Located only 17 miles from the heart of downtown Austin, Cedar Park has a lot to offer its citizens. This once sleepy community is now a full-fledged town on its own, with its own merits! You’ll find cutting edge business opportunities, numerous attractions, and friendly neighbors in this town of over 30,000 residents. Cedar Park’s popularity as a place to live, work and raise families comes as no surprise to anyone who lives there. Within minutes of Austin, the State Capitol, the University of Texas, and many high-tech employers, Cedar Park offers all the amenities of a major metropolitan area but is far enough away to offer the relaxed life style
Cedar Park Homes for Sale
Homes in Cedar Park
Cedar Park, once not more than a wide spot in the road into Austin, has seen its population soar in the past ten years. One reason for this is the abundant number of planned communities with reasonable home prices in a beautiful location. Combine these factors, add the proximity to many high-tech employers, stir in a short drive to Austin, and you have a recipe for success that is reflected by the staggering growth rates.
Homes in Cedar Park range in price from under $75,000 for a two bed/one bath home to estates priced at over $600,000. Some of the more glamorous communities include the Ranch at Brushy Creek, the Reserve at Twin Creeks, and Cypress Canyon. At the other end of the spectrum you’ll find very affordable homes at Cedar Park Town Center, Hunter’s Glen, Coventry Crossing, Carriage Hills, Gann Ranch and Heritage Park with homes starting in the $100,000 range. The average home in Cedar Park is a 2,400 square foot, 4 bed/2 bath home that sells for $225,000 according to January 2010 statistics.
Cedar Park Texas Attractions
The scenic Hill Country is at your doorstep in Cedar Park, and you have only minutes to drive and enjoy the beauty of the Highland Lakes to the west. The Highland Lakes area, a system of five lakes created along the serpentine Colorado River, starts with Lake Buchanan (some 60 miles away in Burnet). Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis and Lady Bird Lake follow through the country-side and end in downtown Austin. The largest of the lakes, Lake Travis, is the most popular recreational site among the lakes and can be easily accessed at numerous sites ranging from five miles to ten miles from Cedar Park.
If it’s recreation you want, there are a number of golf courses within a 30-minute drive of Cedar Park. Crystal Falls Golf Course, an eighteen hole municipal course is located in the scenic canyons just north of Cedar Park. And if it’s variety that you need, try some of the other challenging courses in the immediate area including River Place, Round Rock Country Club, Highland Lakes Country Club, and Point Venture…all public access courses a short drive from your doorstep!
In the Spring, you’ll want to enjoy a tour of our famous Texas Wildflowers, and Cedar Park is a great place to start your drive. The popular tour is a circular trip from Cedar Park to Marble Falls on Lake LBJ to Burnet and back to Cedar Park. While it’s only a 90 mile loop, take a picnic and enjoy the day. There’s so much to see you’ll want to make a day of it!
Cedar Park is served by the Leander Independent School District. The city is home to the Leander High School Lions, Cedar Park High School Timberwolves and the Vista Ridge High School Rangers.