AUSTIN HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOODS
downtown including shabby chic, antiques
and high quality boutiques and restaurants.
Quality education is a priority for this
community, too – the new, $38 million
Taylor High School opened in 2011.
And, support for the community’s Legacy
Early College High School has helped
qualifying students receive associates
degrees from the East Williamson
County Higher Education Center at the
same time they receive their high school
first floor. Homes at the Ridge at Paloma
Lake have anywhere from 1,972 to more
than 3,600 square feet of living space
and are priced from the $200,000s.
Submitted by Christina Poehler,
Standard Pacific Homes
Located along the I- 35 corridor off
Chandler Road, Teravista is easily
accessible to shopping, and offers a short
commute for those working in North
Austin and homes starting in the $170s.
Gently curving streets, charming cul-de-sacs and beautiful green areas
encourage families and children to get
out and explore their community, which is
right in keeping with the spirit of this
Round Rock community. It’s no wonder
that the Home Builders Association of
Greater Austin named Teravista Best
Overall Community in 2007.
Residents of Teravista will find they are
connected to each other in more ways
than one. From the neighborly attitudes to
the natural habitat and walking trails to
the actual high tech connections built
within each home – it’s all here in this
master planned golf course community.
Residents have an opportunity to get to
know each other through regular socials
and other activities, while the information
center provides homebuyers with help
and other services long after getting
settled. Children attend school in the
award-winning Round Rock Independent
School District, and the open landscaping
here gives them lots of room to roam. In
addition to an 18-hole championship golf
course and clubhouse, Teravista has a host
of other amenities – including lighted tennis
courts, two community swimming pools,
and hiking paths.
City of Taylor:
Chamber of Commerce &
Visitors Center: 512-352-6364;
Taylor is a great place to live, work and
raise a family – as well as convenient and
accessible to wherever you might need to
go. Located just 20 minutes east of IH 35
and 35 minutes from downtown Austin
and ABIA, the city is the crossroad of SH
95 and U. S. Hwy 79 with Amtrak train
service, Capital Area Rural Transit bus
service and a general aviation, municipal
airport. It’s easy to reach from anywhere.
Newcomers to Taylor can’t help but be
charmed by this town that is steeped in
both tradition and family pride. The turn-
of-the-century historic downtown is listed
on the National Register of Historic Places
and is the home of world renowned Louie
Mueller Barbecue, recipient of the
prestigious James Beard Foundation’s
“American Classics” Award. Barbecue is
legendary in Taylor, all different and all
good. Unique shopping may be found
Scott & White Healthcare, which is also
based in Taylor, is an excellent source of
accessible healthcare here with the Scott
& White Clinic and Scott & White
Hospital – Taylor. Both are connected to
a premier network of specialists and are
part of one of the nation’s largest
multispecialty healthcare systems.
Taylor is a good place to call home.
Housing from every price point is
available including new homes, vintage
homes and historical homes in mature,
tree-lined neighborhoods. Taylor also is
home to many beautiful, historic churches.
There is a strong sense of community with
traditional activities like the Zest Fest each
spring, July 4th celebrations, the Taylor
Rodeo, an International Barbecue Cook-off, and fun holiday activities.
Taylor is also a city of parks with more
than 311 acres of parkland and open
spaces including nearly 10 miles of hike
and bike trails and sidewalks. The Taylor
Regional Park and Sports Complex is a
state of the art sports facility that is
located adjacent to the East Williamson
County Event Center and draws more
than 100,000 visitors per year. All parks
are Wi-Fi accessible, too.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Lake Granger is
just a short drive away for fishing, boating,
bird watching, camping and swimming –
all of which only add to Taylor’s unique
and charming quality of life.
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