One of Our Favorite Places (And We May Be Biased)
Along the northern border of Austin lies a vibrant community known to many as Cedar Park. With the downtown hub of Austin being just 17 miles away, this community has the best of both worlds: an expanding metropolis and a blooming atmosphere full of parks and trails to keep even the truest homebodies outdoors and exploring. The area has a high-quality of life for all residents, a low cost of living, and is always investing back into the betterment of the community. If you’re thinking about making a move, you may want to join the happy families in Cedar Park after you read what the community has to offer!
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The city of Cedar Park has changed vastly over the years. Before the arrival of European settlers moved in and claimed the land known as this thriving community, the area was inhabited by several Native American tribes. That would all change in 1873 when George and Harriet Cluck bought 329 acres to build a ranch that would soon turn into Cedar Park. Just ten years later, the railroad came through, and with it came a name change for the community. The area once known as Running Brushy was renamed Bruggerhoff, but the change wasn’t welcomed, and in 1887 Emmet Cluck changed the name to Cedar Park. The quaint town changed little until the 1950s and 60s hit, where the town started to expand and build subdivisions. Ever since then, the community has continued to expand and become a hub for families, restaurants, retailers, and offices. The town is continuing to blossom as the years go by, but still remains true to their roots by protecting the natural trails, parks, and caves that are abundant.
Fun fact: Cedar Park is home to more than 750 caves and miles of hiking trails. During the annual “Cave Day” hosted by Cedar Park and the Texas Cave Conservancy, residents are invited to come explore the caves and learn how to further protect their animal inhabitants.
Easy Living in Cedar Park, TX
Neighborhoods in Cedar Park, TX
Cedar Park has so much to offer including some of the best neighborhoods to call home! Check out just a few of the areas that anyone would be lucky to put down in roots in:
Anderson Mill West straddles the Williamson County and Travis County lines. With five parks located in the area, families are often seen enjoying the Texas weather. Explore Anderson Mill West Park, Sunchase Park, Old Mill Park, Lakeline Oaks Park and Aster Park. Nearby shopping for Anderson Mill West includes Lakeline Mall and shopping centers with all major retailers and offers a very easy commuter access to roadways such as FM 620, US 183 and SH 45 Toll to Round Rock.
If you’re looking for Texas Hill Country views, Bella Vista has it in spades. This cozy community is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and with Lake Travis just minutes away, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities to keep everyone happy.
This sought-after neighborhood is in a prime location for families. Regan Elementary, Henry Middle School and Vista Ridge High. Are all in walking distance and the community has a pool and park for residents.
Within Travis County, Twin Creeks sits on the edge of Texas Hill Country. On top of the rolling hills and gorgeous views this community offers, it also features a scenic and private, championship 7,033-yard, par 72 Fred Couples Signature Golf Course. With the membership to the Twin Creeks Country Club, you’ll have access to the family activity center, fitness, and pool.
Bordering the Leander city limits is an established neighborhood of well kept homes with amazing common areas. The Heritage Park community pool has a great pavilion and a playground for families to spend time during the summer months.
Those who consider themselves big nature lovers will thrive in this community. Nestled just a few minutes from the Hill Country and Lake Travis, the sights are one of a kind. For those traveling into Austin regularly, this community is well located in the NW Austin metro for east access to FM 620, 183 and SH 45.
Nestled amongst trees and with large lots of land, there’s no community that brings a rural touch to an area so close to the city like Shenandoah. If you want something different than a traditional suburban neighborhood, but you don’t want to drive too far, Shenandoah is perfect for you.
Parks & Recreation in Cedar Park, TX
Bushy Creek Trail
3400 Brushy Creek Rd.
Amenities: This 6.75 mile trail with extensive landscaping and scenic views has six parks along the path. The trail combined with the parks offers splash pads, swimming areas, climbing rocks, fishing docks, canoeing and kayaking, disc golf, restrooms and multiple picnic and pavilion areas.
Cedar Bark Park
2525 West New Hope Drive
Amenities: 5-acre off leash dog park with a natural dog pond, dog shower stations, dog water fountains, and a separate section for small dogs under 30 pounds.
Cedar Park Sculpture Garden
1435 Main Street
Amenities: Nestled against the Cedar Park Recreation Center and amongst scenic walking trails, the sculpture garden is an exhibit of sculptures that are on an annual rotating display.
3900 Brushy Creek Road
Amenities: Covered children’s play area with castings of dinosaur bones to discover, a large blue whale that spurts water to cool kids off, and specially designed boulders for climbing. There’s also a large picnic pavilion with built-in grills, fishing areas, and scenic bridge across Brushy Creek.
Veterans Memorial Park
2525 W. New Hope Drive
Amenities: 8,500 square foot outdoor family aquatic facility includes a large zero-depth (beach) area and playscape with a huge dump bucket for kids. The park also features a 5-acre dog park with pond, showers, dog water fountains, and a separate park for small dogs. There is also a Memorial Hill, an amphitheater (rentable), a group pavilion (rentable), and basketball and tennis courts!
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