Why is Cold Springs a Hot Neighborhood in Leander TX?

What do you do if you work in central Austin, love the Leander ISD schools and want to buy a newly-built home with a budget of under $300,000? You move to Cold Springs!

Let’s take for example a buyer I am currently working with. This buyer’s criteria start with the sentence above. She wants to be able to jump on the 183A quickly for her commute to work, and not live too far north. We’ve made the Crystal Falls Parkway exit her northern boundary.

This buyer also needs four bedrooms and three full baths in a two-story home with at least 2,500 square feet. When you crunch all of her criteria together, Cold Springs in Leander seems to be the perfect (and quite possibly the only!) match.

First of all, the northern (not main) entrance to the community is less than a mile from the 183A. That’s quite an easy jump right onto the toll road! Using Google Maps, it should only take you 30 minutes to get to downtown Austin from Cold Springs…but I’d like to add at least another 15 minutes to that for traffic’s sake. With the sprawling growth of Austin, this is what I’d consider an “acceptable” commute.

Next, anyone driving the northern corridor of Cedar Park and Leander will certainly notice the abundance of new communities popping up in addition to the older, established communities. But, if you have the criteria above (4/3/2 with at least 2,500 square feet), you are going to have a difficult time getting in under $300,000…especially if you want an easy commute to central Austin.

Don’t get me wrong. You can find homes in this price range if you go north of Crystal Falls Parkway, like in Savanna Ranch and Summerlyn, or if you go further west of the 183A, like Crystal Falls and Vista Ridge. But, at this time, Cold Springs provides the easiest access to the toll road taking you south into Austin.

Pulte is the builder in Cold Springs, and they are building very beautiful homes! One of the things I like about Pulte is that they give more to their buyers in this price point than many other builders. Let’s say that they are in the higher-end of the mid-end builders. I especially like how they’ve polled homeowners on what they can do to make their homes better, and they have implemented suggestions like more open floor plans with more functionality.

Cold Springs also has a great community pool, playground with rock climbing wall, basketball court, picnic pavilion and trails.

With Parkside Elementary less than five miles to the community, and Stiles Middle School and Rouse High School less than two miles to the community, this is certainly a conveniently placed community in the Leander ISD.

So, if you are like the buyer I mentioned above and want a great house in an affordable budget in the Leander ISD, while at the same time having easy access to the toll road, call me so we can talk more about Cold Springs. As with any new home builder, you will appreciate having an experienced Realtor negotiating on your behalf when it comes to your biggest investment.

Here are the current MLS listings in Cold Springs.  Keep in mind that the builder only lists a small selection of their available homes on the MLS.  Call me today for more information about homes that meet your criteria.

  1. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,975 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,011 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,895 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,623 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 2
  3. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,721 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,760 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,621 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 2
  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,571 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,200 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
  6. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,944 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,189 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
  7. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,137 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,141 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 2
  8. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,855 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,011 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
  9. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,164 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,319 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
  10. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,189 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,011 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
  11. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,552 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2

See all Cold Springs MLS Listings.
(all data current as of 5/23/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

About Shannon Ensor

Shannon Ensor is a Broker Associate with Sky Realty, the founder of our team and a published author. She began her Austin Real Estate career in 2005 and has earned her ABR and GRI designations. Shannon helps residential real estate buyers and sellers all around Austin and Central Texas. Shannon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University, earning her degree in Journalism/Public Relations from ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Business Advertising & Marketing.

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