17 Best Neighborhoods in Cedar Park

, Feb 24, 2023

Offering close proximity to Austin, the charming city of Cedar Park boasts city amenities while also offering beautiful views of Texas Hill Country and the Lower Colorado River Lake System. Boasting 860 acres of park space, Cedar Park provides its residents with ample opportunity for enjoying the outdoors and spending time with nature. At the same time, the city offers a wide variety of dining and shopping opportunities, including those found at Lakeline Mall. The H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, which is an indoor arena that hosts a variety of events throughout the year, is also located in the city.

Best Neighborhoods in Cedar Park

What are the best places to live in Cedar Park? We have you covered with some of the best Cedar Park neighborhoods below!

Buttercup Creek


North: Colby Lane
East: Cypress Creek Road
South: S Lakeline Boulevard
West: Del Roy Drive

Located just 20 miles north of Downtown Austin on the west side of Cedar Park, the family-oriented neighborhood of Buttercup Creek offers two sections of homes. The original portion dates back to the 1980s and offers more affordable homes, while the newer section contains mostly larger homes with upgraded features. As such, there are homes in the community of virtually any size, price range and age.

In addition to offering easy access to all of the dining options and shopping that the area has to offer, Buttercup Creek is surrounded by nature preserves and is home to numerous parks and community pools. Some of the parks in the area include Lakeline Park, McCann Dog Park, McCann Park and Trail, The Park at Lakeline Oaks and Rosemary Denny Park.

Ranch at Deer Creek


North: Lime Creek Road
East: Anderson Mill Road
South: Cypress Creek Road
West: Rhondstat Run

Developed from 2001 to 2007, the master-planned Ranch at Deer Creek boasts 600 luxury homes set along tree-lined streets. Also known as Deer Creek Ranch, the community and its homes were developed by Taylor Morrison and Standard Pacific Homes (now CalAtlantic Homes). Homes within the community offer three to five bedrooms and range in size from 2,500 to 3,900 square feet. Common features include high ceilings and numerous windows.

Located just minutes from Lake Travis, the Ranch at Deer Creek community offers easy access to Cypress Canyon and Texas Hill Country. Nearby parks include Sun Chase Park, Milburn Park, Twin Creeks Park and Quiet Moon Park. Meanwhile, neighborhood amenities include sports courts, a playground, two swimming pools and a clubhouse. Lakeline Mall is also less than 5 miles away, while numerous restaurants can also be found in the area.

Ranch at Brushy Creek


North: Logan Ridge Drive
East: Williams Way
South: Brushy Creek Road
West: W Parmer Lane

Located near to where Cedar Park, Austin and Round Rock come together, the master-planned community of Ranch at Brushy Creek boasts homes constructed by nine of the area’s top builders. Homes in the community include one- and two-story homes ranging in size from 1,600 to nearly 6,000 square feet.

With the creek of Brushy Creek winding alongside the community, residents do not have to travel far to enjoy nature. In fact, Brushy Creek Lake State Park is located just across the street and offers a 60-acre lake complete with a fishing dock, picnic area, sports fields and splash pad. Other nearby parks include Milburn Park, Silverado Springs Park, Champion Park, Forest Oaks Park and Avery Ranch Morningside Park. Lakeline Mall is also located just five miles away, while neighborhood amenities include a Jr. Olympic pool, a playscape and a pavilion.

Caballo Ranch


North: Paseo de Charros
East: Brushy Creek
South: Block House Creek
West: Block House Creek

Situated near the border of Leander and Cedar Park, the master-planned community of Caballo Ranch offers the perfect blend of city convenience with rustic Texas charm. Homes within the community range from one- to two-story residences designed by builders such as Scott Felder Homes, Giddens Homes and Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes. Exposed beams, open kitchens and large windows are all common features found in Caballo Ranch homes.

