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Easton Park in Southeast Austin is growing even more. (Easton Park/Facebook)

Easton Park, one of Austin's hottest neighborhoods, is expanding with more homes and an apartment building in southeast Austin.

The Austin Business Journal reports civil engineering firm Consort Inc. submitted plans for 200 new single-family homes and a 300 unit apartment building. The master-planned community, which has closed on 1,000 homes, is on an eight- to 10-year track to build out its last phase of 12,000 homes.

In Austin's industrial southeast area near the airport, Easton Park has gained traction since construction on the Tesla Gigafactory started nearby last year. Homes start at around $300,000, lower than the median home price in Austin, which is $470,000.

Easton Park is also slated to be the location of the first Tesla Solar neighborhood—dubbed the nation's most sustainable residential community. The newly built homes will feature Tesla solar roof tiles and Powerwall battery storage as well as electric vehicle charging stations.

Austin Board of Realtors President Susan Horton has called this neighborhood, "a city within a city," as it develops beyond just homes. A CVS is currently under construction and a Summer Moon Coffee shop and McDonalds are soon to follow.

According to residential real estate data firm Zonda, Easton Park now ranks No. 4 in the Austin area for builder activity.


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