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  • Sarah George


Just 23 miles north of downtown Austin sits the suburb of Leander, TX. This once sleepy community has risen in the ranks as the #1 Fastest-Growing City in the U.S. per a recent U.S. census report. That’s right - #1 in the country, not just the state! The city spans both Williamson and Travis counties and boasts the exemplary-rated Leander ISD.

The topography is varied from flatlands to rolling hills, lakes, and trees. Parks abound in the area - one of note, Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, has soccer and softball fields, as well as a football field and stadium that includes a track. Eight tennis courts, six basketball courts, a playscape plus miles of hike and bike trails keep residents busy...and active. The Quarry Splash Pad is a popular destination to cool off during the summer.

Notable Neighborhoods include:

  • Crystal Falls

  • Vista Ridge

  • Travisso

  • Highland Oaks

The current median home price in Leander for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home around 1,284 square feet is $229K, with a median 5 days on the market.

Active Community

Strolling through Old Town Leander is always a treat with shops, restaurants, breweries, and wineries lining the streets - something for everyone. The city knows how to celebrate - over the summer, there’s the Old Town Street Festival and during the holidays a favorite event is the Old Town Christmas Festival. The Old Town Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday morning.

Elsewhere in town, the Leander Liberty Fest is one of the most popular 4th of July events in the area. Live music, food, kid’s activities, and fireworks to cap off the day are all crowd pleasers. Check out a list of events here.

The Capital Metro Train includes a Leander station and gives direct access to downtown Austin. Leander has become a sought after location for many new developments and housing projects. The highly-anticipated Northline project will be a new downtown Leander district including restaurants, retail, hotels, offices, and residential options. Of course, public common areas will be included too, allowing the community to take a break and enjoy the ‘contemporary meets Texas Hill Country’ scenery.

Recent Achievements:

  • Ranked the #1 Fastest-Growing Large City in the U.S.

  • Ranked the #1 Best Place to Raise a Family in Texas

  • Ranked one of the Safest Cities in Texas

  • Ranked for being one of the Highest Job Growth cities

Photo credit: Travisso and Sarah's own

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