Forest Oaks: Planning Makes Perfect
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Forest Oaks is a cohesive, well-designed community in Cedar Park, Texas, located northwest of downtown Austin. Easy access to the entire Austin area is facilitated by the local toll roads. Designed for the convenience and enjoyment of its residents, the Forest Oaks area is enhanced and improved by its active homeowner's association. Two community swimming pools with lifeguards on duty are available for residents, one at each end of the neighborhood. A community greenbelt trail bisects the area, ensuring that all local homeowners have easy access to hiking and biking in this lush woodland environment. Builders include the prestigious Newmark Homes, Ryland Homes, Morrison Homes, Meritage Homes, and of course Buffington Signature Homes, offering three-car garages standard in their designer floor plans.Forest Oaks is a planned community, and attention to detail shows in the elegantly designed layout of the streets, the carefully situated recreational facilities, and the well-maintained and landscaped lawns in this exclusive area. Two-story homes are common in this development, though ranches and split levels can also be found; stone and brick veneers make each home unique. Peach and pomegranate trees grow well in the warm, sunny climate, and green-friendly construction allows homeowners to save on energy costs. Patios, decks, and outdoor rooms range from simple and rustic to elaborately landscaped retreats. Inside, granite countertops, custom floor treatments and open-plan construction offer value and interest to these luxury homes. Custom cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances combine for the perfect blend of modern and traditional, while built-in spas and sunken tubs offer a welcome retreat from the everyday world.
Children attend the desirable Leander Independent School District, beginning their educational journeys at one of two local elementary schools. Ronald Reagan Elementary is the newest addition to the Leander district, opening its brand-new facility in Fall 2009. Charlotte Cox Elementary School has been recognized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for excellence in academics. After progressing through the Artie Henry Middle School curriculum, high school students attend the well-regarded Vista Ridge High School, which achieved the Recognized rating from the TEA for 2009. Vista Ridge students consistently place highly at the local Science Fair events, and the school's band program produces numerous All-State Band members along with winning a variety of state-wide awards. The Vista Ridge Rangers excel in athletics as well, with outstanding wrestling and track-and-field programs; golfers and cross-country student-athletes from Vista Ridge compete at the District and State levels.
Convenience to Austin
Forest Oaks offers secluded residential living, but neighborhood shops and services are within easy reach. The local Target store is just north of nearby East Whitestone Boulevard, and two of the area's popular H-E-B groceries are also a short drive away. The Lakeline Mall offers local shoppers a wide array of retail shops. For Hollywood-style entertainment, residents have the option of enjoying the local Cinemark Cedar Park or venturing to downtown Austin where the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema offers up first-run movies and a world-class movie theater experience. Area coffee shops include It's a Grind, offering coffee, tea, and pastries to a mostly local crowd; Starbucks is well represented in the area as well. Besides sushi, Hayashi Sushi also offers upscale Asian fusion cuisine, with the Japanese Tapas menu being especially popular. The local Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill offers fresh Mexican dining, featuring an annual Chile Fest every fall; Waterloo Ice House offers down-home cooking with a traditionally Texas atmosphere.Forest Oaks' planned community offers outstanding amenities to its residents, including two swimming areas with lifeguards, conveniently-located playscapes, and easy access to a two and a half mile hiking and bike trail running through the Forest Oaks greenbelt. Williamson County parks are within minutes of the community as well. Forest Oaks is a beautifully designed environment for families, within easy commuting distance of Austin's employment and vibrant cultural scene. Home prices start in the low $200K range.
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