As a real estate agent, I get asked a lot of questions about the different towns surrounding Austin by people moving to this area. One of the appealing factors about Cedar Park are all the amenities. There are plenty of grocery stores, shopping and dining options, as well as loads of fun things to do to. (And Costco is here too).
Cedar Park, TX is a large suburb north of Austin. With a population of just under 80,000, this city has a lot to offer. It was incorporated as a city in 1973 and has grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years. It has been ranked in recent years as one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
Cedar Park is home to the HEB Center, which is a huge event center where many concerts and sporting events take place. Many big performing artists have concerts here, or you can catch a hockey game or basketball game here.
It also has a mall, Lakeline Mall, which features stores like JC Penney, Macy’s, and Dillards.
Cedar Park boasts of 47 parks and 22 trails. There are plenty of outdoor activities for everyone. Not to mention, there is a YMCA here too on Twin Lakes. Coming soon to Cedar Park is a sports complex, called iSports Cedar Park, that will be a 206,000 sqft complex with large indoor and outdoor turf fields as well as a two regulation-size National Hockey League ice rinks.
In the future, Cedar Park will also have it’s own Domain that will rival Austin’s Domain, a high-density office, retail, and residential center. The Domain includes restaurants, hotels, bars, office space, a movie theater, walkable shopping, condominiums and apartments.
The average home price in Cedar Park is in the mid $300K’s. Homes vary from older to new homes as well as condos and apartments. There are many different kinds of communities here.
For me, personally, I love Cedar Park for all the amenities. Our family lives in Liberty Hill and there isn’t much there, but Cedar Park is only about 15-20 minutes away and we can hit all kinds of stores for Christmas shopping and other needs. We go to the movies or out to dinner there regularly. Round Rock and Georgetown also have plenty of amenities, but we tend to go to Cedar Park the most. So, if Cedar Park feels too hectic for you, there are plenty of other nearby towns, like Liberty Hill, Leander, Lago Vista or Jonestown, that may offer a quieter environment for you, but still close enough to all that Cedar Park has to offer.