A Thriving Economy, Custom-Built Estates and Affordable Homes
A steadily growing city with more than 26,500 residents, it’s easy to see why home buyers are attracted to Leander. From gorgeous, custom-built estates on multiple acres to attractive, affordable homes in established neighborhoods, real estate listings for sale in Leander appeal to a wide variety of tastes and lifestyles.
“We have a great quality of life here in Leander,” says Shannon Daniels, an area real estate owner for the last 12 years. “As our city enjoys a healthy economy, new construction for shopping and development of homes and real estate in growing sub-divisions is planned for in advance and welcomed. We won’t be a super crowded city because, while we enjoy visiting Austin, we don’t want to actually live there. Leander is the kind of little city I want to call home.”
Award Winning Schools and State-of-the-Art Medical Facilities
Located in Williamson County, Leander is renowned for its top-notch schools. Recognized with the coveted “Exemplary” rating by the Texas Education Agency, the district consists of 23 Elementary Schools, seven Middle Schools, five High Schools and two alternative campuses.
As the tenth fastest growing district in the country, the Leander Independent School District serves the cities of Leander, Cedar Park, Jonestown and parts of Northwest Austin. For older students, the University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College both serve Leander, and there are seven more colleges close to Leander.
Another cornerstone of the local infrastructure is health care. Medical practices throughout Leander include primary and pediatric services along with a comprehensive list of specialists. A growing number of medical centers serve the area, including Cedar Park Regional Hospital, a 77-bed facility with complete inpatient, outpatient, surgical and emergency care, as well as St. David’s Round Rock, Georgetown Medical Centers, North Austin Medical Center and Scott & White Hospital and Medical Center.
Ride Bikes, Go Fishing or Just Relax in One of Leander’s Beautiful Parks
The parks in Leander showcase the Hill Country’s natural beauty. With more than 40 acres of prime real estate set aside for soccer and softball fields, hike and bike trails, a BMX track, skate park, playscapes and a disc golf course, Benbrook Ranch Park is a goldmine of activities.
Outdoor enthusiasts also love Devine Lake Regional Park, which features a 25-acre lake with non-motorized boating and fishing from the shore, as well as playscapes, a pavilion and picnic area, off-leash pet area, and wildlife observation in 46 acres of undeveloped real estate. Another popular location, the 16 acre-Robin Bledsoe Park has lit baseball and soccer fields, playscape, a swimming pool, water playscapes, pavilion with picnic area, BBQ grills, concessions, basketball courts and an amphitheater.
In addition, there are two new parks currently under development. Lakewood Park will be the largest park in the area covering 100 acres, and the Sarita Valley Greenbelt will provide a six-mile multi-use trail system linking neighborhoods, schools and commercial real estate throughout Leander.
There’s also plenty of local golf to enjoy. One of the Austin’s most popular courses, Crystal Falls Golf Club is an 18-hole course that is often referred to as the “gem of the Hill Country” by local golf enthusiasts.
Retail Roundup: Leander Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment
Another attraction for real estate buyers is Leander’s ever expanding selection of shopping and dining. Recent commercial real estate development includes three new shopping centers and the third largest HEB store in Texas. The Leander HEB Plus Shopping Center has 225,000 square feet of space for retail.
Lowe’s, Kohl’s, and GameStop anchor The Gateway at Leander, a 300,000 square-foot commercial real estate development with a variety of other popular retailers and restaurants. Leander is also home to a Walmart Supercenter and the Leander Flea Market, as well as a variety of clothing shops, art galleries, and gardening centers.
For extensive shopping opportunities, Lakeline Mall in Cedar Park is only about 10 minutes away. One of the Austin area’s largest and most popular shopping malls, Lakeline Mall is home to over 150 retailers, including anchor stores Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears, as well as American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Gap, Image, Lakeline Day Spa, Old Navy, Ross, New York and Company, and a multiscreen cinema. Hungry shoppers can take a break and enjoy a snack or tasty meal at one of the mall’s restaurants, including Applebee’s, Chile’s, Frullati Café, Little Tokyo, Los Canarios Fine Mexican Cuisine, Phil’s Philly Grill and Simon’s Sushi, among others.
Local foodies appreciate the variety of popular restaurants in Leander, including Mouton’s Southern Bistro serving Southern and Cajun food; La Tapatia tacos and Mexican food; and Southern’s Pizza.
Small Town Community and Safety with Big City Convenience
There are many good reasons for people to choose Leander as their home. It’s close and convenient to metropolitan amenities while maintaining the close-knit community of a small town. In fact, Safewise.com, a professional home security evaluation service, recently ranked Leander as the safest city in the Austin metro area.
“Leander is small enough to live in peace and quiet, as well as country comfort,” explains Shannon Daniels. “We have everything we need right here in town but we are close enough to Austin to enjoy all of the advantages of a big city.”