With Lakeline Mall located less than seven miles away, residents of Caballo Ranch do not have to travel far to enjoy the area’s many amenities. The community itself also boasts a jogging/biking trail, catch-and-release fishing ponds, sports courts and an amenity center with a resort-style pool, a covered patio and a playscape. Nearby parks include Creekview Park, Lakewood Park, Garey Park, Ranch Trails Park and Heritage Oak Park as well as Southwest Williamson County Park and its 800-acre playground featuring a track, sports courts, miniature train and splash pad.

Cypress Canyon


North: Lime Creek Road
East: Anderson Mill Road
South: Zambia Drive
West: Canyon Springs Drive

Located on the edge of Texas Hill Country and just minutes from Lake Travis, the community of Cypress Canyon is characterized by its sidewalk-lined streets, rolling hills and well-manicured lawns. Divided into two sections – Cypress Canyon Vistas and Cypress Canyon Preserve – both portions of the neighborhood are included as part of the Deer Creek Ranch HOA. Homes in the community were built by Standard Pacific Homes starting 2007, with most offering amazing canyon views.

Thanks to its idyllic location, the Cypress Canyon neighborhood is the perfect place to live for nature lovers. Neighborhood amenities include walking trails, two community pools, a basketball court and a playscape. Meanwhile, nearby parks include Twin Creeks Park, Quiet Moon Park, Milburn Park and Anderson Mill West Park & Pavilion. Lakeline Mall and numerous additional dining and shopping opportunities are also just minutes away.

Anderson Mill West


North: Dayflower Trace
East: Little Elm Trail
South: Anderson Mill Road
West: Anderson Mill Road

Overlooking Texas Hill Country and bordering the city of Austin, the charming community of Anderson Mill West is characterized by mature trees, well-manicured lawns and quiet streets. Consisting primarily of one- and two-story homes developed between the early 1990s and 2000s, homes within the community typically range in size from 1,000 to 4,000 square feet. With some homes being in their original condition and others undergoing full renovations, homes in the neighborhood vary significantly in size, design and price range.

Parks located in the community include Sunchase Park, Anderson Mill West Park, Lakeline Oaks Park, Old Mill Park and Aster Park. Meanwhile, thanks to its location next to Austin, residents do not have to travel far to enjoy all of the shops, restaurants and other amenities that both Austin and Cedar Park have to offer.

Ranch at Cypress Creek


North: Rachel Ridge
East: Del Roy Drive
South: Bent Bow Drive
West: Purple Sage Drive

Featuring homes built from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, the 331-home close-knit community of Ranch at Cypress Creek features single-family two- and three-story homes offering an average of 2,700 square feet of living space. Floor plans of the community’s homes, which were built by builders such as Doyle Wilson Homes, Highland Homes and Pulte, range from three to five bedrooms. Interestingly, while some of the community’s homes are located in Williamson County, others are technically located in Travis County.

Amenities available at Ranch at Cypress Creek include ample green space, walking trails and a playground. Milburn Park, which offers a playground and a swimming pool, is located at the entrance to the community. Nearby Parks include Cedar Park Cricket Ground, Kay Redden Park, Oakmont Forest Park, Twin Creeks Park and the 42-acre Elizabeth Milburn Park, which offers tennis courts, a pool, a playground, a community garden, soccer fields and walking trails for residents to enjoy. Lakeline Mall is also located just four miles away.

Forest Oaks


North: Peyton Place
East: Trailridge Drive
South: Antelope Ridge
West: 183A Toll Road

Situated in the heart of Cedar Park and developed in 1995, the community of Forest Oaks was developed by builders such as Grand Haven Homes, Buffington Homes, Newmark and DR Horton. Most homes in the community are larger homes with two-story plans and traditional stylings. Tree-lined streets, white picket fences and sidewalks are common features in this neighborhood with a small-town feel.

In addition to offering a convenient location, Forest Oaks also boasts two community swimming pools, a basketball court, a community center, three playscapes and easy access to the Brushy Creek Trail System and its hiking and biking trails. Other nearby parks include Creekview Park, Forest Oaks Park, Lakeline Park, Twin Lakes Park and Park Place Park.

