Master-Planned Communities in the Austin Area
Austin’s nicknames of “Silicon Hills” and “The Live Music Capital of the World” help explain why Austin is the nation’s fastest-growing big metropolitan city in the nation (U.S. Census Bureau, 2021). The Austin Chamber estimates that there are more than 8,300 high-tech industry employers in the Austin region, drawn by a well-educated workforce, a favorable tax environment and a welcoming attitude. And it’s not just tech firms planting roots in Austin — the region is home to big names in the financial service, insurance and manufacturing industries. The music scene, outdoor attractions and more make people eager to live in Austin, and the city holds the No. 5 spot on U.S. News’ Best Places to Live in the U.S. (2021-22 ranking) and is the No. 7 City for an Active Lifestyle (WalletHub, January 2021).
Williamson County — where Johnson Development’s Bryson community is located — had last year’s fastest-growing GDP among U.S. counties with a population of more than 500,000 (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, January 2021). Bryson is deeply involved in Williamson County, supporting local charities aimed at reducing homelessness and poverty. That involvement, coupled with the well-planned development of Bryson, earned the community three “Master-Planned Community of the Year” awards within a 12-month timespan.