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Cedar Park/ Leander

Cedar Park

Rated as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, Cedar Park has exploded in growth since 1990. From a sleepy little burg with 5100 residents, it has grown to an estimated 63,745 in 2015. Most residents that live here work in Austin or bordering Round Rock.

Right up US 183 from Austin, it's just 17 miles to downtown. It has easy access to the Highland Lakes chain and offers lots of outdoor recreation.

The median sales price as of the first quarter of 2014 in Cedar Park is $210,800.

Even though Cedar Park has had three names and is 117 years old, a whopping 94% of it's housing has been built since 1969. The town of Cedar Park was incorporated just 31 years ago. At one time or another the town was known by the names Brueggerhoff and Running Brushy.

Because of it's close proximity to the high tech labor market in Austin and Round Rock, Cedar Park will continue to grow and the highway system is being revamped to accommodate the traffic. U S 183 is being rebuilt as an expressway and the toll roads are nearby.

Cedar Park residents have access to plenty of shopping with the Lakeline Mall close by, and the Premium Outlets Mall is a short drive down highway 1431.

For more information please visit the city of Cedar Park official website


Leander Texas was originally named Baghdad. The first residents were land grant recipients awarded for service in the Texas Revolution. It was rough settling this area because of frequent Indian attacks. Eventually the Texas Rangers built a garrison for sixty men and settling began in earnest. Baghdad was on the stage line and goods and supplies were coming in on a regular schedule.

The railroad came nearby in the 1880's but was located one mile east. Gradually businesses and people moved closer to the tracks and the town was renamed Leander.

Leander is no different than many of the outlying suburban towns around Austin. With the growth of Austin came the growth of Leander.

Over 80% of the existing homes have been built since 1980. The biggest growth boom was between 1990 and 2000 with 56% of the current housing being built in this ten years.

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,596 people. The population was 26,521 at the 2010 census.

The average listing price for two bedroom homes is $150,725 as of January 2010 and three bedroom homes are listing at an average of$175,213. Four bedroom homes are bearing an average listng of $267,363.

For more information please visit the city of Leander official website