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Community spotlight: Georgetown

Austin suburb perfect for buyers seeking land and outdoor adventure
  • Georgetown's notable town center is complete with a century-old functioning courthouse, while the main street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Residents of Georgetown have access to hiking trails, public parks and Lake Georgetown, a reservoir on the north fork of the San Gabriel River.
  • According to Altos Research, the median single family home in Georgetown is priced at $364,121.

Georgetown Main Square / Flickr user Christopher Rose Located less than 30 miles from Downtown Austin, the suburb of Georgetown has transformed from a quiet community to a bustling attraction for buyers and renters within the Austin metro. Filled with antiquity, the notable town center is complete with a century-old functioning courthouse, and the main street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nevertheless, Georgetown provides a small town atmosphere without losing sight of residents’ current interests. Bars, restaurants, shops and local wineries scatter the main stretch – commonly referred to as, “the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.” About a third of Georgetown residents live in Sun City, a 5,000-acre community reserved for residents over the age of 50. Although the retirement factor plays a role in Georgetown’s overall resident profile, the area also attracts young professionals and families seeking a more low-key lifestyle. Things t...