Cedar Park is a vibrant community situated on the northern border of Austin and just 17 miles from downtown. We are named for an actual park that was a rail stop in the late 1800s and were incorporated as a City in 1973. True to our namesake Cedar Park now features 47 City parks and 22 miles of trails. Today’s population within the City limits is close to 80,000 and Cedar Park is consistently ranked by the U.S. Census Bureau as one of the Fastest-Growing Cities in the Country. We’re a bustling high-tech employer hub, too, with a median age of 34.2 years, 44.1 percent with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and an average household income of $99,348.
Cedar Park is also home to three professional sports teams: the 2014 Calder Cup-winning AHL Hockey League Champion Texas Stars, affiliates of the NHL Dallas Stars; the 2012 NBA G-League Champions the Austin Spurs, who are the affiliates of the five-time NBA World Champion San Antonio Spurs. The Stars and Spurs play at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, a City-owned facility is a multi-purpose venue that 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.
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. Movoto has also named Cedar Park the Third Best City to Move to in the Nation, and the Fourth Best Small City for Education in America. 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 has 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. NerdWallet.com has also named Cedar Park the Best City (in the U.S.) to Open a Restaurant. All of these rankings are independent and unsolicited.
Cedar Park is a city that truly espouses its core values of community, service, innovation, professionalism, integrity, leadership, and fiscal responsibility. These standards are at the heart of daily life for Cedar Park residents, City leaders, City staff, and business leaders. Visit www.cedarparktexas.gov today to learn more about the City of Cedar Park.