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Old 02-27-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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There are so many variables to consider when making a move that it becomes difficult to ask that question on this board. Many people hate rural and say so. Many people hate city and say so. Take it all with a grain of salt. I remember asking similar questions when we had to find a place here. It got to the point where I realized people have their own opinions that may or may not coincide with reality. Good luck OP on your search. I don't know much about Leander, sorry. Just don't let people scare you with comments about meth labs...the drug problem isn't isolated to Leander by any stretch of the imagination.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Leander, Texas!!!
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After doing a LOT of research over the course of about 14 months, my wife and I settled on Leander for our family's move from Ohio to Texas. We have been here for a year now, and we LOVE the school system, the neighborhood that we live in, and the small town atmosphere of Leander. The people are friendly and the cost of living is pretty reasonable. I have a home office, so commuting to Austin is not a consideration for us, but it is only about 20 miles to downtown Austin, which 20 miles in Texas is about like going across the street anywhere else. Business is going REALLY well here in Texas, because the economy is doing pretty well, especially compared to the Midwest. We have already made weekend daytrips to San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, and Dallas, because with Austin's location being so central to many parts of Texas it is easy to make a weekend trip to a LOT of Texas.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Not trying to color up life here at all, just explaining what it is like. We find plenty of interesting stuff to do around here. I do agree with finding where the job is located and living on that side of the river at least. Otherwise traffic could be a bear depending on where you are coming from.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Leander, Texas!!!
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Leander also has another side that you can check out if you take a drive down Nameless Rd and head back off Round Mountain all the way back to the Burnet Co line. Lots of self employed self taught chemists and cooks back there.

I think that you can certainly find that type of activity in almost every city in America, if that is what you are looking for...
As for us, "off Round Mountain, all the way back to the Burnet Co line" is pretty far from most of Leander, so it doesn't have an effect on my family at all. Leander, as of right now, is a pretty good place to raise a family, and in 6 more years, when the last of our kids will be off to college, Leander might just be too big for our liking, and if so, we'll move on to another beautiful part of Texas. That's the beauty of a state that is so big and has so much to offer just about everyone...we'll find somewhere to like, somewhere in the GREAT State of Texas!!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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Yes, Circle C is very "suburbs of Dallas/Houston" also. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
IMO Circle C is more like north Dallas than like say, Plano. Circle C still has an Austin address and is only 12 miles from the heart of downtown Austin. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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