Cedar Park, Texas, is 17 miles northwest of downtown Austin. It has more than 900 acres of parks. Cedar Park residents can enjoy nature in their hometown and easily travel to Austin when they want to spend time in a large city.
Parents who are looking for homes close to schools will find a number of houses with three or four bedrooms. Game rooms, patios and pools are some of the amenities that may be available in these homes. Those who are looking for spacious homes with plenty of room for large families will find some houses with six bedrooms. The smallest houses in Cedar Park have three bedrooms, and some two-bedroom condos are available. Cedar Park's luxury homes have amenities such as wine cellars, guest suites and gourmet kitchens.
Cedar Park is a great place to live for people who enjoy playing sports or watching professional athletes play. There are softball fields at Brushy Creek Sports Park, Treeline Park and Heritage Park. Ranch Trails Park and Garner Park have basketball courts. Cedar Park residents can see the Austin Spurs play basketball and the Texas Stars play hockey at Cedar Park Center.
Those who enjoy outdoor recreation will find plenty to do along the Brushy Creek Trail. This walking trail is approximately 6 miles long and is connected to six of the city's parks. Recreational activities in these parks include swimming, boating and fishing.
Places for family outings in Austin include the zoo, a children's museum and Zilker Botanical Gardens.
Cedar Park residents can commute to downtown Austin by taking Capital Metro trains or buses from the Lakeline Station Park & Ride. The station is in north Austin approximately 3 miles from Cedar Park. Planes or trains will take travelers out of the Austin area. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is approximately 30 miles from Cedar Park, and there is an Amtrak station near downtown Austin.
The Leander Independent School District oversees the public schools in Cedar Park. The city has 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. Parents can also send their children to private schools in Austin.