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