Georgetown, Texas was once a
sleepy town, and was never really
considered part of the Austin
hustle and bustle. But, with the
growth around Austin and the
addition of major arterial highways leading north out of the
city, however, this is changing
While not a bedroom community
for Austin just yet, Georgetown is
a great alternative for those
wanting a slightly slower paced
life, proximity to Austin, and
perhaps a little room to spread out. Located about 30 miles
north of downtown Austin, Georgetown is best known for its
old-fashioned courthouse square, fully renovated and functioning 100+ year old courthouse, and charming Main Street
Georgetown’s Square, and the city itself, is really a must-see
for anyone considering relocation to the area. There are
numerous dining options around The Square, as well as a
local winery, and ample shopping options to appeal to a
variety of consumer tastes and budgets.
Perhaps less known about Georgetown is the abundance of
one-acre, restricted neighborhoods located around the city.
Most of these neighborhoods are just outside the city limits,
yet they feature many of the creature comforts that growing
families want in more traditional neighborhood settings.
AMENITIES AND MORE
Many have neighborhood common areas, and hiking
trails, as well as easy access to Lake Georgetown and the
trail system that surrounds the lake. Some homesites also
have lake or panoramic views of the Hill Country. These
neighborhoods primarily exist on the west side of town, yet
many are less than 10 minutes from downtown
Georgetown and I- 35.
Most rely on an individually
owned septic system and, while
a septic system can be a deterrent for some buyers, many
homeowners find few complications from a modern septic system.
Even better, most homeowners
will also realize a reduced
property tax bill since the house
doesn’t require city sewer services.
Local private water districts
commonly provide water to
these areas, too; most do not
require well water.
OPTIONS FOR ALL
Buyers considering a home on a one-acre lot in Georgetown
can expect to find a wide range of prices and options, with
many homes built by local custom and semi-custom builders.
Modern options in both new and resale homes include tile or
wood floors, granite counters, and large outdoor living
features like built-in BBQ stations. With such large homesites,
pools and playscapes are a perfect fit in these oversized
For those considering building their dream home on an oversized home-site, plan on a five month window to dsign and
build your home. Custom and semi-custom new homes on
these acre lots in Georgetown start around $350,000.
There are also plenty of resale options here; with approximately 100 resale homes regularly on the market, prices for
resale homes start around $275,000.
Georgetown is a perfect option for those who want some
distance from the big city life of Austin. The community
should be added to anyone’s short list of areas to consider
when relocating to Central Texas. While there are plenty of
more traditional neighborhoods in Georgetown, those moving to
the Austin area might want to consider owning a home that
sits on an acre or more – it’s even more outdoor space to
enjoy a new life in Central Texas.
charm, style and substance
equal great quality of life
IN GEORGETOWN, TEXAS
By Billy Kurtz, Owner/Agent, Century 21 HSK & Associates