Georgetown is One of the Best Cities to Live in Near Austin, TX

Posted on 3/9/2022 by Eric Sims
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Whatever list you are checking, Georgetown, TX is featured like a greatest hits list, from best affordable small towns to the fastest-growing city in Texas to Texas’ most beautiful town square and a city on the edge of greatness. You’ll find there are endless reasons that Georgetown is one of the best cities to live in near Austin, TX. Whatever you’re searching for, we’re positive you’ll find it here at Wolf Ranch, the most sought-after community in Georgetown, TX, to live, work and play!

Situated in the magnificent TX Hill Country, the scenery is likely what you’ll notice first. Looking out over the rolling green hills and the sweeping and rugged cliffs along the San Gabriel River, it’s easy to immerse yourself and feel connected to the beauty of the land. The landscape is far from ordinary, and Wolf Ranch fully capitalizes on this, incorporating the land into the community design to create a Hill Country oasis right in the heart of the city, setting it apart from the other communities in Georgetown, TX. You’ll find everything here to create your modern sanctuary with a careful blend of escape, adventure, convenience, and tranquility. 

Georgetown is close to everything

What’s even better is that getting to and from Georgetown is a breeze, especially for Wolf Ranch residents. Situated just off I-35 and minutes from the 130 Tollway, the Georgetown to Austin commute takes 30 minutes to get to downtown Austin. You’re also minutes from top employers in Cedar Park and Round Rock, including Dell, Samsung, Apple, IBM, and more. And if your work or adventures take you away from Georgetown, TX, the executive Georgetown Municipal airport is 10 minutes north and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is just 35 minutes south. 

Whatever your favorite pastime, you’ll find there are always things to do in Georgetown. As we mentioned, Georgetown is known for its beautiful Town Square, dotted with charming restaurants and unique storefronts perfect for spending an afternoon browsing for a special gift or something for yourself. The local restaurants along the square and downtown offer something delectable for every tastebud, including upscale Cajun & Creole at Gumbo’s North to Latin cuisine at Fuego Latino Gastropub Plus to home cooking at Monument Café and sweet treats at Galaxy Bakery & Coffeehouse. You are also within minutes of the Wolf Ranch Town Center, which has major retailers, including Target, Best Buy, Michaels, Loft, GNC, and more. There are more TX restaurants near Wolf Ranch to enjoy here, including Longhorn Steakhouse, Milano Trattoria Pizza & Pasta, Fish City Grill, Crumble Cookie, and many more.  

If shopping isn’t your favorite pastime, spending time enjoying your favorite outdoor activities is as easy as walking out your front door when you live in Wolf Ranch. There are breathtaking hike and bike trails alongside the San Gabriel River that wind through the city and Wolf Ranch. Relax and spend the day at Lake Georgetown boating, fishing, swimming, and enjoying a picnic with family and friends. And there are endless parks to visit nearby and perfect for day trips, including Inks Lake and Longhorn Cavern State Park, both a short 50-minute drive. You’ll find adventure is always just around the corner. 

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Schools in Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown is also perfect for growing families with an excellent array of educational opportunities for every age, including Georgetown ISD public schools and private and charter schools such as Gateway College Prep and Grade Academy Private School, all offering academics for pre-K through 12th grade. Young adults also have numerous higher education opportunities, with Georgetown home to the beautiful and top-ranked Southwestern University campus and a short drive to the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Georgetown, TX square

Plenty to do in Georgetown, Texas

Topping it off, Georgetown is home to dozens of annual festivals, farmers markets, and the monthly Market Days featuring local artists and artisans around The Square the second Saturday March – November. The Georgetown, TX events calendar is full year-round with fun things to do, including the 12th Annual Georgetown Swirl, a Texas wine, local food and downtown shopping celebration, on Georgetown Square. The spring brings the annual Red Poppy Festival featuring live music, artisan and craft show, car show, 5k, and more. The annual Christmas Stroll Festival and tree lighting is a December family favorite for welcoming the holiday season. Every one of the local downtown Georgetown events is just a short walk or car ride away from your Wolf Ranch home. Additionally, Georgetown sports fans have plenty of opportunities to cheer on the hometown teams such as Austin FC at Q2 Stadium or the Roundrock Express at Dell Diamond, not to mention the chance to spend an autumn saturday at DKR Memorial Stadium supporting the Texas Longhorn football team!

Master Planned Community in Georgetown, TX

Best Master Planned Community in Georgetown, Texas

Most importantly, living at Wolf Ranch, you’ll find Georgetown is a place that fosters a love of the land and brings family and friends together in a shared sense of community. For those that choose to live at Wolf Ranch, it is truly a place where neighbors enjoy spending time together. The Wolf Ranch, onsite Lifestyle Manager and award-winning lifestyle program, offers residents hundreds of onsite Georgetown, TX events and more than a dozen community clubs that are sure to keep you engaged and enjoying all the city has to offer. With the incredible scenery, beautifully designed homes from award-winning builders and so many things to do here, it’s easy to see why Georgetown is one of the top cities to live in near Austin, TX. 

Hillwood CommunitiesEstablished in 1988 by Ross Perot, Jr., and founded on the Perot family’s core values of integrity, respect, teamwork and excellence, Hillwood Communities is known for creating true master-planned neighborhoods where community and innovation are brought to the forefront.