Georgetown is the county seat of Williamson County. Established in 1848, The city has over 180 homes and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Georgetown is home to just over 58,000 people. It is the perfect balance of “small town charm” with all the conveniences of larger cities. Those moving from larger cities will be pleasantly surprised by the range of shopping, healthcare, and entertainment found in the area.
Located 25 miles north of Austin, it 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 other homes in this vibrant community can enjoy a walk along the bank of the San Gabriel River, visit Inner Space Cavern, see a musical at the Palace Theatre or play a round of golf on one of the five local courses.
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Georgetown is a community that places a high value on education. Georgetown ISD is a Texas Education Agency “Recognized” school district that serves a diverse population of Williamson County students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade including: 10,400 students, 10 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 2 alternative disciplinary program campuses.
Those seeking an alternative to public school can choose from:
*Gateway College Preparatory
*Community Montessori School
*Grace Academy of Georgetown
*Grace Episcopal School
*St. Helen’s Catholic School
Round Rock Christian Academy and Zion Lutheran School are also nearby.
Georgetown is home to Southwestern University, Texas’ oldest liberal arts institution. This highly selective college is affiliated with the Methodist Church. Their 1,400 students have a passion for intellectual and personal growth; enjoy small classes and numerous collaborative undergraduate research opportunities. Living-Learning Communities and the Paideia Program offer exceptional opportunities to fully integrate one’s experiences in and out of the classroom.
In addition to Southwestern University, National American University recently opened a Georgetown campus. NAU offers evening and online classes for Associate and Bachelor degree programs. College students also have the option to attend classes at Texas State University’s Round Rock Campus or at Austin Community College’s Round Rock Campus.
Small town charm, warm weather, meticulously preserved historic buildings, and numerous festivals like the Red Poppy Festival (held in April), Market Days (held in summer), the Annual Christmas Stroll & concerts are some of the reasons why some consider Georgetown to be the top retirement destination in the country. Others point to the vibrant downtown, numerous nearby medical facilities, and the city’s exceptionally low crime rate. Georgetown has multiple 55+ communities and a large number of residents are seniors. Given that, there are numerous businesses that cater to seniors
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