We are spotlighting the Anderson Mill neighborhood of Austin, Texas this month. This week we’ll be reviewing the schools and employers in this suburb northwest of Austin.
Anderson Mill’s schools are in the popular Round Rock ISD school district. The high school for the Anderson Mill area is Westwood High School, a Recognized campus and an International Baccalaureate School with almost 2,600 students. It ranked in Newsweek’s “Top 100 High Schools in Nation”, Newsweek’s “Top 15 High Schools in Texas”, received a Gold Medal from US News & World Report, and a Gold Rating from 2012 Grammy Signature School. The middle school is Noel Grisham Middle School, and the elementaries are Anderson Mill and the Recognized Purple Sage Elementary.
Anderson Mill area employers include Apple Inc.’s Customer Service Center which is just five miles from Anderson Mill. Apple designs, develops and sells electronics, software and computers, most famously the Mac and iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The Americas Operations Center is currently undergoing a $304 million expansion which will eventually employ 3,600 local people in operations service, support and finance for Apple’s business in North and South America.
Anderson Mill is also located just fifteen minutes from IBM’s headquarters on North Burnet Road. IBM is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of computer hardware and software. IBM offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM employs about 6,000 people at its Austin location, but has over 400,000 employees worldwide.