Walsh Trails


North: Logan Ridge Drive
East: Brushy Creek
South: Brushy Creek Road
West: Spanish Mustang Drive

With construction taking place mostly from 2007 to 2010, the Walsh Trails community was constructed primarily by Wilshire Homes, David Weekly Homes, Homes by AVI, Gehan Homes and Lennar Homes. The community itself is characterized by mature trees and shrubs with sidewalks lining both sides of its streets, while most homes feature brick and stone exteriors. Most homes in the community are one- and two-story residences ranging in size from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet.

Thanks to its proximity to Cedar Park and the Brushy Creek area, residents of Walsh Trails do not have to travel far to enjoy nature. In fact, Brushy Creek Lake Park and the Cedar Park Bike Trail are within walking distance. Other nearby parks include Silverado Springs Park, Champion Park, Avery Ranch Morningside Park, Brushy Creek Lake Park and Forest Oaks Park.

Silverado West


North: Golden Arrow Avenue
East: N Vista Ridge Boulevard
South: E Park Street
West: Settlers Home Drive

Built in 2007, the master-planned community of Silverado West is characterized by its large windmill and water tower monument located at its entrance. Homes in the community, which generally range from one- to two-story designs, were constructed primarily by KB Homes and typically feature brick and Hardi-plank siding exteriors. Other common features include front porches, balconies and covered patios.

Residents of Silverado West enjoy access to a number of community amenities, including a four-acre park with a 25-meter swimming pool, a rock climbing wall, a shaded gazebo, a pavilion and a playscape. The 1890 Ranch Roach Shopping Center is also located just two miles away, while Lakeline Mall is also nearby. Nearby parks include Creekview Park, Forest Oaks Park, Ranch Trails Park, Quest Village Park and Brushy Creek Lake Park.

Lakeline Oaks


North: Wood Ridge Lane
East: Kristen Avenue
South: Old Mill Road
West: Brighton Bend Lane

Developed in the 1990s by Scott Felder Homes and Ryland Homes, the Lakeline Oaks community offers affordability combined with a convenient location situated behind Lakeline Mall. Homes within the community include one- and two-story designs featuring brick and stone exteriors. Most homes offer three or four bedrooms as well as breakfast rooms, open kitchens, family rooms and high ceilings.

Lakeline Oaks offers a high walkability score with convenient proximity to schools as well as numerous dining and shopping opportunities. Community amenities include a play area, sports courts and a gazebo. The Elizabeth Milburn Park is also located nearby and offers a swimming pool, a water slide and opportunities to participate in team sports.

Woodford Estates


North: Little Elm Trail
East: US 183
South: Alexis Drive
West: Alexis Drive

Located in the heart of Cedar Park and characterized by tree-lined streets, the gated master-planned community of Woodford Estates offers luxury suburban living at the edge of Texas Hill Country. Constructed exclusively by Milestone Community Builders from 2014 to 2017, homes in the neighborhood typically offer one- and two-story floor plans ranging in size from 2,100 to 3,000 square feet. Common features include gourmet kitchens with granite counters, hardwood floors and generously sized rooms.

Located just 20 miles away from Downtown Austin, Woodford Estates provides residents with easy access to all of the restaurants, shops and other amenities the area has to offer. The community itself offers a swimming pool, while Twin Lakes Park and the Twin Lakes Park YMCA are located less than a mile away. Lakeline Mall is less than two miles from the community.

Gann Ranch


North: Cougar Country Drive
East: E Gann Hill Drive
South: W New Hope Drive
West: Granit Hill Drive

One of the largest communities in Cedar Park, Gann Ranch is comprised of several unique sections. These include: Highlands at Gann Ranch, Arbors at Gann Ranch and Preserve at Gann Ranch. With development dating back to 1994, the community is characterized by homes of varying sizes and price points. Most homes offer one- and two-story floor plans with brick and siding exteriors.

Located within minutes of a variety of dining, shopping and recreation opportunities, Gann Ranch offers a convenient location near to numerous parks and amenities. These include the Gann Ranch Park, which offers a playground, walking trails and a swimming pool. Veteran’s Memorial Park is also within walking distance and offers an 8,500 square foot outdoor aquatics facility. Other nearby parks include Heritage Park and Lone Tree Park.

