Quality of Life
True to the City of Cedar Park’s Core Values of Community, Service, Innovation, Professionalism, Integrity, Leadership and Fiscal Responsibility, and recognizing rising property values, Cedar Park City Council has lowered the property tax rate last seven consecutive years It is Cedar Park’s lowest property tax rate in 22 years. The current ad valorem tax rate is 44.7 cents for every $100 of property valuation. Property taxes paid to the City represent less than 20 percent of the overall tax bill.
Part of what helps keep the property tax rate low and yet meet and even exceed our citizens’ quality of life and service level expectations is local sales tax revenue. Two cents of the sales tax from every dollar spent from shopping and dining in Cedar Park go right back into the community. One cent goes to the City’s General Fund to help fund essential services such as Police, Fire, Parks and our Public Library. A half cent goes to Community Development for local enhancement projects such as road and intersection improvements, parks improvements and even the Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project. Three-eighths of a cent goes to Economic Development to help recruit and retain more businesses as well as support our City-owned H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. One-eighth of a cent goes to the Stormwater Drainage program to prevent future flooding and protect our stormwater drainage infrastructure. Cedar Park has a robust Buy Cedar Park program. Visit http://www.cedarparkshops.com/ to learn more.
Additionally, Cedar Park holds a AA+ Bond Rating, which allows the City to pay down debt faster and at a lower interest rate – saving even more taxpayer dollars.
From large indoor concerts at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, to beautiful outdoor venues, to intimate gathering spaces at our local bars, Cedar Park has just the right setting for everyone to enjoy. You’ll find just as large a variety of musical genres: country, rock, pop, rap, heavy metal, jazz, easy listening, and everything in-between.
Live an active lifestyle while taking in the great outdoors in Cedar Park! Enjoy the beauty of the Texas Hill Country and the Highland Lakes of the Lower Colorado River system. Plus, Cedar Park features 1000 acres of City-owned and maintained parkland for you to enjoy, along with 30 miles of trails for you to walk, run, hike and bike.
Dining & Shopping
Cedar Park features a wide variety of shopping and dining options – something that is truly for everyone – from restaurants that make you feel like you’re in mom’s kitchen to international cuisine. After dinner, enjoy a drink at one of our local breweries or wineries. Shopping in Cedar Park is no different, we have your favorite shopping spots as well as boutiques with that one of a kind piece you have been searching for.
Experience live, high-energy, professional sports action at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. It’s home to AHL hockey team the Austin Stars and the NBA G-League basketball team, the Austin Spurs. You can also catch Bellator/MMA matches and much more at this multi-sport complex.
Cedar Park is also the ultimate choice for amateur, youth, and recreational athletes. From tennis and basketball, to cricket and volleyball, you’ll find it all in Cedar Park.
2019 Resident Survey Results
As part of the City of Cedar Park’s continued commitment to customer service, Cedar Park residents were surveyed in the spring of 2019. It was the first time the City has conducted a resident survey. A randomly selected group of residents received a resident survey in the mail form the National Citizen Survey (NCS), administered by the National Research Center Inc. (NRC). The NRC spent the past few months collecting survey results and compiled a report they presented to City Council at their July 25. 2019 Regular Scheduled Meeting.
Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale says, “I’ve always wanted to do a survey so I am glad the Council last year wanted to do it. I always knew our staff was doing an outstanding job based on the e-mails I get. I just viewed the results as a glowing affirmation of the men and women who work for our City.”
Nine in ten people gave excellent or good ratings to:
- Cedar Park as a place to live
- Cedar Park as a place to raise children
- Overall Quality of Life -Neighborhood as a place to live
Eight in ten people rated Cedar Park excellent or good:
- In overall image or reputation
- In overall appearance and
- As a place to retire
Residents gave especially high marks to the quality of service they receive from the City. 89% rated the overall quality of City services as excellent or good.
To view full 2019 Resident Survey Results click here