Carrying On
the tradition

a Rich Legacy

In creating today’s Bryson, we have taken every effort to show respect for the history of the Bryson family and prepare their land for the next generation of pioneers.

J.C. and Nancy Bryson established the area in 1872, building the first two rooms of their farmstead using cedar from Bastrop and limestone from the San Gabriel River. Originally, the 800‑acre farm was used for livestock grazing, cash crops and family meals, but it eventually transitioned to a cotton farm. J.C. and Nancy’s great‑grandson, Bobby, was born on the property, and he and his wife Pat became prominent citizens of Leander.

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Small Town Vibes

There’s a charm to Leander that you just don’t find in other places. It’s a place where you hear “Ma’am” & “Sir,” where cowboy boots aren’t out of place and where time seems to slow down as you visit with a friend. No wonder Leander has been named one of the best places to live in Texas!

Hometown History

History of Leander Texas

The City of Leander
(originally called Bagdad)
was established July 17, 1882.

Methodist church in Leander, TX

Mules moved the Leander
Methodist Church to its
present location in 1901.

Leander, TX community event in the park

Thousands attend the annual
Old Town Street Festival, one of
Leander's most popular events

Leander, TX Fourth of July

Leander's population was
7,600 in 2000 and has grown
to more than 75,000 today.

Bryson red truck
54 Ace

A classic deserves a classic.

That’s why ‘54 Ace — a 1954 Chevrolet Advance Design 3600 — is the four-wheel symbol of Bryson. It’s a reminder of the good ol’ times of yesterday that we get to still enjoy. That things built right are meant to last. And that a classic really never goes out of style.

Truckloads of Experience

Since 1975, award-winning Johnson Development has been elevating the concept of master-planned communities to new levels. Curating the ideal mix of prime location, high-performing schools and quality builders, Johnson Development has gone beyond the expected by also providing an outstanding amenity package that transforms its communities into masterpieces. Each community reflects the growing emphasis among families for neighborhoods with a purpose, where residents connect with their neighbors and amenities come together to enhance a family's quality of life. With this tenet as a guidepost, Johnson Development has created communities that celebrate life. JDC has more top-selling communities than any other developer in America for the past five years.

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