About Leander, Texas

Leander, TX is located on the northeast edge of the breathtaking Texas Hill Country, just 30 minutes north of downtown Austin. This lovely suburb of Austin, TX offers a low cost of living, a highly-acclaimed school district, a low crime rate, low tax rates, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Residents enjoy easy access to major highways, the Capital MetroRail, shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

What’s It Like to Live in Leander, TX?

According to SmartAsset.com, Leander is the #1 city to raise a family in Texas.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leander is the fastest growing city in the nation of all cities with a population of over 15,000. 

Students are served by the highly-acclaimed Leander Independent School District. In 2017, LISD ranked #19 out of 937 Best School Districts in Texas.

Leander was recently named the 26th safest city in Texas.

School District for Leander, TX

Leander is served by the sought-after Leander Independent School District (Leander ISD). This is one of the key factors that is facilitating the growth of Leander, TX, and it continues to attract new residents. LISD has a 15:1 student-to-teacher ratio and a 96 percent graduation rate.

Demographics of Leander, TX

Total Population of 49,234 (2017)

Median Household Income $89,649

Top Work Industries: Management Occupations, Office and Administrative Support Occupations, and Sales and Related Occupations.

Median Property Value: $214,500

Communities Within Leander, TX

In a great community, great neighborhoods are never far away. These neighborhoods, all located within the City of Leander, enjoy zoning to the highly-acclaimed Leander ISD and offer luxury living at its finest.

Crystal Falls | Crystal Falls, a 5,000-acre master-planned golf community, has quickly become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Austin area and was named the “Best Master-Planned Community” by the Austin Business Journal. Crystal Falls boasts stunning natural views of the Texas Hill Country, phenomenal home designs and lots of community amenities, including golf, tennis, swimming, and parks and trails. Comprised of five sections – The Highlands, The Boulders, Cap Rock, The Fairways, and Grand Mesa, Crystal Falls offers something for everyone. 

Travisso | Nestled atop the rolling hills of Central Texas, Travisso is an award-winning, master-planned community with spectacular views, miles of nature trails and a 9-acre amenity center. Travisso’s acclaimed Palazzo Clubhouse features a resort-style pool, clubhouse, fitness center, tennis courts, playscape, and it serves as the hub of community activity.

Summerlyn | Located just off Hwy 183 and south of Hwy 29, Summerlyn offers reasonably priced homes on impressive lots with desirable design features, along with a great community feel with a pool, park, and playscape. 

Mason Hills | The Mason Hills community was designed with the active family in mind. Enjoy thoughtfully-designed homes with popular features and charming curb appeal, as well as a wide range of recreational activities, including an amenity center, basketball courts, pool and splash pad, walking trails, and community park/playscape. Located just off Lakeline Blvd., residents enjoy easy access to everything Leander has to offer.

Larkspur | Located on 608 acres of prime Texas Hill Country land, the Larkspur residential community offers a place where neighborhood residents can grow together. Experience the beauty of the natural landscape, the best in new home design, and some of the best features and amenities at your fingertips. 

Deerbrooke | Deerbrooke offers a small-town feel with big-city amenities. You’ll fall in love with homes that feature the latest design trends, including wide-open floor plans, extended covered patios, and modern kitchens, and spa-like baths – all in a community with many upscale amenities. 

Neighborhoods in Leander, TX

  • Benbrook Ranch
  • Block House Creek
  • Boulders at Crystal Falls
  • Caballo Ranch
  • Cold Springs
  • County Glen
  • Crystal Crossing
  • Crystal Falls
  • Fairways at Crystal Falls
  • Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls
  • Highlands at Crystal Falls
  • Horizon Park
  • Lakeline Ranch
  • Mason Creek
  • North Creek
  • North Creek Ranch
  • Oak Ridge
  • Old Town Village
  • Ridgewood South
  • Sarita Valley
  • Summerlyn
  • Vista Ridge
  • Westview Meadows
  • Woods at Crystal Falls

Parks and Recreation in Leander, TX

Robin Bledsoe Park | 601 S. Bagdad Rd.

Amenities: 16-acre park, two lighted baseball/soccer fields, playscape, swimming pool, water playscape, pavilion (Available for rentals), BBQ grill, concessions, restrooms, lighted outdoor basketball court, amphitheater, drinking fountain, and walking trail.

Benbrook Ranch Park and Disc Golf Course | 1100 Halsey Dr.

Amenities: three baseball fields (two youth, one adult), four batting cages, pavilion (available for rent), trails, skate park, disc golf course, playscape, BBQ grills, and restrooms. 

Devine Lake Park | 1807 Waterfall Dr.

Amenities: 45.5-acre park with a group pavilion (available for rent), picnic area, playscape, trails, off-leash dog area, BBQ Grill, drinking fountain, fishing lake, and restrooms.

Lakewood Park | A 125-acre park located east of 183A Toll and south of Crystal Falls Parkway

Amenities: Large pavilion with restroom facilities, splash pad, playground, dog park, boardwalk, lakeside pavilions, vehicle parking areas, trails, skate park, basketball and volleyball parks and kayak pavilion. 

Mason Creek Park | 801 Eagles Way – Mason Creek North subdivision

Amenities: Playscape, trail, water fountain and picnic tables. 

Mason Homestead | A restored 1860s farmhouse nestled in the heart of Leander perfect for meetings, weddings, family reunions, retreats and more. 

Sarita Valley Greenbelt | First segment of the Main Branch Bushy Creek Trail

Amenities: Six miles of multi-use trails linking neighborhoods, schools, and commercial areas. 

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