While Round Rock has long called itself the “Sports Capital of Texas,” recent announcements regarding upcoming sports facilities and leagues in Cedar Park, just minutes from Deerbrooke, indicate that this neighboring city is quickly becoming a serious challenger for that title.
The Logic Behind Leander’s Burgeoning Sports Scene
A quick look at the growth and demographics of Cedar Park Leander makes it clear why these communities are being targeted for sports arenas and leagues. In a recent article in Community Impact, the development coordinator for the company behind iSports, a 240,000 square foot building on nearly 14 acres, cites the growing number of young families in Cedar Park as one of the driving factors behind their decision to locate their facility in the city.
Josh McKay, development coordinator for Perardi Development, says, “Seventy percent of the population within a 10-mile radius is between the ages of 10 and 55. With that demographic, you’re getting children and their parents.” The majority of Cedar Park’s population is also well-educated and fairly affluent.
Ryan Raya, owner of Chaparral Ice, agrees with McKay’s sentiments. His company plans to open two NHL-sized hockey rinks, an indoor soccer field and an outdoor football field at iSports.
“The demographics in Cedar Park are ideal for team sports,” Raya explains. “The area includes a lot of middle- to high-income families with a lot of kids in the 3- to 18-year-old range.”
Leander is experiencing similar growth, with a recent report estimating that 50,000 new homes will be built within the boundaries of Leander ISD in the next 9 years.
Families who choose Deerbrooke for their new homes will love having a facility for ice sports closer to home. Raya says 70 percent of ice skaters in Austin, whether for figure skating, hockey, curling, or public skating, come from Leander and Round Rock. The closest ice rink for these sports is currently at least 12 miles away, in north Austin.
Even More Sports for More Williamson County Athletes
With there being just 5.5 miles from Cedar Park to Leander, Tx, all the upcoming sports facilities are an easy drive for residents of Deerbrooke.
HIT Center Austin, which is rebranding itself as Max Out Sports, expects to open its new 77,000 square foot facility in Spring 2020. Executive Director Brett Johnson expects its multiple volleyball courts and private gym facilities to appeal to both children and adults, such as youth participating in Leander baseball and needing a place to train.
Max Out Sports will be located just southwest of the intersection of Toll 183A and SH 45 N, close to an exit and easily accessible to residents of Austin, Round Rock and Leander. In addition to indoor volleyball courts, Max Out Sports will have three full-sized basketball courts, and indoor turf. Available services include physical therapy, personal training and massage. Max Out Sports will provide a wide variety of sports-related activities and training for Leander Tx sports and Leander youth sports.
The Impact of Indigo Ridge
Last year’s announcement that the Indigo Ridge multi-use development had gotten the go-ahead sent ripples of excitement throughout the entire area. Indigo Ridge will be located on 155 acres at the northwest corner of Whitestone Boulevard and Sam Bass Road, and its plans include retail, hotel, office and residential space.
Tennis fans are especially thrilled about the USTA Texas announcement that it plans to locate its headquarters at Indigo Ridge at Cedar Park. The tennis center will include approximately 40 outdoor tennis courts, six to eight indoor tennis courts, a stadium court, and related amenities for training, development and competitions. USTA Cedar Park is expected to turn Indigo Ridge and the surrounding area into a major sports tourism destination.
Deerbrooke is Ideal for Your New Home
The exciting plans for so many new sports facilities and developments near Deerbrooke perfectly complement the community’s vision for a master-planned neighborhood that combines small-town charm, big-city convenience and upscale amenities. As Indigo Ridge, Max Out Sports and iSports take shape, residents will have a dazzling variety of activities to choose from close to home. Both Indigo Ridge and iSports also plan to include retail, adding a new texture to the area’s already plentiful choices for shopping.
Amenities for Every Member of the Family
There are plenty of things to do within the community of Deerbrook itself. You won’t have to wait for the new sports facilities to open to stay active and entertained.