Georgetown, TX, has quickly become one of the best cities to live in the South, and according to Southern Living, Georgetown is topping its lists again. This time Southern Living deemed the city with the most beautiful Town Square the fastest growing city in the country, with "all roads leading to Georgetown in 2021." In 2018 readers of the Southern Living magazine also ranked it among the South's best places to live, and now the secret is out! So, why is Georgetown a good place to live? We've got the answers you're looking for right here.
"Georgetown continues to attract new residents for the same reasons many of us moved here—good jobs, safe neighborhoods, and unbeatable parks and events," Mayor Josh Schroeder said. "But all those things may not be as important as the sense of community you feel when families gather on a Saturday afternoon on our Courthouse lawn or dance in the street at our annual Red Poppy Festival. People don't just move here: They fall in love with this town."
We couldn't agree more! There are so many reasons that Georgetown is an excellent place to live that we'll never be able to list them all, so let's look at the highlights.
The Town Square
A favorite of locals and visitors alike, The Georgetown Town Square is the heart of this charming city. You'll find it all right here in The Town Square: eclectic boutiques, unique shops, exceptional local restaurants, annual festivals, monthly market days, and more. There are such a fun variety of places to visit on the Square; you're sure to find something for everyone. Shop for unique gifts at Sincerely Yours 1848, All Things Kids, or visit the Daytripper World Headquarters. Sample the best local fare at Gumbo's North, 600 Degrees, Fuego Latino Gastropub, or Barrel and Amps. Or shop and eat at Mesquite Creek Outfitters. Take a stroll for dessert and visit the Galaxy Bakery & Coffeehouse or Scoops. Just a short walk from the Town Square, you can sip your favorite margaritas at El Monumento and take a walk to the Blue Hole. Or if you prefer to relax and enjoy some of the best comfort food at the famous Monument Café, where Matthew McConaughey and Guy Fieri from "Drive-Ins, Diners, and Dives" dined.
Living in Georgetown is something to celebrate, and you'll soon find there is a festival for every season and monthly events that make it an even greater place to live. Home to annual festivals like the Redd Poppy Festival, Market Days, the Christmas Stroll, Georgetown Swirl, and more, there are dozens of fun events for everyone to enjoy here. And for residents living in Wolf Ranch, one of the newest of the Georgetown Texas communities, the award-winning lifestyle program director organizes and hosts 300+ community events each year.
Centrally located, Georgetown is close to Austin and all the beautiful places to visit throughout the Hill Country. With easy access to I-35 and the 130 Tollway, you can be in downtown Austin in just 30-40 minutes, enjoying a wide array of restaurants, listening to live music at fabulous local venues like the Moody Theater, or attending famous festivals such as ACL in beautiful Zilker Park. Cedar Park, Round Rock, and Pflugerville are a short 15-minute drive, which is home to several top area employers, including Dell, IBM, and Samsung.
If you prefer to spend your time exploring the Hill Country, you couldn't pick a better home base than Georgetown. The Hill Country is home to charming cities that boast lovely shopping, excellent restaurants, award-winning wineries, and endless parks and recreation. From Georgetown, you can easily visit them all for a day trip or make a weekend of it, including Burnet ( 35 miles), Marble Falls (45 miles), Llano (65 miles), and Fredericksburg (97 miles).
The Perfect Georgetown Community
Wolf Ranch is thrilled to be a part of the story of this amazing and fast-growing city. We knew from the moment our new development in Georgetown, Texas began that we were part of something great. At Wolf Ranch, you'll find you have the best of everything, new Georgetown homes built by award-winning builders, the state-of-the-art amenity center, The Den, Hilltop Park, Barefoot Park, and the new South Fork amenity center, River Camp, coming in Spring 2023! Best of all, amenities are shared throughout all sections of the community. Wolf Ranch's excellent Georgetown location means your family will enjoy convenient access to shopping, dining, and endless recreation.
We invite you to find the perfect home for your family. Explore our virtual model home park and find the ideal plan and price point to make your dream home a reality in the best place to live in Georgetown, Wolf Ranch!