Crystal Falls is a highly sought-after master planned built on 5,000 acres of gorgeous Texas Hill Country. Development began in the late 1990s and continues today (November 2022), though all of the production homes have been built out. The community is made up of seven neighborhoods: Grand Mesa, Cap Rock, Cap Rock Estates, The Highlands, The Fairways, The Bluffs and The Boulders. Each one of these neighborhoods are as diverse as they come. From acreage home sites to custom built homes overlooking the Golf Club at Crystal Falls, to small homes on manageable lots, each neighborhood has its own distinct look and amenities. Crystal Falls homes range in size from 1,215-8,829 square feet with an average size of 3,322 square feet. Lots range from 0.06-6.15 acres, with an average size of 0.662 acres and a median size of 0.281 acres. The range of lot sizes this great is uncommon for a master planned community as lots are more uniformly sized. But, Crystal Falls has some sections where lots are 1/2-1 acre, skewing the numbers. It doesn’t necessarily mean there is more space between the homes. More so that there are different sections with different sized lots. Because of the its Hill Country location, unique amenities and highly regarded school district, Crystal Falls has been deemed the “Best Master Planned Community” by the Austin Business Journal and is a great place to look if you want a diverse master planned community with amenities. Scroll Down to Read our Crystal Falls Neighborhood Guide.
Crystal Falls Homes for Sale
Crystal Falls Neighborhood Map
Crystal Falls is located northwest of Downtown Austin in the City of Leander. The main entrance to the neighborhood is off of Hwy 183 on Crystal Falls Parkway. The location of the community allows easy access to most locations in the Austin area. The community is 24 miles from Downtown Austin, less than 12 miles from Round Rock and only 18 miles to Lake Travis .
Crystal Falls is shaded in red on the map below. The map is interactive, so feel free to use it to explore the area, schools and amenities in Crystal Falls. Explore other Leander neighborhoods in our Leander Neighborhood Guide. Scroll down to continue reading our Crystal Falls neighborhood guide.
Crystal Falls Zip Code
Crystal Falls neighborhood is located in Leander’s 78641 zip code.
Crystal Falls Builders
From small custom builders to large production builders, Crystal Falls has multiple choices for home buyers looking for new construction. Below we’ve named each of the neighborhoods as well as the builders that built in each. There are only luxury, custom acreage homes left to be built in Crystal Falls as of 2022.
- Grand Mesa – Multiple Custom Home Builders
- Cap Rock – Grand Haven Homes
- The Highlands – Buffington, David Weekley, Drees Custom, Highland Homes, Mercedes, Perry, Taylor Morrison
- The Fairways- David Weekley Homes, Mercedes Homes, Taylor Morrison Homes
Crystal Falls Homes
Crystal Falls is one of the more diverse neighborhoods in the Austin area. The community has several large builders as well as a few smaller custom builders. Homes are unique in appearance, size, landscaping and amenities. Homes will range from 3-7 bedrooms, 2- 5 bathrooms and between 1,545-7,641 square feet.
Crystal Falls Amenities
Crystal Falls residents enjoy access to one of the prettiest community pools in the Austin area. And, for residents who like to swim, there are two swimming complexes to enjoy. The Quarry Park Amenity Center has a Junior size Olympic pool with splash pad and buckets where kids can splash around and you can swim laps. The Grotto Pool is the more relaxing setting, featuring two beautiful waterfalls, lounging rocks direct from nature, underwater seating and adjoining shallow kids pool. If you like a more active lifestyle, check out the tennis courts, sand volleyball court, 18-hole disc golf course or miles of nature walking trails. Many also enjoy the catch and release fishing lake and picnic areas with natural limestone picnic tables and BBQ grills.
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Crystal Falls Property Tax Rate
The property tax rate for Leander’s Crystal Falls neighborhood is 2.1987% as of the 2022 tax year, down from 2.3907% as of the 2021 tax year.
