4 Austin, Texas, communities your kids will love

With spring break in the rearview mirror and summer vacation getting closer every day, it’s a good time to take stock of your home and community’s kid-friendliness. If you find your area falling short, here a few communities that we believe are some of the best places to live with kids in Austin, Texas. Let’s see which one fits your family!

Little girl running through front yard to a sprinkler.


The Enclave at Leander Station

The Enclave at Leander Station is one of our most exciting new communities, featuring brand new 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans in a prime location north of Austin. Located in the quiet, family-friendly city of Leander, Texas, this community includes a future playscape currently in development and offers countless options to customize your home. Proximity to the Leander Station MetroRail makes commuting to Downtown Austin a breeze, and there are also some great amenities a stone’s throw from your doorstep. The nearby HEB store has an amazing selection of local produce and other natural foods, while neighborhood green spaces like Benbrook Ranch Park and Disc Golf Course give kids plenty of room to play and explore.


A spacious, vibrant green backyard of a home in Larkspur, one of the best places to live with kids.


Homes at Larkspur offer 3 to 7 bedrooms, 2 to 4 baths and up to 3,754 square feet, making this community the kind of place where families can grow together. Located in Williamson County, Larkspur is just a short drive from Austin but feels like it’s in a whole other world. With an on-site elementary school, walking trails throughout the community, and an Amenity Center with a swimming pool, a playground and a fitness center, it’s hard to imagine a more family-friendly environment. This community is zoned to the excellent Leander and Liberty Hill independent school districts and is surrounded by outdoor attractions like Sawyer Park and the San Gabriel River.


A clear blue pool with a splash area for kids creates a perfect space for families in Shadow Creek.

Shadow Creek

Located in Buda, Texas—a sleepy little town less than 30 minutes from Austin—Shadow Creek is ideal for families who like to live at a slower pace while still keeping all the amenities of the big city close at hand. You’ll love Buda’s quaint Main Street, which looks like something out of another era and is lined with locally owned shops and restaurants. Shadow Creek is part of the acclaimed Hays Consolidated Independent School District, giving residents the opportunity to enroll in some of the top schools in the area, including Ralph Pfluger Elementary, McCormick Middle School and Hays High School. The community also includes a shady playscape and community pool. For more small-town living near Austin, check out our other Buda, Texas, community: The Meadows at Shadow Creek!


An older kid’s bedroom with a bed decorated with gray and red shades.

Whitestone Landing

Located just north of Austin, the city of Cedar Park has a reputation as one of the area’s best places to live with kids. We’re proud to offer several communities here, including Whitestone Landing, which is one of our best options for families. It features stylish, distinctively modern homes with up to 4 bedrooms and spacious, open-concept floorplans. An HEB grocery and the Texas Museum of Science of Technology are nearby, as well as excellent local schools like Monta Jane Akin Elementary, Florence W. Stiles Middle School and Vista Ridge High School. Plus, the grown-up members of the family will be happy to know that Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Company is mere footsteps away.

If you’re looking for the best places to live with kids in the greater Austin area, give these communities a try. Contact us at MileStone Community Builders to learn more or schedule a tour to see for yourself. Feel free to bring the whole family along!


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