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Rancho Sienna’s developer, Newland Communities, celebrates 50 years in 2018

1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

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Founded in 1968, Newland Communities is the nation’s largest private developer of residential and mixed-use communities. Newland’s strength and experience is a big plus for Rancho Sienna residents.


Primrose School at Rancho Sienna under construction

1/17/2018 12:00:00 AM


Across from Rancho Sienna Elementary School, the community’s second onsite school, Primrose School, is now under construction.


Wes Peoples offers spacious one-story home on scenic Rancho Sienna homesite

1/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

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A gourmet kitchen with a piano-shaped island and a “doggie lounge” highlights this 3,349-square-foot home.


Use these popular parenting apps to keep track of everyone in the family

1/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

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With the prevalence of social media, texting and other modern technologies, it’s never been more important to know where the kids are and what they’re up to. Thankfully, these popular apps help make modern parenting a little easier.


2018 off to an active start for Rancho Sienna residents

1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

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Rancho Sienna residents enjoy fun events and activities throughout the year. See what’s coming up first this year.


Rancho Sienna saves water for a greener future

1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

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Beginning with our 10,000-gallon cistern, Rancho Sienna takes many steps to conserve water and preserve a beautiful Hill Country environment.


CalAtlantic offers final 4 homes in Rancho Sienna

1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

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CalAtlantic has closeout pricing from the $360,000s on its final four homes in two scenic Rancho Sienna neighborhoods.


2017 in review: another exciting year for Rancho Sienna

1/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

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The grand opening of Rancho Sienna Elementary School in August was the highlight of 2017 for many residents, and there were many more exciting developments and activities this year. Here’s a quick look back.


Outdoor fireplaces a glowing trend at Rancho Sienna

1/4/2018 12:00:00 AM

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Fireplaces are not just for indoors, as a number of model homes in Rancho Sienna prove. Outdoor fireplaces add warmth to outdoor living areas, and a firepit can make the backyard come alive.


Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pet

12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM


The holidays can be a festive and joyous occasion, but for our four-legged friends it can be downright dangerous and stressful. Nothing can spoil a good party like a trip to the animal emergency room. With careful pre-planning, your whole family, including the furry members, can enjoy the holidays without incident.

Tags: Pets

Fun holiday events and light displays near Rancho Sienna

12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM


The holidays are a very special time in the Texas Hill Country, whether you’ve got kids or grandkids, or it’s just the two of you.  Here’s a sampling of our top picks for holiday fun near Rancho Sienna.



You're Invited: Chill Out Grill Out 2017

8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM


Save the date – Saturday, September 16 – and make plans to enjoy an afternoon of fun at Rancho Sienna’s second annual Chill Out Grill Out event, from 1-4 p.m.

Tags: Community Events

Primrose Day Care at Rancho Sienna Projected to Open Spring 2018

7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

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With the opening of Liberty Hill ISD’s Rancho Sienna Elementary School coming up in August, a second school has been announced for Rancho Sienna.

Primrose School at Rancho Sienna is expected to begin construction of its new 12,500-square-foot school this year, with an opening planned for spring 2018.

Tags: Onsite Day Care,Primrose School

Everyone’s invited to the Grand Opening of Rancho Sienna Elementary on Thursday, August 17

7/14/2017 12:00:00 AM


Please save the date for Thursday, August 17, for the Grand Opening celebration for our very own Rancho Sienna Elementary School.

Tags: Community Events,Onsite Elementary School,Liberty Hill Schools,Liberty Hill ISD,Charity

Indoor playground, moveable furniture among innovations at new Rancho Sienna Elementary School

7/12/2017 12:00:00 AM


The August 17 grand opening ceremony for Rancho Sienna Elementary School will offer residents and the public their first glimpse of many innovations in this new $29 million Liberty Hill ISD campus.

One of the most unique features is the indoor playground, located...


Sitterle will open low-maintenance model soon, debuting new plans with 3-car garages

7/8/2017 12:00:00 AM


Interested in a new low-maintenance garden home with beautiful Hill Country views and yard maintenance provided year-round? Check out Sitterle Homes’ brand-new model in Rancho Sienna (opening soon), along with several quick move-in homes ready this summer.


Events Around Town - July & August 2017

7/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Sweet summertime is here... and there's plenty to keep the whole family busy! Check out these local events happening all around the Austin area.

Tags: Community Events

Rancho Sienna Collecting School Supplies for Foster Children July 17 through August 17

6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM


As Rancho Sienna gears up to celebrate the Grand Opening of our own onsite elementary school, we will be collecting new backpacks and other school supplies in partnership with Austin Angels, which will distribute the donations to foster children in Central Texas.

Tags: Charity,Onsite Elementary School,Community Events,The Sienna House

Rancho Sienna schools score high on Children at Risk rankings

6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM


Children at Risk, a statewide nonprofit children’s advocacy group, has released its annual school rankings for 2017, and the results include high marks for the highly regarded Liberty Hill Independent School District schools serving Rancho Sienna.

Tags: Liberty Hill Schools,Liberty Hill ISD,Onsite Elementary School

Rancho Sienna Embraces Native Landscaping for Beauty and Conservation

6/11/2017 12:00:00 AM


Since before it was popular to do so, Newland Communities has always looked for ways to protect and restore the land we develop, preserving or improving areas of natural topography and integrating them within the community plan itself.

Tags: Conservation,Native Landscaping

What you can do to help and enjoy nature this month

6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


Whether it’s working in the garden or observing the annual migration patterns of birds, bats and butterflies, it’s always a good month to enjoy the beautiful natural diversity of the Texas Hill Country. Helpful tips inside.

Tags: Outdoor Recreation,Tips & Tricks

Get Outside Series: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

5/10/2017 12:00:00 AM


Only about 26 miles from Rancho Sienna via FM 1431, the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1992 to preserve the primary habitat of the endangered...

Tags: Get Outside,Outdoor Recreation,Local Attractions

3 Rancho Sienna homebuilders included in nation’s Top 10

5/9/2017 12:00:00 AM


Three Rancho Sienna homebuilders rank among the top 10 companies on BUILDER magazine’s 2017 BUILDER 100 list, which ranks builders by 2016 closings.

Tags: Builders,Awards,D.R. Horton

Get Outside Series: Lake Georgetown a popular recreational destination

5/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Opened in 1981, Lake Georgetown is located along the North Fork of the San Gabriel River. Several parks line the shores...

