The city of Pflugerville, a suburb just north of Austin, has been quietly growing over the past few years. You may have read about this city in the news, but you’re probably wondering how to pronounce Pflugerville.  Pronounced “flew-grr-vil,” this city was originally settled and named after a German immigrant – and is now a suburb on the rise.

But, what is facilitating all this growth?

Pflugerville is home to great schools, affordable housing, and many business opportunities. Ultimately, Pflugerville has something for everyone.

In this article, we will guide you through everything you need to know about Pflugerville including:

 

Where is Pflugerville, Texas?

Pflugerville is located 18 miles northeast of Austin, between IH-35 and SH-130, near the TX-45 intersection. Pflugerville is at the nexus of some of the most convenient highways, making it easy to get anywhere in the Austin area quickly.

 

How big is Pflugerville, Texas?

The size of Pflugerville is estimated to be 25.57 square miles and is home to a total of 65,380 people. 

 

What are the key demographics of Pflugerville, Texas?

The majority of the population in Pflugerville is between the ages of 18 and 65, with a median age of 36. 

Age of Pflugerville Population
< 18 Years of Age 33.8%
18 – 65 Years of Age 56.9%
> 65 Years of Age 9.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019

The vast majority of Pflugerville’s residents have at least a high school education with 92.2% of the population aged 25 or older having a high school diploma or higher, higher than the state’s average of 83.2%. Additionally, 39% of the city’s population hold a bachelor’s degree or higher which is significantly higher than the state average of 29.3%. 

The median household income in Pflugerville is $93,627, which is approximately 30% higher than the national average of $68,703

Pflugerville Demographics Compared to Austin and Texas
Pflugerville, TX Austin, TX State of Texas
High school graduate or higher (age 25+) 92.2% 89.1% 83.2%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 39.0% 50.4% 29.3%
Median household Income $93,627 $67,462 $59,570

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019

The majority of Pflugerville’s residents are married. Of its population, 59% are married, 28% have never been married, 9% are divorced and 4% are widowed.

The average travel time to work for Pflugerville residents is 27.9 minutes, slightly higher than the U.S. average of 26.1 minutes.

 

What makes Pflugerville, Texas an attractive place for people to live?

Pflugerville has excellent schools, entertainment options for all ages, affordable housing, and great opportunities for businesses. Pflugerville has options for everyone.

Schools in Pflugerville

For families with school-age children, Pflugerville has numerous opportunities for academic success. With over 60 schools in total, finding a great school is easy. In fact, Pflugerville Independent School District (PISD) received an A rating from Niche.com.

With 51 preschools, early childhood education has helped this Austin suburb grow and welcome new families. Pflugerville also has numerous private schools, with 40 options to choose from. 

Fun Pflugerville fact? The filming of Friday Night Lights (the series) took place in Pflugerville High’s Kuempel Stadium.

Housing Prices in Pflugerville

According to Redfin, the median sales price for a home in Pflugerville is $425,000. This is significantly below the Austin average of $587,000 and slightly above the median price in Texas of $320,800. These lower housing prices are perfect for both families and individuals looking for housing options near Austin.

Median Housing Price Price Per SF
Pflugerville, Texas $425,000 $217
Austin, Texas $550,000 $321
Texas $375,000 $162

Source: Redfin, October 2021

 

What is there to do in Pflugerville, Texas?

Family Attractions

Outdoor fun can be found throughout Pflugerville. Lake Pflugerville allows for summertime fun with fishing, swimming, and boating. Other nature-focused locations include Pfenning Park and Mirror Lake Park, each with over 10 acres of space, perfect for outdoor activities for visitors of all ages.

Typhoon Texas, an outdoor waterpark in the heart of the city, is one of Pflugerville’s largest attractions. This waterpark features over 30 different attractions including waterslides, wave pools, and a lazy river. Conveniently located next to Stone Hill Town Center, this attraction also has easy access to surrounding popular restaurants and stores. 

Fun for Adults

Looking for nightlife in Pflugerville? Head over to Maverick’s Dance Hall. This 21+ venue is located half a mile from IH-35 and includes a full-service bar, outdoor deck, and availability for private events. The venue features mainly country music but also offers a variety of music on designated nights.

Spirit of Texas Distillery, founded by a Pflugerville native, creates homemade spirits. Located right next to SH-130, Spirit of Texas Distillery is a staple not just within the community, but the state as well. 

