Cedar Park is a bit outside the Austin city limits, but it is an attractive part of the overall Austin residential real estate market. Once just a collection of farms, ranches and and a small town center, it has benefited from the recently completed improvements to Highway 183. Just twenty miles from downtown Austin, it combines great access to Austin amenities (workplaces, etc.) with a slightly more rural feel. This once-sleepy town has grown rapidly, but it has also grown well. So well that it was recently ranked one of the top cities in the U.S. for families.
In a story in this week’s Austin Business Journal, we learned that Family Circle Magazine named Cedar Park a top family community in its August 2007 issue. The magazine worked with an East Coast research firm, On Board, to survey nearly 2,000 U.S. municipalities with a small-town sized population (between 15,000 and 150,000) and better-than-normal average income ($65,000). They then winnowed their list by looking at other quality of life factors like health care, air quality, cost of living, etc. Cedar Park ended up in their top ten. Not too shabby.
If you have been wanting to learn more about homes for sale in Cedar Park, you can use the convenient “search by zip code” feature on our Web site, www.AustinHomeListings.com, and enter the city’s central zip code, 78613. Or, look at properties in a classic Cedar Park development like Avery Ranch. Either way, there are plenty of great homes available in what is now nationally known as a great place for families.