Leander, Texas

One of Our Favorite Places (And We May Be Biased)

Meet Leander, TX

Leander, located on the northeast edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country and just 30 minutes north of downtown Austin, offers a highly-acclaimed school district, low cost of living, a low crime rate, an abundance of outdoor activities and a fantastic family-friendly community. Not to mention, our area boasts affordable homes with easy access to major highways and the CapitalMetro Rail, shopping, dining and entertainment options, our Mallach & Company Real Estate office and more! Interested in making Leander you home? We’re biased, but this is one of our favorite Central Texas locations.

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A Brief History

The City of Leander has quite a history. The first settlers arrived in the area around 1845, receiving bounty land grants in exchange for service in the Texas Revolution. By the 1870s, the village of Bagdad was established. Bagdad had a hotel, schools, several stores, a post office, churches and two blacksmith shops. Shortly after, the railroad arrived in the area. Situated one mile east of Bagdad, residents realized the benefit of the railroad and decided to move their homes and businesses closer to the tracks. This new town, established in 1882, was named Leander, after Leander “Catfish” Brown. Leander’s local economy was fueled by farming, ranching and cotton. As these industries grew, so too did the city of Leander. In the wake of World War II, Leander welcomed its first housing subdivisions and by 1978 the City of Leander was incorporated and elected its first mayor. Today, Leander’s population is estimated at more than 52,000 and was recently named the fastest growing city in the country.

The Mallach & Company Office in Leander, TX

What Sets Leander, TX Apart?

  • Leander is the #1 city to raise a family in Texas – according to SmartAsset.com.
  • Leander is the fastest growing city in the nation of all cities with a population over 15,000 – according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Highly-acclaimed Leander Independent School District. In 2017, LISD ranked #19 out of 937 Best School Districts in Texas.
  • Low crime rates – recently named the 26th safest city in the state.
  • Leander has a bright future with a 2.8% unemployment rate and 3.04% job growth rate. Not to mention, the city’s future job growth rate for the next 10 years is predicted to be 43.29%.
  • Old Town Leander – a historic downtown made up of restored farmhouses converted into restaurants, shops, and offices.
  • It’s the home of Mallach & Company Real Estate!
  • Great neighborhoods: Crystal Falls, Travisso, and many more.

Neighborhoods in 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 community and golf club, has quickly become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Austin area and was named “Best Master-Planned Community” by Austin Business Journal. The community boasts gorgeous natural views of the Texas Hill Country, stunning home designs and tons of community amenities: golf, tennis, swimming, parks, etc. Comprised of four sections – The Highlands, Cap Rock, The Fairways, Grand Mesa – Crystal Falls offers something for everyone.


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


The Summerlyn community, situated off Hwy 183 and south of Hwy 29, offers reasonably priced homes on impressive lots with excellent design features and 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 exquisite features and charming curb appeal, as well as a wide range of recreational amenities: amenity center, basketball courts, pool & splash pad, walking trails and community park/playscape. The location off of Lakeline Blvd., near of the heart of the city, provides easy access to everything Leander has to offer.


Nestled on 608 acres of prime Hill Country land, the Larkspur residential community offers a place where Central Texas families can grow together. Experience the beauty of the Hill Country’s natural landscape, the best in new home design and some of the best amenities at your fingertips.


Offering a small town atmosphere with big city amenities, Deerbrooke offers its residents a vibrant life. You’ll fall in love with home’s boasting the latest design trends – wide open floor plans, extended covered patio and modern kitchens and baths – and a community with a plethora of upscale amenities.

Parks & Recreation in Leander, TX

Robin Bledsoe Park

601 S. Badgdad 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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