Welcome to Northern Suburbs
Tranquil living surrounded by excellent shopping and entertainment, all within a 15-minute drive of Downtown Austin
Characterized by peaceful living just beyond Austin’s city limits, the Northern Suburbs hold gems of family lifestyle. Intersected by major thoroughfares such as Interstate 35 and bordered by gentle, open space to the north, the Northern Suburbs consist of various neighborhoods.
Leander is an up-and-coming suburb found just above Cedar Park. It's also the site of the new , which rivals in Northwest Austin. Earning its nickname, ”hill country,” from the stunning hills found within its borders, Leander is home to family-oriented neighbors, excellent schools, and new construction.
Its neighbor to the east, Cedar Park, boasts short commutes to the tech corridor, where companies like Samsung and Dell stake out their Austin home. Sharing the spotlight is Round Rock, which also finds itself oriented along the tech corridor while also sitting within close proximity to golf courses and other top amenities. Finally, its more affordable neighbor, Pflugerville, is an older, mature community full of exemplary schools and a varied, diverse community.
The neighborhoods of the Northern Suburbs leave nothing to be desired, considering the numerous options available. Developed throughout the mid-to-late 1900s, there is a wide range of homesites available. Single-family, ranch-style, two-story bungalows and split-levels all have a place in the Northern Suburbs.
What to Love
- Near Austin without the suffocating city vibe
- Family-forward living
- Top-tier shopping and dining available without leaving the suburbs
People and Lifestyle
Thrumming with serenity and family-oriented neighborhoods, the Northern Suburbs are known for foliaged streets, verdant parks, and a peaceful lifestyle. Attracted by the promise of well-lit streets and enjoy the sun, many families and young professionals looking to put down roots call the Northern Suburbs of Austin home. Residents tend to own their homes, and the costs of homes range from $375k-750k.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
While the Northern Suburbs offers a tranquil lifestyle, that by no means indicates their lack of activity. Between Austin mainstay eateries and stylish boutiques, the retail and dining options are endless.
One of the best things about Leander is that it boasts a Metro Rail station with a train that goes straight downtown, not that it needs it. helps local Leanderians create the perfect outfit for any occasion, while offers top-tier outdoor hobby equipment.
Round Rock is home to incredible eateries that run the gamut, from decadent, meat-filled dinners to sweet treats. Stop by for a uniquely Texan atmosphere complete with delicious Southwestern cuisine. Pflugerville is no different, as its city borders contain the authentically delicious , not to mention the cute cafe.
Things to Do
Nestled between the bustling streets of downtown Austin and swathes of gorgeous Texan landscape, the Northern Suburbs are in a prime location for any type of activity.
Often called the “sports capital of Texas,” Round Rock is no stranger to lively activities. For a taste of the live music, Round Rock has to offer, be sure to visit the spring concert series, . Or, bring the kids to the annual , which is a perfect afternoon for meeting authors, comics, and illustrators and celebrating pop culture with attendees of all ages.
Unwind a little more with each hole at the in the Round Rock area or the Pflugerville golf course, . Continue the outdoors trend by bringing your furry friends to the Cedar Park , complete with 5 acres of landscaped green space perfect for pets and their owners alike.
The Northern Suburbs are home to excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Harmony Science Academy-Pflugerville
- Murchison Elementary School
- IDEA Pflugerville College Preparatory
- Deer Creek Elementary
- Leander Independent Schools