The heart of this city is big and robust. Leander has faced and overcome droughts, school building fires, the Great Depression, and much more. These trials have created a culture in Leander of pride and hard work. Leander is the perfect location for uncluttered living and traditional values.
Leander’s small-town community feel is perpetuated by the local events held in the city where families and neighbors gather, meet each other, and form lifelong bonds. On Friday nights in the fall and spring, you can bring a picnic dinner and some lawn chairs and watch a movie projected in Robin Bledsoe Park. Movies are also shown during the summer at the park’s pool.
The Annual Leander Bluegrass Festival is a free event in September each year that brings a variety of musicians and performers along with food, children’s activities, and more. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at this unique, folksy event. A new and exciting event in Leander is the Mason Days celebration, where attendees can get a glimpse into the community’s past with demonstrations of blacksmithing, ropemaking, candle-making, beekeeping, and much more. Other events that really build the community in Leander are the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, the Spring Egg-Stravaganza, and the Devine Lake Kite Festival. All these events are family friendly and always fun.
Leander residents enjoy plenty of time on the water with the pool at Robin Bledsoe Park, Sandy Creek Park, the Quarry Spash Pad, Tumlinson Park, Volente Beach Resort, and Waterloo Adventures: a floating water park and challenge course. Described as being like “Ninja Warriors on the water,” Waterloo Adventures includes floating obstacles, climbing walls, slides, monkey bars, and much more.
Find the best of comfort cooking here in Leander, TX. Cherry Creek Catfish and Mouton’s Southern Cooking provide residents with good food in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Of course, no Texas city would be complete without a fantastic Tex-Mex staple. Locals enjoy enchiladas, margaritas, and more in comfortable outdoor seating at Jardin Del Rey. For those looking for locally sourced and organic foods, look no further than Farm to Fork. This restaurant touts themselves as “fine homestyle cuisine.” Enjoy simple comfort foods with a French flare.
Leander has highway access to Austin via Toll Road 183A. For those that need to commute further into Austin for work, they can find a pleasant train ride on the Capital MetroRail. Leander is a jurisdiction member of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The park and ride facility has 600 parking spaces and makes stops through north Austin with a southmost terminal in Downtown Austin. Highway 2243 provides quick access to Georgetown, just a few miles east of Leander.
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