The city of Buda is a southern suburb of Austin located in Hays county. It’s located approximately 17 miles south of downtown Austin. While Buda’s history dates back to the 1800s it has only recently begun to attract a plethora of new residents. The population doubled from about eight thousand residents in 2011 to approximately sixteen thousand in 2017. There are many new home communities that have been built in Buda in the recent years. These communities seek to provide more affordable housing options for Austinites. Many of these new home communities have homes starting in the low 200s.