Shenandoah: Affordable Living in Cedar Park

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One of the most affordable neighborhoods in the highly desirable Cedar Park area of Austin, Shenandoah is an established community with most homes built in the 1980s. Mature trees and expansive lawns characterize this family-oriented neighborhood, and the happy sounds of children playing outside are frequently heard. Conveniently located near shopping and employment, Shenandoah offers an entry point into the Austin real estate market for first-time buyers and young families. Homes range from around $120,000 to $200,000.

Texas Style

Ranch homes are predominant in Shenandoah. The landscaping is traditionally Texan, with native plantings and water conservation at the forefront, and trees providing shade in hot Austin summers. Lot sizes tend to be larger in this area, and two-car garages are the norm in Shenandoah. While lacking some of the bells and whistles of more expensive neighborhoods, Shenandoah makes up for it with genuine Texas charm and relaxed atmosphere.

Highly-Rated School District

Shenandoah children attend the prestigious Leander Independent School District (LISD), usually attending either Cypress or Pauline Naumann Elementary. Cedar Park Middle School and Cedar Park High School provide a quality educational experience for older students. The LISD has earned a Recognized rating from the Texas Education Agency, the second highest possible honor a Texas school district can achieve. LISD teachers are highly qualified and experienced; over a third of teachers in the district have over ten years of teaching experience. A variety of school activities, including an active sports program, attract students and parents to participate and become involved with the educational process. For academically gifted high school students, LISD offers the Advanced Placement Program, administered by the College Board, to allow students to take university-level courses within their home schools. Other students may wish to investigate the Early College Start program, a joint project of the LISD and the Austin Community College.

Shenandoah offers excellent access to shopping and dining at the conveniently located Lakeline Mall. One of the largest shopping centers in the Cedar Park area, the Lakeline Mall, Lakeline Plaza, and Lakeline Village offer an unparalleled array of shops and services. Anchored by the department stores Sears, Dillard's, J.C. Penney and Macy's, the mall and surrounding areas offer a variety of retail outlets, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Stride Rite, Hot Topic, Old Navy, and Best Buy. Fast food options inside and outside the mall include sandwich shops, sushi, and pizza, with a number of sit-down restaurants as well. Movie lovers will appreciate the convenience of the Regal Cinema Lakeline 9, which offers first-run Hollywood movies.

Nearby Neighborhood Amenities

Shenandoah residents can beat the heat at the Elizabeth Milburn Park, which has a large public swimming pool and sand volleyball courts. Playscapes, a picnic area, and a number of other athletic courts are available. Residents from all over Cedar Park attend annual events at Milburn Park. The Egg-Stravaganza provides an Easter egg hunt for local children, while the annual Splash Jam offers face-painting, inflatables, and sack races for the young and young of heart to enjoy. Free movies in the park in spring and autumn provide an evening's entertainment under the stars. Austin's vibrant cultural scene is within easy driving distance, and offers world-class entertainment and music venues featuring famous names and rising stars in the musical world.

Shenandoah offers relaxed, affordable living in a quiet, conveniently-located neighborhood. Its close proximity to shopping and employment makes it a great choice for commuters, while its excellent school system and community activities make it a logical choice for families with children. All the attractions of Austin are within reach in this established neighborhood, giving residents of Shenandoah the best of both worlds.

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