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Georgetown, Texas Williamson County TX

Georgetown, texasGeorgetown Texas is a great place to live just north of Austin, Texas. Established in 1848, Georgetown is the County Seat of Williamson County. Georgetown enjoys a lot of great shops, restaurants and a museum in the old and well preserved area of historic buildings at the Historic Town Square on Austin Street where the old courthouse is. S. Austin Avenue, 7th Street, 8th Street and S. Main Street border the courthouse. If you love Historic Homes and want an old home in Georgetown Texas just see my Texas Historic Homes Georgetown Texas page.

Georgetown Texas is planning a move to all renewable energy by the year 2016. This will make Georgetown Texas the first city in the State of Texas powered completely by renewable energy.

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                     Wintertime at the Georgetown Texas Historic Town Square

There are always events being held in Downtown Georgetown on the Square and it is always vibrant with many restaurants, businesses, a theatre and museum. The Georgetown Holiday Stroll is held every year. The 29th Annual Christmas Stroll was held December 5th, 2009. I was there representing the Williamson Audubon Group, a birdwatching group. Many fine old homes adorn the tree lined streets in the old parts of town near the square such as Austin Avenue and Main Street. Georgetown has one of the best parks and trails systems in the Central Texas area. The Farmerís Market, Red Poppy festival, an active branch of the Native Plant Society and many other events and organizations add to the richness of this town. I am a member of the Williamson County Chapter of the Native Plant Society that meets at the Georgetown Library.   

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Active Adult Communities

Georgetown has many subdivisions for senior citizens to retire in, the most famous of which is Del Webb's Sun City Texas with 2 championship golf courses. Great hospitals, several country clubs and many great parks and trails make for a wonderful quality of life for all ages. I LOVE to walk Georgetown's trails enjoy activities on the square and the great restaurants! My favorite Georgetown Trail is the Pickett Trail at Blue Hole Park.

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                 Cattle graze in a beautiful rural Georgetown, Texas pasture

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Georgetown Schools

Georgetown ISD serves schoolchildren in the district. The 12 Williamson County TX school districts participate in the Williamson County Academy at the Juvenile Justice Center in Georgetown. Southwestern University is a leading undergraduate liberal arts college that with a 700 acre campus which opened in 1873. 

Georgetown TX Roadways and Population

Georgetown straddles both sides of IH 35. From Georgetown, you can get on the new 1 30 Toll Road just east of Georgetown (1 30 starts at Highway 195, the Killeen Highway, north of Georgetown) and travel south past the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. SH 130 goes all the way to Seguin TX in Guadalupe County, close to San Antonio. Williamson County's population has almost doubled in population since 2000 from 250,000 to 373,000. 

Georgetown TX Airports

The nearby Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport is sometimes less congested or less expensive than the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. With the new 1 30 Toll Road, the Austin Texas Airport is just minutes away. Georgetown Texas also has a Municipal Airport at 500 S Terminal Drive Georgetown TX 78628

The Williamson County Sun has been Georgetown's newspaper for 133 years.

Georgetown Texas Real Estate agent Betty Saenz can help you if you are ready to buy or sell your Georgetown Home or Horse Property (512) 785-5050 or contact Betty Saenz by e-mail