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Spotlight on Georgetown

If you’re looking at Austin homes, you might have missed Georgetown, Texas. You’ll find this historic city just 26 miles north of Austin and just north of Round Rock. It’s a rapidly growing community, jumping 67 percent in population to 47,400 at the last census. If you come for a visit or buy a home for sale here, you’ll find plenty to see and do, including shopping, golf, hiking and biking. Now a part of Williamson County, Georgetown was originally established in 1848. It is the county seat, and features more than 180 buildings and homes on the National Register of Historic Places.

One factor that helps to make it a family-friendly community is the focus on education. Georgetown has some great public and private schools. It is served by the Georgetown Independent School District (ISD) through two high schools, three middle schools, ten elementary schools and two alternative education campuses. The kids head back to school on Monday, August 27, 2012. Most of the public schools are inside the Georgetown city limits. Those interested in college classes will find access to four institutions for higher learning, including Southwestern University.

One part of the Georgetown population that’s been growing rapidly over the past few years is the number of retirees. They are drawn to the leisurely pace, attractive landscaping and proximity to golf courses.

To learn more about the Georgetown area or other Austin homes for sale, request a free area consultation information packet using our form or call York Real Estate Services at (512) 275-9675.

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