The Austin area clearly stretches beyond the City of Austin itself. Many people live in the "suburbs" -- cities and towns that mostly surround Austin. Round Rock, Buda, Manor and Dripping Springs are just a few of these. In addition, there are some communities that are in essence surrounded by Austin (and not part of Austin). These include Rollingwood, West Lake Hills, Sunset Valley and Shady Hollow (unincorporated). Some properties in these latter areas have Austin mailing addresses.
All of these communities commonly have a wide selection of real estate and homes for sale. The homes range from the inexpensive to the very expensive, and in size from the small to the very large. You can find new and resale homes, foreclosures, homes near a lake or on a golf course, homes in subdivisions, and on acreage lots and out in the country.