Tags: Get Outside,Local Attractions,Outdoor Recreation

Dog-friendly businesses are the perfect match for Rancho Sienna

5/3/2017 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna loves its four-legged residents, who enjoy taking their family members out for a spin on the trails, or to play at the popular dog park.

For fun a little further afield, there are a number of dog-loving businesses near...

Tags: Shop Local,Local Attractions

LHHS Culinary Arts Program earns praise as model program for industry

4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

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In less than seven years, the Culinary Arts Program at Liberty Hill High School has established itself as a model for the industry...

Tags: Liberty Hill Schools,Liberty Hill ISD,Schools

Get Outside Series: Brushy Creek Park is a natural getaway in the heart of Cedar Park

4/27/2017 12:00:00 AM


Located in the heart of Cedar Park, at Brushy Creek Road and Parmer Lane, Brushy Creek Park is a 90-acre natural oasis with features including a...

Tags: Outdoor Recreation,Local Attractions,Get Outside

May & June local events for the whole family

4/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

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See what fun is just around the bend! Check out these fun local activities for residents of all ages happening all over the local area! From the annual Pecan Street Festival and Austin Fashion Week in Austin to the annual Pioneer Day in Round Rock, there's much to keep you busy...

Tags: Community Events,Around the Area,Nearby Attractions

Pulte Homes now offering new homes from the low $200s in Rancho Sienna

4/21/2017 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna has added another leading homebuilder to its team: Pulte Homes, ranked as the nation’s third-largest homebuilder by Professional Builder magazine.

Pulte is now selling new homes priced from the low $200,000s...


Collaborative learning a focus for Rancho Sienna Elementary

4/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

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When Liberty Hill ISD opens its new Rancho Sienna Elementary School in August, it will showcase some of the newest and most successful ideas in primary education, including collaborative learning, makerspaces and student-enabled technology.

Tags: Schools,Liberty Hill Schools,Liberty Hill ISD

The Sienna House now showing new watercolors by Carol Sue Witt

4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM


In addition to being an awesome recreational amenity for residents and a friendly welcome center for visitors, The Sienna House also showcases art created by local Austin area artists.


The newest exhibit at The Sienna House features...

Tags: The Sienna House,Shop Local

Reach for the Stars – and Meet the Teachers – May 5 at The Sienna House

4/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Join us at The Sienna House on May 5 for the first chance to meet the new staff of Rancho Sienna Elementary School. They’ll have some fun activities, with a little help from the Austin Astronomical Society.

Tags: Schools,Liberty Hill Schools,Community Events,Liberty Hill ISD

See, share sunrises and sunsets at Rancho Sienna on Instagram

3/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

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With over 100 acres of parks, trails, and wide open spaces in a scenic Hill Country setting, Rancho Sienna has some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets anywhere.

Tags: Outdoor Recreation,Parks & Trails,Sienna Trail Park

Top 10 favorite native plants in Rancho Sienna

3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

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The amazing variety of trees, shrubs and flowers along Via de Sienna, Rancho Sienna’s main thoroughfare, proves that native drought-tolerant landscaping can be beautiful...

Tags: Conservation,Native Landscaping,Rancho Sienna Vision

10 tips for selling your home fast

3/18/2017 12:00:00 AM


You want to sell your existing home fast and at the best price. For success, check out this checklist of 10 easy tips.

Tags: Tips & Tricks

Top 10 reasons homebuyers prefer new homes vs. used

3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM


New home or used? They both have their advantages, but we think new homes have the edge when it comes to comfort, technology, energy efficiency, warranties and many other priorities.


Tour some of Rancho Sienna’s sister communities throughout the U.S.

3/10/2017 12:00:00 AM


While there’s no other place quite like the Texas Hill Country, Rancho Sienna does have some beautiful sister communities located from coast-to-coast across the U.S.

Tags: Newland Communities,Conservation,Developer of the Year

Meet Melanie Bowman, the new principal of Rancho Sienna Elementary School

3/3/2017 12:00:00 AM


Melanie Bowman, the new principal of Rancho Sienna Elementary School, is already a well-known and well-liked educator in the Liberty Hill Independent School District, having served...

Tags: Schools,Liberty Hill Schools,Liberty Hill ISD

Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, is a perfect match for Rancho Sienna

3/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has announced its Color of the Year, selecting a color that crystallizes the cultural mood and attitude across the globe.


For 2017, the color is Greenery...


Fun local activities for March & April 2017

2/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Check out these fun local activities for residents of all ages happening all over the local area in March & April!

Tags: Community Events,Around the Area

Liberty Hill High gets top grades for academics

2/8/2017 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna is proud to be part of the Liberty Hill Independent School District, which has an overall grade of A- from...

Tags: Schools,Liberty Hill Schools,Liberty Hill ISD

Perry Homes plays up stunning Hill Country views from its Rancho Sienna model home

2/6/2017 12:00:00 AM


Perry Homes 3435S model offers sophisticated space both indoors and out.

Tags: Perry Homes,Model Homes,Builders

Chesmar Homes’ Owen showcases Farmhouse Chic look

2/5/2017 12:00:00 AM


Love the Farmhouse Chic look? Don’t miss Chesmar’s cozy Owen model in Rancho Sienna, with eye-catching details such as sliding barn doors and shiplap walls.

Tags: Chesmar Homes,Model Homes,Builders

Home office creates central command center in D.R. Horton’s Bernhardt model

2/4/2017 12:00:00 AM


With its unobstructed view of the open family room, dining and kitchen area, the centrally located home office in D.R. Horton’s Bernhardt model is designed for maximum visibility – and productivity.

Tags: D.R. Horton,Model Homes,Builders

Kitchen storage island highlights Perry Homes' model in Rancho Sienna

2/3/2017 12:00:00 AM


With its walk-in pantry and abundant cabinets, Perry Homes’ Design 2529S model has enough storage space to satisfy even the most enthusiastic cook and collector.

Tags: Perry Homes,Model Homes,Builders

Live in the loop with Chesmar’s convenient laundry room layout

2/2/2017 12:00:00 AM


Located across the street from Rancho Sienna Elementary School, Chesmar’s Warner model has many highly livable features, including a unique laundry loop connected to the master bedroom suite.


Tags: Chesmar Homes,Model Homes,Builders

4-car garage drives buzz for Trendmaker’s Plan 602F model

2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


The 4-car garage featured in Trendmaker’s Plan 602F model will delight anyone who needs the extra parking space, or covets extra room for a workshop or storage.

