campuses achieving the coveted Recognized
performance rating by the Texas Education
Agency based on academics and graduation
statistics. Residents agree that despite the
explosion of growth the community has experienced as the result of high-tech industries
settling in the area, the glue that binds them
together as a community is the interest in the
education of Pflugerville’s youngest residents.
Like many small communities, life here
revolves around the schools.
With a strong sense of its German heritage,
the Greater Pflugerville community sponsors
several family-oriented activities and festivals throughout the year, such as the local
Deutchen Pfest, golf tournaments, bike rodeo,
and Halloween and Christmas festivals. It is
this charming hometown feeling and friendly,
neighborliness that people who settle here
find the living more “pfun” in Pflugerville.
Families seeking old-fashioned value in a
new community need look no further than
Falcon Pointe, a master-planned community
by Newland Communities in the Pflugerville
area. Falcon Pointe’s location makes it an
ideal choice for a family on the go, with close
proximity to area schools, golf courses, and
Homes in the Falcon Pointe community
are priced from the $160s to the $370s, with
square footage ranging from 1,400 to 4, 300
square feet. Falcon Pointe has three distinct
areas, Arbor Landing, The Vistas and Brook-wood Trail, and will include about 1,800
single-family homes over a 700-acre area
when fully developed.
Located just off FM 685, Falcon Pointe is in
the award-winning Pflugerville Independent
School District. Residents will find all grades
easily accessible to their school-age children,
with Murchison Elementary School and Park
Crest Middle School nearby. Hendrickson
High School is adjacent to Falcon Pointe.
Falcon Pointe features an Amenity Center
and Residents’ Clubhouse that serves as a
6.7-acre community retreat for residents
and their guests, including a fully functional
kitchen and a party room available for residents to reserve and use for parties, and an
on-site Activity Director to help.
The Residents’ Clubhouse/Pavilion facility
has a large fitness room indoors, while
outdoors features a multi-feature pool, sand
volleyball, tennis courts, an outdoor sports
court, a park with children’s play equipment,
a play field, and picnic facilities.
Newland Communities has landscaped Falcon
Pointe with more than 1,000 trees as part of a
community forestry program to enhance the
neighborhood’s overall appeal and encourage
the growth of wildlife. Newland Communities also has an extensive trail system, “pocket
parks,” and pavilions with picnic facilities
throughout the development. Another added
benefit to living in Falcon Pointe is it is only
minutes away from Blackhawk and Star Ranch,
two daily-fee golf courses.
The natural beauty of the Hill Country and
Volente’s excellent access to Lake Travis are
just two of the reasons this once sleepy small
town is so popular. Volente has experienced a
recent boom in development, with new neighbors and new businesses settling into the area.
Those who live here appreciate living life in
the Texas Hill Country and the beauty of the
lake. Volente incorporated itself as a town
to avoid annexation by the city of Austin or
Cedar Park, allowing Volente residents more
control over the city’s planning, including
future plans for zoning and growth control.
Bounded by Ranch Road 620 on the south
and extending north to FM 1431, Volente
enjoys a shared border with preserve land
administered by the Audubon Society on the
east. The median home price here is about
$450,000, with unimproved land tracts available for building.
The 2011 opening of Travaasa Austin – the
former home of The Crossings that has been
transformed into a luxury hotel and resort
– also adds to the area’s popularity. Overlooking Lake Travis, Travaasa Austin offers
70 guestrooms in a low-key campus-style
layout. The property includes horse stables, a
challenge course designed in partnership with
Outward Bound, a fitness center and yoga
studio, an infinity-edge pool, dining area with
outdoor patio and exhibition kitchen, and an
Twin Creeks Country Club and its golf course
have also brought more golf enthusiasts and
retirees to the area, and hiking and biking have
always been popular area sports. Shore Club
Volente Beach Waterpark, a family recreational
facility and waterpark on the shores of Lake
Travis, draws more than 1,000 people on the
weekends at the height of its season.