Your Expert Guide
Leander + Cedar Park: Space to spread out and its own vibrant downtown
There are so many great places to live in Austin that it helps to have an expert on your side. The Neighborhood Guide presented by Kuper Sotheby's International Realty gives you insider access from the agents who live and work there, providing in-the-know info about your possible new community.
Growing up with a career military father, Greg Vassaur moved around quite a bit but now, as an adult, he has happily found his home in Leander.
"Leander offers great family living with a future that is bright," the real estate agent says. "There continues to be a mix of small, local restaurants and shops, but as the city grows we are able to take advantage of some of the more national brands. The city of Leander offers a nice suburban feel but has retained its character with a hip downtown that continues to evolve."
Vassaur has called this "vibrant" and "warm" area home for the past seven years, but has been helping clients buy and sell here for nearly a decade.
"I love the close-knit communities that are sprouting up all over Cedar Park and Leander," he says. "These areas have become great places to raise a family, but also give residents plenty to do to cut loose and have some fun."
He offered up a few more of his personal favorites about life in Leander. Here's Vassaur's guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
Lucky enough to make the top three are Humble Pie, Casa Costa Bake Shop, and Maggie Mae's.
Vassaur also enjoys dropping by Sweetwater, The Good Lot, and The Haute Spot in Cedar Park, along with Humble Pint Brewing in Leander.
Where to play
Commune with nature at Lakewood Park, Brushy Creek Park, and Devine Lake Park.
Practice your swing at Crystal Falls Golf Course, or spend a day axe-throwing, playing cornhole, or just relaxing in the laid-back atmosphere of Smooth Village.
He says to also mark your calendars for the Old Town Street Festival in June and the Poppy Festival in April.
Where to live
"Homes in Cedar Park and Leander range from ranch style to ultra contemporary," Vassaur says. "Most neighborhoods include plenty of greenspace, with amenity centers and pools enjoyed by all residents. Golf course communities exist, and there are multiple neighborhoods offering one-acre lots that allow residents to spread out."
2500 Monte Ranch Trail, a recent sale of Vassaur's, is a terrific example of the latter. It sits on one acre and encompasses four bedrooms, a four-car garage, and a backyard oasis consisting of a pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, Sonos surround sound, and landscape lighting.
Greg Vassaur lives, works, and plays in Leander. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 512-587-9528.