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  1. Public Schools
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  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
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Leander is a suburb of Austin with a population of 46,419. Leander is in Williamson County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Leander offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Leander there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Leander and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Leander are highly rated.
About Leander...
Population
46,419

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$235,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Leander Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    45.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    78.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    716
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Leander

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,426
National
$55,322
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It's a really amazing little city just outside Austin, there is tons of local stores and and cool places to go to. With its close proximity to Austin it is only a car trip away from the capital city of Texas! Here in Leander we also have pretty amazing schools such as Vista Ridge and Tom Glenn High school, which was recently built and only had it's first full on graduating class a year ago! If you are wanting to be close to Austin, but want a nice quiet place to raise children, Leander Texas is the way to go!
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Leander is such a great town to live! The people are very friendly and city has lots to do. Leander is just between a small town and large metropolitan; it's one of the fastest growing cities in Texas! Leander has soooo much to do from hiking, biking, shopping, going to museums, but if you find that there isn't anything to do its just a short drive into Austin!
Still a small, but has big city prices! Not too many restaurants, bars or things to do... Figure move out of the city to find better prices for real estate, but all the city folk are already here, jacked up all the prices.. Like most of the area, we have a lot of out-of-staters that have moved out of their (not so good states) and moved into ours, bringing the prices of both rentals and purchases of anything real estate. A local quote "Don't Californa my Texas", LOL