Community • Service • Innovation • Professionalism
Integrity • Leadership • Fiscal Responsibility
Cedar Park, Texas is a city that espouses the core values of community, service, innovation, professionalism, integrity, leadership, and fiscal responsibility. These standards are at the heart of daily life for Cedar Park citizens, City leaders, City staff, and business leaders.
Cedar Park has grown by more than 400 percent in the last decade, and has twice been ranked by the U.S. Census Bureau as the Fourth Fastest-growing City in the Country, and remains among the United States’ Top 25. It’s no wonder why more people are choosing to call Cedar Park “home” for their families and businesses. It’s no wonder why more people are choosing to call Cedar Park “home” for their families and businesses.
Located just 17 miles from downtown Austin, Texas, Cedar Park is a well-established community that was founded in 1887 and incorporated as a city in 1973. Now the third largest city in the Austin area with a population exceeding 65,000 within its city limits (more than 83,000 combined with the population of its extra territorial jurisdiction), the City of Cedar Park attracts residents from all over the globe because of its unique charm, close proximity to Austin and the Texas Hill Country and the beauty surrounding the Lower Colorado River Lake System. Cedar Park has 927 acres of parks and natural areas and approximately 22 miles of walking/running/cycling trails. There is truly something for everyone here. Whether it is hiking, bicycling, water sports, live music, great food, shopping or any other activity you enjoy, you will find in or very close to Cedar Park.
Cedar Park is home to two professional sports teams: the Texas Stars - the 2014 Calder Cup AHL Hockey League Champions and affiliates of the NHL Dallas Stars; the Austin Spurs - the NBA D-League team affiliates of the 2014 NBA World Champion San Antonio Spurs. This City-owned facility is a multi-purpose venue holds up to 8,700 guests and hosts more than 130 events per year.
Two Fortune 500 companies are major employers in Cedar Park: Dana Corporation and National Oilwell Varco. Cedar Park is also home and headquarters for several high tech employers including Firefly Space Systems, Fallbrook Technologies, LiveOps, Tolteq, and Corvalent, along with industrial manufacturers such as BMC West Materials and BMC Millworks.
The national online real estate brokerage firm Movato has named Cedar Park the Fifth Most Desirable Suburb in the Country in terms of amenities, cost of living, education, unemployment, household income, and safety. We are one of Family Circle Magazine Ten Best Towns for Families and Forbes Magazine has identified Cedar Park as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Suburbs. Security corporation SafeWise recently ranked Cedar Park near the top of its 50 Safest Cities in Texas list, and for several years Cedar Park has had one of the lowest crime rates for cities of its size in Texas according to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s annual Crime in Texas Report. Most recently, www.NerdWallet.com named Cedar Park the Best City (in the U.S.) to Open a Restaurant. All of these rankings are independent and unsolicited. All of these rankings are independent and unsolicited.
Whether you are a citizen, visitor, or someone who is interested in opening a business here, you’ll feel right at home in Cedar Park. For more detailed demographic information, click here to see our Community Profile. If you would like more information about Cedar Park’s attractions and hotel accommodations, visit www.cedarparkfun.com. And to learn more about Cedar Park’s rich history, visit www.cedarparkhistory.com.
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