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Pflugerville is a city in Travis and Williamson counties in Texas. Pflugerville was settled in 1860 and has been experiencing rapid growth in the past decade. The population was 745 in 1980 and has risen greatly since then. In 1990 the population had grown to 4,444. It rose to 16,335 by 2000 and in 2010 the population was estimated to have grown to over 50,000.

Pflugerville is a suburb of Austin and part of the Austin–Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city has one body of water – Lake Pflugerville – created in 2005 to serve as a water reservoir and city park. It also has two creeks, Gilleland Creek and Wilbarger Creek.

The area was initially settled by German immigrant Henry Pfluger, Sr. (1803–67) and members of his family from late 1849 into early 1850. Pfluger had been a wealthy farmer in Germany, but lost all of his property during the Prussian War. He arrived in the country with $1,600 and purchased 160 acres of land two miles east of Austin. The family lived in a five-room log cabin and raised corn, wheat, rye, beans, sweet potatoes, and sugar cane.

According to the 2010 U.S Census Bureau:
The median household income was $71,985.
The median family income was $73,629.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.
The average household size was 3.15
The average family size was 3.39

The City of Pflugerville remains one of the county’s jurisdictions with a high property tax rate, although with a recent influx of higher sales tax revenue the City Council has lowered the property tax rate annually since 2003.

In November 2006, the first parts of a central Texas tollway system opened and because most of the land surrounding these tollways is undeveloped, the city is using this land to attract major commercial development, thereby improving its tax base and providing an opportunity to lower property tax rates. Stone Hill Town Center is now open with The Home Depot, Best Buy, SuperTarget, Bealls, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PETCO, Ross Dress for Less, Office Depot, 24 Hour Fitness and Cinemark Theatres, Seton Walk-In Clinic already open, and a St. David’s HealthCare 24-hour emergency care facility to open by December 2011. In 2010, RRE Austin Solar broke ground on what will be one of the nation’s largest solar farms, the Pflugerville Solar Farm.

Before the Stone Hill development and the nearby Pfluger Crossing development (a new development that includes a Wal-Mart Supercenter) opened their first stores in 2007, the city’s two largest retailers were an Albertsons grocery store (which operated from 1996 to 2006) near Pflugerville High School, and an H-E-B grocery store (operating since 2000) east of downtown.

The City of Pflugerville has more than 530 acres of parks, approximately 27 miles of trails over nine pathways, and is also home to three community pools.

Pflugerville also has a 180 acre reservoir built to provide the citizens of Pflugerville with drinking water. Lake Pflugerville has become the city’s most popular family playground for fishing, swimming, jogging, canoeing, kayaking and wind surfing. Lake Pflugerville Park includes a 3 mile walking/jogging trail, playground, boat launch, pavilion and beach area.

In November 2006, the first segment of the region’s first toll road system opened. Both State Highway 130 and State Highway 45 toll roads provide greatly increased mobility to the city. State Highway 130 runs just south of Austin Bergstrom International Airport at US Highway 183 and connects to Interstate 35 north of Georgetown, and passes through the eastern portion of Pflugerville. It provides Pflugerville residents with quick access to the Austin airport for about $6 each way. The project, when completed, will end at Interstate 10 just east of Seguin, about 30 miles east-northeast of San Antonio essentially creating a parallel roadway to Interstate 35.

Pfun and Pfestivals:
Kid Fish
Lake Pflugerville Triathlon
Pfirecracker Pfestival
Parks & Recreation Expo and Earth Pfair
Easter Pfestival
Deutschen Pfest
Pflugerville Pfall Arts and Crafts Show
Holidays at Heritage House Park
Pfall ChiliPfest

State Highway 45 is part of an eventual loop that runs east from State Highway 183 in Cedar Park to 130 at Pflugerville where it merges with the SH 130 toll road, and then intersects with the southern portion of SH 45 near Buda, south of Austin. SH 45 passes through the entire southern portion of Round Rock. Highway 45 provides much faster access between Round Rock and Austin, alleviating what was previously a major bottleneck at Interstate 35. The project includes a tolled extension to Loop 1 (also known locally as the “Mopac Expressway”) and allows direct access from to I-35 to Loop 1 by use of flyover connections rather than ground level intersections. Together, both toll roads significantly improve mobility in Pflugerville in a positive manner.

Pflugerville ISD is made up of all, or part of, six communities including Pflugerville, Austin, Coupland, Hutto, Manor and Round Rock. Pflugerville ISD encompasses 95 square miles in the northeast portion of Travis County.

Pflugerville ISD’s roots go back to a white two-story brick building, built in 1907. Nearly 23,000 students are currently enrolled on 28 campuses, and enrollment is expected to more than double to over 40,000 students in the next 10 years. Only 10 years ago, the district had less than 10,000 students enrolled. The District continues to grow rapidly, as families make their homes in these communities to take advantage of their appealing proximity to Austin.

If you like Pflugerville you might also be interested in Round Rock or Hutto.

Contact Tiffany’s Properties of Austin, Texas for more information about Pflugerville Real Estate.

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