Cedar Park and Leander are two exploding suburbs of Austin, Texas. Their prime locations northwest of the capital city give them excellent access to the local employers, Texas Hill Country, Interstate 35, Lake Travis, Round Rock Outlets, the city of Austin and more. Both cities offer metropolitan amenities with a small, hometown atmosphere.

Moreover, they mutually pride themselves with the stellar Leander Independent School District that educates over 38,226 30,000 students from both cities, as well as parts of Northwest Austin, at over 42 campuses.

Let Barbara Colvin introduce you to these two wonderful cities and help you find the home of your dreams! Cedar Park and Leander have something for everyone!

Approximately 17 miles from downtown Austin, Cedar Park’s population is 75,226 (2017 Estimated according to the U.S.Census) 54,136 (2012 U.S. Census) and was named the 13th fastest growing city in the nation.

Founded in 1887, Cedar Park has over 860 acres of park space and is home to Elizabeth Milburn Park, Brushy Creek Sports Park, Veteran Memorial Park, The SoccerPlex of Cedar Park, Avery Ranch Golf Course and Twin Creeks Golf Course & Country Club.

One of the largest attractions of the city is the new Cedar Park Center that is home to the Texas Stars Hockey Team and the Austin Torros, an NBA development team affiliated with the San Antonio Spurs. The large arena continues to draw big name entertainers and performers.

City leaders have worked diligently to stay ahead of the growth and recently added the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center which serves residents and visitors with a 280,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility. The $125 million medical center offers a hospital, physician offices, labs and diagnostic services all in one location.

The Twin Lakes YMCA complex is a great way to stay healthy and is centrally located for residents to take advantage of their after school care, sports programs, camps, pool facilities, aerobic classes and more.

With the recent addition of Toll Roads 183A and 45, Cedar Park makes it easy to access the surrounding areas. However, these days you don’t have to go out of the city limits to find exactly what you are looking for.

In fact, Cedar Park continues to grow its offerings with the opening of 1890 Ranch retail center, a brand new Costco, a proposed Sam’s Club, other shopping centers throughout the town and a wide variety of restaurants and bars.

Leander is just northwest of Cedar Park and has a population of over 50,000 (2017 Estimated U.S. Census) 30,000 (2010 U.S. Census). Leander was named the top city in Texas to raise a family. (Hill Country News 6/15/17)

Leander, originally called Bagdad and established in 1882, bestows residents a quaint community with endless possibilities.

The addition of MetroRail has connected this once small town to downtown Austin with nine convenient stations, three park & rides and is coordinated with the MetroBus to make the train experience an easy one. City leaders also continue to place the roadway system as top priority so that residents can commute without difficulty.

There is never a lack of entertainment as the cities’ Park & Recreation service holds several events throughout the year. These include Devine Lake Kite Festival, Movies in the Park, Liberty Fest, Suddenlink Bluegrass Festival, Spring Egg-Stravaganza, Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting and much more.

Voted “Best Master Planned Community” by the Austin Business Journal, Crystal Falls has quickly become one of the most sought after addresses in the Austin metropolitan area and offers a gated residential area, along with a golf course that takes full advantage of the Hill Country landscape.

Leander brings together the small town character with the convenience and accessibility to the city of Austin. Visit this prospering city and find out why you should call it home!