With its Victorian residential and commercial architecture, and historic central business district, Georgetown is a well-preserved sliver of the past. The city prides itself on offering residents “Life in Balance: Modern Living in a Historic Setting.” Just 26 miles north of Austin, it provides the comforts of small town living within a reasonable proximity to the energy and vibrance of the city. The addition of major highways has made Georgetown more accessible than ever. Homes in the area have an average listing price of around $375k-$425k, and there is a movement towards modern and custom-built residences on 1-acre lots.
Located on the northwestern edge of the Texas Hill Country, both the North and Middle Forks of the San Gabriel River run through the city. This location gives residents access to over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails, not to mention some of the area’s best swimming holes. Cool off on a hot day at Blue Hole Park, or easily access Lake Georgetown for a family-friendly day outdoors. Athletes of every skill can and should take advantage of the McMaster Athletic Complex’s softball fields, soccer fields, volleyball courts, and multipurpose facilities. Georgetown is also the site of Sun City, one of the state’s largest retirement and age-restricted communities. With over 5,000 acres of senior housing, folks in the 50+ demographic make up over a third of Georgetown’s population.
Known as the “Red Poppy Capital” of Texas, the annual poppy festival draws thousands of visitors every April. With a 40-block Cultural District, Georgetown is a culturally-rich and artistically inclined community. Galleries and exhibition spaces overlap with the historic downtown Square, where residents can find fine dining, wineries, and various entertainment venues. One of the first Austin Metro cities to “go green,” Georgetown embraced clean energy practices in 2015. For small town charm within an easy distance of Austin, this suburb of over 63,000 residents is the key to keeping things balanced.