Mar 27, 2014 Leander is Ground Zero for Growth
Bill Hinckley remembers touring the land he would eventually buy in Leander on horseback. There was something magical about it, he recalls.
The year was 1997 and Leander was still in the boonies by most Austin standards. Still, Hinckley and David Gibbs, his partner in Houston-based The Lookout Group, couldn’t pass up the deal to eventually assemble 5,000 acres around the existing Crystal Falls Golf Course and create ...
Jan 27, 2014 Strong Real Estate Market continues in Leander in 2014
Residential real estate insiders are looking back on 2013 as a year of growth in Leander and forecasting the trend of higher home sale prices, shorter time on the market and low inventory will continue in 2014.
City documents indicate that more than 14,000 homes within 26 different Leander subdivisions are in some stage of development and are expected to be completed in the next 10 years.
Jan 16, 2014 Crystal Falls Among Top Selling Master Planned Communities
Crystal Falls was named the best selling Austin-area master planned community and ranked among the Top 50 best-selling communities in the country in 2013, according to the annual report by John Burns Real Estate Consulting.
Crystal Falls in Leander was the 27th best-selling community in the U.S. with 305 homes sold, a 73 percent increase over 2012. Crystal Falls was developed by The Lookout Group of Houston.
Jan 3, 2014 Featured Neighborhood ~ Cap Rock at Crystal Falls
Like a private chain of islands framed by the third, fourth, fifth and sixth fairways of the Crystal Falls Golf Course, these exclusive Hill Country communities are perched on large, secluded plateaus providing magnificent views. Cap Rock features a gated entry with only 120 beautiful home sites, varying from 60’ to 80’ in width. Cap Rock Estates, our newest gated enclave, will offer luxury homes on estate sized home sites from 90’ to over 100’ in width.
Dec 13, 2013 Area property values increase overall
Residential and commercial property values in Cedar Park and Leander have increased 3 percent to 32 percent overall during the past five years providing a boost to city budgets, according to data from Travis and Williamson counties’ central appraisal districts.
In the city of Cedar Park, the average homestead value increased from $199,711 to $206,620 between 2012 and 2013, according to data from the Williamson County Tax Office. In the city of Leander, the average homestead value rose from $161,872 to $171,395 in the same time period.
Dec 3, 2013 The Shops at Crystal Falls Coming Spring 2014
Site work has begun on a 19,240 sq.ft. retail center at the corner of Lakeline Blvd. and Crystal Falls Pkwy. known as The Shops at Crystal Falls. The center is scheduled to open mid-spring 2014 on the southeast corner of the intersection. The project also includes a 37,300 sq.ft. site for a stand-alone retail development.
Nov 21, 2013 Three Leander ISD marching bands make history sweeping state championship
In most UIL state championship contests, schools face the intimidating prospect of taking on rivals from across the state. But for student musicians in the Leander school district, their fiercest competition was in their own backyard.
Oct 29, 2013 Leander ranked one of the safest cities in Texas
Leander is ranked one of the top 50 safest cities in Texas, with 20,000 residents or more, as of 2011. Located just north of the booming city of Austin, Leander is a recreation packed city with one of the state’s lowest crime rates, according the FBI’s Crime in the U.S. Report. Ranking #8 on the list, Leander also boasts a lower than average cost of living when compared to the U.S. average and an amazing diversity of things to do.
Oct 14, 2013 LISD students continue to outpace national averages
Leander school district students continue to outpace national averages, according to the latest release of test scores.
The average SAT score for Leander rose by 30 points from 2012 to 2013 while the national SAT average score decreased by three points, according to a school district release.
Of the Leander school district students who took the SAT, 53 percent of those students met the College Board’s 2013 SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark, compared to 43 percent of students nationwide who met the benchmark.
Leander school district Superintendent Bret Champion said the number of students in the district who took the SAT increased and outpaced the 3 percent growth in the district’s student enrollment.
Oct 8, 2013 Crystal Falls residents will soon benefit from growth in health care providers
In the next year, Cedar Park’s health care offerings will expand by at least 123,000 square feet as Cedar Park Regional Medical Center and Scott & White Healthcare roll out an array of new services and facilities.
“We don’t want to ask our patients to travel farther than what’s necessary. The growth in Cedar Park, Leander and the western part of the county continues in the projections we’re seeing,” Bovio said. “Looking at the number of patients traveling from that area to the Round Rock specialty clinic or hospital, we can see that traffic volume. It’s continuing to grow, and we want to be able to move out to Cedar Park and create a substantial hub for services.”
Sep 27, 2013 Sales tax gains boost budgets and help lower property tax rates
Shopping local is taking priority in Cedar Park and Leander, where sales tax collections have significantly surpassed last year’s totals. Cedar Park gained nearly $1 million more than forecasted during fiscal year 2012–13, or more than 12 percent in added revenue than initially anticipated. Leander also exceeded sales tax projections by more than $300,000, resulting in a 17 percent year over year spike.
Sep 24, 2013 Crystal Falls commercial corner emerges in 2013
The “front door” of the Crystal Falls subdivision will soon become Leander’s newest commercial corner. Construction is expected to start this year at the intersection of Crystal Falls Parkway and Lakeline Boulevard on The Shops at Crystal Falls, a new retail center on the intersection’s southeast corner, and The Legacy at Crystal Falls, a new senior assisted-living and memory care facility immediately north of the future Randalls grocery store.
Sep 19, 2013 Randalls to open in Leander by early 2016
A Randalls grocery store will open in Leander by early 2016, according to the development agreement approved by City Council on Oct. 4.
The agreement between the grocery chain and the city outlined signage, roadway, landscaping and other aspects of the development slated for the corner of Lakeline Boulevard and Crystal Falls Parkway. City Manager Kent Cagle said Randalls agreed to open no later than two years after the completion of the Lakeline Boulevard extension project, expected in January 2014.
Sep 16, 2013 Lakeline Blvd. extension project moving forward
Developers and landowners pitched in to help Leander purchase the right of way necessary to extend Lakeline Boulevard from its current dead end at Crystal Falls Parkway to Old FM 2243 in late 2010.
Feb 16, 2012 50 Top-Selling U.S. Master Planned Communities for 2011
Master Planned Communities are large-scale developments that can include a wide array of real estate product, multiple builders, diverse amenities and non-residential uses (schools, commercial, etc.). The MPC concept is designed to appeal to a wide array of buyers by creating a superior "place" with segmented product types that share a common design and marketing theme.
Jan 4, 2012 Crystal Falls Earns Neighborhood Beautification Award
Crystal Falls Earns Neighborhood Beautification Award - Crystal Fallls has been awarded the Neighborhood Beautification Award for mid-size communities by the Austin Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, the premier authority in the greater Austin area on community association living.
Oct 1, 2010 Homebuilding surge planned for Crystal Falls
Community Impact Newspaper– By Jenn Rains Friday
The residential development industry has taken a hard hit during the economic struggles over the last few years, but there may be a glimmer of hope for the future—at least for Leander.
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Oct 2, 2010 Leander city council approves land deal
Austin American Statesman– By Miguel Liscano
The Leander City Council tonight unanimously approved a land agreement to develop about 2,000 acres of land next to the city’s largest masterplanned community.
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Oct 2, 2010 Grand plan for Leander
Massive acreage could yield 13,000 homes
Austin Business Journal – By A.J. Mistretta ABJ Staff
With the recent purchase of a 925-acre youth camp in Leander, a Texas developer has amassed about 5,000 acres that will eventually be built out with up to 13,000 homes, yet another example of the tremendous growth anticipated for Williamson County.
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