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Leander is located in Williamson and Travis Counties in central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,521 residents, but as of 2013, it tops 30,000. The town was originally settled in 1882 as a stop on the railroad on the way to Austin. It was named in honor of Leander "Catfish" Brown, a railroad official. The Leander Independent School District has grown into the largest school district in the county and the fastest growing district in the state of Texas. The city continues to grow and prosper with new businesses and an expanded roadway network to assist the residents of Leander in traveling into the Austin area. Leander is known for being near the site that the Leanderthal Lady, a skeleton dating back 10,000 to 13,000 years, was discovered; the site was one of the earliest intact burials found in the United States. Leander is also the northern terminus for the Capital MetroRail Red, located on U.S. Highway 183 north of Ranch to Market Road 2243. Leander Station also has access to several express bus lines, and includes a park and ride facility with 600 parking spaces.

Surrounding areas: Georgetown, Texas (11.1 mi), Lake Travis, Texas (11.4 mi), Lago Vista, Texas (11.5 mi), Highland Hills, Texas (17.1 mi), Florence, Texas (18.5 mi), Austin, Texas (22.5 mi), Marble Falls, Texas (25.0 mi)

Leander Vacation Rentals

Leander Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Cedar Inn425 E Whitestone BlvdCedar Park, TX4.2 mi.(512) 259-7300
Comfort Inn300 E WhitestoneCedar Park, TX4.2 mi.(512) 259-1810
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1605 E Whitestone BlvdCedar Park, TX4.5 mi.(512) 259-8200
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin Cedar Park10811 Pecan Park BlvdAustin, TX8.6 mi.(512) 249-0045
Crossland12621 Hymeadow RdAustin, TX9.1 mi.(512) 331-4747
Courtyard By Marriott2700 Hoppe TrailRound Rock, TX9.9 mi.(512) 255-5551
Springhill Suites By Marriott2960 Hoppe TrailRound Rock, TX9.9 mi.(512) 733-6700
Quality Inn1005 Leander RdGeorgetown, TX10.1 mi.(512) 863-7504
Candlewood Suites Round Rock521 S Ih 35Round Rock, TX10.4 mi.(512) 828-0899
Staybridge Suites520 Ih 35 SRound Rock, TX10.4 mi.(512) 733-0942
Super 81201 N I-35Austin, TX10.9 mi.(512) 472-8331
Comfort Suites11 Waters Edge CirGeorgetown, TX11.1 mi.(512) 863-7544
Days Inn209 North Ih-35Georgetown, TX11.1 mi.(512) 863-5572
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites600 San Gabriel Village BlvdGeorgetown, TX11.1 mi.(512) 868-8555
Extended Stay Deluxe12424 Research BlvdAustin, TX11.3 mi.(512) 219-6500
Hilton Garden Inn/Austin NW Arboretum11617 Research BlvdAustin, TX11.3 mi.(512) 241-1600
Austin Marriott North2600 Ln Frontera BlvdRound Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 733-6767
Best Western Executive Inn1851 North Ih35Round Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 255-3222
Comfort Suites609 Chilsolm TRLRound Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 244-2700
Country Inn & Suites1560 N Ih-35Round Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 828-3800
Crossland555 S I-35 City Ctr BusinessRound Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 671-7872
Hilton Garden Inn Austin/round Rock2310 N I-h 35Round Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 341-8200
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites / Austin Round Rock2340 N Ih35Round Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 733-2630
La Quinta Inn #905 Round Rock2004 N Ih-35Round Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 255-6666
Red Roof Inn Austin-Round Rock1990 North I-30Round Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 310-1111
Residence Inn By Marriott Austin/round Rock2505 South Ih-35Round Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 733-2400
Rodeway Inn & Suites1802 S Ih-35Round Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 246-0055
Wingate Inn1209 N Ih-35Round Rock, TX11.5 mi.(512) 341-7000
Sleep Inn1990 N I-35Round Rock, TX12.3 mi.(512) 310-1111
Hampton Inn Austin Round Rock110 Dell WayRound Rock, TX12.6 mi.(512) 248-9100
Extended Stay America16950 N I-35Austin, TX12.7 mi.(512) 255-1400
La Quinta Inn & Suites- Round Rock South105 Parker DrAustin, TX12.9 mi.(512) 246-2800
Oakwood Worldwide Gables @ The Terrace2301 S MopacAustin, TX14.0 mi.(512) 343-2340
Oakwood Worldwide Summit @ Las Palmas5701 S MopacAustin, TX14.0 mi.(512) 343-2340
Renaissance Austin Hotel9721 Arboretum BlvdAustin, TX14.2 mi.(512) 343-2626
Homewood Suites Hotel NW Austin10925 Stonelake BlvdAustin, TX14.3 mi.(512) 349-9966
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Austin NW11201 N Mo Pac ExpyAustin, TX14.4 mi.(512) 527-0734
Hampton Inn NW Austin3908 W Braker LnAustin, TX14.4 mi.(512) 349-9898
Springhill Suites By Marriott Austin NW10936 Stonelake BlvdAustin, TX14.4 mi.(512) 349-0444
Bradford Homesuites - Austin10001 N Capital Of Texas HwyAustin, TX14.6 mi.(888) 486-7829
Bed & Breakfast
Historic Page House Tea Room & Bed & BRKFST1000 Leander RdGeorgetown, TX10.1 mi.(512) 863-8979
Fairview Bed & Breakfast1304 Newning AveAustin, TX23.6 mi.(512) 444-4746

