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New communities are being developed all across Austin every day and Leander is the latest city to introduce two new neighborhoods coming later this year. Both communities will be master-planned developments with multiple amenities within their boundaries. The first is to be developed is a 608 acre property known as the Caughfield Property. However, the developers, Milestone Community Builders, will announce the new name closer to the neighborhood's debut. Although developers are still working on the final plans, they expect to build 1,400 to 1,500 new luxury homes. Milestone Community Builders has a reputation for building elegant homes with high-end details. The company has developed homes in other well-known neighborhoods in the Austin area including Teravista in Round Rock, the Reserve at Brushy Creek in Cedar Park, and Southpark Meadows in Southwest Austin.
The second neighborhood coming to Leander is a revamp of an existing project. The Villages of Messina community was first conceptualized in 2012, but developers pulled out of the project before work began. Now, Crescent Communities LLC is designing a new community on the same land located near the intersection of the 183A toll road and original Highway 183, close to the Leander Metro Rail and Park and Ride station. The community will cover 490 acres and will include space for commercial as well as residential development. Like the Caughfield Property, developers are still working on final designs for the new neighborhood. Homes are expected to be priced around $200K to $500K and at least 150 new homes are to be built during the first round of construction. This is not the first Austin area community to be developed by Crescent Communities, which has recently begun work in the Dripping Springs community of Belterra and is the primary developer for Rough Hollow in Lakeway.
Leander has become an attractive city for developers and builders looking to capitalize on Austin’s growth. The addition of shopping centers, entertainment venues and new transportation options has transformed Leander from a sleepy Austin suburb to a growing, thriving city. Leander is also home to a top-rated school district and is just a short drive away from shopping, dining and entertainment in nearby Cedar Park, Round Rock and Georgetown. Both new neighborhoods are also situated near the 183A toll road, which is an attractive location for homeowners who need an easy way to get around. Residents and future homeowners can expect development on these two properties to begin in mid-2014. To learn more about the Leander area, check out our Leander neighborhood page, or begin searching for Leander homes for sale here.