Expert knowledge from Barbara McLaughlin, REALTOR®.
Behrens Ranch is proud of its natural surroundings on 500 acres of former ranchland. It’s a great example of what an excellent master-planned community should offer. Residents and visitors enjoy gorgeous natural landscaping throughout the community and over 2 miles of jogging, bike and hike trails. Meandering, tree-lined streets and wide boulevards further enhance the beauty of the Behrens Ranch community. Behrens Ranch is less than 20 minutes north of Austin in Round Rock, Texas.
The City of Round Rock has received many accolades including the #1 city in Texas for business relocations and expansions as well as one of America’s “safest” cities in the nation. Money Magazine recently recognized Round Rock as the 7th Best Place to Live. With a population of over 100,000, Round Rock continues to grow and prosper.
Behrens Ranch is served by highly acclaimed schools in Round Rock ISD:
- Cactus Ranch Elementary has earned prestige in Round Rock as an Exemplary rated school, based on the TAAS test and also a Gold Performance Award from the Texas Education Agency.
- Middle school children in Behrens Ranch attend Hopewell Middle School or Walsh Ranch.
- High school students attend Round Rock High School. (Ratings and boundaries are subject to change.)
Behrens Ranch is divided into seven unique neighborhoods with current home prices ranging from high $260’s to $400,000 with luxury amenities.
Residents enjoy a recreational pool, children’s playscape, picnic tables, barbeque pits and a covered party pavilion and clubhouse. All this nestled under beautiful mature trees surrounded by open grassy areas.
Round Rock has evolved into a hub for economic growth with major employers such as Dell Computers, IKEA, Westinghouse, Scott & White Hospital, Seton Hospital, Austin Community College, Texas State University, Texas A&M Medical Health Center and Premier Outlet Mall, to name a few.
Like to shop? You are in for a treat with the Round Rock Premium Outlet, just minutes north of Behrens Ranch, and a host of other neighborhood shopping centers up and down the I-35 corridor.
Some of my favorites include Chuy’s for awesome Mexican food (come early on Sundays), The Cracker Barrel (because my husband loves biscuits and gravy), Salt Lick BBQ (you can smell the hickory smoke as you drive by), Mesa Rosa – great TexMex food and a popular happy hour destination, The Blue Oak Grill serving its famous honey cornbread in a mini skillet and Carino’s Italian Restaurant that makes the absolute best Bellinis you’ll find anywhere!!!
The city of Round Rock, in addition to being one of fastest growing cities in the United States, is also known as the ”The Sports Capital of Texas.” You can’t live in Round Rock without going to The Dell Diamond, home stadium of the Round Rock Express, a AAA minor league baseball team.
Five Fun Things to do on the WEEKENDS!
1) Go kayaking at Brushy Creek Park.
2) Jet-ski or go boating in nearby Lake Travis.
3) Fish at Lake Georgetown.
4) Take the family for a picnic at Old Settlers Park.
5) Cool off at the Rock’N River Family Aquatic Center.