hiking through a green forest and limestone cliffs at Barton Creek Wilderness Park, also known as “The Greenbelt.”Several large businesses make their home here in Southwest Austin including technology companies AMD and Freescale Semiconductor. Businesses in this region can enjoy the natural beauty of city while maintaining easy access to Downtown via MoPac.
If you’re looking for Austin commercial real estate, much can be found in this part of the city.
This Southwest region provides plenty of class A and B spaces among the nearly 400 office buildings, totaling 10.5 million SF of Southwest Austin office space. The average price to lease office space in this area is about $26 SF, but prices can range from about $22 SF for class C space and up to $28 SF for class A space. If you're unfamiliar with lease rates, check out the Understanding Lease Rates page of our website to help get a better understanding of lease rates throughout Austin.
Also found in this region are 100 buildings of Austin warehouse space which provide nearly 4 million SF of space with an average leasing rate of $12 SF. And, there is no shortage of retail space in Austin with 7.6 million SF of space among the 360 buildings. To lease retail space in Southwest Austin, expect an average leasing rate of about $23 SF.
Area and Community Info
Part of what makes Southwest Austin a great place to locate is the outstanding neighborhoods. This area is known for having the right amenities for providing locals with quality living: plenty of playgrounds, park areas, an 18-hole golf course, and even an Olympic sized swimming pool. You can find a range of home prices in the area to suite you needs, and expect a median home price of $276,000.
MoPac (Loop 1) makes commuting to Downtown from this area possible; however, one can experience slow traffic during rush hour. Also, getting to the Austin- Bergstrom International Airport is often a smooth drive east down Highway 71.
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