Pflugerville, Texas is situated in the heart of Central Texas, just 12 minutes from downtown Austin.
Pflugerville Independent School District, founded in 1902, is a fast-growth district located in Northeast Travis County. The District encompasses approximately ninety-five square miles and includes all or part of six municipalities including Pflugerville, Austin, Coupland, Hutto, Manor and Round Rock.
Perhaps no single factor has been more important to the community’s rapid growth than the excellence of the Pflugerville ISD. Pflugerville is widely recognized as having one of the most outstanding public school systems in Central Texas, making the city a highly desirable destination for Austin-area families and homebuyers.The school district encompasses 95 square miles in the northeast portion of Travis County.
With 17 elementary schools, 6 middle schools and 3 high schools, Pflugerville ISD has more than 23,000 students. Enrollment is expected to double to more than 40,000 students by 2020. With the explosive population growth in the community, Pflugerville ISD has also experienced rapid growth during the past few decades. Even with substantial growth, the district has maintained a solid teaching curriculum and a strong reputation.
Built to provide the citizens of Pflugerville with drinking water, this 180-acre reservoir has become the city’s most popular family playground. Located at the intersection of Weiss Lane and Pflugerville Parkway, the lake is open for fishing, swimming, jogging, canoes, kayaks and wind surfing. Lake Pflugerville Park includes a 3-mile walking/jogging trail, playground, boat launch, pavilion and beach area. Come out and enjoy the outdoors in our backyard!
The City’s nearly 50,000 residents enjoy an easy commute to downtown Austin and accessibility to other areas throughout the region. Citizens enjoy opportunities to come together at various City events throughout the year, including the annual Deutschen Pfest at Pfluger Park, the Pfirecracker Pfestival, KidFish Tournament and Triathlon at Lake Pflugerville, and the Pfall Chili Pfest, Holiday Stroll and Christmas Parade downtown.
The City of Pflugerville has more than 530 acres of parks and approximately 27 miles of trails over nine pathways. Amenities include the City’s Hike and BikeTrail, Gilleland Creek, with picnic tables and BBQ grills, a Jr. Olympic size swimming pool, a basketball court, sand volleyball court, covered gazebo and a playscape. The City also operates three community pools, Gilleland Creek Pool, Scott B. Mentzer Pool and Windermere Pool.
Quality of Life
Tremendous growth, rising home values, the water park and quality of life opportunities, were just a few of the reasons the city of Pflugerville was recognized as the 20th best city in America for a population of 50,000 – 300,000 by Money Magazine.
“For consecutive years Pflugerville has placed in the top 50 cities in America, but our leap in the rankings is no surprise to anyone living in Pflugerville because know this is a great place to live,” Pflugerville Mayor Jeff Coleman said. “With quality schools and health care, a strong economy with rising home values and great things to do including a visit to our new waterpark. All these accolades make Pflugerville a desirable place to live.”
Most notable Pflugerville statistics include an 8% increase in home values, a low unemployment rate of 4.1% and Pflugerville has sustained its low crime incident rate despite significant growth. Money Magazine’s ranking system highlighted Pflugerville’s connectivity, housing, financial state and quality of life to other cities nationwide. Money Magazine recognized Pflugerville’s safe streets, beautiful park system, recognized school district and incredible community spirit in 2012, and in 2013 recognized Pflugerville’s festivals, small-town feel and ranked Pflugerville as a great place to live and raise a family. Pflugerville residents also enjoy short commutes and the opportunity to relax at Lake Pflugerville.
How Pflugerville was chosen: Money Magazine starts with all U.S. cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000 and narrows the list by local economy, housing market and schools. Money Magazine eliminates retirement communities or towns with major job losses and ranks the rest based on job growth, home affordability, safety, school quality, health care, arts and leisure, diversity and ease-of-living criteria. Factor in a great economy, health care, a great trail system and happiness, and you get Pflugerville, Texas!
Downtown Pflugerville is supported by a group of business men and women who are passionate about the revitalization of the downtown business and entertainment area. Since the early days of locally owned businesses and the thriving small business district along Pecan and Main Streets, Pflugerville’s rapid growth has carried new businesses in all directions….but the heart and hub of community activities remains in Downtown Pflugerville!
Shopping, dining, small businesses, banks, all thrive here on a daily basis.