Tags: Trendmaker Homes,Model Homes,Builders

Fun times are brewing all around Rancho Sienna

1/31/2017 12:00:00 AM


There’s something about the Texas Hill Country that makes you want to grab a beer or glass of wine and just relax. 

Tags: Around the Area

Austin-based RVI adds vision of creating “resounding sense of place” to Rancho Sienna

1/24/2017 12:00:00 AM


The master plan for Rancho Sienna envisions 100 acres of parks and trails, and most of these amenities are already completed and enjoyed by residents on a daily basis.

Tags: Newland Communities,Parks & Trails,Dog Park

Chesmar finishing model home near Rancho Sienna Elementary School

1/23/2017 12:00:00 AM


Located in a new neighborhood across the street from Rancho Sienna Elementary School, Chesmar Homes’ newest model home in this award-winning community will get an A+ for location when it opens this spring.

Tags: Chesmar Homes,Model Homes

Need a Hill Country getaway? Check us out on Pinterest

1/18/2017 12:00:00 AM


Sometimes, you just need to get away. You don’t need to go far to unwind though, thanks to our ideas for quick Hill Country trips.

Tags: Around the Area,Outdoor Recreation,Local Attractions

Rancho Sienna partners with Families in Nature

1/8/2017 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna has partnered with Austin-based Families in Nature (FiN) to develop programs and activities that will help residents spend more time exploring the 100+ acres of parks and trails in the community, as well as...

Tags: Outdoor Recreation,Get Outside,Conservation,Fishing,Community Events

Dark skies at Rancho Sienna - a great place to see Top Sky Events for 2017

1/6/2017 12:00:00 AM


With its “dark skies” policy and a park created especially for stargazing, Rancho Sienna is the perfect place to enjoying...

Tags: Parks & Trails,Overlook Park

What’s the best thing about Rancho Sienna? Just ask The Sienna House team...

1/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

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There are lots of things to love about Rancho Sienna, and the team of friendly community representatives at the Sienna House is one of the best sources of information on what it’s like to live here. After all, many of them are Rancho Sienna residents themselves, or live in the surrounding area.

Tags: The Sienna House,Testimonials

Start 2017 with these fun local activities

12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM


Before giving the post-holiday blues any chance to settle in, check out these fun local activities for residents of all ages.

Tags: Community Events,Around the Area

Newland Communities, the developer of Rancho Sienna, is a national leader

12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Did you know that Newland Communities, the developer of Rancho Sienna, is the 
largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States?

Tags: Newland Communities,Awards

Rancho Sienna Elementary has innovative learning and gathering areas, both indoors and outside

12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM


With its traditional Hill Country architecture, Rancho Sienna Elementary School might inspire some people to think that it has been around a long time, after it opens next August.


With a closer look, it will be easy to see that this new $29 million campus includes many new ideas and innovations...

Tags: Schools,Liberty Hill Schools,Liberty Hill ISD

Learn outdoor basics at free REI classes

11/21/2016 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna is only about a half-hour drive from some of the most beautiful parks in the Texas Hill Country...

Tags: Local Attractions,Round Rock,Outdoor Recreation

Check out Rancho Sienna’s Little Free Library

11/19/2016 12:00:00 AM


Residents of all ages love to grab a good book and curl up in a comfortable chair, and Rancho Sienna offers an easy way to get your reading fix. 

Tags: The Sienna House

Enjoy Game Day Sundays at Rancho Sienna in December

11/18/2016 12:00:00 AM


The first three weekends in December, Rancho Sienna is hosting free Game Day Sundays at The Sienna House!

Tags: Community Events

Shelter dogs benefit from Rancho Sienna Dog Park Grand Opening

11/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

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The grand opening of the Rancho Sienna dog park earlier last fall is living on in two ways.

Tags: Dog Park,Charity,Community Events

Rancho Sienna Elementary School embraces Hill Country look

11/8/2016 12:00:00 AM


When it opens next August, Rancho Sienna Elementary School will look true to its Hill Country roots, with a rugged limestone exterior, a welcoming canopy, metal siding, and a pitched standing-seam metal roof. 

Tags: Liberty Hill Schools,Liberty Hill ISD

Chill Out Grill Out a summer tradition at Rancho Sienna

11/3/2016 12:00:00 AM


One of the favorite summer traditions at Rancho Sienna is the Chill Out Grill Out event, featuring good food and good times with friends and neighbors.

Tags: Community Events

Award-winning Rancho Sienna artist shows painting at The Sienna House

11/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

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The Sienna House is more than a place where neighbors come together for fun events and activities throughout the year, and where home shoppers can find community information.

It’s also a place where you can see original...

Tags: The Sienna House

Family of Rancho Ducks relocated to new home near Austin

11/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Usually, Rancho Sienna does everything we can to make sure residents never want to leave. But in the case of a family of six Mallard ducklings who recently took up residence in the community, it was decided they would be happier...


Celebrate a Hill Country Holiday

11/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

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The holidays are a very special time in the Texas Hill Country, whether you’ve got kids or grandkids, or it’s just the two of you.  Here’s a sampling of our top picks for holiday fun near Rancho Sienna.

Tags: Around the Area

Harvest Festival a fun fall tradition at Rancho Sienna

10/24/2016 12:00:00 AM


Every year, Rancho Sienna residents fall into autumn at the annual Harvest Festival. It’s also a great time for future residents to discover the neighborly lifestyle and awesome amenities and new-home choices offered here.

Tags: Community Events

Get Outside Series: Georgetown’s San Gabriel Park Improvements Underway

10/22/2016 12:00:00 AM


Along the banks of the San Gabriel River, where the north and south forks meet in the heart of Georgetown, lies one of the most beautiful public parks in Texas.

Tags: Outdoor Recreation,Around the Area,Get Outside

Get Outside Series: Scenic Garey Park to be Georgetown’s largest park

10/20/2016 12:00:00 AM


The City of Georgetown has begun the design and construction process for 525-acre Garey Park, located in a scenic Hill Country setting on FM 2243 along the San Gabriel River, approximately 5 miles from Rancho Sienna.

Tags: Outdoor Recreation,Around the Area,Get Outside

Opening in late 2016, Chesmar’s Owen model will showcase farmhouse chic

10/14/2016 12:00:00 AM


When it opens in late November in Rancho Sienna, Chesmar’s new Owen model will showcase the popular farmhouse chic design trend, with eye-catching details like sliding barn doors between the master bedroom and the master bath, and exposed shiplap walls in the dining room.

