The Behrens Ranch Neighborhood

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Behrens Ranch is a tranquil 500-acre master-planned community of 992 homes in northwest Round Rock. It was built on the site of a former ranch, and that Texas ranch theme is incorporated throughout, including a decorative windmill at the entrance and limestone walls around the neighborhood. The neighborhood definitely appeals to nature lovers, as it features over 200 acres of green space with ample parkland, greenbelts, and walking trails. Families enjoy highly rated schools, including the exemplary Cactus Ranch Elementary, which is located inside the neighborhood, and kid-friendly amenities like playgrounds and community pools. The neighborhood is branched by the City of Round Rock’s expansive 223-acre Behrens Ranch Park, giving residents plenty of space to savor the hill country beauty, stately oaks, and ponds. Development of Behrens Ranch began in 2000 and continued through 2013. It is divided into several sections, including Mira Vista, The Arbors, The Reserve, The Creek, The Park, The Pointe, and The Crossing.

The neighborhood is located two miles west of I-35, near the intersection of Sam Bass Road and Wyoming Springs Drive. The southern border of Behrens Ranch is Sam Bass Road, which becomes West Old Settler’s Boulevard. The northern edge lies along Golden Oak Circle and the site for Cactus Ranch Elementary. The eastern border is Creek Ranch Boulevard and the western is Alexandrite Way. Behrens Ranch falls within the 78681 zip code,

Homes in Behrens Ranch

Behrens Ranch homes were built within the years 2000-2013 by a variety of well-known Austin home builders, such as Scott Felder, Sitterle, Grand Haven, Newmark, Pulte, Fedrick Harris Estate Homes, Meritage, and Lennar. Some of the homes, particularly in the higher-end Mira Vista section, were constructed by custom builders, including Casa Bella, Raymond Kepzig Builders, and Pitt Building Company. Homes in Behrens Ranch have 3 to 6 bedrooms, 2 to 5 baths, and 2- or 3-car garages. Both 1-and 2-story designs are available. Many were constructed with four sides of masonry.

Lot sizes vary widely, from .15 acres to over .57 acres, with the largest lots in the Mira Vista section of the neighborhood. Square footage varies from around 2000 to over 6000 and listing prices from the high-$200s to the mid-$800s.

In the past year, homes sold within a large price range, from $284,500-$830,000, or $92-177/square foot, depending on house size, lot size, and upgrades. Buyers will find highly desirable modern features like open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors, high ceilings, sprinkler systems, pools and spas, and covered porches and patios. Some homes back up to green space.

Behrens Ranch Amenities

Residents of Behrens Ranch enjoy a number of amenities within their neighborhood, including a community pool and water recreation area, a clubhouse, covered pavilion, playgrounds, tennis courts, and parks. The Behrens Ranch Greenbelt offers 1.53 miles of walking trails on the western side of the neighborhood. Winding through the center of the community, Behrens Ranch Park, which is currently undeveloped, provides hundreds of acres of natural beauty. In 2014, Round Rock voters funded bonds to create an additional 3.5 miles of trails within this planned passive metropolitan park, which will give residents plenty of space to roam in the bucolic surroundings.

Behrens Ranch is located in close proximity to Round Rock’s major higher education centers, including campuses for Texas State University, Texas A&M Health Science Center, and Austin Community College, as well as some of the largest employers in the region, like Dell, TECO/Westinghouse and Cintas.


Behrens Ranch Schools

The Behrens Ranch neighborhood is zoned to the highly rated Round Rock Independent School District. Elementary and middle schools are located within the neighborhood, allowing families to walk or bike to schools. Children in the Behrens Ranch community attend the following:

Cactus Ranch Elementary

2901 Golden Oak Circle
Round Rock, 78681
(512) 424-8000

Walsh Middle School

3850 Walsh Ranch Blvd.
Round Rock, TX  78681
(512) 704-0800

Round Rock High School

201 Deep Wood Dr
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 464-6000

Restaurants Near Behrens Ranch

Entertainment and dining options are prevalent in Round Rock, and many amazing restaurants are located within a short distance from the Behrens Ranch neighborhood. Here are a few of the best rated ones on Yelp in the West Round Rock area.

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Homes for Sale in Behrens Ranch

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