Leander, Texas is located just north of Austin and has experienced steady growth due to its quality schools and affordability. Its population is around 32,000 and it is made up of eight different neighborhoods. The majority of homes are single family detached dwellings, and most of the available homes are made up of newer construction. Compared to other real estate areas in Texas, Leander is higher than most, but relatively low compared to many other cities in the country.
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The city is made up of a mix of white collar and blue collar workers, and a high percentage of the workforce work in retail, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and professional services industries. Education is an important focus, and the overall education level is higher than much of the United States. It has a good public school system that is the fastest growing district in the state of Texas, and there is also a community college. The crime rate is low and the community is very family friendly.
The civic and business leaders of the city have focused on providing sustainable developments in the community so that everyone can work, live, and play together. New businesses continue to open, and steady growth is predicted for years to come. The city strives to provide activities for all ages throughout the year. Twice a month, there is an active adult trip for individuals 50 years of age and older. These trips include lunch and activities in Austin and the Central Texas area. Summer camps are available for children ages 5-12, and the park department hosts a variety of special events. These include Movies in the Park, tree lighting and Christmas parade, a bluegrass festival, spring egg-stravaganza, kite festival, and liberty fest on the 4th of July. There is also easy access to Austin for those who want to get out of the city for a little while.