Tags: Builders,Chesmar Homes,Model Homes

Balcones Canyonlands offers prime spot to view Monarch butterfly migration

10/10/2016 12:00:00 AM


Located only about 26 miles from Rancho Sienna via FM 1431, the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1992 to preserve the primary habitat of the endangered golden-cheeked warbler and black-capped vireo, and the refuge hosts 245 species of birds overall.

This 27,500-acre refuge is also a prime spot to view the twice-a-year spectacle of Monarch butterflies...

Tags: Nearby Attractions,Outdoor Recreation,Around the Area

New Rancho Sienna Elementary School will use geothermal energy

10/1/2016 12:00:00 AM


After the Liberty Hill Independent School District officially broke ground for Rancho Sienna Elementary School on Wednesday, September 14, this new $29 million school will soon start going vertical, but one of its most innovative features will be underground.

Tags: Liberty Hill ISD,Schools,Onsite Elementary School

Join us for our 3rd Annual Harvest Fest on 10/22!

9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

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From live music and pony rides, to pumpkin spice lattes and food trucks, the October 22 Harvest Festival at Rancho Sienna will be an afternoon of free fun for the whole family.

Tags: Community Events

D.R. Horton opens new model near Rancho Sienna Elementary School

9/16/2016 12:00:00 AM


Right as D.R. Horton opened its brand-new Bernhardt model in Rancho Sienna, the Liberty Hill Independent School District broke ground for the new Rancho Sienna Elementary School right across the street.

Tags: D.R. Horton,Builders,Model Homes

Perry Homes opens second model home in Rancho Sienna

9/8/2016 12:00:00 AM


Perry Homes has opened its second model home in Rancho Sienna, showcasing new homes priced from the $280,000s in a neighborhood located across the street from Rancho Sienna Elementary School.


Tags: Perry Homes,Model Homes,Builders

Local Companies Help Residents Create Backyard Retreats at Rancho Sienna

9/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Outdoor living is a big thing at Rancho Sienna, and lucky for us there are many local companies to help you deck out your patio with firepits, fountains, art and much more.

Tags: Around the Area,Nearby Shopping,Shop Local

Join us for a howlin' good time as we grand open our dog park on Friday, Sept. 9

8/20/2016 12:00:00 AM


Save the date! The official grand opening for the new Rancho Sienna dog park is set for Friday, September 9, from 6 - 8 pm, and it promises to be a tail-wagging, foot-stomping party for everyone with two and four legs!

Tags: Dog Park,Community Events,Charity,Parks & Trails

5 Reasons to Love Cedar Park

8/12/2016 12:00:00 AM


One of the fastest-growing small cities in Texas, Cedar Park was called Running Brushy and Bruggerhoff before it got its present name in 1887.


Whatever you call it, Cedar Park offers culture, adventure, history and great dining just a few miles from Rancho Sienna. Here are our Top 5 picks for Cedar Park fun.

Tags: 5 Reasons to Love...,Cedar Park,Nearby Attractions,Around the Area,Local Eateries

Rancho Sienna named “Best Overall Community” by Texas Association of Builders

8/8/2016 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna has won its third major award of 2016 – a Star Award for “Best Overall Community” from the Texas Association of Builders.

Tags: Awards,Best Overall Community 2016

Spring Into Fundraiser Update: Rancho Sienna Helps Fund Shady Canopy at WCRAS

8/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Whether you have two legs or four, it’s nice to find a shady spot to get out of the hot summer sun.

Thanks in part to a $1,400 donation...

Tags: Charity,Dog Park,Community Events

Enjoy these 6 great bird watching spots near Rancho Sienna

7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Did you know that the Texas Hill Country is home to approximately 430 bird species, including the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo?

Bird watching is one of the biggest and fastest-growing activities in America...

Tags: Around the Area,Greenleaf Park,The Sienna House,Outdoor Recreation,Parks & Trails,Nearby Attractions

7 fun adventures to check off your Summer Bucket List

7/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Summer is halfway over, but there’s still plenty of time to make some memories and check some long-awaited adventures off your Summer Bucket List. 

Tags: Nearby Attractions,Around the Area,Parks & Trails,Outdoor Recreation

Perry Homes plays up stunning Hill Country views from its new Rancho Sienna model home

6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Perry Homes sales consultant Stacey Rider is so excited about the Hill Country views from the builder’s new Rancho Sienna model home that she loves to...

Tags: Perry Homes,Model Homes,Builders

Top 10 picks for shopping, dining & fun near Rancho Sienna

6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Located smack in the middle of growing cities such as Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, and Round Rock, Rancho Sienna offers residents many nearby destinations for shopping, dining, fun and more. Here are our Top 10 picks for great places that are already open or coming soon.




Tags: Nearby Attractions,Nearby Shopping,Local Eateries

Good food. Great fun. Chill out while we grill out Sunday, June 26!

6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

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On June 26, the Chill Out Grill Out at Rancho Sienna will be Austin’s biggest backyard party! Join us for hearty Texas-inspired appetizers, handcrafted drinks, live music & fun games. You can also register to win a $1,500 gift card to create your own ultimate backyard.

Tags: Community Events

Chesmar has new plans, new homesites near Rancho Sienna dog park

5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Chesmar has new plans and new views in Rancho Sienna, where its homes are priced from the $330,000s to $380,000s and include no-extra-cost features such as covered patios with outdoor fireplaces. 

Tags: Chesmar Homes,Builders,Homes,Dog Park

Video: Rancho Sienna Benefit Home Raises over $73,000 for Charity

5/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Tags: Benefit Home 2015,Charity,Video

D.R. Horton starting new model, 14 available homes priced from $250,000s

5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

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In a new neighborhood adjacent to Rancho Sienna Elementary School, which begins construction this summer, D.R. Horton is starting construction of 14 available homes that will be ready by...

Tags: D.R. Horton,Homes,Builders

Construction of Rancho Sienna Elementary School to start following success of LHISD bond election

5/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Construction of the new Rancho Sienna Elementary School is scheduled to begin in late June or early July, following the successful passage of the Liberty Hill Independent School District’s $35 million bond package on Saturday.


