Leander is Austin without the congestion. People describe this town as a quiet and safe place with one of the lowest crime rates in Texas.
Superior transportation is one reason Leander and Williamson County have realized the fastest rate of income growth in Texas. The
area is served by exceptional commuter rail and bus service operated by Capital Metro. The terminus of the rail line, Leander Station, links downtown Austin with Leander and serves as an excellent commuter alternative
Leander offers endless opportunities. While Leander embodies the feel of a modern suburb—complete with subdivisions full of one- and two-story, single-family homes—it also celebrates its history. Old Town Leander offers a collection of shops, restaurants, microbreweries, wineries, a variety of cultural festivals and events, an 18-hole golf course and scenic parks and trails.
The people are friendly. It has wonderful schools, it's affordable, and the quality of life is high.
From 2018 to 2019, the population of Leander expanded by an eye-popping 12%. That put it at No. 1 in the country for the one-year growth rate among cities with at least 50,000 residents. So, why did Leander’s population skyrocket to 62,608 as of July 2019? There’s a slew of answers to that question.
One reason: The Leander Independent School District ranks among the top 25 school districts in Texas. Additionally, the MetroRail commuter line runs from Leander to downtown Austin, enabling residents to work at one of Austin’s many employers yet live in the suburbs. For those who prefer to drive, the 183A toll road runs through Leander.
As Leander has grown, it has welcomed more big-city amenities. Those include a campus of Austin Community College and a full-service hospital. On tap for downtown Leander is a 115-acre, mixed-use development called Northline. The project will comprise apartments, townhomes, restaurants, stores, and offices, along with a hotel and a movie theater.
Leander, almost 30 miles northwest of Austin, sits at the periphery of the Texas Hill Country. And the city, established in 1882, sits at the crossroads of the Austin area’s past, present, and future. If the recent past is an accurate indicator, this booming ’burb will keep booming for years to come.
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