Pflugerville is located in Travis County, next to neighboring Round Rock. As one of the larger Austin suburbs, the city is only a 20-minute drive to the Texas capitol. With over 46,000 people populating the city of Pflugerville, its continual growth makes it a prime place to live. The name comes from its original German settlers by using the German word “pfluger” which translates to “ploughman”. As you may have guessed, Pflugerville farmed the area when it was first settled in the early 1800s.
As the city increased with new businesses, the first state bank was established in 1906. By the early 1920s, about 500 residents called Pflugerville home sweet home. Today, the city has a number of traditions that it holds dear such as their German festival called Deutschen Pfest held every May. With a 45-mile trail system, residents of Pflugerville enjoy biking and hiking from downtown, finishing with a swim or stand-up paddle board session in the Lake Pflugerville reservoir. Lake Pflugerville and the surrounding land within the 180-acre reservoir is also available for visitors to go jogging, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and other outdoor activities.
The Northeast Metro Skate and BMX Park is complete with multi-use fields, soccer fields, baseball and cricket fields, a basketball court, tennis court and a skate park. The Northeast Metro Skate and BMX Park also includes several playgrounds, restroom, picnic tables, grills, shelters, water play area and a concession building for rent.
Pflugerville is a community unto itself, yet it still provides convenient access to all the dining and entertainment Austin has to offer. Mix it up and try Taste of Ethiopia, Rio Grande Tex Mex Restaurant and La Pattiserie for something sweet. You can also opt to stick to American classics like Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen and Baris Pasta & Pizza where you can grab a slice and have a seat.
With a city like Pflugerville, you get the small town lifestyle with the close proximity of some of Austin’s most fabulous amenities.