Top Five Reasons to Move to ShadowGlen Right Now!

We have seen an increase in recent interest from prospective buyers of ShadowGlen real estate, located only 15 or so miles away from Downtown Austin.  And it makes sense too.  There is a lot of future growth coming soon to Manor.  Combine that growth with the fact that Austin has been touted in nearly every recent real estate survey. Manor is only a short commute to Austin, and that commute is about to get even shorter.

With that said, here are our top five reasons to consider making a move to ShadowGlen right now before it’s too late:

  1. Big businesses are coming this way: Wal-Mart, CVS, Auto Zone and a medical center are all on its way to Manor. Residents have been longing for more convenient shopping and are excited about these businesses coming their way! Big businesses like this also provide more jobs and help promote a more robust local economy.
  2. The Manor Expressway will be completed in 2014, easing traffic woes and making it even more convenient to travel to and from Austin. ShadowGlen is currently about 25 minutes from downtown Austin, and I would like to predict that the Expressway helps reduce that already relatively convenient drive time.
  3. The Capital Metro just opened their newest Park & Ride in Manor. This is great for those of you who would rather use mass transportation on your way to work (ie, you can text and email on your way into work since you aren’t the driver, and you save gas money!)
  4.  ShadowGlen will soon be getting its very own elementary school! Other master-planned communities such as Steiner Ranch and Teravista have their own elementary schools and those are now Exemplary-rated schools. We have high-hopes that the same would happen for ShadowGlen.
  5.  Rumor has it that the ShadowGlen Golf Course will be opened again soon!

With interest rates still so low and all of these great things happening in ShadowGlen, NOW is the time to buy before prices and rates start to slide back up! There are mortgage programs out there right now that cater to prospective buyers in areas like ShadowGlen, such as USDA and the MCC Bond.  Contact us today for more information about ShadowGlen homes and the opportunities currently available for buyers in this great community.

About Shannon Ensor

Shannon Ensor is a Broker Associate with Sky Realty, the founder of our team and a published author. She began her Austin Real Estate career in 2005 and has earned her ABR and GRI designations. Shannon helps residential real estate buyers and sellers all around Austin and Central Texas. Shannon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University, earning her degree in Journalism/Public Relations from ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Business Advertising & Marketing.


  1. Yes, there are some great things on the horizon for ShadowGlen. I’ve held a few open houses in ShadowGlen this month, and it is not uncommon for prospective buyers to ask about the golf course and the school system. It is a beautiful golf course and Austin as a whole will welcome the re-opening. I think the biggest news is the opening of a community school. The site has already been approved, so hopefully it won’t be long before the school is built and ShadowGlen can add yet another feather in their cap!

  2. I have been a resident of Shadowglen since 2009 and I have not been this excited for my community in a long time. All this commercial activity in Manor is making a very compelling argument for anyone to move here and buyers are realizing. I have not seen this many homes being built in Shadowglen at once since 2008, the new home builders are running out of lots, I counted 15 homes under construction with more sold signs going up every day. It seems like 2012 is our year and with this many new resident MISD will soon have no choice but to build the Elementary school. By 2014 manor will have its own grocery store (Walmart), a 12 minute commute to downtown (Manor expressway), own medical facility 24/7 urgent care, a host of other retail options and hopefully by then a Elementary School under contruction. If you are looking for value, the City of Manor is the right choice.

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