Fast Facts About Georgetown
Population (2020): 75,470
- Austin, TX: 45min
- Waco, TX: 1hr
- Houston, TX: 3hrs
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA): 45min
Median income (2020):
- Individual: $35,960
- Household: $77,188
Type of location: Sparse Suburban
Why is Georgetown a Nice Place to Live?
Georgetown is considered one of the best cities in Texas, winning the 2018 award for the best southern city from Southern Living. It’s a suburb of Austin and it’s not as crowded as the capital city. Much of the population owns rather than rents a home and it’s a great area for families with kids.
If you want a more laid-back, small-town feel without being too far from the Austin excitement, living in Georgetown is a perfect option. It has great schools with student-to-teach ratios of about 15. Southwestern University is located in Georgetown and is one of the best small colleges in Texas.
Crime is relatively low, there’s a lot of diversity, good job prospects, and housing that’s a bit more affordable than in Austin itself. Georgetown’s cost of living is about 10% lower than in Austin so you can save some money without heading too far into the sticks.
What is Georgetown Known For?
There are lots of attractions in to enjoy when you’re living in Georgetown. Like the Inner Space Cavern that stays 72 degrees all year, even during brutal Texas summers. You can also visit the Crockett Gardens to hike or kayak. After a 2.5 mile journey that takes a couple of hours, you’ll find a beautiful waterfall.
A local theater called the Palace has various showings each weekend. Georgetown’s square is known as the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas and has shopping, Victorian architecture, wineries, and delicious food. The Blue Hole is a scenic lagoon bordered by limestone bluffs along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River. It’s a great place to cool off during summer and enjoy the water.
What Are the Best Restaurants in Georgetown?
Lots of interesting and delicious food is available nearby in Austin, but don’t miss out on local restaurants without having to schlep into the Texas capital.
Try these Georgetown restaurants:
- Wildfire has American food that’s so delicious you’ll want a reservation to make sure you get a table
- Fuego Latino Gastropub is a family-owned eatery that has been serving delicious Latin food for more than 25 years
- 600 Degrees Pizzeria & Draft House get your favorite pizza and is said to be better than other locations of the franchise
- El Monumento is a Mexican restaurant with great queso and top-notch salsa, along with other Mexican staples
- Blue Corn Harvest Bar and Grill has American Southwest and Mexican food like salads, tacos, enchiladas, and fried oyster shooters