Located just 17 minutes from downtown Austin, Texas, Cedar Park is well-established. The community was founded in 1887 and incorporated as a city in 1973. Now the third largest city in the Austin area with a population exceeding 54,000 within its city limits, the City of Cedar Park attracts residents from all over the globe because of its unique charm, close proximity to Austin and the Texas Hill Country, and the beauty surrounding the Lower Colorado River Lake System. Cedar Park has 860 acres of park space and there is truly something for everyone here. If you like hiking, bicycling, water sports, live music, fine wine, great food, shopping, or any other activity, you will find in or very close to Cedar Park.
Cedar Park has been named a Desirable Suburb in the Country in terms of amenities, cost of living, education, unemployment, household income, and safety. Cedar Park is one of Family Circle Magazine Ten Best Towns for Families and Forbes Magazine has identified Cedar Park as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Suburbs. Security corporation SafeWise recently ranked Cedar Park near the top of its 50 Safest Cities in Texas list, and for several years Cedar Park has had one of the lowest crime rates for cities of its size in Texas according to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s annual Crime in Texas Report. All of these rankings are independent and unsolicited.