Live, Work, Play, Shop, Eat and Stay in Leander

The Leander community has grown at a double digit rate over the past several years and now has a population estimate of 38,962, which is why Leander has been recognized as the 4th fastest growing city in Texas. Building is booming in Leander, with 10% of all Central Texas home starts happening in our community. The Leander Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is being planned for 30,000 residents with access to Capital Metro’s commuter rail and U.S. 183A. Austin Community College has purchased land in the TOD and should construct a Leander campus in the near future. This transportation system will enable residents and visitors to move throughout the community and region more efficiently. The Leander Independent School District is one of the fastest growing districts in Texas. Five high schools, eight middle schools, twenty four elementary schools and two alternative schools accommodate the 35,322 students served. Business and residential growth have led the district to build approximately 1.5 schools annually over the past ten years.

Almost 70 primary employers representing 35 North America Industrial Classification System(NAICS) codes call Leander home. These businesses employ roughly 1,750 people and occupy over 700,000 square feet of industrial/light industrial space. From floriculture to defense contracting, Leander’s business diversity is a real asset.

Regional participation in business development, transportation improvements and overall quality of life invite residents and visitors to become part of Leander’s future. Leander’s proximity to the Texas Hill Country and Lake District, combined with its location, transportation, and labor force resources, offers numerous competitive advantages to grow business.

A Few Facts on Why Leander is Such a Great Place to Open A Business:

• Leander offers Texas Hill Country living near the Austin metropolitan area. Scenic landscapes, abundant wildlife and waterways are common sights enjoyed by Leander residents and visitors.

• Easy access to the Hill Country and proximity to Austin creates many opportunities for artistic, entertainment and recreational pursuits.
• The Leander Independent School District is the 10th fastest growing district in the U.S., and has an excellent academic reputation.
• Leander is served by a growing number of medical centers including the Cedar Park Regional Hospital, St. David’s Round Rock, Georgetown Medical Centers, North Austin Medical Center and Scott & White.
• The location, climate, population, strong government and economic development, excellent schools and transportation, and the availability of commercial and residential sites all contribute to the popularity of Leander. Throw in our sincere Texas hospitality and Leander is a great place to live and work.

“Our family has always had a great relationship with Texas, which is home to many of our relatives.  I personally spent years in Dallas studying law at SMU. As amazing as NY City is, it becomes depressingly difficult to raise a healthy family, to afford commonly sought after amenities without breaking the bank. Between state income tax, union imposed deals and taxation, traffic, crime, cost of living overall, the quality of everyday life becomes decimated.

We wanted to get out of NYC and move to a small suburbia where a big city was in close proximity, that had great schools, good weather, with a middle-aged residential trend, economic potential that was not tied to a single tier economic direction and at the same time without much pollution risks. We found Leander, and it seemed to be the perfect choice. Not surprising, years later it still feels to be the perfect choice.  Leander combined all the salient features in our list, and, we did not think twice about it. Bonus to the list, Leander had a train line right at the heart of town. Last but not least, Leander is in the heart of Williamson County. We appreciate conservative values and leadership, and Leander has the best of it.

In Leander we found a strong, focused business network supportive of our venture. This business network comprised key players such as the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Leander Business Development Department, business consultants, realtors, doctors and more. With their love and support, over the years, we expanded from the small local eatery to a dinning experience with the perfect space to relax, to enjoy a one-of-a-kind personalized experience. Luigis has been voted widely in the last five years, and enjoys a tremendous local following. Additionally, in Autumn of 2014, we opened the doors to the already popular Leander Beer Market, and starting this February are expanding this store to serve ice cream, craft coffee, Mediterranean desserts in addition to the beer and wine.

Our customers can always expect a very relaxed, comfortable space and high quality products.  We are looking to expand and bring more friends and relatives from NYC to Leander in the next few years, its so good in Leander. We are truly blessed for the choice we made and the friendship we found in Leander.”

– Genc Krasniqi
Luigis Ristorante Italiano


Population: 35,063

Average Age: 33

Median HH Income: $76,141

Median Home Value: $212,799

Contact Info

Name: Eric D. Zeno, Economic Development Manager

Phone: (512) 528-2855

Email: ezeno@leandertx.gov

Website: http://www.leandertx.gov