Georgetown-TX : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in Georgetown-TX

Georgetown is a small town in central Texas, just north of Round Rock and about 27 miles from Austin.  It is the county seat of Williamson County.  The presence of Southwestern University gives the community a college town feel. The town has an impressive collection of well preserved Victorian and pre-WW1 downtown historic districts, with The Beaux-Arts Williamson County Courthouse (1911) as its centerpiece.  Georgetown has a carefully restored downtown which won a Great American Street Award  a few years back.  Both tourists and residents alike enjoy more than 200 restored buildings that recall its grand past.The local Inner Space Cavern is popular tourist destination.  The city has been named one of the best places in the country to retire by several publications and many retirees now live here. Crime is extremely low. Image of the courthouse by Larry D. Moore, used under a Creative Commons ShareAlike License.
 

Where to Retire in Georgetown-TX and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at right), or you can live in the town. Sun City Texas is the largest of these. There are also some planned communities that are not 55+ restricted, but are popular with active adults.
The median price of a home at the end of 2014 had climbed to a little over $250,000. (City-Data.com). Zillow reported the median home value to be $250,200, in early 2016.

 

What is special about Georgetown-TX

Small town charm and many historic neighborhoods. Southwestern University. The San Gabriel River runs through the city, which provides over 30 miles of hike and bike trails, several parks and recreation. From all reports, people are very fond of living in Georgetown. The city has a farmers markets. Texas has no state income tax.  Georgetown is a walkable community. It claims it has the most beautiful Town Square in Texas.

 

What is not special about Georgetown-TX

Hot summers. Real estate prices higher than in much of Texas.

 

Who will like retirement in Georgetown-TX

People of all ages like living in Georgetown. Those looking for a small town close to Austin, and with active adult communities will like it in Georgetown.
 

Local economy is driven by

Georgetown is a suburb of Austin and Round Rock, but it also has a vital downtown of its own and some commercial establishments. Southwestern U and the active adult communities benefit the economy.

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Round Rock is north of Austin (27 miles) and Round Rock.  The average July high temperature is 96 and the average January low is 35. May is the wettest month with 5" of rain.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Palace Theatre offers a regular schedule of events. There are movies in the Park as well as at a 12 screen theatre. There are numerous festivals throughout the year including the Red Poppy Festival, The Georgetown Sculpture Tour–a rotating exhibit of sculptures on loan from the artists who created them - Art in the Square, and the Christmas Stroll. The Art, Music, and Theater Departments of Southwestern University are a popular resource. It is just a short drive to Austin where the culture is non-stop.

 

Crime

The crime rate in Georgetown is very low with an index of 100 vs. the national average over 300.
 

Medical facilities

Georgetown Hospital serves the City of Georgetown, more hospitals are in Austin.
 

Transportation

Georgetown has a municipal airport with air taxi service. Georgetown is a very walkable community.

 

Valuable Links

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Texas Retirement Guide

 

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Facts about GEORGETOWN-TX
  • State: TX
  • Environment: College Town,Small-mid Sized City,Biking Community,Golf Community,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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