Tags: Liberty Hill ISD,Schools,Onsite Elementary School

5 Reasons to Love Round Rock

5/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Yes, there is a “round rock” in Round Rock, and it’s located in Brushy Creek along the historic Chisholm Trail cattle drive route. While proud of its history, today’s Round Rock is about much more than cattle, and there’s plenty to do and see in this fast-growing town.

Tags: 5 Reasons to Love...,Round Rock,Nearby Attractions,Around the Area

Leander Station offers rail, bus service approximately 5 miles from Rancho Sienna

5/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

With Capital Metro’s Leander Station located approximately 5 miles from Rancho Sienna, residents can enjoy comfortable, friendly and reliable rail and bus service to Downtown Austin, the University of Texas and Lakeline Station.

Tags: Leander,MetroRail,Transportation,Around the Area

Liberty Hill Sculpture Garden a Texas cultural treasure

5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Liberty Hill is known for its friendly hometown atmosphere, highly regarded schools and down-home restaurants like Dahlia Café. But did you know that Liberty Hill also has a cultural jewel that would make any big city envious?

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Newest Rancho Sienna park is for the dogs

5/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Opening in summer 2016, the newest park in Rancho Sienna is designed especially for the community’s four-legged residents – although their two-legged companions will also have a fun time.



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Rancho Sienna has convenient shopping in the bag

5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

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When you’re looking for shopping, dining and entertainment near Rancho Sienna, head for the ranches....

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10 Great Reasons To Begin Your Visit at The Sienna House

5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

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The Sienna House is more than just a fun, active amenity for Rancho Sienna residents. It also serves as the official homebuyer information center for the community. While visitors are welcome to...

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Fishing a healthy, relaxing activity in Rancho Sienna and nearby Hill Country

5/1/2016 12:00:00 AM


There are many reasons why catch-and-release fishing in the 5 fish-stocked ponds at Rancho Sienna is good for you....

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Unique trail system helps make Rancho Sienna a connected community

5/1/2016 12:00:00 AM


Opened in spring 2016, Big View Trail is one of the final legs in a community-wide trail system that extends for approximately six miles throughout Rancho Sienna....

Tags: Parks & Trails,Sienna Trail Park,Overlook Park,Outdoor Dining Room,Greenleaf Park,Dog Park,Outdoor Recreation

5 Reasons to Love Georgetown

4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM


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Just where do those delicious treats at The Sienna House come from?

4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM



Ever wonder where those delicious homemade baked goods at The Sienna House come from?

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5 Reasons to Love Liberty Hill

4/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

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For such a small, quaint Hill Country town, Liberty Hill punches above its weight when it comes to things to do – cultural, culinary and otherwise. Here are our Top 5

reasons to love this hometown!

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Discover Big View Trail at the Rancho Rescue Run on 4/16 – or come by any day for a trial run

4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM


A new trail that lives up to its name, Big View Trail offers big views of some of the most spectacular Hill Country scenery found in Rancho Sienna. Starting from its trailhead at The Sienna House, this approximate...

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5 Must-do’s When Moving Into a New House

4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM


Moving is exciting, but it’s also work. Here are 5 tips to make your transition to your new home a happy one.

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Rancho Sienna wins “Best Design” award from Home Builders Association of Greater Austin

4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

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 Rancho Sienna has won the 2016 “Best Design for a Community” award from the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

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5 Go Green Tips

4/2/2016 12:00:00 AM


5 easy tips to be more environmentally friendly

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5 Reasons to Love Leander

4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Few towns of any size have as many fun associations with their names as Leander. Founded in 1882, Leander was named in honor of Leander “Catfish” Brown, a railroad official responsible for completing the Austin...

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The Sienna House to host early voting for LHISD bond election on Monday, May 2

3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM


Early voting dates for the Liberty Hill ISD bond election are April 25 through May 3, and The Sienna House at Rancho Sienna will be an early voting location on Monday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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4 Pet-friendly Home Tips

3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

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We would all do anything for our furry kids, but they can provide challenges to our way of living from time to time. Here are a few quick and easy ways to achieve harmony with your pets!

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Video: Rancho Sienna Dog Park - Coming Summer 2016!

3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM


Dogs have always been welcome at Rancho Sienna parks and trails, and this summer, they’ll get a place of their own, with the grand opening of the community’s new dog park.



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5 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster

3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Moving is exciting, but it’s also work. Here are 5 tips from to make your transition a happy one.

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10 Incredible Reasons People Are Moving to Rancho Sienna

3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM


Whether they come from across Austin or across the country, a growing number of new residents are moving to Rancho Sienna. Here are 10 incredible reasons why happy homeowners are choosing Rancho Sienna, recently named Austin’s Best Overall Community by the Austin Business Journal.

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Join Rancho Sienna for the Rancho Rescue Run benefiting the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter

3/9/2016 12:00:00 AM


Join Rancho Sienna on Saturday, April 16...

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Rancho Sienna wins “Master Planned Community of the Year” award from Austin Business Journal

3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM


One-of-a-kind amenities like an outdoor dining room under the trees, a stargazing park with a glow-in-the-dark sidewalk, and miles of Hill Country trails helped Rancho Sienna win the “Master Planned Community of the Year” award from the Austin Business Journal.


Often described as “the Oscars of residential real estate,” ...


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The Rancho Reader - The Official Resident Newsletter

3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

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The Rancho Reader is the official resident newsletter of Rancho Sienna.  Published bi-monthly, this publication features various community development news, event information, as well as profiles of residents, titled "Faces of Rancho Sienna".

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Rancho Sienna saving up rainy days for a greener future

2/19/2016 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna has a new twist on that old saying about saving for a rainy day. With its nearly 10,000-gallon cistern and a host of other water conservation features, Rancho Sienna is taking advantage...

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7 Reasons Why Buying a New Home Makes Sense

2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Why buy new? Here are 7 good reasons.

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Own a Small Business? Join us for Market Day at Rancho Sienna on April 16th

2/1/2016 12:00:00 AM


If you own a small or home-based business, don’t miss a great opportunity to showcase your business at Market Day at Rancho Sienna! Whether you make...

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The Benefits of Home Ownership

2/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

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There’s no place like home, and the benefits of home ownership can go well beyond...

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Perry Homes now selling on beautiful homesites in Rancho Sienna

1/28/2016 12:00:00 AM


Perry Homes, one of the largest and most respected homebuilders in Texas, has joined the Rancho Sienna team and is offering new homes priced from the $410,000s to $500,000s in two neighborhoods. A pre-opening sales center is now...

