Welcome to Georgetown
The City of Georgetown is a great town just north of Round Rock that appears to be experiencing exponential growth as much as the rest of the Central Texas area. More and more are realizing Georgetown is the perfect area to buy a home because of the close location to Austin, excellent Georgetown ISD schools, and a down home feeling that still exists to this day. While the city is growing and developments are popping up all over the place, Georgetown is one of those areas that offer a daily reminder of where it came from.
When Georgetown was founded in 1840 no one could have ever imagined the growth that would come but as the city expanded so did the desire to protect the history that catapulted it into National Register of Historic Places. There are few places left in the State of Texas that you can still feel like you are walking through living history but Georgetown is one of them. Thanks to a local ordinance passed in 1976, you can still walk through streets lined with Victorian architecture or visit the Williamson County Courthouse Historical District, with over 46 structures protected.
You’ll not only experience where the city came from when you live in Georgetown but where it is headed as well. Now is the time to get in where you fit in so contact Rave Real Estate today to find your homestead.
Resident students of Georgetown will attend schools within the Georgetown Independent School District with ten elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, and two alternative disciplinary campuses.
Elementary schools for Georgetown ISD include Carver, Cooper, Ford, Frost, McCoy, Mitchell, Pickett, Purl, Village, and Williams Elementary. Secondary schools for this fantastic school district include Forbes Middle School, Tippit Middle School, Benold Middle School, Georgetown Alternative Program, and Williamson County Academy. Georgetown ISD high schools include East View High School, Georgetown High School, and Richarte High School.
Visit Georgetown ISD website for registration information and school supplies lists.
You’ll find a number of private schools available to residents of Georgetown including Grace Academy of Georgetown, Community Montessori, and Saint Helen Catholic School. Austin Community College has campuses nearby with Southwestern University in Georgetown, the oldest university in Texas.
Things to Do in Georgetown
One of the first things you’ll want to see are the fields and fields of red poppies in the area. Since Georgetown was named the “Red Poppy” Capital of Texas, more than 30,000 visitors a year come to see the beautiful masses of red covering the land with the Red Poppy Festival held each April.
One of the oldest and most popular attractions in Georgetown is the Inner Space Caverns where you can explore the history of the area and trek through miles of underground caves first discovered when Interstate 35 was expanding into the city from Austin. Hidden for over 10,000 years, more caves have been discovered in this area than any other area in the state. The most recent cave find in Williamson County was located in 2013 off Ranch to Market Road 620 in Round Rock.
Spend the day on the water in the city’s very own Lake Georgetown; an engineered reservoir located about three miles west of town. Take the boat out and relax on the soft waves or pack up the fishing poles and snag a catfish, white bass, or crappie just to name a few of the species stocked here. Pack the picnic basket and play games on the shore or hike the 16 miles of path along The Good Water Trail.
If bowling is up your alley then visit Mel’s Lonestar Lanes in Georgetown for fun on 40 lanes, tons of arcade games, party rooms to rent for birthdays, and a refreshing sports bar and grill. It doesn’t get much better than this if you are looking for fun for everyone.
Take in the performing arts at the Georgetown Palace Theatre for quality fun at an affordable price after dining at Nancy’s Sky Garden for healthy Asian-inspired cuisine. Over 30 miles of hike and bike trails, throughout several parks, run through the city for visitors and residents to enjoy. The choice is always yours when it comes to having fun in Georgetown. When you live here you have access to it all, 365 days a year.
Where is Georgetown?
Georgetown, Texas is located to the north of Round Rock, approximately 26 miles north of Austin, in Williamson County. Located on the northeastern edge of Texas Hill Country, Georgetown offers convenient access to major employers, shopping, dining, and entertainment in the area. Interstate 35 runs through the middle of town, heading north to Waco and south to Austin. With the new addition of the 45 toll road, you’ll be able to bypass Austin’s infamous rush hour traffic and reach areas of South Austin or the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in less than 30 minutes from Georgetown. Cedar Park employers are less than 15 minutes to the west.
You’ll have plenty of neighborhoods to choose from when you’re looking at homes in Georgetown. Your Rave Real Estate agent can schedule a tour in any one of them including, Berry Creek, Briarwood, Churchill Farms, Cimarron Hills, Escalera Ranch, Estates of Westlake, Estrella Crossing, Fountainwood, Gabriels Overlook, Georgetown Village, Heritage Oaks, La Conterra, Parkside at Mayfield Ranch, Rancho Siena, San Gabriel River Estates, Sun City, University Park, University Place Townhomes, Woodland Park, and Woods of Fountainwood.
Georgetown is waiting on you
With true Texas values, exceptional education, and awesome attractions in every direction, it’s no wonder more and more people are migrating to Georgetown and never leaving. Austin is a hop, skip and a jump away with Round Rock right around the bend. Where else are you going to find such close proximity to everything you could ever need or want and yet still maintain that peaceful country lifestyle that you adore? You’ll be hard pressed to find another area like Georgetown. For more information about Georgetown and its schools and attractions, contact your RAVE Real Estate Agent today.