Leander is 25 miles from the heart of Austin, Texas. Leander is served by the Leander Independent School District. Master planned communities are available, as are homes on acreage. Regardless Leander is extremely family-friendly, as is much of surrounding Austin. Leander is also near to Cedar Park and the shopping available there, popular amongst residents of Leander. Overall Leander residents pride their community on family values and a quaint, quiet atmosphere. Additionally for commuters, the Metrorail Red Line connects Leander to downtown Austin and a variety of stops along the way.

Median home prices in Leander have remained relatively stable around $175,000 from 2006 through 2011, though the number of homes sold during this period per quarter has declined from 700 in 2006 to approximately 200 in 2011. In 2009 the estimated median home value was $155,000.