Surrounded by the natural beauty of lakes and rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country, Leander has a progressive city government that has successfully managed the city's rapid residential growth and encouraged new businesses to settle in the area. Leander's long-term water supply is secured for the future, and a new area wastewater treatment plant opened a few years ago to handle Leander's anticipated growth.
New roads built around the area now help with those who commute from Leander to any number of major employers in the area, and Capital Metro's light rail service runs from Leander along the northwest corridor and into downtown Austin. The city is close to major employers and also offers lots of shopping and dining options with Lakeline Mall and other shopping centers nearby.
The Leander Independent School District has earned Recognized honors from the Texas Education Agency for academic excellence, and is another reason many have chosen to make this Hill Country city their home. The Leander Independent School District services both Leander and Cedar Park, and the district is known for their gifted and talented classes, as well as for special education programs.