Why Georgetown is One of the Best Austin Suburbs to Live In

Posted on 9/18/2023 by Steven Crocker

In recent years, Georgetown, Texas has garnered a reputation as one of the most desirable places to call home in the Austin metropolitan area. Known for its strong sense of community, historic downtown area, natural beauty, and rapid growth, Georgetown offers a unique living experience that perfectly blends the convenience and opportunities of a major city with the peace and charm of small town living.

Affordable Housing

When it comes to finding the perfect place to call home, affordability is often a top priority. That's one of many areas where Georgetown shines – the cost of living is not only lower than the national average, but also more affordable when compared to Austin or other neighboring suburbs like Cedar Park and Leander.

With skyrocketing housing costs in the state capital, Georgetown stands out for its affordability and range of housing options, and in a master-planned community like Wolf Ranch, home buyers will find that their dollar stretches even further thanks to a prime location and access to excellent amenities.

Genuine Community

Georgetown takes pride in its strong sense of community - the city's downtown main square serves as a hub for locally owned businesses and community events like the annual Red Poppy Festival, where neighbors come to celebrate and forge lasting bonds.

For residents of Wolf Ranch, that sense of community is enhanced by an onsite Lifestyle Manager, an award-winning lifestyle program, hundreds of events and activities, and a variety of community clubs. And while Georgetown offers the small-town charm, it is still conveniently located near Austin, giving residents the flexibility to enjoy the amenities of a larger city while residing in a smaller, community-oriented environment.

Growth and Opportunity

Georgetown's rapid growth isn’t just local buzz. According to census data, Georgetown has consistently been one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and even topped the list for growth in 2021. And last year, it was named the best small city in the nation to start to a small business in, based on criteria such as growth in number of businesses, the cost of labor, and access to investors.

Mayor Josh Schroeder has previously acknowledged the reasons behind Georgetown's allure, stating, "Georgetown continues to attract new residents for the same reasons many of us moved here – good jobs, safe neighborhoods, and unbeatable parks and events."

With a growing list of new developments and expansions, a burgeoning dining and retail scene, and proactive city-led infrastructure projects to accommodate all of the growth, it’s an exciting time to own a home in Georgetown!

Comfort and Convenience

Georgetown offers the best of both worlds, providing a quiet retreat into the gorgeous Texas Hill Country while also being within easy commuting distance of downtown Austin. Whether you’re looking for a night out on the town or a serene hike in the great outdoors, Georgetown residents are never left wanting for options.

At Wolf Ranch, that perfect balance of comfort and convenience extends to the design of the community’s amenities – from poolside views of the river and miles of nature trails to a state-of-the-art fitness center, dedicated event hall, and brand-new River Camp, everything residents need is at their doorstep.

View of outdoor trail near San Gabriel River at Wolf Ranch
Natural Beauty

Georgetown's natural beauty is another compelling feature for prospective homebuyers. Nestled in the picturesque Hill Country, residents will find no shortage of rolling hills, winding trail systems, and local attractions like the Blue Hole, Inner Space Cavern, and the San Gabriel river. Lake Georgetown provides opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, and picnicking with family and friends, while numerous local, county, and state parks are just waiting to be explored, ensuring that adventure is always around the corner.

Excellent Schools

Georgetown takes education seriously, offering both children and adults a wide range of top-tier educational opportunities. The Georgetown Independent School District (ISD) provides quality public education, while private and charter schools like Gateway College Prep and Grade Academy Private School offer alternatives for pre-K through 12th grade.

For residents of Wolf Ranch, children attend the recently constructed Wolf Ranch Elementary, located onsite in South Fork, along with Tippit Middle School and East View High School - each conveniently located within 10 minutes of the community.

For those seeking higher education, Georgetown is home to Southwestern University and is a short drive from the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Explore Georgetown’s Premier Master Planned Community

With so much to offer and more to come, it's no secret why Georgetown is considered one of the most livable cities in Texas and one of the best Austin suburbs to settle down in. From affordable, quality homes and good schools to stunning natural beauty and plenty to see and do, Georgetown checks all the boxes. If you’re looking for a community that fully embodies the qualities that make Georgetown so unique, look no further than Wolf Ranch.

At Wolf Ranch, you'll discover a modern sanctuary carefully designed to provide escape, adventure, convenience, and tranquility. With a strong commitment to fostering a sense of community and connection, you'll quickly find that living at Wolf Ranch means having a place you can truly call home.

So, why wait? Georgetown beckons with open arms, and if you’re ready to become a part of Georgetown’s premiere master planned community, contact us today - our team is always available to answer your questions or schedule a personalized tour!