Cedar Park straddles the border between Williamson and Travis counties in central Texas, with the bulk of the city on the Williamson side. Having incorporated in 1973, it is a younger city, a fact that is matched by its relatively small size. Homes in neighborhoods like Cedar Mill and Shenandoah come in a variety of architectural styles and sizes , emphasizing suburban living with easy access to amenities.
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With a freeway system that bisects the town and a toll bypass that eases traffic, Cedar Park demonstrates the kind of careful city planning that makes it especially attractive to homeowners who work in Austin by making the morning drive accessible. With an involved local government whose dedication to public and customer service is reflected at every level, including the web design for its online resources, Cedar Park shows how engagement in local affairs and reinvestment in the community can create an ideal environment for growing families. With a branch of Austin Community College and the Cedar Park Center both in town, sports and cultural events are always happening nearby, too.
With a median age right around 34, Cedar Park's demographics match the country at large in that regard, as do its statistics for average family size. The city has been growing, though, more than doubling in size over the course of the last 15 years as employment opportunities have swelled in the area. Both the city's median income and median home values reflect its accessibility for professionals in nearby Austin, with the median value for homes in Cedar Park coming in at $205,000. Townhomes and condominiums reflect the same trend, and the local schools and community services reflect the tax base well, ensuring that an investment in this community is well-rewarded with both tangible and qualitative benefits. As a smaller community with a single building for each level of schooling (elementary, middle, and high schools), Cedar Park receives an eight out of ten from GreatSchools.com, based on both its testing data and other characteristics. Several competitive private schools, both religious and secular, are also located in and around the community, including the Summit Christian Academy. The competitive atmosphere and depth of PTA involvement at both private and public schools creates an environment of excellence at all levels as well, pulling the community together and ensuring that school choice is an opportunity for each family to find the best fit for their children.