If you've been eying Pflugerville, you're not the only one. And if you settle down in the area and you think it looks familiar, it probably is. The television show "Friday Night Lights," and the films "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" were all shot there. Of course, the area has much more to offer than just a great location and a landscape made famous by an Emmy-winning television program. Keep reading to find out more.
Pflugerville has plenty of apartment complexes and rental homes for residents who are looking to settle down in the area and officially put a silent "P" in their addresses. Like in much of Austin, apartments in Pflugerville come in a variety of sizes, most commonly one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom offerings. Finding a studio for rent is likely to be harder, as apartments in this area tend to be more spacious.
With numerous residential neighborhoods with single-unit homes, you're also likely a find solid house rental in Pflugerville or some great condos to rent. If you're seeking out that new house smell (to the nth power), Pflugerville's fast growth means you'll likely have some new construction to choose from.
Now that you've figured out how to pronounce Pflugerville like a local, it's time to get to know the neighborhoods.
Meadow Park South: If you like to get outside, finding a home in Meadow Park South could be the right choice for you. This neighborhood borders Gilleland Creek Park on two sides, giving residents super close access to the popular green space. Gilleland Creek Park has a hike and bike trail, a BBQ area, a covered pavilion, a Jr. Olympic size pool and other great outdoor entertainment features. Because this neighborhood features a mix of construction from the '80s and '90s, residents will be able to enjoy the more established feel of the neighborhood without having to deal with the perils of super old construction. As an added bonus, this neighborhood also puts you just a short walk from popular restaurants and cafes, including the local favorite Dazzle Coffee.
Brookhollow: With Pflugerville's recent population growth, many of the homes are much newer. Brookhollow - on the other hand - gives residents a much more established and cozy feel. Streets with homes built in the 1980s and lined with more mature trees give this neighborhood an overall charming sensibility.
** Falcon Point:** If the words "new" and "shiny" describe your desired living style, Falcon Point might be a great place to look. This area is a newer, planned community that offers a ton of amenities to make your life easier. The community comes with a Residents Club, which features pools, a tennis court, fitness center, basketball court and multi-purpose entertainment spaces. And while Pflugerville has plenty of events, this neighborhood has its own schedule of things to do, including free concerts, annual celebrations like the spring fling and fall festival as well as special events like a casino night. If you want to get your shopping and errands completed in a jiffy, this is also an ideal location. Falcon Point is located right across the street from the Stone Hill Town Center, which is home to a gym, numerous home good stores, a movie theatre, medical providers, clothing stores, restaurants and entertainment venues.
As the closest northern suburb of Austin, Pflugerville gives residents the opportunity to drive into Austin, but the area also houses everything that residents require for day to day needs. It may not have big live music venues or tech conferences, but the area has plenty of local gens that residents rave about, including Dazzle Coffee, Taste of Ethiopia and Pecan Street Station.
But if you thought this was just a sleepy little suburban town, you thought wrong. Pflugerville residents like to have a good time. Especially when it comes to having festivals. Make that pfestivals. Seriously, every season is complete with festive local celebrations, including the Pfall ChiliPfest, the Pfall Pfest Craft Show, Holidays in at Heritage Park and the Spring Pfling. That's a lot of silent "P's."
And that list doesn't even include the town's annual summer festivals, when the celebrations really heat up. In the summer residents can enjoy Music in the Park, which showcases local live bands and local food vendors in Pfluger Park every other Friday in the summer. There's also the popular Pfarmers Market, the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon and the Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival.
In other words, there are a lot of occasions to have a great time in Pflugerville. Not that you need an occasion as an excuse. One of the most popular attractions in the town is Lake Pflugerville, where many residents like to enjoy the nice (or oppressively hot) weather. Lake Pflugerville gives you a variety of options for outdoor exercise and entertainment. The lake has a pavilion, a stretch of beach, fishing piers, grilling areas, kayaks, canoes, windsurfing, a three-mile running and jogging trail and more. If that water recreation isn't enough for you, Pflugerville is also home to the new Hawaiian Falls waterpark.