Leander, Texas, is located in both Travis and Williamson counties with a current population estimated at more than 52,000. Leander is one of the fastest growing communities in the surrounding areas. Leander was founded in 1882 and was named after Leander "Catfish" Brown who was a railroad official in charge of completing the railroad.
This thriving community features beautiful Hill Country landscapes and abundant wildlife. It is such a popular area because of the climate, educational systems, economic growth, low taxes and its genuine Texas hospitality.
Leander is a great place to raise a family. The Leander Independent School District has grown into the largest school district in Williamson County and is the fastest growing district in the state of Texas. It encompasses the cities of Leander, Cedar Park, Jonestown and parts of Northwest Austin. It presently has a total of 5 high schools, 8 middle schools and 23 elementary schools.
Leander is close to some of the biggest attractions in Texas Hill Country. The Lakeline Mall is located less than 8 miles away, Round Rock Premium Outlets are less than 10 miles away, the Inner Space Caverns are 10 miles away and Lake Travis is less than 11 miles away. Its close distance to Austin allows residents and tourists to easily visit all of Austin's main attractions.
Automotive enthusiasts will enjoy the car show that is held every month in Leander. Benbrook Ranch Park offers 47 acres of soccer fields, soccer fields, pavilions, a disc golf course, a skate park, playscape, hiking and biking trails and a BMX track. The Chrystal Falls Golf Club is an 18-hole course, perfect for challenging individuals of all skill levels.
Liberty Hill, Texas is a city between the north and south forks of San Gabriel River in Williamson County. Liberty Hill has several upscale neighborhoods being built around downtown which still has many of the original buildings.
One of the biggest attractions to Liberty Hill is a sculpture garden containing some of the best work from Mel Fowler and international sculptors. Liberty Hill is also well known for the historic Fort Tumbleweed.
Liberty Hill is 15 miles west of Georgetown and 33 miles northwest of Austin, and within 40 miles of some of the best Texas Hill Country attractions! The Austin Zoo, Double Horn Brewing, Inks Lake State Park, The Longhorn Cavern State Park, Pedernales Falls and Rockhopper’s Family Fun Center in Horseshoe Bay are all an easy drive from Liberty Hill.
Austin is home to amazing music, a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping and beautiful outdoor spaces. You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake, as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum.
Austin is known as the "Live Music Capital of the World" but that's just the beginning. It is also home to unique attractions, world-class museums and beautiful outdoor spaces.
The Austin music scene is legendary; nearly 200 venues offer rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, punk or Latino shows nightly. The Broken Spoke, known as "the last true Texas dance hall," features great country acts - and guests can also take a Texas Two-Step lesson. The Continental Club has showcased blues, rock and folk music since 1957, earning it the title, "Granddaddy of Austin music venues." Antone's, Austin's "home of the blues," is where Stevie Ray Vaughan got his start. Newer stages like those at The Mohawk and Club DeVille showcase local acts alongside big-name touring artists.
There's a reason Austin is often ranked one of the fittest cities in the country. From cycling to stand-up paddle boarding, water-biking to leisurely canoe-paddling - Austin offers an abundance of outdoor activities. And with 300 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 68 degrees, being active in Austin comes naturally. If golf is your game, Austin's diverse topography, big name designers like Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, and affordable courses, make it the perfect setting for year-round golfers. The Austin Golf Trail has assembled some of Austin's finest golf courses for you to enjoy.
Find something that speaks to you while browsing Austin's unique shops. Or make plans to partake in one of Austin's many events or festivals throughout the year. The Austin Marathon draws 20,000 runners from around the world. The Austin Food + Wine Festival showcases the best innovative cuisine. "Fun Fun Fun Fest" is known as the nation's best underground punk and alternative music festival; and Fantastic Fest, which features sci-fi, horror, fantasy and other genre films, has become a favorite of film buffs and celebrities alike. SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals expand every year and the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park has performances by more than 100 bands.
Austin is not only are we home to some world-class museums like the Blanton, with the nation's largest University-owned collection on exhibit, and the Harry Ransom Center, featuring the First Photograph and Gutenberg Bible, it is also home to plenty of artists themselves. You can explore the work of designers, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, dancers and musicians here, at any time of year, any day of the week, in a variety of venues.
Our menus are memorable thanks to celebrated staples like breakfast tacos, as well as Tex-Mex treats paired with top shelf pitchers of margaritas at off the beaten path places. Then there are the water-front locales on Lake Austin or Lake Travis. Or get yourself some BBQ at laid-back locales. And no Austin visit is complete without a park-and-eat experience at any of our many personality-plus food truck and trailer venues.
You can explore all the excitement and activities the bustling city of Austin has to offer, then return home to your peaceful country home at The Whitt Ranch. Get the best of both worlds!