Located northwest of Austin, Cedar Park is a city with a population over 70,000. It often shows up on lists of the country’s top suburbs. Search for Cedar Park homes by price range or school, and read more about the city below:
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Starting as a single ranch in the mid-19th century, Cedar Park began to grow as a community in the 1880s, when the Austin and Northwest Railroad was built, passing through town. In the 1960s, housing subdivisions were built throughout this suburb, and the small town became a bustling area, and was officially incorporated as a city in 1973. Since then, Cedar Park has been ranked as the 4th fastest-growing city in the country by the U.S. Census Bureau on two separate occasions.
The town’s growth can be widely attributed to U.S. Route 183, which runs north to south through the city, and the toll road that provides quick and easy access to the airport and other parts of Austin outside of the downtown area. What started as a suburb of Austin has bloomed into a town with its own flavor and personality, separate from the big city just a few miles down the road.
Cedar Park is home to two top-level minor league professional teams: the Texas Stars (hockey) and the Austin Spurs (basketball). Both teams practice and play at Cedar Park Center, an arena built in 2009 that hosts an array of live entertainment – country music legend George Strait played the center’s inaugural event.
Fans of the outdoors have countless opportunities to stretch their legs in Cedar Park. The town has over 860 acres of park space, including Cedar Bark Park (the town’s dog park) and Brushy Creek Lake Park, which has a volleyball court, a fishing pier, and hiking trails of varying difficulty. For those of you with an interest in combining history and nature, the Austin Steam Train provides rides through Austin Hill Country, and hosts a variety of special events, such as the ever-popular Murder Mystery night trains, and Thomas the Tank Engine adventures. And for exercise enthusiasts looking for other options, the Cedar Park Recreation Center is fully equipped with two large gymnasiums, cardio and strength-training workout areas, an elevated walking and jogging track, as well as meeting rooms, a babysitting room, and an arts and crafts room.
Cedar Park is mostly served by the Leander Independent School District (for more on Leander, read here), but some neighborhoods in the southern and easternmost parts of town are served by Round Rock Independent School District (to learn more about Round Rock, click here).