Leander Weather & Climate

Central Texas has a subtropical-subhumid climate characterized by hot summers and dry winters. Central Texas basically has two seasons - summers that last from April through October, and winters that start in November and usually lasts until March. When summer ends, it's too dry for autumn foliage, except in East Texas. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, although most occurs in May and September in the form of thunderstorms. Large amounts of rain falling within short periods of time cause flash floods. Hail is reported an average of 31 days per year and tornadoes are reported on an average of 12 days per year. Average yearly rainfall is near 32 inches. Average sunshine varies from about 50% in the winter to near 75% in the summer. Although tornadoes are rare, they are most often associated with dissipating tropical storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 35°F 1.83 in. -
February 63°F 38°F 2.32 in. -
March 71°F 46°F 2.54 in. -
April 78°F 54°F 3.05 in. -
May 84°F 62°F 5.07 in. -
June 90°F 69°F 4.37 in. -
July 95°F 71°F 1.57 in. -
August 95°F 71°F 2.53 in. -
September 89°F 66°F 3.49 in. -
October 80°F 56°F 3.78 in. -
November 68°F 46°F 3.31 in. -
December 60°F 38°F 2.56 in. -

Leander Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located about 28 miles south of Leander in Austin, Texas, the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI) located approximately 47 miles south of Leander in San Marcos, Texas, the Draughon Miller Central Texas Regional airport (TPL) located roughly 47 miles northeast of Leander in Temple, Texas, and finally the Mc Gregor Executive airport (PWG) located around 70 miles northeast of Leander in Waco, Texas.

Leander Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX62.7 mi.
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX88.5 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX88.5 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX88.5 mi.
Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX62.7 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX88.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Crystal Falls Golf CourseLeanderTX 
Point Venture Country ClubLeanderTX 
Highland Lakes Country ClubLago VistaTX11.2 mi.
Lago Vista Country ClubLago VistaTX11.2 mi.
KurthLandrum Golf CourseGeorgetownTX11.4 mi.
Legacy Hills Golf ClubGeorgetownTX11.4 mi.
White Wing Golf ClubGeorgetownTX11.4 mi.
Forest Creek Golf ClubRound RockTX12.2 mi.
Teravista Golf ClubRound RockTX12.2 mi.
Blackhawk Golf ClubPflugervilleTX17.8 mi.
Golf Club at Star RanchHuttoTX18.8 mi.
Pedernales Country ClubSpicewoodTX19.2 mi.
Morris Williams Golf CourseAustinTX22.3 mi.
Avery Ranch Golf ClubAustinTX23.0 mi.
Bluebonnet Hill Golf Club & RangeAustinTX23.0 mi.
Butler Park Pitch & Putt Golf CourseAustinTX23.0 mi.
Cedars on Bergstrom Golf CourseAustinTX23.0 mi.
Circle C Ranch Golf ClubAustinTX23.0 mi.
Falconhead Golf ClubAustinTX23.0 mi.
Hancock Park Golf CourseAustinTX23.0 mi.
Jimmy ClayRoy Kizer Golf CourseAustinTX23.0 mi.
Lions Municipal Golf CourseAustinTX23.0 mi.
Blue Lake Golf ClubMarble FallsTX24.8 mi.
Delaware Springs Golf CourseBurnetTX24.8 mi.
Meadowlakes Golf & Country ClubMarble FallsTX24.8 mi.
Mustang Creek Golf CourseTaylorTX27.0 mi.
State Parks
Longhorn Cavern State ParkTX30.4 mi. 
Inks Lake State ParkTX32.5 mi. 
Latin American Collection of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of ArtAustinTX22.5 mi.(History)
Texas Military Forces MuseumAustinTX22.5 mi.(History)
Texas Memorial MuseumAustinTX22.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumAustinTX22.5 mi.(Art)
Charles W. Moore FoundationAustinTX22.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX79.0 mi.
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX88.5 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX88.5 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX114.6 mi.

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