Cedar Park is the fourth largest city in the Austin Metroplex with over 55,000 inhabitants. In the last 10 years, Cedar Park has grown over 400%. The city boasts a hill country view, family atmosphere, and less than a 20 mile commute to downtown Austin.
Currently, more than 12 projects are underway in Cedar Park. These include a new Wal-Mart Super Center and a Costco.
Local Austin businesses are also interested in opening new locations in the area.
Torchy’s Tacos opened a Cedar Park location in August 2013 and Alamo Drafthouse opened their Lakeline location in July 2013.
This economic growth is good news for both job seekers and employers. “Our employment has grown since 2005, it’s gone from about 5,000 employees in the city to about 15,000 now,” said Larry Holt with Cedar Park Economic Development.
The city has also briefly mentioned redeveloping some of the older parts of Cedar Park along HWY 183.
They have created an online dialogue about the overall growth of the city at www.imaginecedarpark.com, where locals are encouraged to contribute to the conversation about “how Cedar Park looks and feels in the next 20 years.”