Crystal Falls Schools
Children who live in Leander’s Crystal Falls neighborhood are served by the Leander ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Whitestone Elementary - 6/10
- Winkley Elementary - 7/10
- Leander Middle - 5/10
- Running Brushy Middle - 5/10
- Leander High - 6/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of September 2023. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
Golf Near Crystal Falls
The Crystal Falls Golf Course is located within the Crystal Falls Community with many homes backing to this beautiful golf course. The course has been named the Most Scenic Public Golf Courses in Central Texas. The course is also quite challenging with rolling hills, sharp banks, water hazards and tight fairways. The Crystal Falls Golf Course also has a 5,000 square feet clubhouse, pro shop and restaurant.
Crystal Falls Amenities
The interactive map below shows what’s around Crystal Falls. Use it to explore shopping, dining, activities and schools around Crystal Falls.
Shopping Near Crystal Falls
The closest grocery shopping to Crystal Falls is the HEB Plus only 5 minutes away on Hwy 183. Crystal Falls is also close to several shopping districts. The 1890 Ranch and the Railyard in Cedar Park are located only 10 minutes away. Other shopping areas within a short drive of Crystal Falls are the Lakeline Mall (12 minutes), Arboretum (15 minutes), Round Rock Premium Outlets (20 minutes), IKEA (20 minutes) and The Domain (25 minutes).
Things to Do Near Crystal Falls
Crystal Falls offer its residence plenty of activities within the neighborhood. Each Crystal Falls Neighborhood has access to world class community centers, pools, playgrounds and parks. Crystal Falls recreational amenities include an 18 hole golf course, 2 swimming complexes, picnic and barbecue areas, playgrounds, fishing lake, volleyball court, 18 hole disc golf course and walking trails. Ten minutes away you’ll find the Cedar Park Event Center where you can watch big name talent perform, as well as the Austin Toros (NBA minor league team) or Texas Stars hockey. In the need for some baseball? The Dell Diamond and the Round Rock Express is 20 minutes away. Need to cool down in the summer? The Volente VIP Marina, Lake Travis, Lake Georgetown are all less than 20 minutes away. Scroll down to continue reading our Crystal Falls neighborhood guide.
Places to Eat Near Crystal Falls
There are several great restaurants near the Crystal Falls neighborhood from American to Mexican to Italian. O’Leander Cafe is the place to go for real home cooking. O’Leander is Italian American Fusion with their most poplar dishes being their Chicken Parmesan and Chicken Marsala. For awesome margaritas and Mexican martinis, you can’t go wrong with Jardin Del Rey. Also try their Chili Relleno and Carne Guisada. Another popular Leander restaurant is Luigi’s Italian Restaurant. Luigi’s serves some of the best Italian in the Austin Area. Make sure to order the Paprika Chicken. You have to ask for it, as it is not on the menu.
Coffee Near Crystal Falls
There are several Starbucks within a short drive of Crystal Falls. If you’re looking for something a little more local, give the Silver Spoon Cafe a shot. Not only do they have great drip coffee, their pies are out of this world .
Gyms Near Crystal Falls
If you have not elected to put a home gym in your custom Crystal Falls home, there are plenty of great gyms within a short drive. Anytime Fitness has just about everything you would want in a gym, plus they’re open 24 hours a day. Cross Fit Leander is a great place to go if you want to get more in depth with your work out. Cross Fit has well trained personal trainers and top notch facilities. Thanks for reading our Crystal Falls neighborhood guide.
Crystal Falls Sold Data – What Crystal Falls Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Crystal Falls and for how much? Where can I find pictures of homes that actually sold? How many days does it take to sell a home in Crystal Falls? How many homes are currently for sale in Crystal Falls? What’s the median sold price in Crystal Falls? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Crystal Falls? How’s the Crystal Falls market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Crystal Falls Sold Data Report.
Leander Realtors Specializing in Crystal Falls
Rebecca Jacks and Raymond Stoklosa are Leander Realtors specializing in Crystal Falls homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Crystal Falls, Rebecca and Raymond know the area well and have the experience and tools necessary to make your next real estate transaction stress free. For more info about who we are and how we work, check out our Buying a Home in Crystal Falls and our Selling a Home in Crystal Falls.