Located just 30 miles north of downtown Austin, lies the charming city of Georgetown, Texas. While not truly a bedroom community for Austin, this charming town, the county seat of Williamson County, is a splendid choice for those who seek to live a leisurely paced life in close proximity to big-city amenities. The growth around metro Austin and the addition of major arterial highways leading north out of the city have brought a new level of vitality to this once sleepy city. Named for George Washington Glasscock who donated the land for the new town, It now boasts a population of almost sixty-four thousand.
Best known for its old-fashioned and fully renovated courthouse square, Georgetown is a must-see for anyone considering relocation to the area. The Williamson County Courthouse Historic District was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and the Main Street historic district is nothing short of darling. The North and Middle Forks of the San Gabriel River both flow through the city and provide more than 30 miles of hiking and bike trails and several parks. In fact, many neighborhoods have common areas, hiking trails, and easy access to Lake Georgetown and the trail system that surrounds it. Also known as the “Red Poppy” Capital of Texas for the red poppy (Papaver rhoeas) wildflowers planted throughout the city, the Red Poppy Festival is held in April each year on the historic square and attracts up to thirty-thousand visitors annually.
Because of its moderate year round climate and nearness to both the countryside and Austin, Georgetown is considered to be one of the best places to retire in the nation. In 2007, it was named by Retirement Places Rated as the Best Place in America to Retire. It is no doubt that these accolades are primarily the result of Sun City, a large retirement-oriented and age-restricted development that comprises more than one-third of Georgetown’s population. Georgetown, is also the home of the oldest university in Texas, Southwestern University. Founded in 1840, Southwestern is a private, four-year, undergraduate, liberal arts college.
This city has a wide variety of Victorian commercial and residential architecture and is a lovely place to settle down. Homes for sale in Georgetown come in a broad price sure to appeal to many budgets. You’ll also find Georgetown homes for sale in many different sizes and with diverse special features and amenities. If you would like to purchase a home in this city, please contact us today for assistance or more information.
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