Community Amenities with Swimming, Tennis and Fishing
Construction of homes in Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls began in 2001 and continues today. Homes for sale in this neighborhood range in size from 2,700 square feet to large, exquisite luxury estates with more than 7,000 square feet and prices in excess of $1 million.
Homeowners enjoy Quarry Park and its amenity center, which features a children’s water spray park, a grotto pool with two waterfalls, and a junior Olympic pool. Residents also enjoy tennis courts, volleyball courts and an 18-hole disc golf course. The lake in the park offers fishing opportunities, too.
“We enjoy the tennis courts a lot,” says Rays. “My husband and I go down and bang the ball around a bit and have fun. It’s a great feature of the neighborhood.”
Championship Golf and a Busy Social Calendar
Crystal Falls Golf Course is a city-owned, 18-hole golf course designed to naturally flow through the rolling hills and creeks of the Texas Hill Country. The course also offers players a pro shop and restaurant.
Supporting an active social scene, the Crystal Falls neighborhood association coordinates community events throughout the year, including a patriotic July 4th celebration and holiday parties. Several active neighborhood groups are also available, including Bunko and book clubs, wine societies, as well as golf and tennis groups.
After Swimming and Golf, a Glass of Fine Wine
Shouting and calling out to neighborhood friends, the twins splash around in the spray park at the Crystal Falls amenity center, while their mom chats with other women who also live in the area. The dads are out on the links at Crystal Falls Golf Course, enjoying the views, but maybe not the multiple water hazards that make the course a challenging adventure.
The moms are excited because tonight they’ll attend the neighborhood’s monthly wine club. Most of the neighbors will be there, each bringing a French varietal to share. The kids will hang out at another neighbor’s house, where babysitters will organize a game of tag outside on the huge front lawn.
“We love all of the activities and the sense of openness here,” says Rays. “We can be in our own home and not so close to the house next door that we’re looking into our neighbor’s living room window.”
Close to Extensive Shopping and Great Schools
Just because the residents of Grand Mesa enjoy the quiet and beauty in their corner of Hill Country splendor doesn’t mean they have to go far for shopping and entertainment. The rapid growth of the Leander area in recent years has resulted in a generous variety of convenient shopping, dining and entertainment options nearby.
The 1890 Ranch shopping center, just under 15 minutes from home, features more than 100 stores and restaurants including a handy SuperTarget and a Cinemark multiplex cinema. Even larger, the sprawling Lakeline Mall has more than 150 stores and restaurants and is just a little more than 20 minutes away.
Local schools are not far either, and provide excellent educational opportunities for school-aged children. In fact, the Leander Independent School District’s award-winning schools are a major draw for Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls homeowners. Younger kids go to Whitestone Elementary, while older kids attend Leander Middle School and Leander High School. Whitestone and Leander Middle School were ranked by the Texas Education Agency as “Recognized,” while the high school was ranked “Academically Acceptable.”
Large Lots and Big Hearts: A Wonderful Place to Call Home
Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls homeowners enjoy beautiful and generously sized hill country lots adorned by native Texas landscaping showcasing indigenous plants and limestone accents. Homeowners here appreciate the tight-knit community, along with good schools, and easy access to dining, shopping and entertainment. Even more reasons to call Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls home include the golf course nearby and the neighborhood amenity center featuring numerous pools and sport courts.
“We feel very lucky to be able to live in Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls,” says Rays. “We’ve lived all over the country and when we retired, we had our pick of places to live. We chose to come here.”