Established in 1848, Georgetown, TX has over 180 homes and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Georgetown’s population is just over 50,000 people. It is the perfect balance of “small town charm” with all the conveniences of larger cities. The city has grown 67% since the last Census. In fact, Georgetown was recently named the “7th Fastest Growing City in the U.S.” (based on percentage). Those moving from larger cities will be pleasantly surprised by the range in shopping, healthcare, and entertainment found in the area.
“Georgetown is considered one of the prettiest cities in Williamson County, especially during the spring and summer months when poppies and wild flowers are in full bloom. … residents who settle into one of the city’s restored Victorian homes or new Tuscan villas can enjoy a walk along the bank of the San Gabriel River or play a round of golf on one of the five local courses. Mountain biking trails around Lake Georgetown lead riders to the edge of Texas Hill Country,” says Fortune Magazine in its description of Georgetown as the #2 Place to Live & Launch a Small Business (2008.)
“The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas” is the stage for many of the festivals and special events in Georgetown. The Red Poppy Festival, held each year in April, is a musical celebration of spring and Georgetown’s signature red poppies. The Christmas Stroll fills the Square with holiday sounds, shopping, and goodies in December. There’s always something happening in Georgetown, so check out all the events that make Georgetown a special place.