Villages of Hidden Lake: Active, Affordable and Serene Living in the Heart of Texas
Situated on the scenic north shore of Lake Pflugerville, the Villages of Hidden Lake master-planned community is located about 30 minutes northeast of Austin’s city center. Popular for its affordability, neighborhood amenities and proximity to the lake, the Villages of Hidden Lake is an ideal location to enjoy the great outdoors as well as convenient access to the bright lights and entertainment of the big city.
Development of the Villages of Hidden Lake began in 2003, and building continues today with affordable single-family homes ranging in size from 1,384 square feet to 4,622 square feet. Amenities within the neighborhood itself include a community swimming pool with a children’s splash area, a playground and a basketball half-court.
The community is governed by the Villages of Hidden Lake Homeowners Association, which hosts social events for holidays, Yard-of-the-Month contests and maintains the swim center. The neighborhood also participates in the National Night Out, where residents are encouraged to leave the lights on and get to know their neighbors. Events in Villages of Hidden Lake include food and a bounce house for children, along with the opportunity to help strengthen the community.
“The Villages of Hidden Lake is a fantastic development for the city of Pflugerville,” says Jennifer Petras, a manager at the neighborhood HOA. “It’s a beautiful location, and close to everything a homeowner could need.”
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Pflugerville’s Favorite Golf Course and Sun-Soaked Fun on the Lake
The Blackhawk Golf Club is Pflugerville’s favorite golf course, located just minutes from the community. Blackhawk is home to an 18-hole championship golf course, a fully stocked pro shop, and a driving range and restaurant. The Blackhawk course, designed by Charles Howard and U.S. Open Women’s Champion Hollis Stacy, follows the natural features of the land and gentle rolling hills, making it a challenge for all levels of players.
Practically living on top of Lake Pflugerville, a day on the lake is a popular pastime. Essentially a reservoir to provide city residents with drinking water, Lake Pflugerville covers 180 acres and is a favorite destination for kayaking as well as wind and kite surfing.
Stocked with 60,000 fish at its inception, the lake is a perfect place for fishermen to test their skills, and children to be introduced to the sport. The lake park includes a 3-mile trail, playground, boat launch, a pavilion and a beach area.
“Lake Pflugerville grows in popularity each year,” says Pamela Cosel, marketing and special events coordinator for the city of Pflugerville. “There’s a lot to do at the lake, and the city is currently studying what other amenities can be added to the site in future years.”
Nearby Shopping, Dining and Award-Winning Schools
Residents of the Village of Hidden Lake neighborhood enjoy quick and easy access to a variety of stores and restaurants. In addition to an assortment of nearby stores for groceries and everyday needs within minutes of the neighborhood, two of Austin’s most popular regional shopping malls, the Round Rock Premium Outlets and The Domain, are within an easy 15- to 20-minute drive. Together, these two popular retail centers include over 225 stores and restaurants.
Homeowners are also attracted to the Villages of Hidden Lake’s outstanding schools. Students attend Pflugerville Independent School District schools, including Murchison Elementary School, Kelly Lane Middle School and Hendrickson High School. All three schools received the desirable “Recognized” rating by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
In addition, Murchison Elementary School also received Gold Performance commendations in Writing and Science. Not to be outdone, Kelly Lane Middle School received Gold Performance commendations for Reading/ELA, Writing, Social Studies and Comparable Improvement in Reading/ELA, while Hendrickson High School also received Gold Performance commendations for College-Ready Graduates and Social Studies.
Not Just Another Day on the Lake
The community of Villages of Hidden Lake in Pflugerville offers the ideal setting for an active lifestyle in a serene environment. The easy access to Lake Pflugerville, with its boating, fishing, swimming, jogging and wind sailing, provides an endless stream of recreation and exercise options.
The award-winninglocal schools and variety of cultural and social events allow children to experience a safe and enriching childhood. And the proximity of the neighborhood to great shopping, dining and entertainment offers adults the opportunity for a memorable weekend excursion, or even just a fun night out on the town.
“The city has big plans for the lake and the Villages of Hidden Lake area,” said Jennifer Petras. “The future looks great for this neighborhood and the growth of the community.”