Soar over the majestic blue waters of Lake Travis while hanging from a zip line. Gaze at the rolling oak-tree covered hills, trickling creeks, and limestone cliffs from the cabin of a steam train as it thunders along tracks laid long ago. Cheer for the home team at a state-of-the-art sports arena. Do all of these things in Cedar Park, an inviting community situated at the crossroads of the rugged Texas Hill Country and upscale Greater Austin. Such straightforward access to rural and modern Texas makes Cedar Park a compelling destination for just about anyone.
Although Cedar Park is a happening place, it wasn’t always that way. The lands the city occupies have been inhabited by various peoples for thousands of years, but the town wasn’t founded until 1887. Cedar Park’s population remained at a few hundred folks until the 1980’s, when it skyrocketed to more than 3,000. More than 60,000 people reside in Cedar Park today, making it a bustling place full of great restaurants and high-end shopping.
Cedar Park sits at the doorstep of all the adventure the Hill Country has to offer. Drive just a few miles west of town and you can be swimming, kayaking, or fishing at Lake Travis or wandering through the wooded trails of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. There are also numerous golf courses in Cedar Park that utilize the rolling hills and towering oak trees to create a challenging playing experience. For something a bit different, climb aboard a steam train at the Austin Steam Train Association for an unforgettable sojourn through the Hill Country.
Back in town, you can watch professional basketball and hockey at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The teams that play there are the Austin Spurs, the San Antonio Spurs’ NBA D-League affiliate, and the Texas Stars, a minor league team owned by the Dallas Stars. For music fans out there, the Cedar Park Center is also the place to be for some of the biggest concerts in Greater Austin. Of course, there’s also the many community events in Cedar Park to check out while you’re in town. So stop on by and see for yourself why Cedar Park is one of the fastest growing places in Texas.