Georgetown, Texas

An Affordable Small Town That Makes A Great Place To Retire

Best places to retire - Georgetown Texas
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affordable small towns in Texas - Georgetown

"Driving north of Austin on I-35, I always feel as if I've returned to the rest of Texas when I reach Georgetown. Past the sprawl of the capital, though the rip-roaring growth of Round Rock (which looks as if it's been eating its famous doughnuts), I take a deep, if brief, breath of open prairie and wide sky. Then I duck under the shade of Austin Avenue and its vintage homes and emerge onto one of the prettiest squares in Texas."--Gary D. Ford, Senior Writer Southern Living, November 2005

This affordable and inviting small town has become one of the most popular retirement spots in the Southwest. With a genuine community feeling, Georgetown offers residents an abundance of recreational activities, one of the nation's lowest crime rates, the opportunity to know your neighbors, and real peace of mind. Austin is just 26 miles away, and Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are all just a few hours drive, so retirees often choose Georgetown as their home to be near children and grandchildren. A pleasant climate and scenic beauty add to the many amenities.

Our editorial staff is constantly searching for those unique small towns that offer an attractive lifestyle and affordable housing for retirement living. Georgetown is just such a place. With "one of the most fastidiously preserved historical downtowns in the country" and a wealth of opportunities for artistic and cultural pursuits, this ranks right at the top of our lists of best places to retire.

Memories of the Old West, preserved by such features as markers for the Chisholm Trail, together with hundreds of restored Victorian buildings, antique streetlights and brick sidewalks, give residents a sense of history and tradition that clearly set Georgetown apart from most other towns with less than 30,000 people. Combine this with an active schedule of festivals and events, an appreciation of the arts, a reasonable cost of living and proximity to downtown Austin and it easy to understand why so many retirees are choosing Georgetown as their place to live.

Georgetown and the surrounding Hill Country are perfect for those nature lovers who appreciate the many opportunities for outdoor recreation here. Choices range from hiking and biking to bird watching or horseback riding. And with the nearby San Gabriel River and Lake Georgetown, boating and fishing are readily available.

The Georgetown Palace is a great place for live drama and musical performances, and the Georgetown Symphony presents classical music concerts at least six times a year. The arts scene is further enhanced by the presence of Southwestern University, where the Sarofim School of Fine Arts presents an active calendar of performances and art exhibits.

Housing choices offer retirees a variety of options, ranging from luxury golf course and lakefront communities to affordably priced retirement communities for active adults.

All things considered, Georgetown is one of the more attractive small towns and best places to retire in Texas.

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Oaks at Wildwood
Historic Georgetown's newest neighborhood for active adult living reflects an European Country architecture and style. Situated on 17 beautifully landscaped acres just north of Austin, this community features spacious two and three bedroom ranch-style condominiums, breathtaking waterfront home sites, a private designer-decorated clubhouse with a fitness center and heated swimming pool, and unrivaled quality of life!  Request more information.

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