Population: 36,204Median home value: $180,700 85 Ranks better than 98% of areas
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B+ Leander Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C- Leander Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% higher than Texas
1022% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Leander cost of living
A+ Leander Crime Total crime is 58% lower than Texas
Total crime
1,25754% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8054% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
Leander crime
C+ Leander Employment Household income is 53% higher than Texas
Median household income
$83,55051% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,5212% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%5% lower than the US average
Leander employment
B Leander Housing Home value is 27% higher than Texas
Median home value
$180,7002% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,46154% higher than the US average
Home ownership
79%24% higher than the US average
Leander real estate or Leander rentals
A+ Leander Schools HS graduation rate is 15% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
77%57% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:19% lower than the US average
Leander K-12 schools

Living in Leander, TX

Leander, Texas is a mid-sized city with a population of 36,204 people. The majority of Leander residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Leander are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 12% of the population also speak Spanish. With an average age of 33 years old, Leander could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. Leander has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 81% of the population is classified as married and 38% have kids.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Leander, Texas. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Leander and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Leander to Texas and the national average.

With a livability score of 85/100, Leander is ranked #326 in the United States and #112 in Texas. Based on this score, Leander would be considered a very livable city! Leander also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Leander scores well for amenities (B+), crime (A+), weather (B), education (A+) and housing (B).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Leander has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 125 crimes per 100,000 residents, Leander has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

The average school test scores in Leander are 77%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Leander can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

Leander real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Leander. The median home price for Leander homes is $180,700, which is 26.6% higher than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Leander, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 15.4% lower than the Texas average.

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Compare Leander, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Leander, TX

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Gateway, Austin8514.3864
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
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Buda, TX8933.411,936
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Leander: Living Large

Over the course of my life I have lived in Texas a lot. I love the city and its great culture. There are a lot of cities that go under the radar that are fun to visit and to live in. Leander is one of them and I thoroughly enjoyed living there.

Leander at first was small but is now starting to grow more. They have traditional southern hospitality here and I always remember being treated well while living in an apartment that had families from different nationalities. The culture and nightclubs I attended with my friends are staples and are very fun to attend.

The mall in this city is so much fun. It isn’t the largest mall in the world but it and the various stores around the city really do their job. There is a lot to do as well and I never got bored during the summers. I like this city and I would move here with my girlfriend to start our life.
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