I'm often asked "What brought you to Georgetown?". There are so many good reasons to relocate here, a great school disctrict, low taxes, mild climate, beautiful parks, proximity to Austin Tx but what always comes to my mind is the historic downtown square. Just picture one of Norman Rockwell's paintings of a simpler time and you have an idea of our guality of life here in Georgetown Texas. Let's take a walking tour and you'll see what I mean.
Discover Georgetown Mural
Georgetown is located 30 miles due north of Austin Texas and is the county seat of Williamson County. The Williamson County Courthouse was restored in 2007 and occupies the center of downtown.
Williamson County Texas Courthouse
The lawn surrounding the courthouse is a popular spot for local events, including Fair on the Square, Red Poppy Festival and the upcoming Christmas Stroll of Downtown.
Courthouse Lawn Georgetown Texas
Austin Avenue(Highway 29) is on the west side of the square. It was the major highway between Austin and Dallas until Interstate 35 was completed in the 1960's. Before that it was part of the original Chisholm Cattle Trail.
Chisholm Trail Historic Marker
Georgetown was an important center for commerce in the 1880-1930 time period with banks, retail, restaurants, saloons, and theatres.
Austin Avenue (Highway 29) Georgetown Texas
7th Street Georgetown Texas
Corner of 7th and Main Georgetown Texas
Georgetown has promoted the revitalization of the historic downtown through the Downtown Georgetown Association, The Main Street Program, and through it's Historic Overlay District. The restoration of the buildings and the placement of trees and benches add much to the charm and character.
8th and Main St. Georgetown Texas
Restoration of buildings continues. This Building at the corner of 8th and Austin Avenue was modernized in the 1950's with a plaster overlay. The removal has exposed the original window openings and the building detail.
8th and Austin Avenue Georgetown Texas
The art deco Palace Theatre is now owned and operated by a non profit group that stages regular theatre productions.
Palace Theatre Georgetown Texas
Downtown is home also to unique gift shops, clothing boutiques,bookstores, decorator shops jewelry, antique stores and restaurants.
The Escape, Fine Crafts and Gifts
One of my favorite buildings is the Lockett Building with it's cupola windows. I'd love to have my office here!
Lockett Building Georgetown Texas
All it takes is one stroll around Georgetown's square and you will also want to call this speciall place HOME!
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