Cedar Park Town Center


North: New Hope Drive
East: Big Thicket Drive
South: Central Park Drive
West: Davis Mountain Loop

One of Cedar Park’s newer planned development areas, the master-planned neighborhood of Cedar Park Town Center is a large neighborhood with small-town charm. Characterized by tree-lined streets and featuring a huge clock tower in the center of its entrance, the community consists primarily of Craftsman-style homes built by D.R. Horton from 2005 and beyond. Homes typically range in size from 1,300 to more than 2,400 square feet and are available in three styles: Classic, Garden and Villa.

Residents of Cedar Park Town Center enjoy access to a number of community amenities include a community center, a community pool, a playground and numerous walkways. The community is also home to a retail center offering a variety of dining and shopping opportunities. With its well-maintained sidewalks and trails, the community is extremely pedestrian-friendly, making it easy to access all that it has to offer.

Carriage Hills


North: New Hope Drive
East: Bagdad Road
South: W Whitestone Boulevard
West: Sedbury Way

Located on both sides of Lakeline Boulevard, the large, master-planned community of Carriage Hills features one- and two-story homes built primarily in the 1990s and 2000s by Centex and DR Horton. Homes within the quiet, well-established neighborhood generally range in size from around 1,100 to 3,500 square feet in size and offer two- to four-bedroom floor plans. Most homes boast a brick or stone exterior with double-car garages and backyard patios.

Residents of Carriage Hills enjoy easy access to a wide variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities. Meanwhile, Veteran’s Memorial Park is located just across the street from the community and offers beach entry, resort-style aquatic facilities, a water playscape and a five-acre dog park. Other nearby parks include William T. Laws Jr. Park, Carriage Hills Park #2, Park Place Park and Big Oaks RV Park.



North: Shenandoah Drive
East: Valley Pike Road
South: N FM 620
West: Great Valley Drive

Situated adjacent to Lakeline Mall but buffered by the Lakeline Park Greenway, the community of Shenandoah is characterized by mature oak and pecan trees. Developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s, most homes in the community are one-story, three- to four-bedroom ranch homes ranging in size from 1,400 to 2,000 square feet. Common features include vaulted ceilings, fenced yards and outbuildings.

Thanks to its convenient location, Shenandoah offers its residents easy access to a wide variety of amenities. Nelson Ranch Park, which is located just three miles away, offers a picnic area and playscape for residents to enjoy. Other parks located near to this rural community include Chimney Swift Park, Heppner Bend Park, Harper Park and Rosemary Denny Park.

Heritage Park


North: Hawk Drive
East: S Bagdad Road
South: W New Hope Drive
West: Lakeline Boulevard

Bordering the Leander City Limits and characterized by its manicured lawns and mature trees and shrubs, the small, well-established community of Heritage Park is one of the more affordable communities in the area. Developed in the early 2000s, the community consists of one- and two-story homes primarily constructed by Wilshire Homes, Pulte Homes and Lennar Homes. Typical features found in the homes include open floor plans, hardwood floors and fireplaces.

With its numerous connecting sidewalks, the Heritage Park community is highly walkable and provides its residents with easy access to its many amenities, including a swimming pool and a playground. The community also boasts a seven-acre park with sports courts, trails and a playground. Nearby parks include Veterans, Memorial Park, Carriage Hills Park #2, Lone Tree Park, Park Place Park, William T. Laws Jr. Park and Buttercup Creek Park.

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Shannon Kietzman is a professional writer who has been writing about real estate and other topics since 2003. She is also a special education teacher and mother of four adult sons. She and her husband, Scott, are National Parks enthusiasts who enjoy traveling, hiking, kayaking, cycling, and generally spending time outdoors. She dabbles in many artistic pursuits, including glassblowing, metalwork, woodwork, leatherwork, painting, sculpting, and photography.

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