Leander is located 27 miles north of Austin. Though it’s further from Austin than cities like Round Rock and Pflugerville, it offers a unique appeal all its own. Leander is known for its lively downtown area, small town charm, and authentic, rural Texas feel.
With a population of just over 38,000 people, Leander is one of Texas’s larger cities, but still small in comparison to other popular suburbs like Round Rock and Cedar Park. The city is frequently named one of the top ten safest in Texas and has a lower than average cost of living and a low unemployment rate. Three key attributes that appeal to people in all walks of life, but especially families – and families love Leander. There are over 180 acres of beautiful city parks to enjoy and fun local attractions to keep both kids and adults entertained.
The average commute is only 30-minutes, and you can get anywhere you need to go fairly quickly with US-183 providing a central line through town. If you’re not much for driving, Monday through Friday you can opt to take the MetroRail instead, it goes all the way to downtown Austin!
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Leander offers a variety of home styles and sizes including modest first-time homes and stately, executive level houses loaded with upgrades. Many properties offer generous lots, established landscaping, and old growth trees as well. The city is growing, and you can find new construction properties dotted throughout Leander. Houses range from approximately $140,000 to well over $2 million.
Leander’s ISD is known for having earned honors from the Texas Education Agency for academic excellence. There are many great schools to choose from including:
- Block House Elementary
- Whitestone Elementary
- Florence W Stiles Middle School
- Vista Ridge High School
- Rouse High School
Leander is a fun city full of all kinds of activities. For adults, the Crystal Falls Golf Course is a favorite spot to relax and enjoy a round of golf with friends. Or you can explore nature at Devine Lake Park or try something truly unique like the interactive, timed puzzles at the Escape Room. Some of the more popular things to do with kids include visiting the Cedar Rock Railroad and taking a ride on Sadie the Train or cooling off during the summer at the Quarry Splash Pad.
Leander is home to some interesting small businesses and restaurants, many of which are located in the heart of downtown. There are also seasonal events and an outdoor farmer’s market. Though Leander is definitely evolving, it’s still a bit rural compared to the larger suburbs around it. If you’re in the mood for doing some serious shopping, Lakeline Mall and 1890 Ranch Shopping Center in Cedar Park as well as the Round Rock Premium Outlets are only a short drive away.