Manor, TX Real Estate and Homes for Sale
About Manor, TX
Once a sleepy agricultural community just outside Austin, Manor has now become one of the fastest-growing suburbs in Central Texas. Situated 12 miles northeast of Austin, it’s a part of the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Area and has been the location for a number of famous movies, most notably the Johnny Depp-starred What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
The city is also renowned for hosting President Barack Obama during his visit to Manor’s New Technology High School in 2013 and having the first government agency in the US to begin the use of Quick Response Codes in communication with visitors and residents. From estates on multiple acres to small country homes, homebuyers have a variety of housing options to choose from in Manor.
Expect the exteriors to be made of siding, brick, and stone or an amalgamation of materials with metal roofs or shingles. Home designs are typically more classic suburban-style, which feature 1 and 2-stories with outdoor entertaining areas, covered porches, attractive landscaping, and wood decks. Moreover, larger homes also include amenities like multiple outdoor entertaining areas, pools, guesthouses, and outdoor kitchens. Neighborhoods in the city include Stonewater, Bell Farms, Shadowglen, Wildhorse Creek, and Presidential Meadows.
Residents in Manor enjoy a unique location and have a variety of educational and entertaining things to do. Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park is a favorite destination for barbecuing, fishing, picnicking, and swimming. Jennie Lane Park is another local favorite situated near Manor’s historic district, offering a farmer’s market, a playground, and summertime movies.
ShadowGlen Golf Club - a challenging 18-hole course - is ideal for golf enthusiasts. It has water features, hilly terrain, and a clubhouse. Many residents also like to spend their time at J. Lorraine Ghost Town, which offers a maze, games for all ages and outdoor movie screens. Major employers located nearby include Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Dell Computer Corporation, and Applied Materials.
In addition, residents can also flock to Round Rock Premium Outlets and La Frontera Shopping Center in Round Rock, as well as Tech Ridge Shopping Center in North Austin, for additional services and shopping. The Round Rock and North Austin area is a hub of entertainment and retail options, making outings and daily conveniences enjoyable and easy for residents.
Manor Park and Ride - a local park and ride service - allows residents to conveniently and quickly commute to the University of Texas at Austin campus and Downtown Austin for cultural events, dining and informal classes. Not to mention, locals can also travel to many surrounding areas such as Round Rock, Georgetown, and Pflugerville due to the close proximity with the Manor Expressway and TX-130 Toll Road.
Students are served by the Manor Independent School District, which features 8 elementary schools including Manor High School, Manor Middle School, Manor New High Tech as well as Manor Excel Academy. The University of Texas at Austin and Southwestern University in Georgetown serves students looking for higher education. Concordia University is another option, and although it’s a long commute from the city, it is known for providing an excellent level of higher education.