About Leander

Established in 1882, Leander was originally called Bagdad. The city was first settled in 1845 by people who received land grants for fighting in the Texas Revolution. The town later became a stopping point between Lampasas and Austin. Lander has come a long way from its origins as a stopping point, it is currently developing into one of the best cities in Williamson and Travis County. With a new railway system that only takes 25 minutes to get from Leander to Downtown Austin, and a long-term water supply now set up, the city is poised to continue growing. 

Leander Cost of Living

Leander has an overall cost of living of 97, compared to the national average of 100.  

  Housing Grocery Transportation Utilities Misc
Leander 105 85.5 93 98 97
United States 100 100 100 100 100
42761

Via U.S. Census Data July 2016

33
83550

In 2016 dollars via U.S. Census Bureau

2.9
 

Helpful Links

Chamber of Commerce
City of Leander
Utility Setup
Permit Applications
Zoning Map
Leander ISD

MAJOR EMPLOYERS WILLIAMSON COUNTY

  • Dell, Inc. – 13,000
  • Sears Teleserv – 1,500
  • Emerson Process Management – 875
  • Round Rock Premium Outlets – 800
  • Scott& White Healthcare – 750
  • Texas Guaranteed Student Loans – 700
  • St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center – 689
  • Southwestern University – 514
  • Liquidation Channel – 500
  • Airborn, Inc. – 462

HOSPITALS

  • St. David’s Leander (Under Development)
  • Cedar Park Regional Hospital 
  • St. David’s Round Rock

SCHOOLS

  • Colleges Near Leander
    • Southwestern University  
    • Concordia University – Texas
    • Austin Community College District
    • The University of Texas at Austin
    • Saint Edward’s University 
    • Texas State University – Round Rock 
    • South University 
    • Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Leander ISD
      • 26 Elementary Schools
      • 8 Middle Schools
      • 6 High Schools
      • All spread out over Leander, Cedar Park, and Austin

RETAIL

 

  • 121,500 SF
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Images Courtesy of  City of Leander, Texas – Facebook & Leander Chamber of Commerce – Facebook