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Top Real Estate Professionals Share... Why Newland?

1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM


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Dog park, new trails, new builders coming to Rancho Sienna in 2016

1/12/2016 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna is going to the dogs in 2016 – and that’s just one of several highlights in store for residents. The year ahead will also bring new trails, new homebuilders, new neighborhoods and more....

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30+ Hill County-inspired quick move-in homes, plus a unique community parks & trails system

1/9/2016 12:00:00 AM


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Top Picks for Holiday Events and Activities Near Rancho Sienna

12/18/2015 12:00:00 AM


Nobody does the holidays like we do here in the Hill Country, and there are plenty of events and activities to enjoy near Rancho Sienna. Here are a few of our top picks in...

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Enjoy hiking, camping at parks near Rancho Sienna

11/20/2015 12:00:00 AM


Year-round, there's always a chance to enjoy hiking, camping and other outdoor activities at scenic Hill Country parks near Rancho Sienna.

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Fall is great time to enjoy beer gardens, wineries near Rancho Sienna

11/12/2015 12:00:00 AM


With our great Texas fall weather, it’s easy to enjoy... 

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Rancho Sienna celebrates 1st anniversary – Much done, much more to come!

10/22/2015 12:00:00 AM


It seems like only yesterday, but it’s been over a year since Rancho Sienna celebrated its grand opening, with a big Harvest Festival showcasing the community’s brand-new Model Home Village and new amenities including The Sienna House and Sienna Trail Park.


The Harvest Festival was such a big hit, Rancho Sienna decided to...

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Video: Harvest Festival & Market Day 2015

10/6/2015 12:00:00 AM


Watch a Recap of the Harvest Festival & Market Day 2015 & Hear Why Residents Love Rancho Sienna

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Sky's the limit for new Overlook Park in Rancho Sienna

9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM


Now open, Overlook Park is the perfect place to look up at the stars glowing in the Hill Country sky over Rancho Sienna. This new park won’t be hard to find: just look for the glowing sidewalk along Via de Sienna Boulevard.


The park’s location – right across the street from a future Liberty Hill ISD elementary school – inspired Newland Communities to create a new amenity that would...

Tags: Liberty Hill ISD,Parks & Trails,Overlook Park,Outdoor Recreation

Harvest Festival highlights 2 weekends of “Take Me Home” Tour at Rancho Sienna

9/5/2015 12:00:00 AM


Fall is festival time in the Texas Hill Country, and no event promises more free fun than the Harvest Festival at Rancho Sienna, on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 2-5 p.m.

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Filled with love (and lovely design features), 2015 Benefit Home ready to tour in Rancho Sienna

9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM


Benefitting two of Austin’s worthiest children’s charities, the 2015 Benefit Home in Rancho Sienna is not only filled with love. It’s also filled with great design features like a rustic limestone kitchen island, granite countertops...


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Move up to The Retreat for a custom home with scenic views

8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM


Nestled next to beautiful Greenleaf Park – part of more than 100 acres of parks and trails at Rancho Sienna – The Retreat offers an exclusive setting for custom homes priced from the...


Tags: Partners in Building,Custom Homes,Wes Peoples Homes,The Retreat

With “25 Grand Slam,” home shoppers can win prizes totaling $25,000

7/9/2015 12:00:00 AM


In early September, there’ll be a big party at Dell Diamond with drawings for five prizes totaling $25,000 – and odds likely to be much better than playing the lottery. There’s only one way to enter:...

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Liberty Hill ISD Agrees to Acquire 12-acre Elementary School Site in Rancho Sienna; 2017 Opening Targeted

6/24/2015 12:00:00 AM


The Liberty Hill Independent School District has entered into an agreement to acquire a 12-acre site in the Rancho Sienna community from its developer, Newland Communities, with the goal of opening a new elementary school on the site as early as 2017.

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More than 50 new homes ready now or soon – Move in and start enjoying life in Rancho Sienna

6/5/2015 12:00:00 AM


Homebuilders in Rancho Sienna have more than 50 new homes ready for move-in from now through early fall, at prices from the $270,000s to over $500,000. From one-story patio homes to two-story family homes, there’s something for everyone who wants to start enjoying the Rancho Sienna lifestyle right away!

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Emerald Homes has 3 homes ready for summer at $25k savings

5/7/2015 12:00:00 AM


Emerald Homes, the luxury division of D.R. Horton – the nation’s largest homebuilder – has 3 homes ready for June move-in at Rancho Sienna, with savings of $25,000 on each.

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Eat Under the Trees Soon with Rancho Sienna’s Outdoor Dining Room

4/13/2015 12:00:00 AM


Few of life’s pleasures are more satisfying than a wonderful meal with family and friends, and soon Rancho Sienna will offer...

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See the Benefit Home Under Construction in Rancho Sienna

4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM


Of all the great homes now available in Rancho Sienna, one is pretty special. It’s the 2015 Benefit Home for the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin, and the majority of its sale proceeds will benefit...

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CastleRock Joins Rancho Sienna Builder Team; Sales Underway

3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna has a new homebuilder, CastleRock Communities, a Texas company known for its attention to detail and customer service. Prices range from the $220,000s to $270,000s. Sales are now underway, with an opening planned for July.

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The Scoop on “Spring into Saturdays” – 3 Weeks of Fun & Free Outdoor Living Packages

3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM


Here’s the scoop on “Spring into Saturdays” at Rancho Sienna, a 3-week spring extravaganza of family fun, food trucks, music, an Easter Egg Hunt and...

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Some BBQ places near Rancho Sienna – Let us hear your favorite!

2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM


You can’t throw a rock in the Texas Hill Country without hitting a BBQ joint, and we have some highly reviewed places so close to Rancho Sienna you can almost smell the smoke. Check out these ideas for a regular BBQ fix – and let us know your favorite places and menu suggestions!

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Market Day at Rancho Sienna Update: First Vendors & Music Announced

2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM


We’re just a little more than two weeks away from the first Market Day at Rancho Sienna event, set for Sat., March 7, from 11 a.m. ‘til 3 p.m.
We’re happy to announce that Rancho Sienna...


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Chesmar Homes Reveals its Top 2 Plans in Rancho Sienna

2/13/2015 12:00:00 AM


Chesmar Homes has been one of the top-selling homebuilders in Rancho Sienna since the community celebrated its grand opening a few months ago. To find out what homebuyers are loving about Chesmar, we interviewed...

