The Ranch at Brushy Creek Homes For Sale
The Ranch at Brushy Creek, located north of Austin, is a large, master-planned Cedar Park neighborhood established in 2005 and surrounded by Texas hill country. The community of over 1,300 homes is divided into multiple subdivisions that are named after their defining geography and feature homes built by Austin’s foremost home builders. Built alongside a meandering creek that originally hosted the earliest homes in Williamson County, The Ranch at Brushy Creek offers residents easy access to a 60 acre lake, as well as the surrounding 90 acre Brushy Creek Lake Park. Williamson County Regional Trail also is nearby, providing miles of winding hike and bike trails through wooded enclaves that traverse several northwest Austin communities.
Tim Mccoi, a six-year long resident, described Brushy Creek’s real estate as “luxurious” and “well-built.” Indeed, The Ranch at Brushy Creek homes are known for their large, luxury footprints that range from an average of 2,000 to 6,000 square feet. Most homes were constructed in the mid-2000s and feature modern brick and stone façades that reflect classic architecture styles, with construction continuing through 2013.
The Ranch at Brushy Creek sits within the 78613 zip code, just 23 miles northwest from downtown Austin. That distance translates to a 45-minute commute in heavy traffic and a 30-minute drive outside of rush hours, with easy access to the 45 Toll Road. Traveling downtown is not necessary to be close to major employers, though, as companies like Dell, Scott & White University Medical Campus, IBM, 3M, and Abbot Laboratories are all close to The Ranch at Brushy Creek in the northwest Austin/Cedar Park/Round Rock area.
Numerous builders have contributed to The Ranch at Brushy Creek’s construction. They include Drees Custom Homes, Newmark, Scott Felder, Mercedes Homes, Buffington Signature Homes, Grand Haven Homes, Highland Homes, Meritage Homes, Sitterle Homes, and Standard Pacific Homes.
Homeowners at The Ranch at Brushy Creek must join the Homeowners’ Association, which helps monitor the neighborhood, organizes events, and provides information about what’s going on in the neighborhood. The association’s webpage provides a community calendar, a newsletter, and pool reservation information.
Amenities for homeowners include a private junior Olympic size pool, golf courses, fishing, boating, lighted softball and soccer fields, disc golf courses, basketball, volleyball, and playgrounds. Residents receive a key to access the property, which also has a covered toddler wading pool and a fountain water feature.
Just five minutes from The Ranch at Brushy Creek is the Avery Ranch Golf Course, an 18-hole design created by golf architect Andy Raugust. The course makes beautiful use of Texas’ natural hill country, built alongside large oak trees, manicured water features, and Brushy Creek Lake. The managed public course is complete with a clubhouse, driving range, and dining room. It has been named #1 for Best Innovative Design, Best Clubhouse, and more by Avid Golfer Magazine.
Tim Mccoi and his family, who “love biking and fishing,” enjoy close proximity to an abundance of recreational hotspots. The following parks and trails provide safe yet exciting environments for outdoor fun:
Brushy Creek Lake was constructed in 1965. Recreational activities on the lake include fishing, non-motorized boating, swimming, and wildlife observation. The lake is adjacent to the Brushy Creek Lake Park.
The Ranch at Brushy Creek is nestled along the nearby Brushy Creek Lake and the 90-acre park that surrounds it, Brushy Creek Lake Park. The park houses a canoe and kayak launch, a fishing pier, a wildlife observation area, ample parking, a water playscape, nature trails, an exercise station, sand volleyball courts, and three pavilions that can be rented for special occasions. An eight-mile trail runs through the park, connecting Cedar Park to Round Rock.
This connecting trail, called the Williamson County Regional Trail , winds through the area around The Ranch at Brushy Creek and provides an ideal place for hiking and biking.
Fourteen acre Ranch Trails Park is also nearby, on the corner of North Frontier Road and Ranch Trails, adjacent to the amenities center. The park features sand volleyball and basketball courts, lush tree coverage, picnic and barbeque areas, a labyrinth, a wildlife observation area, a water-play area, an open-air pavilion, and plans for playscapes and extended walking trails.
Champion Park is the second in a series of well-maintained parks along the Brushy Creek Regional Trail that follows its namesake from Parmer Lane to Great Oaks Drive. The park offers open fields; miles of trails for jogging, biking, and strolling; swings; a sandpit with fake dinosaur bones for excavating; and shaded areas for escaping the sun. A run-through fountain shaped like a giant whale skeleton helps cool down visitors during the hotter months. A large pavilion with picnic tables and BBQ pits can be reserved for use.
The City of Cedar Park Library, just 3.3 miles away, is the closest resource for free reading. Both the Round Rock Public Library and the Leander Public Library also are relatively close at a distance of five miles.
Shopping and Restaurants
clay court at the neighborhood parkAlthough not within Austin, residents of The Ranch at Brushy Creek have a multitude of conveniences just minutes from home. Tim Mccoi’s family “loves being outside,” but they also frequent the Round Rock movie theater, which they can reach in about 10 to 15 minutes by car.
In addition, the Whitestone Market Shopping Center, located on the corner of 1431 and Parmer, is a five minute drive and features an H.E.B. grocery store, several banks, a Starbucks, a Home Depot, a variety of restaurants and eateries, and much more. The Avery Ranch Shopping Center is also nearby, with several sit-down restaurants like Z’Tejas, Waterloo Icehouse, and Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria.
The Round Rock Premium Outlets offer over 125 outlet stores like Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Coach, J.Crew, Nike, and Tommy Hilfiger. Nearby restaurants include a Mimi’s Café, and a large Ikea is one exit north of the outlets.
Four Points Center, located 12 miles from The Ranch at Brushy Creek, is home to a selection of retailers that includes restaurants, banks, and department stores. Popular retailers include Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, Bellagio’s Italian Bistro, El Salido, and Johnny Carino’s.
Lakeline Mall , located six miles from The Ranch at Brushy Creek, is anchored by Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, and Sears. The mall includes more than 150 specialty stores and a nine-screen Regal Theatre. Lakeline Plaza and Lakeline Village are located adjacent to Lakeline Mall and offer an additional 10 anchor stores, including Best Buy, Old Navy, and TJMaxx, plus over 20 specialty stores. Surrounding restaurants include Chili’s, Applebee’s, Texican Cafe, and Plucker’s
In five miles or less, residents of The Ranch at Brushy Creek can attain a wide variety of food provisions. For traditional supermarket needs, the H.E.B. grocery store in the Whitestone Market Shopping Center and the Randalls at 1400 Cypress Creek Rd. offer all-encompassing convenience. The Natural Grocer by Vitamin Cottage (1335 E Whitestone Blvd.) and Sprouts Farmers Market off of Interstate 35 cater to the health-minded. Those who seek ethnic or specialty items can visit MTM Indian Foods Inc. on 9225 W Parmer Ln. or Round Rock Honey, 1308 Chisholm Trail.
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