Cedar Park is a city in Williamson County and is considered a major suburb of Austin. At the last Census, it was estimated the population was a little over 61,000.
Cedar Park had many names when it was first inhabited in the mid-19th century, but it was changed to the name we know today in 1887 by the son of the founders of the town, George and Harriet Cluck.
The neighborhood remained nearly untouched until the 1950s and 1960s when Austin saw a lot of growth and people were looking for housing options outside of the city. Since then the area has added homes, shops, restaurants, and offices, and was even named the fourth fastest growing city in the United States in 2013.
This wasn’t the only impressive ranking that Cedar Park has received in the last few years. During a recent independent ranking, Apartmentlist.com found that Cedar Park comes in at number seven on their list of family-friendly communities.
Several factors were taken into consideration to come up with their ranking system including safety, housing affordability, education quality, and child-friendliness. Each of the factors was weighted and given a score out of 100. Cedar Park’s percentage of children in the community and their average high school graduation numbers were in the mid-90s. If you add that to their safety score of 90.6 and housing affordability score of 89, it’s easy to see why Cedar Park was voted as one of the best neighborhoods for young families to put down roots.
Out of 500 cities that were put to the test using information gathered from the FBI, the Census, and the Department of Education, it’s impressive to see an unbiased source see what we’ve known all along, Cedar Park is a friendly, safe, and all around wonderful city to call home. So, Cedar Park, be proud of your A-rating and hang it on the refrigerator with pride, because there’s no place quite like you!
Make the move and set your family up for a long and happy life in a beautiful home and a great neighborhood. Everything you’ve been hoping for is right here in Cedar Park, and this central Texas neighborhood is only getting better.
If you’re looking for more information on what makes Cedar Park one of the best cities for young families to move to, your friends at Prism Realty are here to help. We can be reached at (512) 609-8098 or Info@PrismRP.com.