A small rural Texas community located
about 34 miles from Austin, Florence has
a long history that dates back to the
1850s, and in its heyday boasted retail
stores, hotels, a bank, a stone quarry and
even a cheese factory. The Bartlett and
Western Railway depot was popular with
cotton and wheat farmers and cattle
ranchers, and it seemed this little town’s
star was on the rise.
With the Great Depression came an
economic downturn that made this
Central Texas town a virtual shadow of
its glory days. But, with typical Texas
tenacity, those who stayed continued
their commitment to their hometown. And
now, it seems that tenacity has paid off.
Florence has been on the comeback trail
for the last several years, with a steadily
increasing population as proof of its
Those who are used to small communities
move here to get that small-town, country
lifestyle and atmosphere, and in the last few
years, many buyers in Florence have been
from Colorado and Arizona – as well as lots
of equestrians from the east and west coasts
who can board horses here. Florence is also
popular with artists over the past few years
looking for studio space; those who sell real
estate here have compared it to the artist
community in nearby Salado.
Located on Farm Road 195 about 13
miles from Georgetown in northwestern
Williamson County, Florence residents
are able to take advantage of the new
road systems that offer quick access to the
Austin area. Florence is about 45 minutes
from downtown Austin. Parmer Lane goes
all the way to Georgetown, and the next
leg is 195 to Florence.
THE VINEYARD AT FLORENCE
The Vineyard at Florence is a spectacular
new community that combines the latest in
innovative design with traditional
architecture. Instead of another master-
planned golf community, the designers of
The Vineyard at Florence community have
built the first residential winery and vineyard
in the state of Texas on its 400 rolling acres.
Estate sites sit on a minimum of two
acres and emphasize the natural
foliage, ridgeline and waterways of the
area, as well as take full advantage of
panoramic views. Residents are
encouraged to “think green” by
landscaping with Texas native plants
and recycling water for irrigation.
Drawing its inspiration from Tuscan
influences, nearly every home in The
Vineyard at Florence will feature a view
of the 30-acre vineyard, and all homes
feature stucco, tile and stonework.
Amenities here focus on wine, with a
tasting village and a wine club that
allows members to participate in the
harvest. But the living here isn’t limited to
just wine lovers – horse enthusiasts share
a place here as well, with riding trails
winding through the community, as well
as a polo field. Other attractions include
a spa, café, and farmer’s market, as well
as space for corporate or private events
and weddings, and rental casitas.
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The northernmost gateway to the Hill
Country of Central Texas, Georgetown
has managed to embrace everything
modern living has to offer, while
maintaining its old town charm. This
unique combination of old time charm and
new tech industry has helped make
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