Northwest of Austin and Cedar Park, Leander is not only one of the top 40 fastest growing cities in the nation, but one of the fastest growing school districts in the state of Texas. With twenty-three elementary schools, eight middle schools and five high schools, it is the largest school district in Williamson County, and a huge draw for families seeking a high-quality education for their kids. Leander is also home to Austin Community College’s newest campus, the 106,000 square foot San Gabriel Campus. These factors, along with major employers moving into the area, have contributed to the 117% increase in population between 2005 and 2015.
Situated on the northeast edge of Hill Country, it offers residents stunning scenery, quiet neighborhoods, and a small town sense of community. With a median listing price of around $375,000, starting prices from $250K, and custom home options reaching over the $1 million mark, there is an ample range of prices and styles to suit every need. Leander also boasts a homeownership rate of over 76%, far surpassing Austin and other parts of Williamson County, so whether you’re looking for a modest, ranch-style home in a great neighborhood or a 2-acre piece of paradise to build from the ground up, Leander has something to offer.
Home to the Crystal Falls Municipal Golf Course, and within easy access of Volente Beach Water Park and numerous hiking and biking trails, Leander provides residents plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities. As a homeowner in Leander, you’ll also have access to the northernmost stop on Capital Metro’s commuter rail, which runs the 22 miles between Downtown Austin and Leander. To its credit, the Leander City Council has made continuous efforts to improve and expand roadways, making its rural neighborhoods more accessible than ever.
For a breath of fresh air and a taste of life in the country without sacrificing easy driving distance to the shopping, festivals, dining, and live music of Austin, neighborhoods in Leander are a fantastic option.