1. More residential real estate growth anticipated in Cedar Park, Leander in 2017

Residential Real Estate Growth
Residents can expect several new residential developments to pop up in 2017 as residents continue to flood Leander and Cedar Park. But experts say housing prices and property tax payments could also go up.

The population of Cedar Park rose 35.5 percent from 2010-15, and the Leander population increased by 37.6 percent during the same time period, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Dec. 8.

Both cities will be in high demand for homebuyers in 2017 because of their proximity to health care facilities, quality school districts and thoroughfares into Austin, said Brandy Guthrie, 2017 president of the Austin Board of Realtors.

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Cedar Park, Leander residents develop a taste for craft beer

Area brewpubs draw local regulars, Austin residents

Austin’s thriving craft beer scene is no secret. But over the past year, a number of brewpubs and microbreweries have expanded into the Cedar Park and Leander area, and at least one more is coming in 2017.

Austin native Grady Reynolds said when he signed the lease at 3200 Woodwall Drive, Ste. C-1, Cedar Park, in 2013, local beer haunts, such as Whitestone Brewery and Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co., had not yet been conceptualized.

Reynolds and his former business partner, Robert Chaney, opened IronSight Brewers at the Woodwall location in September 2015.

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