Books, Bunko and an Active Calendar of Community Events
The Crystal Falls Neighborhood Association coordinates community events throughout the year, including a July 4th celebration and holiday parties. Several active neighborhood groups are also available, including Bunko and book clubs, a wine society and golf groups.
“We like living in Crystal Falls because it’s affordable and there’s always so much to do,” says 8-year resident Thomas McNabb.
Swimming, Fishing and the Joy of Golf
Highlands at Crystal Falls homeowners enjoy numerous amenities, including a children’s water spray park, a grotto pool with two waterfalls and a junior Olympic pool. Tennis courts and an 18-hole disc golf course are also available to locals; those who enjoy fishing spend time at the nearby lake.
Crystal Falls Golf Course offers homeowners the opportunity to improve their handicaps on fairways and greens known for their beauty and the numerous water hazards. The course also offers players a pro shop and restaurant.
Fast Friends and King of the Hill Parties
Two women, neighbors inThe Highland at Crystal Falls, and co-workers at a north Austin software firm, take a lunch break from their jobs in the accounting department. Over sandwiches and iced tea, they discuss the end-of-school party they’re planning for all the kids in their neighborhood. The moms are excited to put together this annual celebration — the kids look forward to it every year.
The women, who met three years ago when both of their families moved into the neighborhood, have become fast friends and both love all of the community activities. This weekend, for example, the neighborhood is hosting a block party, where everyone will bring a potluck dish to share, and parents will take on the kids in a fun but competitive kickball game.
“We do a lot with our neighbors. We hang out in the front yard and socialize,” says McNabb, a Dell employee. “We call them our King of the Hill parties.”
Well-Regarded Schools and Hundreds of Stores Nearby
The area northwest of Austin has seen rapid growth in recent years, resulting in numerous entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities for residents.
The expansive 1890 Ranch shopping center features more than 70 stores and restaurants and is only 15 minutes away. Among its merchants is a convenient SuperTarget and it also features a Cinemark multiplex theater. Highland at Crystal Falls homeowners are also just 20 minutes away from regional shopping destination Lakeline Mall, which is home to more than 150 stores and restaurants.
Education is also convenient — and excellent — in the neighborhood. Homeowners are drawn to the schools in the award-winning Leander Independent School District. Younger kids go to Winkley Elementary, while older kids attend Running Brushy Middle School and Leander High School. Winkley and Leander Middle School are ranked by the Texas Education Agency as “Recognized,” while the high school is ranked “Academically Acceptable.”
The Good Fortune of Living in a Great Neighborhood
The Highlands at Crystal Falls offers beautiful vistas, popular amenities with pools, a playground, a park and neighborhood lake, as well as a community of socially active, friendly neighbors. Nearby golf and tennis are additional recreational choices for locals. There’s never a shortage of activities in the Highlands at Crystal Falls, and neighbors recognize their good fortune.
“This is a great neighborhood,” says Carlos Garza, a retired judge who lives with his daughter and her family. “I like to walk around and look at all the houses and the activity. There are always lots of kids out running around and having fun.”