Tucked away among the rolling hills within easy reach of Austin and every surrounding city, the once-sleepy town of Leander, Texas, has quickly become a highly sought-after place to live in Central Texas. Located off 183A Tollway, living in Leander offers residents incredible convenience with easy access to major roadways, hiking and biking trails, beautiful parks and lakes, outstanding shopping and dining, entertainment centers, and top employers, all just minutes from this fast-growing city. Leander is perfect for commuters and an excellent choice for home buyers looking for more home for their budget. There is so much to love about this growing town, and as a leading home builder in Leander, Texas, we are here to help you get answers to all your top questions about why Leander is a good place to live.
According to the U.S. 2010 census, Leander's population was just over 26,000. It has more than doubled since, with over 59,000 people per the 2020 census. Leander is one of the fastest-growing residential areas in the Austin metro, and its county, Williamson County, saw a 32% growth in home sales in February of 2022. While home prices have increased, Williamson County has remained more reasonable compared to Austin. Numerous businesses and developments have moved to or started up in the past two years, including a 115-acre mixed-use town center development, Northline, that will offer a new downtown district for residents in the coming years.
Whether you want a quieter lifestyle away from the city's hustle or still want to work or play in downtown Austin or the surrounding areas, Leander affords a perfect central location to do whatever you love with easy access to major highways and great transportation options. Take the 183A Tollway and be downtown in just 30 minutes, or head to Leander Station, hop on the Capital Metro Train, kick back, and relax all the way to 4th Street or any of the stops. 183-A makes it easy to get to Cedar Park, Round Rock, and Georgetown and link up with the 45 Tollway and 130 Tollways for a fast 45-minute route with typically less traffic to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). And if you are living in the new home community in Leander, TX community, Retreat at Hero Way, you're close to everything too!
Leander, TX, is located within the highly acclaimed Leander Independent School District, a public school district with 40,355 students in grades PK and K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. Leander ISD has an A+ rating and is ranked #13 out of 1,018 best school districts and #10 for best teachers in Texas by Niche. The school district is focused on engaging and inspiring students for achievement and lifelong success. It is a fast-growth district, adding 1,000 students yearly, serving families in Austin, Cedar Park, and Leander.
Families with children living in Retreat at Hero Way, built by Blackburn Homes, an award-winning home builder in Leander, Texas, can take advantage of sending their children to excellent Leander ISD schools. Schools nearby include Bagdad Elementary School, Leander Middle School, and Rouse High School.
Leander is a safe and family-friendly community with abundant activities for every favorite pastime and lifestyle. If you like to spend your leisure time enjoying the outdoors, there are excellent hiking and biking trails in Williamson County Regional Park or explore the San Gabriel River Trail in Georgetown. Water sports, including swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, and more, are all within a short distance, including Lake Georgetown and Volente Beach on Lake Travis.
The growing city of Leander has plenty of shopping to ensure everyday conveniences are always close at hand. HEB Plus!, Whole Foods Market, and Costco are centrally located to Retreat at Hero Way. And if you enjoy spending the day browsing the shops, Round Rock Outlets, The Domain, and The Georgetown Square are all within 15-25 minutes. The new Northline Town Center will also feature shopping when it opens in late 2023.
And for those that enjoy live music or sporting events, Leander is just 6 miles from the Cedar Park Center, which hosts concerts, the Texas Stars minor league hockey team, basketball, rodeos, and much more. The Dell Diamond is just 18 miles from Retreat at Hero Way, where you can catch a baseball game with the Round Rock Express or other fun events. And if you hop on 183A or the Metro at Leander Station, you can head downtown Austin to enjoy live music or events at Frank Erwin Center, Bass Concert Hall, or the Long Center.
We invite you to experience the fun and convenience of living in Leander and the gorgeous, gated cottage home community, Retreat at Hero Way. Schedule your model home tour today and find out why people love calling Leander home.