A drive north of Austin will take you to Orchard Ridge, a master planned community built on the foundations of healthy living and community engagement. 670 home sites reside on 248 acres of land, encompassing scenic hiking trails and parks. Located in Liberty Hill, Texas, Orchard Ridge offers residents the peace and sights of the Texas Hill Country while only being a 30-minute drive from the bustling city life of Downtown Austin. Check out the Orchard Ridge community today!
Four homebuilders are collaborating on developing this vibrant community. With over 30 floor plans to choose from, there’s a house design for everyone in Orchard Ridge. Check out the builders below and find your new home!
One builder in the community is Dream Finders Homes, a privately owned homebuilder whose mission is to provide the best quality for the least amount of money. In 2012, Inc. 500 ranked Dream Finders Homes as the third fastest growing private building company in the United States, with homes in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, and Texas. Dream Finders Homes has 15 floor plans available, all starting in the mid-$200s and mid-$300s. Take a look at the Edison II design, which is 2,289 square feet and has the options for 3-4 bedrooms. For those desiring a touch of elegance, consider upgrading the Edison II floor plan to include double front doors and a gourmet kitchen!
With a focus on quality designs and reliability, Pacesetter Homes is another builder to keep your eye on in Orchard Ridge. An Austin-based homebuilder that opened its doors in 2007, Builder Magazine has recognized Pacesetter Homes as one of the top 10 fastest growing homebuilding companies in the United States. Pacesetter Homes offers 13 floor plans to potential Orchard Ridge residents, with prices ranging in the mid $200s to early $300s. Check out the Dormer floor plan, which has 2,570 square feet and includes a game room.
Orchard Ridge was designed with community building and healthy
living in mind, and its multiple onsite amenities are a testament to this
dedication. The Orchard Park Activity Center is the main hub for all
recreational activities; residents can enjoy a pool, a large courtyard for
family gatherings, and a pavilion with a fireplace and grill. A fitness center
with exercise equipment is additionally available. For those wanting to work up
a sweat in the outdoors, multiple nature trails provide nearly two miles of
paths for walking, hiking, and biking. Two neighboring parks with playgrounds
will be enticing to families with children, and a dog park will be built in the
Truly putting the ‘orchard’ in Orchard Ridge, fruit and nut trees are planted throughout the neighborhood, providing nourishment to all community members. There’s even a community garden to encourage a green lifestyle and a true sense of coming together and creating something beautiful.
While there’s plenty to do within the community itself, even more activities await beyond the neighborhood. Conveniently located near Cedar Park, Leander, and Austin, Orchard Ridge folks can enjoy the delights that each city offers.
Jump on Highway 183 for a quick drive down to the H-E-B Plus!, where residents will do most of their grocery shopping. Orchard Ridge is also close to the stores at 1890 Ranch, which is an open-air shopping center with plenty of stores and restaurants to visit. The Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club is a short four mile drive away, and features golf, tennis, and upscale dining experiences, among other activities. Those missing the city lights of Austin only have a 30-minute drive into the heart of downtown, making weekend visits and trips a breeze.
The Texas Education Agency assesses the performance of students in public grade school using the Texas Academic Performance Report, or TAPR (formerly Academic Excellence Indicator System, or AEIS). Scoring districts is as follows:
- A – Exemplary Performance
- B – Recognized Performance
- C – Acceptable Performance
- D – In Need of Improvement
- F – Unacceptable Performance
Orchard Ridge is zoned into Leander ISD, which currently has just under 40,000 students enrolled across 44 schools. Well known for its student achievement, Leander ISD received a B rating on their most recent report card.
Elementary school students attend Jim Plain Elementary School, located at 501 S Brook Drive. 937 students currently attend in grades Pre-K – 5th, with an average of 18 students per classroom. For the 2018-19 academic year, the school scored an overall C ranking on their report card.
For grades six through eight, students continue onto Wiley Middle School, located at 1526 Raider Way. Just over 1,000 students enrolled as Wiley Coyotes for the 2018-2019 school year, with an average classroom size of 24.3 students. Wiley Middle School received a B ranking on its most recent report card.
High school students attend Glenn High School from grades 9 – 12. Located at 1320 Collaborative Way, 1,587 students are currently enrolled, with an average of 24 students per classroom. The school received a C ranking on its most recent report card.
A Vital Community
From its pavilions to its orchards, Orchard Ridge takes the next step to embrace green living and a true sense of community. Located close to Austin while still having all the natural beauty of the hill country, this community offers the best of both worlds, all at affordable prices. Look for your new home in Orchard Ridge today!
Sarah graduated from Trinity University in 2012 with a degree in International Relations and Political Science. She writes blogs on new homes, decor, communities, and more for NewHomeSource. When she’s not writing, you can find her spending time with her three cats.