Georgetown, Texas was once a sleepy town, and was never really considered part of the Austin hustle and bustle. But, with the growth around metro Austin and the addition of major arterial highways leading north out of the city, this is changing rapidly.
While not a bedroom community for Austin, Georgetown Texas 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 historic district. The Williamson County Courthouse Historic District was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
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.