Pflugerville, Texas City Hall. Pflugerville is located between Austin and Round Rock.
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Strategically located between Austin and Round Rock, the once-sleepy German community of Pflugerville, Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the metro Austin area – offering an educated and varied workforce from northern Travis and southern Williamson counties and a great place to live. Pflugerville, Texas is about 14 miles northeast of Austin, Texas on FM1825. This city of approximately 46, 936 is divided between Travis and Williamson counties. Pflugerville’s population has grown by about 20,000 since 2000.
The region offers a variety of housing, recreational facilities and transportation options for businesses and employees, as well as easy access to SH 130 and SH 45, which mean faster commute times for those who work in downtown Austin. Recent developments have included a Wal-Mart Supercenter and the potential for future grow looks promising.
The Pflugerville Independent School District covers 100 square miles, with several campuses achieving the coveted Recognized performance rating by the Texas Education Agency based on academics and graduation statistics. Residents agree that despite the explosion of growth the community has experienced as the result of high-tech industries settling in the area, the glue that binds them together as a community is the interest in the education of Pflugerville’s youngest residents. Like many small communities, life here revolves around the schools.
With a strong sense of its German heritage, the Pflugerville, Texas community sponsors several family-oriented activities and festivals throughout the year, such as the local Deutchen Pfest, golf tournaments, bike rodeo, and Halloween and Christmas festivals. It is this charming hometown feeling and friendly, neighborliness that people who settle here find the living more “pfun” in Pflugerville.
History of Pflugerville
Pflugerville was first settled in 1849 by Henry Pfluger, Sr. Pfluger was a once wealthy farmer from Germany who had fallen on hard times in the Prussian War. He bought several acres and established a farm on the land that would one day become Pflugerville. Pfluger and his family raised corn, rye, wheat, beans, sugar cane, and sweet potatoes. A true town did not begin to develop in the area until after the Civil War. By the 1890s, 250 people lived in the area and a general store was established. Pflugerville developed slowly during the twentieth century, but has grown considerably since 2000.
Pflugerville, Texas retains a small town feel. As part of the Austin, Texas, Round Rock, San Marcos Metropolitan area it is likely to experience continued growth.