When Roggers and Amanda Ribeiro moved from Dallas to Austin, they were initially drawn to Rancho Sienna by the many tech features offered by Lennar. It didn’t take long for them to also fall in love with Rancho Sienna’s low-tech attractions, including parks, ponds and trails.
“We decided to go ahead and make the move before we had kids. We wanted a fresh new start, an adventure,” says Justin Schulte, who lives in Rancho Sienna with his wife Jessica and two young sons. They are happy to live on one of the most socially active cul-de-sacs in the entire community.
“Schools were definitely a priority for us,” says resident Ashley Byrnes, who leaned on her master’s degree in family and child science to research local schools before choosing Rancho Sienna and the Liberty Hill Independent School District for her family.
The Watson family was drawn to Rancho Sienna by the academic excellence and small-town character of the Liberty Hill Independent School District. Their daughter, Piper, is now thriving at the community’s own Rancho Sienna Elementary School.
“Moving to Rancho Sienna is one of the best decisions we ever made,” says Brian Chappius, who moved here with his wife and two daughters in 2015. Brian loves to photograph the natural beauty around his home, when not busy with his daughters’ athletic activities at the highly regarded Liberty Hill ISD schools serving Rancho Sienna.
Dee and Richard Scheppler moved to Austin from Denver to be closer to their two grandkids. Soon after arriving, Dee started selling Perry homes in Rancho Sienna, and recently the couple has moved into their own new home here.
The Bond family discovered Rancho Sienna by accident while they were driving around and looking for a community with more amenities than their old Leander neighborhood. Four years later, they’re very happy they made the wrong turn.
Meet Barbara and Jeb McNew, who feel warmly welcomed by neighbors who “go out of their way to be friendly.” They enjoy exploring Rancho Sienna’s parks and trails with their two rescue dogs, and they love discovering all the great restaurants that are close to home.
Finding a community where you feel a sense of belonging can be a tricky thing, but not at Rancho Sienna. Meet some residents who say they’ve made more new friends here immediately than they did in many years in their old neighborhoods.
Meet C.J. and Emily Rodine, who discovered Rancho Sienna after Emily’s sister moved here in 2017. They love Rancho Sienna’s community events and the camaraderie they’ve quickly developed with their new neighbors.