The Fern Bluff Neighborhood

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Fern Bluff is a deed-restricted, well-established neighborhood of 274 homes in west Round Rock, Texas. The neighborhood was developed from 1986 to 1998. The Fern Bluff community can be best described as quiet, mature, and family-friendly, with plentiful parkland and excellent public schools, including its namesake elementary school inside the neighborhood.

Residents enjoy a variety of amenities within Fern Bluff, such as a community center, multiple parks, playscapes, sports courts, and walking trails. An active neighborhood association brings residents together with planned social activities, including annual parades, Easter egg hunts, whole-community garage sales, and a chili cookoff. The Fern Bluff MUD Community Center offers a variety of classes for children and adults throughout the year, a unique book exchange program, and its lovely event rooms and pavilions can be reserved for receptions or parties.

Fern Bluff is located just north of Ranch Road 620, between highway 183 and interstate I-35, within the borders of Brightwater Boulevard to the north, Monument Drive to the south, Wyoming Springs Drive to the east, and Hillside Drive to the west. It lies in the 78681 zip code.

The Fern Bluff neighborhood is adjacent to some of Round Rock’s largest health care centers, including the Round Rock St. David’s Medical Center, Wyoming Springs Medical Center, and Park Valley Inn Health Center. It’s location is convenient to the area’s major roadways, including highway 183, the 45 and 183A toll roads, RR 620, and I-35, giving commuters easy access to the city centers of Round Rock, Cedar Park, and Austin.

Homes in Fern Bluff

One of the qualities of Fern Bluff is that the home designs in the neighborhood vary, which appeals to buyers who say they don’t want a “cookie-cutter” suburban development. The homes were built over an extended period of time, from the mid-1980s to the late-1990s.The original builders included Milburn/DR Horton, Legacy, and Meritage. Lot sizes range from .12 to .22 acres.

Homes typically have three or four bedrooms, two or two and a half baths, and garage space for two cars. Square footage of homes varies from 1,125 to 2,731. In the past year, sellers listed their homes in the $150,000-$289,000 price range. Homes in this smaller neighborhood tended to sell quickly this year, often in the first week or two on the market, and they sold for very close to the asking price. Properties sold were priced from $72.17-$133.33/square foot, depending on updates and features.

Fern Bluff Amenities

The Fern Bluff MUD developed six parks in the area, and three of these lie within the neighborhood: Fern Bluff Park, Brightwater Park, and Veterans Memorial Park. This park system provides residents with access to amenities for active lifestyles, including tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball pits, soccer fields, baseball fields, horseshoe pit, exercise station, and walking trails. Picnickers can enjoy the covered pavilions, BBQ pits, picnic tables, benches, and water fountains, while the youngest residents delight in child and infant swings and playscapes.

Veterans Memorial Park was established to honor American Veterans of War. It lies on two acres of beautiful parkland and features a memorial surrounded by large American and Texas flags, and flags from each branch of the military: Army, Air Force, Navy Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as a Wall of Honor and a Battlefield Cross statue. The youngest visitors in the park enjoy a toddler playscape and train.

The MUD also operates the 6600 square foot Fern Bluff Community Center with several rooms, which can be reserved for events, parties, community gatherings and meetings, for up to 225 guests. The facility includes a dance floor, large gas fireplace, beamed ceiling, large catering kitchen, and an outdoor patio. The community center offers classes in martial arts for children year round, and a variety of other classes, like cooking or robotics, for both children and adults at various times throughout the year. In the summer the center frequently hosts camps for children, such as the Mad Science Summer Camp.

The neighborhood also offers large dedicated greenbelt areas and miles of crushed granite and concrete jogging and walking trails. These trails connect in several points to the extensive several Williamson County Regional Trail System.

 

Fern Bluff Schools

The Fern Bluff neighborhood is zoned to the desirable Round Rock Independent School District. The elementary school is located within the neighborhood, allowing families to walk or bike. The middle and high school for the neighborhood are also convenient, located about two miles away. The Texas Education Agency has rated the elementary school as “Exemplary” and the middle school as “Recognized.” Children in Fern Bluff attend the following:

Fern Bluff Elementary

17815 Park Valley
Round Rock, TX 78681
512-428-2100

Chisholm Trail Middle School

500 Oakridge
Round Rock, TX 78681
512-428-2500

Round Rock High School

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

Homes for Sale in Fern Bluff

Restaurants Near Fern Bluff

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

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