Thursday, October 13, 2016

Austin Neighborhoods: Steiner Ranch



It’s been over three years since we took at look at the Steiner Ranch neighborhood of Austin, Texas.  A lot has changed since then in this master-planned community located off 620 near Quinlan Park Road, so now would be a good idea to revisit this area eighteen miles from downtown Austin.

Steiner Ranch is a popular suburb for families who enjoy taking advantage of the outdoors and the community’s position between Lake Austin and Lake Travis.

Many people choose Steiner Ranch for the fact that students attend schools in the popular Leander School District.  Children in Kindergarten through fifth grade go to River Ridge Elementary, Steiner Ranch Elementary, or Laura Welch Bush Elementary.

Sixth through eighth graders are zoned to Canyon Ridge Middle School, whose mascot is the Eagles.  They go on to Vandegrift High School for grades nine through twelfth.  Vandegrift is just seven years old.  It opened in 2009 and the first class to graduate from its halls was the class of 2012.

There are many employers in and near Steiner Ranch, including Lake Austin Spa and Resort, a luxe, fitness-focused Hill Country spa resort that serves guests healthy meals in addition to providing spa services.  They employ a multitude of hospitality staff including masseuses, front desk personnel, chefs, ground keepers and more.

There are a lot of High Tech employers in this area of Austin as well, which led to its nickname as “Silicon Hills”, after Silicon Valley in California.  VMware is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies providing cloud and virtualization software and services.  They employ people in a variety of positions including marketing, human resources, product management, sales, finance, technical support, quality engineering, and IT.  

Lakeside Pizza and Grill was voted best pizza in the Steiner Ranch area.  They offer a family friendly, full service dine-in experience with carry-out and delivery of their delicious entrees, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers, in addition to pizza of course!  They have seven tvs so you can watch the game and sit back while enjoying their full bar and large outdoor patio.

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse has incredible steaks and other dishes overlooking a beautiful vista of the lake.  A great destination for a special night out or to impress the boss.  

The cleverly named A fishie anado is a tropical fish store with fresh water and marine fish selection, aquariums, maintenance and supplies.  They have everything you need to make sure your fish are happy and healthy!

The Treasury at the Oasis gives you the chance to purchase home decor from all over the world without leaving Steiner Ranch.  The owners scour the planet for art, accessories and furniture and bring it back to sell in their store.  If you’d prefer to leave the planning to someone else, they even offer interior design services.

There are several luxurious apartment communities in Steiner Ranch, many with views.  One of these is Riverlodge, which has large one and two bedroom apartments with washer and dryer connections, walk-in closets, balconies or patios, garden tubs, vaulted ceilings, and pantries.  The community has a sparkling pool, sports courts, garage parking, and scenic views.

Hyde Park at Ribelin Ranch has one, two, and three bedroom apartments with washers and dryers, oversized walk-in closets, garden tubs, built-in bookcases, attached garages, and more. The community has valet trash service, a leash-free dog park, a poolside lounge area with 70 inch tv, a separate volleyball pool, and a 24 hour fitness center.

Tacara Steiner Ranch’s one, two, and three bedroom homes are appointed with large private patios, some private fenced in backyards, available one and two car attached garages, 36 inch mahogany cabinets, 2-inch faux wood blinds, washers and dryers, crown molding and more.  Amenities include a huge resident club with social parlor, indoor/outdoor climate controlled Loggia with retractable walls, private cabanas, billiards game room with private veranda, a hydro-massage studio, access to Steiner Ranch jogging trails, dog park and washing center, and weekly happy hours and regular resident events.

Ready to make your home in Steiner Ranch?  We can help you find it!  Give A Plus Apartments a call today at 512-231-1400 to find your dream apartment today!