How much does CapMetro cost Leander homeowners?

Leander homeowners and renters pay a significant annual cost for empty CapMetro trains and buses. In addition to traffic congestion at railroad crossings waiting for MetroRail to pass, Leander residents also forfeit property tax relief.

The City of Leander currently sends half of its portion of all retail sales tax to CapMetro. If Leander withdrew from CapMetro like Cedar Park* residents wisely chose to do, Leander could use the other half of the sales tax to reduce property tax burden on homeowners.

With city council elections quickly approaching, the question of a public vote on whether Leander should continue its relationship with CapMetro would be a good topic for candidates to thoroughly address.

Search your subdivision name for your estimated annual cost** of participating in CapMetro (select ‘Next’ to scroll through results):

Angel Springs $606
Atkin Addition To Leander$246
Bagdad Estates $411
Benbrook Ranch $335
Bluffs At Crystal Falls$307
Bluffs at Crystal Falls Sec 2$392
Bluffs at Crystal Falls Sec 3$337
Borho $396
Boulders At Crystal Falls$346
Cap Rock at Crystal Falls Phs 2$485
Cap Rock at Crystal Falls Phs I$458
Carneros Ranch $320
Catalina Ranch $395
Circle Diamond $355
Cold Springs $324
Connellys Crossing $254
County Glen $231
Crystal Crossing $278
Enclave At Maya Vista$238
Estates Of North Creek$216
Fairways at Crystal Falls $468
Fairways at Crystal Falls Sec 2$521
Fairways at Crystal Falls Sec 4$490
Fairways at Crystal Falls Sec 5$605
Fairways Phs 1 at Crystal Falls$450
Fairways Phs 1-A at Crystal Falls$499
Falcon Oaks $158
Friske $143
Giddens Weskim $532
Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls$513
Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls Amd$761
Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls II$707
Grand Mesa III at Crystal Falls$640
Grand Mesa III-A at Crystal Falls$733
Grand Mesa IV at Crystal Falls$651
Hampton I$627
Hawkes Landing Ph 1 $285
Hazlewood $321
Heritage Glen Sec 1 (Amd) $267
Hernandos Hideaway $233
Hidden Mesa First $361
High Chaparral $88
High Gabriel$488
Highlands At Crystal Falls$416
Highmeadow Estates $439
Highway Village $355
Horizon Park $250
Kittie Hill Acres $481
Lakeline Ranch $286
Leander Crossing $249
Live Oak Ranch $349
Magnolia Creek $267
Mason Creek $204
Mason Creek North$157
Mason Ranch$291
North Creek $209
Northside Meadow $381
Oak Creek$256
Oak Ridge $297
Old Town $242
Old Town Village $263
Overlook Estates $593
Palmera Ridge$328
Palmera Ridge$328
Pecan Creek $410
Pleasant Hill Estate $456
Reagans Overlook$660
Reagans Overlook$660
Ridgeoaks $235
Ridgewood North $210
Ridgewood South $253
Ridgmar Landing$409
Sarita Valley $466
Savanna Ranch $291
South San Gabriel $361
Starlight Village Condo $490
Stewart Crossing$281
Tierra Alto Condo$234
Tierra North $225
Timberline West $272
Trails At Leander Condo $149
Trails End $211
Travisso Phs 1 $583
Travisso Phs 2 $484
Valley View $314
Villas At Vista Ridge$272
Vista Ridge $283
Westview Meadows $216
Wiley Creek Estates $326
Woods At Crystal Falls$254
Woods At Mason Creek$254


More MetroRail departures and resident riders is not a solution. Every additional departure only magnifies east-west local traffic congestion at Hero Way, Old 2243, Sonny, and Crystal Falls.

The question for Leander’s future is not how to efficiently ship more people into Austin. The question is how to attract high salary businesses to Leander that allow residents to Live Here, Work Here, Spend Here.

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*Homeowners within the City of Leander pay a Maintenance and Operations (M&O) property tax rate which is 47% higher than the M&O property tax rate paid by homeowners in Cedar Park.

**Average cost per homeowner based upon average assessed value of all homes in each subdivision.

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