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Got a Small Business? Reach New Customers with Market Day at Rancho Sienna!

1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM


If you own a small or home-based business, don’t miss a great opportunity to showcase your business at Market Day at Rancho Sienna! 

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Can’t Wait to Find a New Home? Check Out These Quick Move-In Homes in Rancho Sienna

1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM


We totally understand if you can’t wait to start enjoying the Rancho Sienna lifestyle. Fortunately, our builders have some homes ready for quick move-in this month!

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With 100+ Acres of Parks & Trails, Rancho Sienna Can Help with Those New Year’s Resolutions

1/8/2015 12:00:00 AM


Right around now, most of us are probably still going strong with those New Year’s resolutions – which include “Losing weight” (No. 1 nationally) and “staying fit and healthy (No. 5). 

About 90% of people...

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Fun things to do near Rancho Sienna: Visit the Georgetown Winery

12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM


For a relaxing treat during the holidays or any time of the year, visit the Georgetown Winery on the historic Georgetown Square, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful town squares in Texas. As a special treat during this time of year...

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Check out these holiday events near Rancho Sienna & throughout Austin

12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM


‘Tis the season when there are plenty of holiday activities for every member of the family to enjoy. To help you decide, here’s a list of just a few of our favorite holiday events near Rancho Sienna, plus some worth the trip to downtown Austin. Enjoy!


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Enjoy Cookies with Santa, Sunday, 12/7 at Rancho Sienna

12/3/2014 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna is a brand-new community, but we’re already on Santa’s radar. He’ll be stopping by on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 2-5 p.m. for cookies, s’mores...

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Happy Thanksgiving from Rancho Sienna!

11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM


Happy Thanksgiving from Rancho Sienna! We’re thankful to everyone who made our Harvest Fest grand opening last month such a huge success! Most of all, we’re especially grateful...


Fun Things To Do Near Rancho Sienna: Free tours of Historic Williamson County Courthouse

11/18/2014 12:00:00 AM


The holidays are traditionally filled with warm nostalgia, so there’s no better time to take advantage of free tours of the historic Williamson County Courthouse in charming downtown Georgetown.

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Shop Fresh & Local with Wolf Ranch Farmers Market

11/13/2014 12:00:00 AM


The Wolf Ranch Farmers Market at 1015 W. University Ave. in Georgetown opened earlier this year, so this will be its first holiday season!

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Rancho Sienna Grand Opening a Texas-Sized Harvest Fest

11/5/2014 12:00:00 AM


Over 2,000 visitors turned out for the VIP Preview and Grand Opening events at Rancho Sienna last week, making the debut of Austin’s newest community a huge success.

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Fun Halloween Activities to Enjoy Near Rancho Sienna

10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM


Looking for some Halloween fun near Rancho Sienna?

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Join us Sat., Oct. 25 for a Grand Opening as BIG as Texas!

10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM


Bring the whole family to Rancho Sienna on Sat., Oct. 25 for a grand opening that combines the fun of a fall festival and the excitement of a home tour.


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Pre-Sales Weekend is Almost Here – and You’re Invited!

10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM


This weekend, Oct. 18-19, we’re celebrating Pre-Sales Weekend at Rancho Sienna, and you’re invited!


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Things To Do Near Rancho Sienna: Movies in the Park to Show “Frozen”

10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM


On Friday, Oct. 17, the popular movie “Frozen” will end the season for the Movies in the Park series in Leander.


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Rancho Sienna Parks & Trails System is Already Growing

10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM


As our VIP Preview Tours start on Oct. 11, the Rancho Sienna Parks & Trails System is already growing, with development under way on our third major recreational amenity.

When you arrive at the Preview event, you can tour Sienna Trail Park, located...

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Greenleaf Park is Now Under Construction

10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM


The second community park at Rancho Sienna is now underway!

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Get First Look at Brand-New Plans During the Rancho Sienna Preview Weekend, Oct. 18-19

10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM


RSVP for the Rancho Sienna Preview Weekend on Oct. 18-19, and you’ll get first look at 10 brand-new architectural designs that you won’t find anywhere else.


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Things to Do Near Rancho Sienna: Free Bluegrass Fest on Sept. 26 - 27

9/25/2014 12:00:00 AM


Like bluegrass? Need something to do this weekend that's close by to Rancho Sienna and FREE admission?


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Sneak a Peek at Rancho Sienna’s New Model Home Village

9/23/2014 12:00:00 AM


At Rancho Sienna, our homebuilders are putting the finishing touches on 10 new model homes! We hope these snap-shots of the exciting activity at our Model Home Village will entice you to RSVP for our special VIP Preview Weekend October 18th and 19th. 
At the Preview, you’ll be the first to tour these models, featuring brand-new designs found nowhere else. You’ll also get the first look at...

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Things to do Near Rancho Sienna: Steaks, Pies & Music at Dahlia Café in Liberty Hill

9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM


As home to Dahlia Café, Liberty Hill definitely punches above its weight when it fine dining and entertainment. Specializing in “dressed up Country Cooking,” to borrow their own words, Dahlia serves up Texas favorites like...


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RSVP for Rancho Sienna Pre-Sales Weekend for First Look at Plans, Pricing & More

9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM


Get the VIP treatment when you RSVP for the Rancho Sienna Pre-Sales Weekend on Oct. 18-19, from 1-4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Rancho Sienna Focuses on Native Landscaping, Benefiting People, Birds and Animals

9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM


Unique in its scope and detail, the Rancho Sienna Landscape Book extols the many benefits of landscaping with native plants, including water conservation, unparalleled diversity and beauty, and the ability to survive without a lot of maintenance or fertilizer. Last but not least, using these plants ensures...


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At Sienna Trail Park, Residents Enjoy Stunning Views Close to Home

9/4/2014 12:00:00 AM


At Rancho Sienna, we’re still putting the finishing touches on Sienna Trail Park, the first part of more than 100+ acres of parks and trails planned for the community.

Located a very short walk from The Sienna House and the Model Home Village, Sienna Trail Park offers...


Tags: Parks & Trails,Outdoor Recreation,Nearby Attractions,Sienna Trail Park

More Rancho Sienna Events are in the Works!

8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM


The Back to School Splash at Rancho Sienna was a great success!  The pizza and BBQ were delicious, the DJ played some great tunes, and the pool and amenity center both proved to be...

