Situated between the metropolis of Austin and the out-lying city of Round Rock sits the historic community of Pflugerville. Founded on the cotton farming industry, the little town was first settled in 1860 with a post office and general store. But with it’s close proximity to Austin and all the benefits this larger city has to offer, Pflugerville couldn’t stay little forever. Now it’s one of the fastest growing communities in Texas with a population of over 40,000 and has a charming blend of the historic and the modern. It’s a small town with big city opportunities!
The high-tech giant, Dell, and a host of other employers now drive the economy of Pflugerville. And because it’s so close to Austin (only 14 miles from downtown) you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Whether you’re employed in the computer industry, the music world, or are raising a family, this city has something for everyone!
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One thing that stands out about homes in Pflugerville is their affordability. The average home in January 2010 was a three bed/two bath home with approximately 2,000 square feet and priced at $170,000. What a deal! While you can find beautiful, golf-course homes in the Fairways of Blackhawk or estate homes in Falcon Pointe (priced in the $300-400K range), there is a large selection of starter homes in Steeds Crossing, Windemere, Northtown and Sarahs Creek. You’ll find such historic named communities as Bohls Place and Settlers Meadow, and mid-priced homes at the recently built Avalon or Cambridge Estates. If you want a great price for a lot of house, be sure and give Pflugerville your full attention!
Pflugerville was founded in 1860 when William Bohls established a general store and post office in his residence, and named the town in honor of Henry Pfluger, who had settled in the area in 1853. Located about fifteen miles north of the Colorado River on the eastern edge of the blackland prairies, the town served the area’s farmers who brought their cotton crops to Pflugerville’s gins. The Depression halted the community’s growth, as citizens moved to larger cities to find work. Pflugerville was incorporated in 1965. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, as the city of Austin experienced tremendous growth, Pflugerville’s boundaries, like Round Rock’s, expanded to blend with those of Austin’s northern city limits.
If you’re a television fan, you’ll know Pflugerville from the NBC television drama Friday Night Lights .They used Pflugerville High School’s stadium to film the football games. You might get a taste of how important high school football is to small town Texas after watching a few episodes of this critically rated drama series.
The recently constructed Stone Hill Town Center is now open with The Home Depot, Best Buy, SuperTarget, Bealls, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PETCO, Office Depot, Ross Dress for Less), 24 Hour Fitness, and Cinemark Theatres. If that’s not enough for you, the Round Rock Outlet and a host of other shopping opportunities are along the IH35 corridor and just minutes from downtown Pflugerville.
Public education in the city of Pflugerville is provided by the Pflugerville Independent School District . The district serves Pflugerville, the community of Windemere and part of Wells Branch, a small portion of Austin as well as rural areas in northeastern Travis County. As of the 2008-2009 school year, PISD had a total enrollment of 21,719 students and operated three high schools: Pflugerville, Connally, and Hendrickson, five middle schools, seventeen elementary schools, and two alternative campuses.