When the wild flowers are in full bloom across the rolling hills that surround Georgetown, it is easy to understand why this historic town has been named one of the prettiest cities in Williamson County. Filled with historic character, the community of more than 50,000 has still managed to retain it's quaint small town feeling. A charming place to live with more than 180 homes and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a stroll through the Downtown area with it's antique street lights, brick walkways, and Victorian era storefronts, and you will feel like you have stepped back in time.
A perfect and eclectic blend of old and new grace the streets of Georgetown. The Georgetown Winery is located right in the heart of downtown, and features it's award winning wine. Beautiful parks and many options for shopping are also part of the charm of Georgetown. The San Gabriel River wanders right through the core of the city. The beautiful Georgetown lake located just west of the city made as a reservoir of the San Gabriel River. For more information the Georgetown Parks page is full of wonderful ideas and ways to enjoy the Hill Country sunshine
Southwestern University, the first institution of higher learning in the state of Texas makes it's home in Georgetown. With its' beginnings going back to 1840; chartered by the Republic of Texas. Southwestern is a private and selective liberal arts institution located on a beautiful 700 acre campus.
Georgetown is nestled in the Hill Country just 25 miles north of Austin along I-35, providing a short drive to all that Austin has to offer. The city of Georgetown has received many awards. The Chamber of Commerce web site is filled with fantastic information including a page with more details about the awards that the lovely town of Georgetown has received.
Welcome home to Georgetown!
Photo Attribution Jason St. Peter (Downtown Image and Lake Georgetown)