Retail Roundup: Crystal Falls Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Leander’s recent rapid growth has resulted in a generous selection of shopping, dining and entertainment options for Crystal Falls homeowners.

Cedar Park Center, an 8,000 seat, state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena, draws neighbors to more than 130 events a year with concerts, family shows and sporting events, including the home games for the Austin Toros basketball and Texas Stars hockey teams.

Nearby shopping opportunities also abound. For grocery needs, Texas-original HEB is only 5 minutes away. For more extensive browsing, the expansive 1890 Ranch, with more than 70 stores and restaurants, is only a 10 minute drive.

A popular choice for shopping or a night out, 1890 Ranch affords local parents the opportunity to drop off the kids at Adventure Kids Playcare and then enjoy a movie at the Cinemark Movie Theater, followed by a family dinner at any of a number of restaurants such as Longhorn Steakhouse, Mighty Fine Burgers, Takara Sushi or Rosie’s Pho Asian Noodles.

For dessert, there are plenty of choices to satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth, including Gigi’s Cupcakes, Baskin-Robbins, YoYo’s Frozen Yogurt or Nothing Bundt Cakes. Also in the center and handy for families: SuperTarget, Hobby Lobby, Bealls, Ross and Academy Sports and Outdoors, among others.

Even More Choices for Shopping and Dining

An even larger shopping destination is just 20 minutes away. Lakeline Mall is home to more than 150 stores, including Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Sears, as well as American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Express, Foot Locker, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Gap, Image, Lakeline Day Spa, Lane Bryant, The Limited, Office Max, Old Navy, Petsmart, Ross, and many, many more.

The mall, and its two sister shopping centers, Lakeline Village and Lakeline Plaza, offer numerous dining choices, including such American-fare favorites as Chili’s and Applebee’s, quick Japanese at Simon’s Sushi and Italian favorites at Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, as well as Frullati Café, Little Tokyo, Los Canarios Fine Mexican Cuisine, and Phil’s Philly Grill, among others.

Other nearby dining options include Jardin del Rey, where diners rave about the fresh salsa, and Plucker’s, where a large variety of chicken wing flavors are a local favorite.

Neighbors motivated to work off a big bowl of pasta or too many chips head to Anytime Fitness, 10 minutes away, or Cross Fit Leander, just a bit farther.