Small-town suburb with big-city charisma.
Small-town suburb with big-city charisma
Here in Pflugerville, you’re destined to get the best of both worlds. Just 30 minutes away from Downtown Austin and 15 miles north of the Colorado River, the suburb is just outside of the hustle, bustle, and traffic of the capital city but close enough to get in on all the fun. That’s not to say Pflugerville (named after German settlers who farmed the area) isn’t a good time all on its own—the highly connected and growing community is brimming with unique restaurants, schools, entertainment, and things to do for the whole family. They say everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to this small suburb’s personality, that’s definitely true! (Fun fact: Friday Night Lights was shot in Pflugerville, Texas!)
Pflugerville is an incredible place to live—especially for budding families who like a variety of things to do. Pflugervillians are known for being involved with their community, from summer festivals to sports clubs for the kids. In a city where the sun shines 300 days of the year, there are a whopping number of opportunities for outdoor activities and recreation, from the well-known Lake Pflugerville to the newest waterpark. The ranch-style and modern farmhouse homes in Pflugerville have spacious and open floor plans that are perfect for raising busy and active little ones.
Food is the way to an Austinite’s heart. In Pflugerville, there are quite a few local places that are ideal for kicking back, having a refreshing beverage, and enjoying an amazing meal. At Bari’s Pasta & Pizza, the family-friendly, family-owned pizzeria serves subs, salads, fresh pasta, and classic Italian cuisine. is Pflugervillians’ go-to spot for Mexican fare and margaritas—especially when you get to relish all of it on a beautiful outdoor patio with live music.
is dubbed “Pflugerville's Favorite Neighborhood Bar” because of its free games, drink specials, weekly giveaways, live music (see a trend here?) and more! For a lively nightlife scene, hit up Draught Haus for a crazy good time. Yes, the exciting “watering hole” is known for its expansive patio, live music, and sand volleyball, but don’t overlook the delectable smoked barbecue and amazing menu items that change weekly.
Need a caffeinated pick-me-up? Make a pitstop at for the best around. For entertainment and shopping opportunities, head to to catch a movie and peruse your favorite stores or along Pecan Street for unique shops.
There’s lots to do in the area—especially outside. Get a breath of fresh air over at , the reservoir initially built to provide residents with clean drinking water that has now turned into the city’s biggest playground for all ages. Take your pick of fishing (there are seven piers!), swimming, jogging, canoeing, kayaking (which you can rent for the day), windsurfing, kitesurfing, or walking the three-mile trail. Stop by the playground or beach area, and consider renting out the pavilion for a special event, like a birthday party or graduation celebration. The best part of Lake Pflugerville Park? You can rent “full moon” floats for nighttime paddling on full moon nights! Other local parks include Northeast Metro Park, with recreational fields and courts for every sport (it has a skate park, too!), and the Typhoon Texas state-of-the-art water park!
Pflugerville celebrates its German roots and historic tight-knit, family-centric atmosphere with an annual three-day festival and parade known as the . Held in , the local venue is no stranger to music events and festivals. There are also parades all year round, like Miss Pflugerville, and other endless activities like movies in the park.
Pflugerville’s public school district, Pflugerville Independent School District, has several highly rated schools and educational facilities of note, including: