So, you love what Austin offers, but city life isn’t your cup of tea? If that’s the case, Cedar Park, TX should make your list of suburbs to check out. Primarily located in Williamson County, a small portion of the city also extends into neighboring, Travis County. Cedar Park is located 16 miles northwest of Austin and is considered a major suburb of the city. With a population of just under 70,000, Cedar Park is a step away from the craziness of city life, while still offering the amenities and activities a medium-size town provides.
Cedar Park has a rich history as a long-time Native American settlement. In fact, the town boasts an archaeological site that holds evidence of Native American habitation dating all the way back to 5000 BC. In 1873, the Cluck family purchased land in the area to feed and house their cattle near Running Brushy spring. This area would later become what is now known as Cedar Park. The town itself didn’t incorporate until much later — in 1973, in fact — when occupants voted to make their home an official city.
Cedar Park is home to an array of activities, with everything from parks and golf courses to concerts and museums. This Hill Country gem consistently rates as one of Texas’s top places to raise a family and provides activities for all ages. The nearby Balcones Canyonland National Wildlife Refuge is a perfect place to get out and explore the outdoors and its inhabitants while hiking through gorgeous scenery. Heritage Oak Park houses a 400-year-old majestic live oak within its borders and is a great place to relax and marvel at the beauty of nature. Cedar Park is also home to a myriad of parks and outdoor destinations, including Lake Travis, where residents can hike, boat, fish, or simply enjoy the beautiful view.
The H-E-B Center is high up on the list of attractions, bringing in an array of musical talent and shows from around the country. The center is a state-of-the-art arena, capable of hosting both sporting and entertainment events. It is also home to The Texas Stars (an NHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars) and the Austin Spurs (part of the NBA G League). For those seeking more educational pursuits, Cedar Park is home to the only science and technology museum in the greater Austin area. The Texas Museum of Science and Technology boasts a planetarium, as well as a variety of exhibits, including a dinosaur bone and fossil collection. And for the wine enthusiast, Thirsty Oaks Wine Trail offers a spectacular experience touring four unique wineries throughout the winding country roads of Hill Country.
As one of the larger suburbs of Austin, Cedar Park offers neighborhoods to suit almost every taste and budget. It has grown over 400% in the last decade, so new homes are popping up everywhere. The Ranch at Brushy Creek is one of the largest neighborhoods in Cedar Park and is also known as one of the most desirable. Offering community amenities such as a Junior Olympic size pool, multiple trails, and picnic areas, it’s a great place to raise a family and connect with community. Homes in this neighborhood start in the mid $300,000s and go into the lower $600,000s. Cypress Canyon, another desirable neighborhood, is perched above stunning natural views, giving homeowners here a distinct natural vibe. Community amenities include two pools, a park, and sporting facilities. Cedar Creek boasts well-constructed homes with luxurious interiors, and prices from the upper $200,000s to the lower $600,000s. Though these are two favorites, there are literally dozens of neighborhoods to choose from throughout Cedar Park – most of which are proximate to high-quality schools and feature beautiful and affordable homes.
If you’re thinking of escaping from big city life, but still crave the culture and activities a quickly growing town offers, Cedar Park may just be the perfect option for you and your family. When it comes time to start packing, let the experts help you handle your residential move with ease. Austin’s most reliable moving experts can help make your move seamless and uncomplicated, so you can enjoy everything your new home offers.
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