Looking for more fun events in Pflugerville? Check out the city’s event page.

 

What kind of businesses are located in Pflugerville, Texas?

Business is booming in Pflugerville. With small businesses and major companies both relocating and establishing roots in this city, Pflugerville is seeing more development. The top three employers in Pflugerville are DKA Manufacturing, Austin Foam Plastics, and Matador Industries.

Pflugerville is also home to numerous well-known furniture stores. These stores are some of the largest tenants located within the city and allow for excellent selections of home goods.

 

What are the main reasons tenants choose to locate their businesses in Pflugerville, Texas?

Development Opportunities

The city of Pflugerville has seen tremendous growth, both in population and planned development. Visit the City of Pflugerville website to see what notable development projects are currently in progress.

Available Incentives

The City of Pflugerville offers numerous incentives, including Triple Freeport Exemption, Texas Capital Fund, and Chapter 380 Financing. All these incentives are aimed toward businesses to stimulate the growth and expansion of the suburb. Pflugerville also has a pro-business administration, well-run municipal government, and desirable demographic rankings.

Access to Major Distribution Arteries

A great advantage to living and working in Pflugerville is having easy access to major U.S. and Texas highways. Located in the center of four prominent roadways (IH-35, SH-130, US-290 and TX-45), Pflugerville is a bustling city with multiple pathways to greater Texas, including Dallas to the north, Austin and San Antonio to the south, and Houston and the Gulf Coast to the east. 

 

Who are the largest tenants in Pflugerville, Texas?

A majority of Pflugerville’s largest tenants are industrial and retail with a few office tenants.

Industrial Tenants in Pflugerville

Tenant SF Occupied Property
Amazon Distribution Center 3,842,016 Amazon Distribution Center
FedEx Ground 199,865 130 Commerce Center
Flextronics 144,000 Springbrook Corporate Center Bldg 7
3-Way Logistics 124,200 Springbrook Corporate Center Bldg 2
Flooring Services 120,000 Impact Way Bldg 2
AFP 110,116 2933 A W Grimes Blvd

Retail Tenants in Pflugerville

Tenant SF Occupied Property
Living Spaces 500,000 19024 Heatherwilde Blvd
Target 184,834 18700 Lime Comm. Dr.
Walmart 142100 1548 FM 685
At Home 102,387 Stone Hill Town Center
H-E-B 85,660 H-E-B – Countryside Place
Star Furniture Company 79,372 Lakes at Techridge

Office Tenants in Pflugerville

Tenant SF Occupied Property
The National Realty Group 50,000 Victory City Church
USG Corporation 49,046 CalPly Drive Lot 9
Texas DPS Driver License Mega Center 23,840 900 Wells Branch Building

 

What are the largest properties in Pflugerville, Texas?

Large Industrial Space in Pflugerville

One notable property in Pflugerville is the Springbrook Corporate Center. This property has multiple buildings, with a couple under construction and others already delivered. This 49.47-acre industrial park offers mixed-use buildings and is located right next to TX-45. 

Another notable property is Amazon’s newly-constructed 3.8 million sf distribution center that will support an estimated 1,000 jobs. Originally nicknamed “Project Charm”, the development features four and a half stories of industrial space and is situated on 94 acres.

Large Office Space in Pflugerville

One of Pflugerville’s largest office properties is 701 FM 685. This office property has 42,472 sf of space and is located a few miles from SH-130 and TX-45.  

Another notable office project in Pflugerville is the proposed Northpoint Building 1 near Pflugerville Parkway. This mixed-use building will have 500,000 sf of space available and will be right off of SH-130. Much like The Domain, Northpoint hopes to bring a dynamic integration of community and business to Pflugerville. 

 

Conclusion

Pflugerville is one of Texas’ fastest-growing suburbs. Only minutes away from North Austin, this city’s population and business community are growing quickly. Multiple projects are proposed and in progress, allowing for the continued expansion and success of Pflugerville. This area is perfect for those who want the advantages that Austin offers in a smaller package.

Want to learn more about Pflugerville? Reach out to one of our industrial experts today.

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Leigh Ellis | Industrial Commercial Real Estate in Austin, Texas | AQUILA Commercial

Leigh Ellis, SIOR

Leigh is AQUILA’s resident industrial specialist. Leigh’s experience is diverse and deep, spanning leasing, tenant representation, acquisitions and dispositions.

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