Leander is established between Travis and Williamson Counties. Enjoy swimming and fishing in Leander at Sandy Creek Park near Lake Travis. Your weekends in Leander will never be dull, with plenty of outdoor areas and activities to keep active residents happy. Students attend schools within the Leander Independent School District, one of the top 20 school districts in Texas.
Leander lies on the northeast edge of Texas’ Hill Country, about ten miles west of Interstate 35 on US 183, just north of Austin. Since 2000, the community has grown from 7,600 residents to over 30,000. This makes Leander the 37th fastest growing City in the United States according the US Census Bureau.
Affordable, quality schools have been the historical drivers for the community’s growth. The Leander Independent School District’s (LISD) 37 campuses provide a varied curriculum proven to help youth excel. This gives more than 30,000 students in Leander a great start to their future.
The city offers several fun and recreational activities for families. Several people enjoy the Quarry Splash Pad at Williamson County Southwest Regional Park. The area of the park is about 800 acres and encompasses eleven soccer fields, two softball fields, a football field, eight tennis courts, six basketball courts and a playscape. There is also a granite hike and bike trail along the perimeter for people to enjoy. If you want to take in the landscape while relaxing, you can ride the Cedar Rock Railroad.
There are several popular cuisines available around and throughout the city. Highly rated restaurants include Cherry Creek Catfish, Farm to Fork, Mayito’s Mexican Restaurant, Kai Sushi, Southern’s Pizza & Sports Pub, Mouton's Southern Bistro, Jardin Del Rey, AJ’s Pizzeria, La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant and the Golden Chick.
The city of Leander works hard to develop the community’s future. Leander’s two award-winning land planning initiatives have provided a framework for sustainable development. Leander has built a community that lives, works and plays together.