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About Georgetown Real Estate
There's a lot to love about the Austin, Texas area. After all, it's one of the biggest cities in the state and is home to many major companies as well as an eclectic cultural scene that is famous throughout the country. But sometimes, living directly inside Austin isn't really feasible. Luckily, there are great locations nearby and a perfect example is Georgetown.
Shopping for Georgetown real estate lets you take advantage of everything this small town has to offer, and since it's located just 27 miles from downtown Austin you can purchase a home that is located in a town with a small town vibe but still be close enough to the big city for easy, direct access whenever you need it. It's one of the most beautiful, popular towns in the Austin area, and once you take a closer look at it it's not hard to see why that is.
Home buyers looking to settle in a town with historic architecture will find Georgetown real estate for sale highly appealing. Both downtown areas and residential neighborhoods have managed to keep their historic beauty and architecture, and the city has more than 180 registered historic homes and buildings. The prices for Georgetown homes for sale are relatively low when compared to the surrounding Austin metro area, with listing prices ranging from just under $100,000 to over $2 million.
Whether you're looking for a property for your retirement life or are searching for your dream home to raise your kids, you're sure to find something to suit your needs. Georgetown real estate is well known for its affordable prices and a diverse range of housing options, including single-family homes, row houses, semi-detached villas, and condominiums.
The Basics Of Georgetown Real Estate
As of the 2010 census, Georgetown had a population of about 47,400 residents. It has a deep history dating back to 1840, and that history can be seen in many of the homes and commercial properties here – the architecture helps give the town its own identity, and several such as the Williamson County Courthouse which is included on the National Register of Historic Places.
Properties here vary greatly, and while one third of the population lives in Sun City –a retirement oriented, age restricted development – there are also plenty of homes for families to be found as well. You'll find starter homes, luxury estates, and much more on the market here, and those looking for Georgetown TX real estate will find that there really is something for everyone.
Price-wise, the properties here run from a low of around $93,000 all the way up to nearly $2 million in price and all price points in between. Several private communities are located throughout the town, and it's possible to find the perfect home no matter what it is that you're looking for. Simply put, Georgetown is a great place to call home.
- Home to Sun City Texas
- Over 180 registered historic homes and buildings
- Diverse range of real estate options for every lifestyle
- "Red Poppy Capital" of Texas
Living in Georgetown, TX
There are number of attractions in and around Georgetown, including Dell Diamond, Georgetown University, Lake Georgetown, and more. Georgetown is known as the "Red Poppy Capital of Texas", and the city is filled with the stunning wildflowers throughout its streets and around it. In fact, there's even a Red Poppy Festival that is held every year in April that attracts as many as 30,000 visitors to Georgetown. That's only one festival, and throughout the year the town hosts a wide range of events, community get-togethers, festivals, and more. You'll always have something going on when you live in the area.
Outside of Sun City there's still plenty to appreciate, and the city is filled with great restaurants and dining opportunities. Weekends often have live music at local venues, and art exhibits that take place downtown as well. The Downtown Georgetown Association holds annual and monthly community events that bring the whole town to the Georgetown Square in Downtown Georgetown.
The city's beauty and unique architecture has led to it be the filming location for a huge range of TV shows and movies, from Varsity Blues to What's Eating Gilbert Grape to Friday Night Lights and more. You'll see many recognizable movie-scene locations while walking through the streets in Georgetown, TX.
As for Georgetown homes for sale, the city has a very diverse inventory on the market at any time. Average home prices are around $380,000, but the price range is very wide and there are homes for every budget. Usually, there are more than 600 listings on the market at any time so you have the chance to find the home that you're looking for no matter what it is that you're after.
Georgetown is also nicknamed as the Retirement Capital of Texas because of its high percentage of citizens in this age group, and is one of the first Sun City sites. The project was originally known as Sun City Georgetown, but was later renamed as Sun City Texas. Sun City is home to around 11,500 people. It's a closed, private community that is focused on retirees, and those who are older than 55 could find that the Georgetown homes they're looking for are located within the community.
Why Move To Georgetown?
The population of the town is growing steadily, and there are plenty of reasons for this. Anyone who is looking for small town charm, a sense of community, and the chance to live in a place that is dripping with history will find that Georgetown homes for sale offer everything they want and more.
Here are just some of the reasons that moving to Georgetown makes so much sense. Take a look at the list and you'll likely see just why so many others have decided to call this town home.
- The range of property prices and size means that you can find exactly the home that you and your family need to feel comfortable in.
- More than 180 homes and buildings are on the national historic registry, and it's possible that you could literally purchase a piece of history by moving here.
- The school system is one of the best in the state, and regularly gets high marks from parents.
- For those who appreciate architecture, there are numerous styles of homes to be found here ranging from ranch estates to modern single family homes and beyond.
- The city is stunningly beautiful, and leaders take pride in making sure it remains attractive throughout the year.
- Family-friendly location, and one of the best places in the country for retirees according to several surveys. It's the perfect place for anyone looking to live without the stresses of major cities.
- There are excellent opportunities for shopping, dining, entertainment, and more. And the town hosts regular events throughout the year as well.
- The close proximity to Austin means you can access the major city with no trouble at all, but still not have to deal with the hassles of living in a major urban location.
And the points above are just the tip of the iceberg. There's plenty more to appreciate about living in Georgetown, and one visit is usually all it takes to help prospective home buyers fall in love with everything the town has to offer.
Simply put, finding your perfect home isn't hard when you look in the Georgetown area. It has something for everyone, and the market is filled with a variety of properties. If you're looking for Georgetown real estate, you're making a move that you and your family won't regret.
Georgetown, TX Schools
Students living in Georgetown real estate will be attending schools in the Georgetown Independent School District. Over 10,500 students make up Georgetown I.S.D. with 10 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 3 high schools, serving just over 10,000 students. Across the board, Georgetown I.S.D. is recognized as a top district in Central Texas. All Georgetown, TX schools received the accountability rating of "Met Standard". In addition, 9 Georgetown, TX schools received a Distinction Designation.
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