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An Amazing Travel Perk of Living in Butler Farms

July 31, 2023

There’s a very good reason why the area near Georgetown, Liberty Hill, and Leander Texas is the fastest-growing region in the United States. First, the quality of life in this area, located just north of the dynamic area of Austin, is second-to-none. For proof of this, just ask the residents of the new master-planned community of Butler Farms in Liberty Hill. This community is nestled in the naturally beautiful Texas Hill Country terrain, it boasts incredible amenities and is served by some of the some of the best schools in the Southwest. Secondly, the planners who manage the mass transit to and from Austin, along with the voters to whom they report have made some very good decisions.

Getting Around from Butler Farms to Austin

The growth of the Austin economy has been nothing short of dazzling. No corporate incomes taxes, a steady stream of world-class graduates of The University of Texas at Austin as potential employees, and a laid-back attitude that is appropriate for the “Live Music Capital of the World,” has made the Austin area a perfect spot for companies in all industries, and it is especially attractive to the technology sector. Every major company involved in the design and manufacture of tech products and services has a strong presence in the area. 

There are two things that are consistent with the people who work in technology. First, they want to live in a home that has a more relaxed pace. Secondly, they are accustomed to efficient ways to get from home to work to entertainment. That’s where the services of CapMetro come in.

For those who choose to live in a small town but still want the advantages of the Austin experience, Butler Farms is a great choice. The car commute is not terrible – Highway 29 to I – 35 is about 30 miles but it can be traffic-snarled at specific times making it about an hour trip. However, savvy commuters and fun-seekers of Austin restaurant, entertainment, and college and professional sports have found a better option and it starts with a central transit hub, located about 8 miles away from Butler Farms in Leander.

Light Rail, Designated Bus and On-Demand Travel

For commuters from Liberty Hill to tech centers and downtown Austin, the CapMetro pitch is compelling. 

“Why fight traffic on your commute to and from work when you can use the time for something you’d rather be doing instead? Board the train and watch the scenery, read, catch up with a friend, or browse on your phone with free onboard Wi-Fi.

“The Red Line’s 32-mile route is designed to take you to and from your destination, connecting downtown to North Austin to Leander. Whether you are commuting to work downtown, headed to UT, or moving between any of the stations on the line, rail is the comfortable, reliable way to get where you’re going.”

The Red Line route, available here, operates 6 days a week (no Sunday service) from Leander to the Domain, Q2 Stadium for a soccer game, and into downtown near the Austin Convention Center. This is within easy walking distance of UT sports events, live music, museums, and live entertainment that Austin has earned a worldwide reputation for providing. Capital Metro provides bus and rail service to and from Leander, as well as an on-demand pickup service within the city. Commuters traveling into Austin may park at the Leader Station Park & Ride, located near U.S. 183 and Metro Drive.

Another popular mass transit service for Leander/Austin is MetroExpress 985. It operates from the Leander Station Park & Ride into downtown Austin and the UT campus. MetroExpress is able to take advantage of the MoPac Express Lanes, letting riders bypass traffic toll-free. These vehicles have free Wi-Fi, comfy seats, and room for your bike to help get you from the bus stop to your destination.

Pickup Leader is available on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. They have changed Pickup’s service zone boundaries and added the Saturday service last fall. So, in addition to HEB and Kohl’s, and a number of Leander schools and parks, you can now use Pickup to go from Bagdad Senior Activity Center to the Hills at Leander apartments, for instance.

Convenient Mass Transit Is a Great Perk

The Austin area is one of the most desirable places to live, work and play on planet Earth. If your family likes a quiet lifestyle and outstanding schools, with easy access to the fun of Austin, Butler Farms should be added to your “must-see” list. Click here and come take a look.