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Leander is a city in Travis and Williamson counties in the U.S. state of Texas. According to the U.S. Census Bureau 2008 estimates the population is 25,424 and covers a total area of 7.5 square miles, none of which is covered by water.

The city was established in 1882 on the railroad to Austin and was named in honor of Leander “Catfish” Brown, a railroad official.

Leander is home to the Capital Metro Metro Rail of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro). The northern terminus for the Capital MetroRail Red Line is located at Leander Station and Park & Ride, located on U.S. Highway 183 north of Ranch to Market Road 2243. Leander Station also has access to several express bus lines, and includes a park and ride facility with 600 parking spaces.

Leander neighbors Cedar Park, which is home to two top-level minor league professional teams. The Texas Stars play the Cedar Park Center. The arena is also home to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.

A major public skate park facility opened in Cedar Park in July 2010. The 15,000-square-foot facility features a large bowl, mini bowl and modern street course.

Leander is the center of the Leander Independent School District. Schools in the district include Leander High School, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park High School, Charles Rouse High School, Vandegrift High School, Wiley Middle School (Bernice Knox Wiley Middle School), Leander Middle School, Henry Middle School, Running Brushy Middle School, Cedar Park Middle School, Canyon Ridge Middle school, Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Rutledge Elementary School, Whitestone Elementary School, Jim Plain Elementary School, and Block House Creek Elementary School.

If you like Leander you might also be interested in Cedar Park or Round Rock. Contact Tiffany’s Properties of Austin, Texas for more information about Leander Real Estate.

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