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Take a Historic Journey Aboard the Austin & Central Texas Railroad

8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM


We always delight in discovering new adventures around Rancho Sienna, and one of our favorites is the Austin & Texas Central Railroad, based in nearby Cedar Park.


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Sitterle Homes Bringing Low-Maintenance Living to Rancho Sienna

8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM


With its model home now under construction, Sitterle Homes is bringing its unique style of low-maintenance living to Rancho Sienna.

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New Sienna House Pool Grand Opens with Back to School Splash!

8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM


It's what you've been waiting for!


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Austin Named DogTown USA by Dog Fancy Magazine

7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM


Austin has been named DogTown USA by Dog Fancy magazine, beating out other cities across the nation. In other woofs, Austin is the best place...

Tags: Around the Area,Nearby Attractions

Safety Tips for People and Pets During Our Hot Texas Summer

7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM


As we head into the hottest part of the year here in Central Texas, it’s a great time to enjoy the trails, parks and pools in and around Rancho Sienna. 
It just takes a little awareness and planning to stay safe while having fun in the sun and water. With that in mind, here are a few tips and links...


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Want to Treat Your Dog AND Yourself? Go Visit the Doghouse Drinkery & Dog Park!

7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM


There's a treat for you and your pooch just minutes away from Rancho Sienna!


Tags: Around the Area,Nearby Attractions

Kids Bored? Check our List of Kid-Friendly Summer Activities

7/11/2014 12:00:00 AM


Hang on, parents! You made it through the first half of summer, and if you need some fresh ideas to keep the kids from getting bored, check out our list of potential activities. From nearby attractions to...


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Enjoy a Peachy July 4th – Texas Hill Country Style!

7/3/2014 12:00:00 AM


Just in time for July 4th, we’re enjoying a bumper crop of sweet, juicy Texas peaches here in the Hill Country...

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Have a Blast July 4 with Our Top Picks for Events and Fireworks

7/1/2014 12:00:00 AM


This is a great year to celebrate America’s birthday because July 4th falls on a Friday, making for a naturally perfect three-day (or longer) weekend.
Fortunately, the Austin area has enough July 4th events to fill a whole month, so the only problem is going to be choosing which one(s) to enjoy.  To help, we suggest some of our top picks.

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D.R. Horton Offers Hill Country Designs and Views from $240,000's

6/20/2014 12:00:00 AM


Don’t miss the chance to enjoy first pick of scenic homesites in a new Rancho Sienna neighborhood, offering fresh new designs with Hill Country architecture by D.R. Horton.
Greenbelt homesites, treed homesites and homesites with sweeping views are offered in this neighborhood, where D.R. Horton’s new plans range from,,,

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Sienna House on Track for Late Summer Completion

6/13/2014 12:00:00 AM


Many folks are on vacation right around now, but not the dedicated crews working to complete The Sienna House, which is on track for a late summer completion.

When it opens, The Sienna House will be a one-of-a-kind amenity, envisioned as a major hub of community life and activity here in Rancho Sienna.  

Located near the main entry, and offering views of some of the community’s most spectacular scenery, Sienna House will provide...

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Things To Do This Summer Near Rancho Sienna

6/6/2014 12:00:00 AM


With the completion of the Sienna House amenity and the community’s first two parks scheduled for later this summer, residents will enjoy plenty of opportunities for fun without ever having to leave Rancho Sienna. You’ll be able to swim, sunbathe, play and work out at Sienna House, and our first parks and trails will be perfect for hiking, biking and picnicking.

There are also plenty of fun activities to enjoy just minutes away...

Tags: Nearby Attractions,Round Rock

Retro Roof Adds Hill Country Style to New Partners in Building Model

5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM


Now under construction in the Rancho Sienna Model Home Village, the new model by Partners In Building is already an attention-getter. The first feature visitors will notice is the Contemporary take on that classic Hill Country architectural motif, the butterfly roof. 

Beyond its striking steep-pitched rooflines, this...

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Rancho Sienna is Getting a New Look

5/22/2014 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna is getting a new look, beginning with a refresh to our community entry monuments.

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Things to do Nearby: Lake Georgetown Offers Boating, Camping, Fishing & More

5/16/2014 12:00:00 AM


It’s a boating, camping, fishing and swimming paradise just minutes from Rancho Sienna!

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Rancho Sienna Embraces Native Landscaping for Beauty and Conservation

5/9/2014 12:00:00 AM


Using native landscapes is a growing trend given the ongoing drought, and Rancho Sienna is embracing it for our beautiful recreational areas as well as homesites.


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Rancho Sienna Welcomes New Builders

5/6/2014 12:00:00 AM


Seven new builders and The Sienna House amenity to debut later this summer.

Tags: Builders,Homes

Byways around Rancho Sienna are Paradise for Bikers – and Burgers

4/25/2014 12:00:00 AM


The scenic roads around the Rancho Sienna community are paradise for bicyclists.  From easy morning rides with a friend or two, to 50-mile tours with hundreds of riders.

Tags: Cycling,Outdoor Recreation

Fun Facts About Our State Flower - The Bluebonnet!

4/21/2014 12:00:00 AM


Realtor and Ecobroker Betty Saenz shares even more knowledge of our popular state flower - the bluebonnet - with some fun facts!

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The 70-year Bluebonnet War

4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM


In our first guest blog, Realtor and Ecobroker Betty Saenz shares her love and knowledge of our popular state flower, the bluebonnet. By the way, these are not stock photos – they were taken right next door to Rancho Sienna!

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Liberty Hill ISD Combines Strong Academics, Individualized Attention

3/20/2014 12:00:00 AM


Rancho Sienna is proud to be part of the Liberty Hill Independent School District, one of only two Austin area school districts to meet federal Adequate Yearly Progress standards at the overall district and individual campus levels in the latest ratings. 

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Residents can “Buy Local, Eat Local” at Good Earth Farmer’s Market

3/19/2014 12:00:00 AM


While Rancho Sienna residents can choose from any number of nearby grocery stores, one of our favorite places to shop is the Good Earth Farmer’s Market, located just a few minutes from home down Ronald Reagan Boulevard, in Leander.


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Rancho Sienna: It Begins with a Vision

3/18/2014 12:00:00 AM


Visit the Rancho Sienna community today, and you’ll find a flurry of activity as we work toward the summer 2014 grand opening of The Sienna House and our new Model Home Village.  

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