Posted by Ashley Thomas in Austin, Home Building Industry

Is Leander, TX a good place to live? Explore these 7 reasons on what draws people to its ideal location in the Greater Austin area.

1. Highly Acclaimed School District: Leander ISD

Leander ISD prides itself on the quality of its staff and focus on engaging and inspiring students for achievement and lifelong success.

The district has been a recipient of countless awards, one being the state’s highest fiscal accountability rating, and continues to be recognized for its extraordinary leadership in education.

Leander ISD has received a #12 ranking out of 1,018 for the best school districts in Texas from Niche.

Rouse High School

2. Convenient Location in Greater Austin

With easy access to Downtown Austin and its surrounding areas, Leander finds itself in an ideal location in Central Texas.

Just a quick commute from major employers and a convenient Cap Metro stop makes it a no-brainer area to live in for people in all seasons of life.

Highway 183-A provides quick access to highway travel as well. The nearby cities of Cedar Park, Round Rock, and Georgetown provide a plethora of activities so you are sure to stay busy.

3. A Variety of Parks and Outdoor Activities

Check out Benbrook Ranch Park for some disc golf, playscapes, a skate park.

If walking and water sports are more your vibe, spend a day at Lakewood Park for nature trails and paddle boarding.

Need to cool off on a hot summer day? Head on over to Robin Bledsoe Park for a dip in the pool!

Couple Hiking

4. Five Shopping Centers Close By

Avid shoppers will be happy to know there is ample shopping to be had in Leander and the surrounding area. Lakeline Mall, The Parke, The Domain, Round Rock Premium Outlets, and 1890 Ranch are all less than a 30-minute drive from Leander!

5. Sporting Events

There’s not much better than enjoying a cold beer and a hot dog while watching your favorite team play!

The Texas Stars minor league hockey team play frequently at the H-E-B Center in Leander. Other events take place here as well, including basketball games, rodeos, concerts, exhibits, and much more.

The nearby Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express, is also a great place to catch a game or concert.

Dell Diamond

6. Local Restaurants and Breweries

Plenty of options await you when it comes to places to eat and drink. Some of our favorites include Redhorn Brewery, Bella Sera, Humble Pint Brewing Co., The Republic Kitchen and Bar, Dos Salsa’s, Kai Sushi, Brooklyn Heights Pizza, and Mouton’s Southern Bistro!

7. Family-Friendly Community

Well below the state and national average for crime rate and so many activities, schools, and other conveniences close by, this is a great Texas city to raise a family and plant your roots.

We believe you will find Leander to be a welcoming, family-friendly place that you and your loved ones will be happy to call home.

Family Playing on Playground

There is no shortage of things to do and love in Leander, TX. Browse our communities in Leander and learn about how you can become part of this growing city!


Ashley - Austin ISM
Ashley Thomas


Ashley has 8 years of experience in the new construction industry. She enjoys helping others work through the process and achieve their goals of building a new construction home! She herself has gone through the process from start to finish, building her first two homes. She has worked all over the city of Austin and can provide great insight on different areas. When she is not assisting you, she is out enjoying the lake, traveling, and finding new places to eat.

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