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Neighborhood Spotlight: Leander

Leander | 78641 & 78646 

Nestled amidst the rolling hills and scenic landscapes of the Austin metropolitan area, the charming suburb of Leander beckons with its tranquil atmosphere and warm community spirit. Situated northwest of the city near Lake Travis, Leander offers a welcome retreat from bustling downtown Austin while providing easy access to urban amenities. Boasting a mix of modern suburban developments and a touch of small-town charm, this community has flourished in recent years, attracting a diverse population seeking a peaceful and family-friendly environment.

Leander’s real estate landscape offers an array of housing options, from spacious single-family homes to contemporary apartments and townhouses. With its proximity to nature and scenic surroundings, many residences boast breathtaking views of the Texas Hill Country, creating a serene and picturesque living experience.

Average List Price: $463,445  

Location

Leander is located at the intersection of Ranch to Market Road 2243 and US Route 183. About 22 miles northwest of Austin, Leander sits between Cedar Park to the south and Liberty Hill to the north. 

History

Leander carries a fascinating history intertwined with ancient discoveries. In the 1980s, a remarkable archaeological find put Leander on the map—the remains of a prehistoric woman dating back over 10,000 years, affectionately dubbed the “Leanderthal Lady.” This significant discovery shed light on the area’s early human occupation and offered valuable insights into the region’s past.

Alongside this ancient heritage, Leander also boasts a rich history of settlement, tracing its roots to the mid-1800s when European pioneers began to establish homesteads. From its early days as a stop on the railroad to its growth as a thriving community, Leander has evolved into a vibrant city that proudly embraces its historical significance while embracing modern progress. The historic Leander Train Depot, a nod to its past, still stands today as a reminder of the town’s heritage.

Top Spots

For a bite: Bella Sera Leander, Mouton’s Southern Bistro, Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill, Sky Asian Fusion, Casamigos Tex-Mex, Kai Sushi, Jardin Del Rey

For a drink: Leander Beer Market, Maggie Mae’s, The Good Lot, Humble Pint Brewing Co.

For fun: Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark, Sandy Creek Park, The Fieldhouse at the Crossover, Devine Lake Park, Crystal Falls Golf Course

For the kids: Quarry Splash Pad, Lakewood Park, Sculpture Garden Trail, Family Barn, Kitchen House kids cooking classes

Volente Beach. Courtesy Beachside Billy’s Facebook.
A delicious Cajun spread from Mouton’s Southern Bistro.
Crystal Falls Golf Course.

Considering a move to Leander? You can browse all active listings in the area here, or contact one of our local agents for more personalized assistance. 

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