Southwest Austin Real Estate Blog

Community Spotlight: Beckett Meadows

About Beckett Meadows

Built in the early 1990s, homes here are made with brick exteriors and attached garages, giving the neighborhood a very suburban feel. Mature trees shade almost all of the yards in Beckett Meadows and most residents add their own vegetation to enhance the nature surrounding them. Homes in Beckett Meadows vary in size between 2,000 and 2,700 square feet, with prices mostly in the mid $200’s.

Residents have a wide variety of options open to explore, as Dick Nichols District Park is right next door. The park includes basketball, tennis and volleyball courts as well as a community pool. Beckett Meadows is the perfect neighborhood for an affordable living just outside central Austin. Beckett Meadows Austin is located less than a mile west of Mopac at the intersection of Beckett Road and Convict Hill Road. The zip code for Becket Meadows is 78749.

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Community Spotlight: Maple Run

About Maple Run

Maple Run is located at Davis Lane and Brodie Lane with a number of different entrances. They were built in the 1980s and average about 1,800 square feet with open 3 or 4-bedroom floor plans. Homes in Maple Run typically range in price from the high $100s to $200s. Many houses feature covered entries, 2-car garages, and decorative front doors. High-vaulted ceilings, large kitchens with dining area, family rooms with fireplace and glass doors that open onto lovely, fenced yards are just a few of the amazing interior amenities offered. Maple Run's charming suburban location with access to modern conveniences make it a great choice to call home. 

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Burn Ban Implemented in Travis Country post 4th of July Celebrations

Travis County announced the implementation of a burn ban with the release of a Press Release on July 6, 2017. The press release states “the Local Government Code allows the Travis County Commissioners Court to prohibit outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Travis County. The burn ban expires on August 7, 2017, unless further action is taken by the Travis County Commissioners Court or Fire Marshal prior to that date.”


Fire Marshal Tony Callaway said that the county has been on the cusp of a burn ban for the last few weeks but each week the county has received a little rain. About two-dozen grass fires were reported July 4, which is slightly lower than previous years, and about 25 percent of those were a result of fireworks.


“We have recently experienced an increase in grass fires in both our county and neighboring counties,” said Travis County Chief Fire Marshal Tony Callaway. “We strongly urge the public to help reduce fire dangers by not throwing cigarettes out of vehicle windows, not parking running or recently driven vehicles on dry grass or operating poorly maintained machinery on dry grass.”


If you have questions about the burn ban, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 512-854-4621, or contact your local fire department.

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