Long-time residents of Cedar Park can tell you why they love this coveted community, but each resident’s story is slightly different. Some people are drawn to Cedar Park for its top-ranking schools and its family-friendly environment. Others gravitate to the many sports and nature-based activities that they can participate in, and still others will tell you they move to Cedar Park because the neighborhood supports their goal to be more fit. All the perks of living in Cedar Park are reasonably priced too, especially when considering housing costs in nearby markets.
When you’re building the story of your life, your home base provides the springboard for “real” life to happen. There are many new neighborhoods cropping up to help you make amazing memories against nature’s backdrop of Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush flowers in the spring, or while putting the greens at multiple golf clubs this summer. Cedar Park offers a trifecta of benefits to live a life you craft for your personal tastes.
Whether sending your kids to top-ranking schools is your motivation, or you’re inclined to a day paddle boarding on one of many lakes followed by a brisk walk on a Hill Country trail, both are minutes from your front door when you live in Cedar Park.
The Oaks at Park Street
One such Cedar Park neighborhood is the Oaks at Park Street, a luxury, residential neighborhood just minutes from Highway 183, Brushy Creek Road, and Lakeline Blvd. Part of Williamson County, the Oaks at Park Street offers access to parks, lakes, trails, and amazing Leander schools so that your family can build moments that will shape life now and for years to come.
A Real Estate Investment or Home Ownership in Cedar Park
Average home prices range from $300 – $500K in Cedar Park. In nearby Austin neighborhoods, home prices are skyrocketing into the millions, with multiple offers on new builds, or when a relatively young home is placed on the market. Near-Austin neighborhoods are also starting to experience the same year over year rise in home prices. It is for this reason that Cedar Park is not only a good neighborhood for a primary home, but an appealing option for real-estate investors. The area is still at the beginning of a housing boom cycle, and Bizjournals recently called Cedar Park one of the most valuable neighborhoods as home values continue to skyrocket.i
Award Winning Schools
A Dripping Springs locale, the Oaks at Park Street in Cedar Park is zoned for your children to attend top-ranking Leander ISD schools, recognized for closing the gender gap in STEM and tech studies, and a high school that is ranked in the top 5% of all high schools in Texas. All three schools – elementary, middle, and high school – are award winning.
An Outdoor Mecca: Cedar Park and Central Texas
Cedar Park is known as an outdoor mecca, and while it offers its own green spaces to residents, you’re also proximate to all of Central Texas’ trails, lakes, rivers, and outdoor activities. You can practice using your best driver at a nearby golf course, then close out the day sailing, canoeing or kayaking on one of many lakes with the whip of wind in your hair. If you’re not a boat owner, try your balancing skills while you stand-up paddle board. Dabble in fishing for Bass, or hike and mountain bike through hundreds of miles of trails throughout the Texas Hill Country, many overlooking water.
Sports and a Social Scene for the Whole Family
When you need a break from the great outdoors, catch a game at the HEB sports center that hosts local soccer and football games. The center is also home to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, and the NBA’s Austin Spurs. Bet on your favorite player with your best friends: Lonnie Walker IV or LaMarcus Aldridge, then head to a great dining spot, with choices as varied as Sushi or Texas-famed bar-b-que with a cold beer to celebrate your team’s latest win.
For social outings in Cedar Park, also check out:
The Austin Aquarium
Kids love looking at live sharks, octopuses, and tropical fish. There’s also a rainforest with reptiles and even Ring-Tailed Lemurs. Often a school-trip favorite pre-Covid, Cedar Park families can spend an entire day here with young children. It’s merely an 8-minute drive from Cedar Park’s center.
Cedar Park Sculpture Garden
Located next to the Cedar Park rec center, an annual, rotating display of whimsical and traditional art is displayed on a sprawling lawn, on loan from local and national artists.
Find everything you need for your new home office at Lakeline Mall, or shop for pricier trinkets at the Domain, an upscale, outdoor retail mall just minutes away from Cedar Park. If you like a quirkier take on Texas fashion, visit one of the many boutiques catering to men, women, and children.
Texas has more in common with famous wineries in Italy than California because of our climate, with Cedar Park hosting many of its own incredible wineries. Your only frustration will be deciding whether to taste a Texas Merlot at Bent Oak Winery, a Shiraz at Thirsty Mule, or a Cabernet at Flat Creek Estate. Take home a bottle from 7 Creeks, El Gaucho, or one from many other wineries and enjoy it in front of your fireplace on colder nights, or at a block party with neighbors when the weather is milder.
Summing up Cedar Park Living
Cedar Park is a highly sought after community because it is affordably priced, loaded with nearby amenities that support an outdoor, active lifestyle, and that help you keep every member of your family engaged with life. With some of the best schools in Texas, it’s a great place to invest in your family and your future home. Learn more about living in Oaks at Park Street, Cedar Park.
i 20 Austin neighborhoods where home values skyrocket. (2019, October 22). Austin Business Journal. https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2019/10/22/housing-boom-the-austin-neighborhoods-that-deliver.html