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Old 02-26-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Default Leander, Love it?

Been researching RR, and came down to visit last week. Looked at Leander for the great school reviews, but seemed a little far out. Great houses and prices.. /Any Leander lovers or haters? Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Can't speak to schools, but the geography/demographics of Leander is/are variable. If you are in one of the new developments off Ronald Reagan Pkwy., your surroundings will be completely different from those found E/W of 183 where there is commercial development everywhere. There's practically nothing along the Ronald Reagan corridor while the 'old' 183 stretch is awash with business and traffic...all subject to change over the next few years, of course.

And it IS pretty far out IF you need to get to Austin proper on a regular basis. The 183A toll road will make the trip much faster, if it is convenient to your location. Crystal Falls has some beautiful vistas; old 183 is a fairly ugly stretch of road...something for everyone.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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We live in Leander and have no problems with it all location or otherwise. Is it the most colorful place to live..no but my boys love the schools they are going to and we have no need to drive into Austin all the time..Mr. works in North Austin so its about 25min drive for him but he likes it. However you can be in Leander schools and not live in Leander if you want. Cedar Park is Leander ISD, one school is at a Georgetown address (Parkside elem) or the Stiener Ranch area schools which are Austin addresses.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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If you aren't a city person and like to live further out, then it is probably fine. I really don't care for it. It just seems so suburbs of Dallas up there. I would prefer SW Austin which is closer to the city. Much more to do!
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Very easy access to area lakes and caverns and there are lots of thing to do in the area also. Very easy to rain the train to go to places downtown during the summer but daily life is all up here. Great parks, things to do outside,things to do inside, places for the kids to do stuff, its up to you really. SW austin would be a bad choice for us because of location. SW Austin looks like a suburb to me also (aunt and cousins live there)
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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Very easy access to area lakes and caverns and there are lots of thing to do in the area also. Very easy to rain the train to go to places downtown during the summer but daily life is all up here. Great parks, things to do outside,things to do inside, places for the kids to do stuff, its up to you really. SW austin would be a bad choice for us because of location. SW Austin looks like a suburb to me also (aunt and cousins live there)
Yes, Circle C is very "suburbs of Dallas/Houston" also. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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Very easy access to area lakes and caverns and there are lots of thing to do in the area also. Very easy to rain the train to go to places downtown during the summer but daily life is all up here. Great parks, things to do outside,things to do inside, places for the kids to do stuff, its up to you really. SW austin would be a bad choice for us because of location. SW Austin looks like a suburb to me also (aunt and cousins live there)
Seriously? You should come down here more often. SW Austin is just a subset of Austin. Leander is another town all around. It is not Austin. Riding the train is nothing I would be excited about. Driving 15 minutes to the city is so much better. You can color it up all you want, but Leander is as rural and uninteresting as you can get, total BURBS!
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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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.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:00 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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From someone who lives central, Leander seems far far away! I end up out there maybe once every 2 years! If you will be working nearby however, go for it!
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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Lots of self employed self taught chemists and cooks back there.


Leander is still very much a sleepy town sitting next to a very typical suburban town (Cedar Park). If you want land and a house at a cheap price, it might be the way to go if you're willing to deal with a sizable commute into Austin. The toll road can get pricey.

OP: Where's your job located at? The best thing you could do is live on the side of town nearest to your job. Commuting across town can be a nightmare here due to our crappy highway system.
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