Is Georgetown, TX a Good Place to Retire?

Posted on 3/29/2021 by Steven Crocker

Texas has a lot to offer in terms of retirement. From tax benefits to almost year-round warm weather, it’s hard to compete with this sunshine state. Among other top retirement cities in Texas is Georgetown. You might be wondering, is Georgetown, TX a good place to retire? Short answer - absolutely!

Surrounded by Texas Hill Country, Georgetown offers residents a unique combination of city and country living. This vibrant city has a small-town charm unmatched by any similar city within the great state of Texas. In fact, residents of the city have worked hard to maintain the historical charm of the city while still offering new business opportunities within ‘The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.’ And that’s not all they have to offer!

Texas-sized Benefits of Living in Georgetown

There are several major benefits that retirees in Texas are awarded: low cost of living, lifestlye and convenience, and mild, mild, winters.

Georgetown, TX residents can sit back and relax in their 228 days (on average) of sunshine per year - giving them ample opportunities to spend golfing, winery hopping, and socializing throughout the town.

is Georgetown, TX a good place to retire

A Thriving Culture and Arts Scene

Georgetown’s very own Cultural District combines the historic town square and its variety of restaurants, galleries, boutiques, and wineries.

Georgetown is home to Texas’ oldest university, Southwestern University, and noticeably benefits from the theater, art, and music students bring to the community. The community itself hosts dozens of activities and festivals throughout the year that bring residents and visitors alike to the downtown area such as the Red Poppy Festival, Second Saturday Market Days, Summer Concert Series, and Pistons on the square.

Access to Quality Healthcare

Quality healthcare is a top priority for retirees, and Georgetown provides several nationally recognized choices for reliable medical facilities and healthcare services. Access to reputable healthcare providers like St. David's Georgetown Hospital and Baylor, Scott, & White Health ensures peace of mind and comprehensive support for retirees' well-being, and nearby Austin, TX provides options for many other treatment centers and medical specialists, as well. 

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Plenty of Entertainment 

Social retirees love living in Georgetown for the community and events and, well, the wine. Georgetown has an abundance of wineries including Barons Creek Wine Room, Grape Creek Vineyards, Georgetown Winery, Bent Oak Winery, and The Vineyard at Florence. Even better, Georgetown has no open container laws meaning you can take your local wine (or beer) with you as you shop and stroll on the Georgetown Square!

If sipping wine on the go isn’t your thing, don’t worry - there are plenty of other fun, interesting activities you can explore within Georgetown, such as taking the annual Georgetown Sculpture Tour, sampling locally grown produce at the Farmer's Market, listening to live music at one of the city's many local restauraunts, or just exploring the beautiful downtown square, with its selection of one-of-a-kind boutique shopping experiences and the historic charm of its restored Victorian-era architecture. 

And if that’s not enough fun for you, residents can always take a short 30-minute drive to the booming city of Austin, TX.

Hiking trail in the Wolf Ranch community, with lush green vegetation and a shaded pathway with vibrant orange dirt.

Active Lifestyle Opportunities

For retirees looking to stay active and enjoy the great outdoors, Georgetown has plenty to offer, whether it's swimming, fishing, and boating on the San Gabriel River or hiking around scenic Georgetown Lake. Take a deep dive into the Inner Space Cavern - a five-mile underground cave - for an awesome outdoor activity that keeps you out of the Texas heat. Or you can stay close to home and explore some of the beautiful hiking and biking trails on the Georgetown Regional Trail system, including several that connect directly to trails in the Wolf Ranch community!


Safety and Security

Safety is a common concern when choosing a place to retire, and the good news is that Georgetown is consistently ranked not only one of the safest cities in Texas, but in the entire country! With very low crime rates and a responsive local police force, Georgetown homeowners can rest assured that public safety is a major priority for the city government.

Residents at Wolf Ranch also have access to cutting edge home security and active monitoring, a service that is included in the yearly HOA fees.

Where to retire in Georgetown

Looking for the perfect place to retire in Georgetown? Look no further than Wolf Ranch in Georgetown, TX! Wolf Ranch is located just alongside the beautiful San Gabriel River and is just a few minutes away from the bustling downtown Georgetown - truly it is the best of both worlds.

Retirees can choose from numerous low-maintenance, single-family new homes for sale in Georgetown, TX within Wolf Ranch. From larger homes, midsized, all the way to Patio Homes with smaller yards that include lawn care maintenance - Wolf Ranch has a variety of lot sizes and home sizes to choose from that can fit all your wants and needs. Wolf Ranch builders definitely have plenty to offer within the 755- acre master-planned community.

Wolf Ranch also keeps an active lifestyle program going within the community where the Lifestyle Manager continues to bring the community together with events, food trucks, and various group activities - all of which are announced on their community events calendar.

Ready to retire in Georgetown yet? Schedule your tour of Wolf Ranch today and begin your retirement living in Georgetown, TX tomorrow!