San Gabriel River Estates is located along the
rolling Hill Country terrain, with home sites
featuring majestic oaks and incredible views.
Pristine and private, River Chase is nestled along
the banks of the San Gabriel River, and offers
heavily-wooded one-acre plus home sites overlooking the river and the San Gabriel Valley.
The community of Woodland Park is the
2004 Max Award winner for Custom Home
Community Development, and offers family
living on one-acre plus wooded estate home
sites. All three neighborhoods have new home
designs that include plans for three, four and
five bedroom homes, and homeowners can
plan homes complete with grand family
rooms, game rooms, media rooms and studies.
Residents are close to historic Georgetown,
but are also able to enjoy the natural beauty
of the Texas Hill Country – including such
outdoor recreational areas as Lake Georgetown for boating, waterskiing and relaxing.
The expansion along the northeastern corridor
of Austin has meant opportunity for the city
of Hutto, and an opportunity to find great
homes at affordable prices for families in the
Austin area. The overall growth of Williamson
County and the increase of major employers
from Georgetown to Austin settling in and
around I- 35 have encouraged the development
of several new subdivisions around Hutto over
the past few years. And, while some might be
put off by having to travel on I- 35 to commute
into Austin, the development of the SH- 130
toll road through both Williamson and Travis
Counties offers plenty of alternate transportation options.
SH- 130 is the largest highway contract in the
history of Texas, and the $3.6 billion project
includes the extension of Mopac and Toll
Road 45, providing 49 miles of toll road that
extends from IH- 35 north of Georgetown
south to U.S. 183 southeast of Austin.
Many choose to make Hutto their home
because of its proximity to schools such
as the Texas State University campus in
Round Rock and Southwestern University in
Georgetown, and major employers such as
Samsung and Cypress Semiconductor. Dell
Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express
Baseball Club franchise owned by Nolan
Ryan, is also close, as are the Round Rock
Premium Outlets and major anchor retail
stores like IKEA.
Located off Highway 79, Hutto offers affordable homes in close proximity to Georgetown,
Taylor, Round Rock and Pflugerville, with
affordable homes that range in price from the
low $100s to the $350s. Besides the affordable lifestyle, the Hutto Independent School
District is another plus for families.
Those who enjoy playing golf will be pleased
to know that there are two golf communities
nearby. The Golf Club at Star Ranch is located
off Dessau Road and provides a challenge to
players of all levels, while the Blackhawk Golf
Club is situated in nearby Pflugerville on Kelly
Lane off Dessau Road. Designed by Charles
Howard and Hollis Stacey, Blackhawk Golf
Club has a links-style course and has a 15-acre
practice facility so that players can warm up
before their round.
Located in the heart of Central Texas off
Highway 183, the growth of Leander over the
past few years has been phenomenal, especially as the Leander Independent School
District has become the largest school district
in Williamson County and the fastest growing
school district in Tex-as. Homes in Leander
are more affordable, too, giving buyers more
for the money – home prices here start around
the $200s and go to more than $400,000.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of lakes
and rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country,
Leander has a progressive city government
that has successfully managed the city’s
rapid residential growth and encouraged
new businesses to settle in the area. Leander’s long-term water supply is secured
for the future, and a new area wastewater
treatment plant opened in 2012 to handle
Leander’s anticipated growth.
New roads built around the area now help
with those who commute from Leander to any
number of major employers in the area, and
Capital Metro’s light rail service runs from
Leander along the northwest corridor and into
downtown Austin. The city also offers lots of
shopping and dining options with Lakeline
Mall and other shopping centers nearby.
The Leander Independent School District
has earned Recognized honors from the Texas
Education Agency for academic excellence,
and is another reason many have chosen
to make this Hill Country city their home.
The Leander Independent School District
services both Leander and Cedar Park, and
the district is known for their gifted and
talented classes, as well as for special education programs.
Families with a passion for the great
outdoors will love living in Leander’s
Lakeline Ranch. Located off FM 1431,
Lakeline Ranch is a new development that
offers the convenience of a master-planned
community in an acclaimed school district
with access to great outdoor recreation.
Lakeline Ranch is the best of both worlds
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