Sunset Valley is a small independent city surrounded by Austin. It is located about 15 minutes southwest of downtown Austin near the intersection of Hwy 290 and Mopac. Sunset Valley is probably best known for its large shopping centers with a variety of big box retailers such as Home Depot, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy and many others. However, this small city also has some of the most beautiful tree lined residential streets.
Sunset Valley was founded in 1954, and the entire city measures just one square mile. According to the 2016 Census, Sunset Valley has a population of 696 residents. There are only about 150 residences in the City of Sunset Valley. Homes in Sunset Valley tend to be on larger lots, and residents of Sunset Valley enjoy an extremely low property tax rate of just under 1.8%. Much of Sunset Valley is dedicated conservation land; Williamson Creek runs through Sunset Valley, and a handful of residential lots are partially located in the floodplain.
In 2017, there were only 8 residential sales in the City of Sunset Valley. The following trends are based on these sales.
Average Home Size: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths (2,940 square feet) Average Lot Size: .956 Acres Average Year Built: 1983 Average Days on Market: 39 Median Home Sales Price: $665,950