The Leander community, located north of Austin, is one of the most rapidly growing cities not only in Texas, but also in the country. Leander prides itself on creating sustainable development plans to ensue that Leander has a bright future. Preston Homes of Texas is the premiere Leander custom home builder.
Established July 17, 1882, Leander was originally called Bagdad. According to the Leander city website, “[t]he first settlers arrived in the area around 1845, receiving bounty land grants in exchange for service in the Texas Revolution.” These settlers were frequently subjected to attacks by Indians declaring Central Texas as their home. “[B]ecause of these frequent attacks, the Texas Rangers were called in to protect the settlers and they constructed a building that would house up to 60 men. This was one of the first buildings of what is now Williamson County.” The first post office to open in Bagdad did so in 1858 and by 1860 the city had established a United Methodist church. The first school in Bagdad was formed in 1871 in the Masonic Lodge. In 1882, the town of Leander was founded and throughout the rest of the 1800s and into the 1900s, the Leander community was thriving. However, Leander was hit hard by the Great Depression and the population dropped to a mere 200 people. The population grew slowly throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In the 1990s, the Leander community had built itself up to a population of 3,398. Since then, Leander has been growing and expanding at an astonishing rate.
Leander Activities and Amenities
Located in the northeast corner of the gorgeous Texas Hill Country, Leander features all of the beauty the Hill Country for which is famous. The Leander community is “…roughly 10 miles due west of Interstate 35 on US 183, just north of Austin.” Growth in the Leander community is attributed to the affordability of the area and the high quality of the education available. Students in Leander attend Leander Independent School District.
The Leander community is full of ways to experience the lush landscape of Texas Hill Country. Leander has a variety of parks that offer activities from a great disc golf course or ample room to walk and simply take in the natural beauty. Spend a day on the greens at the Crystal Falls Golf Club, home of the Hill Country Amateur.
Your Leander Custom Home Builder
While there are plenty of activities to enjoy in Leander, sometimes all you want to do is head home and unwind. Grab a book from the Leander Public Library and curl up in your personal oasis. Preston Homes of Texas wants to build you a personal sanctuary in Leander. We are an award-winning Leander custom home builder that focuses on providing every client with personalized attention and craftsmanship of the highest quality. As a third-generation custom home builder, Preston Homes of Texas has nearly 20 years of experience providing immaculate houses in the Texas Hill Country area.
At Preston Homes of Texas, we walk every client through the entire home building process from design to financing to walking you through your completed home. We intentionally limit the number of homes we build annually in order to provide each and every client with the individualized attention deserved. Preston Homes of Texas knows that many construction firms can build a house, we want to build you the home of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more about us, our process and how we can create your dream home.