Cedar Park, TX
Cedar Park Neighborhoods
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Around Cedar Park
During the mid- to late-19th century, the area was known as Running Brushy and later Bruggerhoff, until Emmett Cluck, the son of the largest landowner in the area, renamed the town Cedar Park. In 1892, a strolling park was created for residents of Cedar Park as well as for Austinites interested in taking a day trip. Officially incorporated in 1973 in the wake of major population growth due to spillover from Austin, the city has since grown substantially. Today, Cedar Park is a thriving community known for its wealth of greenspace and its spacious neighborhoods.
Cost of Living
The median home cost in Cedar Park is above the state and national averages, but other costs, such as food and utilities, are below the national averages. Transportation costs are estimated to be above the national and state averages, especially for residents who commute into Austin for work.
Highway 183 runs through the heart of Cedar Park, allowing residents a major thoroughfare to downtown Austin and beyond. The Texas Eagle Amtrak line makes stops in Taylor and Austin on its way from Chicago to Los Angeles and back. There are also carpool groups organized daily for those who commute to Austin or beyond, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is approximately 30 miles away from the heart of Cedar Park.
Cedar Park is served by the Leander Independent School District, which is comprised of dozens of elementary schools, eight middle schools, and six high schools. There are also a wealth of private school options available, as well as alternative learning facilities and preschools.
Cedar Park’s proximity to the Lower Colorado River System—and its 860 acres of parks and 22 miles of trails—make it quite attractive to homebuyers looking in the area. The H-E-B Center at Cedar Park is a city-owned, state-of-the-art entertainment and sports facility that seats 8,700 and hosts events of all kinds throughout the year. The Texas Museum of Science and Technology is a popular spot for field trips and family outings, and sports teams including the Texas Stars, an American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, and the Austin Spurs, a D-League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs, play in Cedar Park. So whether you’re ready to hit the museum, take in a sporting event, or enjoy some leisure on the picturesque shores of Lake Travis, Cedar Park is a great place to call home.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.