Buttercup Creek Real Estate: A Renaissance of Family-Friendly Fun
On a bright summer morning, two couples take a break between sets of a friendly tennis match at Buttercup Park. One of the couples glances over at the pool to check on their 9-year-old twins who are practicing with the neighborhood swim team, the Cedar Park Typhoons. While making plans for dinner that night at the neighborhood Thai restaurant, ThamNact Thai, (considered by many as the best Thai food in Austin), they quickly scan the bustling activity around the park — there are kids swimming in the pool, soccer teams practicing, cyclists whizzing by and runners jogging on the trail. There are even a few explorers hiking to check out the caves preserved in the area.
Busy Buttercup Creek caters to an educated, upscale crowd with an insatiable zest for an active lifestyle, and many of the homes in the area are within walking or biking distance of a park or pool. “My neighborhood is perfect for triathlon training,” says amateur athlete and Buttercup Creek resident Dr. Darrell Park of Buttercup Dental. “I swim regularly at the pool, and bike all over and run the streets, sidewalks and trails.”
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Community Events, Abundant Shopping and Big Time Entertainment
Nearby Milburn Park hosts popular local events, including the fall Renaissance festival, symphonies in the park, a traditional 4th of July firework show and elaborate holiday celebrations. Buttercup Creek is a neighborhood where community traditions are cherished and memories are made.
There are also plenty of shopping options and popular restaurants in the area. Local shoppers have easy access to major shopping centers such as 1890 Ranch, Lakeline Mall and Round Rock Premium Outlets, as well as a full menu of dining options ranging from family-oriented comfort food to fine dining for special occasions.
For sports fans, music lovers and folks who just like to get out and have a good time, the state-of-the-art Cedar Park Center is an 8,000-seat venue that hosts live music and performances and is home to the region’s minor league basketball and minor league hockey teams. The venue hosts hundreds of events a year, so there is never a dull moment for Buttercup Creek residents.
Conveniently Located with a Variety of Real Estate Listings for Sale
Just north of Austin in Cedar Park, Buttercup Creek residents enjoy the short 25-minute commute into downtown Austin. The MetroRail offers park-and-ride service from Lakeline Station, less than 5 minutes east of Buttercup Creek, making the commute to Austin for work, shopping or nightlife easy, without the hassle of parking. For frequent flyers, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is a quick 35-minute drive away.
Part of the charm and appeal of Buttercup Creek, besides the abundant recreational amenities and easy commute into downtown Austin, is the variety of home prices and styles. Development in Buttercup Creek dates back to the early 1980s and continues today. Ranging from affordable 2- and 3-bedroom floor plans to more spacious luxury homes with over 4,500 square feet of living space, there are a wide variety of real estate listings for sale in Buttercup Creek.
Award-Winning Schools and Outdoor Recreation
Buttercup Creek schools are in the award-winning Leander Independent School District. Neighborhood kids can walk to Faubion Elementary, a Texas Education Agency “Recognized” school, or Westside Elementary, a Texas Education Agency-rated “Exemplary” school. Cedar Park and Henry Middle Schools are a short drive or bus ride away, as are Cedar Park and Vista Ridge High Schools.
“We chose to move here largely because of the school district,” says Becky Jones, whose children attend a neighborhood elementary school. “The Leander school district is excellent, and the school we are zoned for has been a perfect experience so far.”
After school, many of the local kids enjoy the junior Olympic-size swimming pool in Buttercup Park. The park also features a children’s splash pool, a sand volleyball court, four lighted tennis courts, a playground and walking trails.
Nearby Creekside Park is another favorite destination, with 5 acres of dedicated parkland, a playground, picnic tables, tennis courts, sand volleyball and basketball courts, soccer fields, barbecue pits and a covered gazebo. Hikers often take the adventurous trek through Buttercup Creek, which backs to a natural wildlife preserve filled with tall oaks, lush greenery and several caves that have been preserved and are open, with public tours a few times a year.
A Merry-Go-Round of Activities and a Lifetime of Memories
The convenience of suburban living, the beauty of the great outdoor,s and endless opportunities to create wonderful memories all combine to make Buttercup Creek one of Austin’s most popular residential real estate communities.
“We picked Buttercup Creek because it is very affordable, and the neighborhoods are really nice. Plus, we have wonderful neighbors!” says Becky Jones. “We live within walking distance of a park and pool with a greenbelt right behind our house, with plenty of privacy in our backyard. We’re very happy here.”