The primarily rural Leander area, 24 miles northwest of Austin, is populated by ranches, country homes on acreage lots and the occasional suburban community. This area appeals to those seeking a small town, family atmosphere who don’t mind limited shopping options or lengthier commutes to downtown Austin. In October, the eagerly anticipated Old Leander Days Festival gets under way. This family oriented celebration features music, food booths, a parade, a chili cook off, exhibitions and a variety of folksy entertainment acts.
For weekend boating, residents enjoy the nearby Lake Travis. Residents of Leander shop in the adjacent Georgetown and Cedar Park areas. Dell Computer and several other major employers are in the nearby Round Rock area.