This "Outdoor Capital of Texas" is known for its historic downtown, lush parks, and welcoming community, which prides itself on its rich heritage and vibrant local economy.

Welcome to Buda

Suburban living with a hint of outdoor adventure, minutes from the heart of Austin

Buda, a charming and affordable suburb of Austin, offers a delightful blend of small-town vibes with the convenience of city life just 15 minutes away. This "Outdoor Capital of Texas" is known for its historic downtown, lush parks, and welcoming community, which prides itself on its rich heritage and vibrant local economy. The neighborhood's appeal is further enhanced by its notable job opportunities, with major employers and an Amazon distribution center contributing to Buda's growth and prosperity.

The heart of Buda is its historic downtown, a picturesque area brimming with boutique shops, local eateries, and community events that embody the town's friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Buda's residents enjoy a lifestyle that balances outdoor activities and modern conveniences, making it a perfect destination for those seeking an affordable yet enriching living experience near Austin.

What to Love

  • Proximity to Austin: Enjoy suburban tranquility with easy access to the city's vibrant culture and amenities.
  • Affordable living: A cost-effective alternative to living in the city without compromising on quality of life.
  • Outdoor adventures: Known as the Outdoor Capital of Texas for its parks, trails, and outdoor activities.
  • Historic Downtown Buda: Charming streets lined with boutique shops and local eateries.
  • Strong local economy: Home to major employers, including US Foods and Amazon, offering ample job opportunities.

Local Lifestyle

Buda's lifestyle is a harmonious blend of community engagement, outdoor recreation, and economic growth. Residents relish the town's affordability and proximity to Austin, making it an ideal place for both families and professionals. The local culture thrives on community events, outdoor adventures, and a vibrant downtown scene. Buda's citizens value their tight-knit community, where neighbors know each other and local businesses support one another. The blend of historic charm and modern amenities ensures a high quality of life for those who call Buda home.

Dining and Shopping

Buda's dining and shopping scene offers an eclectic mix of local flavors and unique finds. Summer Moon Coffee, with its wood-fired coffee and cozy ambiance, is a favorite among locals for a morning caffeine fix or a casual meeting spot. Louie's Craft BBQ offers mouthwatering Texas barbecue, showcasing the best of local culinary talent. For a taste of Louisiana in Texas, MudBugs - A Cajun Joint provides a spicy and savory dining experience with its authentic Cajun cuisine.

Shopping in Buda is equally rewarding, with Cabela's serving as a major draw for outdoor enthusiasts and boutique shops downtown offering everything from handmade crafts to stylish apparel. These destinations reflect Buda's community spirit and its residents' appreciation for both the great outdoors and local craftsmanship.

Things to Do

Buda is filled with activities that cater to both adventure seekers and those looking to enjoy the town's community spirit. The Lazy River in Sunfield Community offers a unique relaxation experience, perfect for unwinding on a hot Texas day. Historic Stagecoach Park, with its sprawling green spaces and walking trails, provides a serene escape into nature and a glimpse into the town's history.

The town is also known for its quirky and beloved famous wiener dog race, an event that encapsulates Buda's fun and family-friendly atmosphere. For skateboarding enthusiasts and youths, the Jackson Tyler Norris Memorial Skate Park offers a modern, well-designed space for skating activities and community gatherings.


Education in Buda is served by the Hays Consolidated Independent School District, encompassing nine elementary schools, seven middle schools, and four high schools. This district is recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, offering a wide range of educational programs and extracurricular activities that cater to the diverse interests and talents of its students. The strong educational infrastructure in Buda ensures that families have access to quality schooling options, contributing to the community's appeal for those considering moving to the area.

Overview for Buda, TX

14,348 people live in Buda, where the median age is 36.2 and the average individual income is $39,601. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Buda, TX

There's plenty to do around Buda, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Oui’s Kitchen, Embrace The Grind, and CrossFit SoChac.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.49 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.66 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.05 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.24 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Buda, TX

Buda has 5,576 households, with an average household size of 2.57. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Buda do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,348 people call Buda home. The population density is 1,545.01 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Buda, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Buda. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Tom Green Elementary
PreK - 5th
Elm Grove Elementary
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Eric Dahlstrom Middle
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