The Unique Lifestyle of Georgetown, Texas
Georgetown, Texas continues to grow in popularity -- especially in recent years. Located near Austin, Texas; Georgetown attracts home buyers who want a home in the country with convenient access to the city.
Geography of Georgetown, Texas
Georgetown, Texas is considered the gateway to Texas "Hill Country" (an area of gently rolling hills that stretches across Central Texas). Georgetown is located just 25 miles north of Austin, offering easy access to the world-famous music scene and nightlife of the Texas capital. Dallas and Forth Worth are located three hours to the north, easily reachable via the I35 interstate that passes through the center of Georgetown, Texas.
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History of Georgetown, Texas
Georgetown, Texas has a rich history that can still be experienced today. The city was founded in 1848 by Thomas Huling and George Washington Glasscock (the city's namesake). Like many towns of the era, Georgetown started as a frontier town, but it quickly grew in both size and importance.
Fortunately, much of this history has been preserved, both in the city's architecture and its fondness for tradition. Take a stroll around the Historic District in Georgetown, TX and you’ll see restored homes and other historical buildings offering a glimpse into the city's past -- an interesting juxtaposition to the modern homes being built around town.
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Schools in Georgetown, Texas
Southwestern University, the state's oldest college, is located in the heart of Georgetown, Texas. This private, four-year liberal arts college has earned national acclaim despite is small size (less than 1,300 students).
The Georgetown Independent School District offers K-12 education across 14 campuses throughout Georgetown, Texas. From their official website: "The District serves elementary students in three PreK-2 campuses, three 3-5 campuses, and three K-5 campuses. Secondary students attend one of three middle schools and a ninth-grade campus before attending the district's high school."
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