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Community spotlight: Leander

An affordable community with plenty of resources
  • Leander was recently ranked the no. 3 best small city for families by Nerd Wallet.
  • According to AreaVibes, Leander is considered an extremely livable community with low cost of living, good schools and low crime rates.
  • The real estate market has been faring well in Leander, with annual price increases and demand high for homes.

Leander, Texas/Flickr user JimNtexas About 30 minutes from downtown Austin and the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge sits the city of Leander. With a climbing population that reached 31,717 in 2013, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, Leander is in the center of many urban and natural amenities that homebuyers need. The city has most recently experienced a growth spurt between 2009 and 2014, when the population grew more than 34 percent. Leander was recently named the no. 3 best small city for families by Nerd Wallet. The affordable community is within access of the recreation and jobs in downtown Austin via the northernmost stop of the Capital Metro light rail. One of the main attractions of Leander is the Crystal Falls Golf Course that is home to the Hill Country Amateur, ranked as the 2010 Tournament of the Year by Austin Amateur Golf Association. The 6,654-yard, 18-hole course is known for its scenic setting in Hill Country and wildli...