Georgetown, TXHomes for Sale and Neighborhoods
Georgetown has a charming, small-town feel. The city is known for its rustic downtown area filled with Victorian-era storefronts and historic landmarks as well as its ample outdoor spaces like Lake Georgetown and Blue Hole Park. Also known as the “Red Poppy Capital of Texas,” Georgetown has a large number of red poppy wildflowers, attracting thousands of visitors to the city’s Red Poppy Festival. Additionally, the city is home to Southwestern University, the oldest university in Texas. Georgetown is also where you can find the 5,300-acre Del Web active adult community, Sun City Texas.
Cost of Living
Georgetown is one of the pricier cities in the state of Texas. With the average cost of living surpassing both state and national averages, homebuyers can expect to pay more for housing, utilities, and transportation. Although housing composes the bulk of Georgetown’s cost of living, the city does not disappoint with its diverse neighborhoods offering a wide selection of spacious one- and two-story single-family homes that boast an inviting curb appeal and private amenities.
With a low walk and bike score, Georgetown is a car-dependent city. However, being adjacent to a network of roadways, including South Interstate 35, makes Georgetown the ideal city for commuters traveling to nearby cities like Austin, Round Rock, and Temple. The city also provides GoGeo Transit, a bus system that offers four fixed routes and a paratransit system that carries locals to areas throughout the city. Georgetown also provides CARTS, which offers an interurban coach that connects Georgetown to surrounding cities like Austin, Bastrop, Bertram, and San Marcos. Georgetown also provides a Greyhound bus service that takes residents to Austin where they can transfer to routes that head to Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Situated on the I-35 corridor, Georgetown Municipal Airport serves general and corporate aviation.
Students living in Georgetown have access to public schools in the Georgetown Independent School District (GISD). GISD contains nine elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, and two alternative campuses. While three elementary schools boast above-average GreatSchools ratings, the remaining institutions do fall under average and below-average rankings.
Georgetown Square is the hub of entertainment and recreation Filled with charming buildings, antique boutiques, wineries, restaurants, and events, Georgetown Square maintains a close-knit, old-time atmosphere. Georgetown is also abundant with historic attractions that showcase the city’s roots like the Historic Williamson County Courthouse, The Williamson Museum, and the Grace Heritage Center. The city also boasts a great selection of outdoor recreational facilities like Blue Hole Park, which borders the San Gabriel River and provides swimming, fishing, hiking, and picnicking activities. There is also Lake Georgetown that houses Cedar Breaks Park, Jim Hogg Park, and Russell Park, as well as a 26.5-mile hiking trail. Inner Space Cavern is another popular attraction where locals can physically immerse themselves in history. Discovered by the Texas Highway Department in 1963, the 10,000-year-old cave is one of the best-preserved caves in Texas, containing large formations and prehistoric animal bones.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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