The City of Leander, Texas, is built on the banks of the Pedernales River and sits on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The community is close to tears, its residents have pride in the fact that they do have a powder coat of oil covering their homes and many of their fields are still actively in cultivation. Leander, population 7,000, is considered to be a bedroom community of the Gulf Coast, Texas.
There are many reasons that have led to the growth of Leander. This city is built on the site of two historic missions that were abandoned in the 1930s. Leander’s airport was built in the 1940s and, in 1949, the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA,Dgate Inc., built what was at the time, the largest airfield in North America. Students of Leander attend a school called Dwight Green Elementary School.
The location of Leander, Texas on the edge of the Permian Basin provides easy access to the Permian Basin, but the lead-acid batteries used in thestrip mining, and other heavy industry operations chose to build their plants on the west side of the city. It is an unthinkable city, located very near the Permian Basin. Nevertheless, Leanderians proudly go in for all trades in the Strip Mining Industry. As the strip mines have virtually no pollution, the air in Leander is disease free.
The people of Leander were said to resemble Pecosians. Leander’s population was solo and purposeful. They lived in houses with attached gardens in well kept lawns. Because they planned their city based on the west-end of their property, they built Leander brick houses mostly designed by Arizona home designers. They also integrated brick and concrete, creating the city that we know now is thriving today.
Leander’s name couldn’t be removed however. Instead, the city was renamed in 2004 by a group of local activists in memory of Harry W. 53rd Stereo O. Stereo, who died in 1957. Harry lost his job at RCA when the university moved west with its then owner, Louis Marx. The activists originally planned to name the new city after Mr. Stereo, but that idea was altered when the new city was already under construction.
The city first opened to the public in 1881 with a population of 30,000. In 1892, the population reached 250,000, but the city lost its population title to El Paso, Texas in 1893 when the population reached 400,000. A powered movement in the wake of the dot-connector linking Austin and Houston, Texas, paved the way for Leander’s growth into the central Texas metropolis it is today.
Today, Leander is a thriving city with a well educated, fairly rich population. Leander is located in Williamson County about 22 miles northwest of Austin on the west side of the Hill Country. The city has a dynamic economy-to-day, but has been known to lean on the livestock industry over the years. One unique feature of the city is that it is now a critical center for the virtual currency trade.
The latest technological wonders of Leander are the Google plex, which is the state’s largest conference and exhibition center, and the flock of computers and Internet connections in the city-within-a-city calledLightRail.fully dedicated to light rail alone, Leander has more than 800 residents and a population just over 70,000. Leander is located in Williamson County about 22 miles northwest of Austin on the west side of the Hill Country. The city has a dynamic economy-to-day, but has been known to lean on the livestock industry over the years.
The city has a building boom, and Leander is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. The city’s rapid growth earned it the nickname “Second Mile City,” and Leander was indeed second when the railroad came to town. The railroad service to and from San Antonio and Austin by rail opened up the reach and advantages of the city to more and more people.
Leander was a dependable wall town, sustaining itself primarily through agriculture. As the rail service progressed, the population doubled every 20 years until just over 60,000 people lived in Leander in the year 2000. Now, the population is over 100,000, and Leander is a thriving community, with a host of attractions and a history you can’t visit anywhere else. Leander’s cultural amenities includes century mansion and beautiful log cabins, as well as the converted 1839 Federal style building that houses the founding fathers’ presidential library and museums. Known for its public library and diverse programs ranging from the requisite serious to the arts, the symphony and sports, Leander is a real treat for students of all ages.
Leander is a founding member of the West coast Minute Frontier City Association and the National Independent State Landmarks Foundation. For Historical Society.