Drive 20 minutes north of downtown Austin to find affordable real estate, a family friendly neighborhood and a fast-growing Texas Hill Country community all in one place: Cedar Park Texas homes. Properties in this neighborhood offer something to excite any taste – low-priced condos, master-planned communities, very small crime rates and superlative, highly-lauded schools in the Leander Independent School District. Leander ISD is home of the Cedar Park High School Timberwolves and the Vista Ridge High School Rangers. Two subdivisions in Cedar Park – Riviera Springs and parts of Avery Ranch – are served by the Round Rock Independent School District.
The majority of Cedar Park’s real estate is made up of single-family homes, but there are other housing options also present in the community. Among these alternates are Hill Country acreage, lots ready for custom home construction, condos, townhouses and large Cedar Park Estates that make for excellent investment properties. New homes and condos start in the $100’s and move up to the $700’s. Also, Cedar Park’s access to lakefront homes and million-dollar waterfront estates make the neighborhood a great spot for investing in vacation property. Cedar Park is in the 78613 and 78630 zip codes.
Cedar Park, with its lovely conditions for living and working, is a great place to retire to or raise a family.
Cedar Park was originally the home of several Native American tribes, including the Tonkawa, Lipan Apache and Comanche. The famous Wilson-Leonard pale-American archaeological site discovered in 1983 revealed evidence that the area had been populated since 5000 BC. In the mid-19th century, after the arrival of European settlers, the community was known as Running Brushy; the name came from a nearby spring that collected the headwaters of the titular creek. The year 1873 saw the purchase of 329 acres of land that included said spring. The buyers, successful Chisholm Trail cattle barons George and Harriet Cluck, went on to found a ranch that would eventually become Cedar Park.
The Austin & Northwest Railroad came through the area a decade later. This connected Austin with northern cities like Burnet, Lampasas and Cedar Park. Though the town was briefly renamed Bruggerhoff, the name was difficult to pronounce and unpopular and it was changed back to Cedar Park in 1887. The city remained basically the same until the 1950’s and ‘60’s, when the exploding growth of nearby Austin caused a system of housing subdivisions to be built in Cedar Park. The area was formally incorporated into Texas’ capital city in 1973.
Parks and Recreation in Cedar Park
Cedar Park’s new homes and established real estate all benefit from the area’s easy access to natural recreational amenities. Cedar Park’s claim to these attractions has historical roots: In 1892, a half-acre “strolling park” was built near the city’s train depot, and Austinites have come in bunches to visit Cedar Park’s parks and recreation since.
Numerous parks in Cedar Park rank among the finest natural amenities in the state of Texas. Brushy Creek Sports Park features many courts, fields and a new skate park. Meanwhile, Brushy Creek Lake Park holds a 90 acre lake that’s great for fishing, canoeing or kayaking. These are only two of more than 40 (Lake Park, Elizabeth Milburn Park and Nelson Ranch Park) park sites, though!
The Economy of Cedar Park
The 1890 Ranch retail outlet is probably Cedar Park’s largest and most well-known shopping and restaurant spot. Additionally, cigar media and online retailer Fumée houses its headquarters in Cedar Park. Also of great importance is the Cedar Park Center, a large entertainment venue which hosts both musical performances and sporting events. Lakeline Mall dominates the 183/North 620 intersection area.
The fifth installment of Texas’ famous Schlitterbahn waterparks has been designated for Cedar Park. The park is planned for unveiling in Summer 2013; it will include a boutique hotel, conference center, retail space and restaurants as well as the namesake waterpark. The site will utilize the latest in water recycling technology and is expected to create up to 1,000 new jobs in the area.
According to the 2000 census, the median income for a household in Cedar Park is $67,527; the median income for a family is $70,587. Cedar Park’s per capita income is $24, 767.
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