Relocating to the Austin Hill Country? Copy
Relocating to the Hill Country north of Austin? Well you’re in luck, because the area we live in is booming with new jobs, restaurants, and fun things to do around every corner. Discover the hidden gems just a short drive from your Santa Rita Ranch backyard!
- 26 miles from Austin
- Elevation: 570 feet
- Been a site of human habitation since at least 9,000 B.C., and possibly as early as 11,500 B.C.!
- Founded on March 13, 1848
- Town was named after George Washington Glasscock who donated the land
- Constructed their first railroad in 1878 & was connected via railroad to Austin in 1904
- The first Texas city to be named as a National Main Street City in 1997
- Has 2.1 square miles of water
- 30+ hike and bike trails
- Over 225 days of sunshine each year
- Home of Southwestern University, the oldest university in Texas – founded in 1840
- Over 23 movies have been filmed here
- Notable neighbors include Nolan Ryan & Mason Crosby (kicker for the Green Bay Packers)
- Established as the Red Poppy Capital of Texas in 1990
- 6% of Georgetown residents have a German ancestor
- 3 Nationally Registered Historic Districts
- Elevation of 1,024 feet
- 33 miles from Austin
- 9 square miles
- Hosted the International Sculpture Symposium in 1976. The park now hosts 27 monument pieces from 6 different countries.
- Won the first Texas Arts Award for a city with a population less than 100,000 in 1977.
- Notable neighbors include Trey Hillman-Bench who was a former coach for the Houston Astros and manager for the Kansas City Royals.
- Originally home to Tonkawa, Comanche, Apaches, & the Hueco Indians
- Received town name and post office in 1853
- Shifted to a train town in the early 1880’s
- The Stubblefield Building is the oldest standing building downtown & was completed in 1871
- 72 percent population increase since 1990
Only 15 minutes away is the historic city of Georgetown. Due to a preservation effort, Georgetown’s architecture has been conserved & maintained, and is one of the only spots in Texas where you can to turn back the clocks and see Victorian-era Texas. This picturesque streetscape has attracted numerous festivals, movie stars, businesses, and people from all over the world which make Georgetown the vibrant community of today.
Founded in 1848, Georgetown has seen it all – from the original inhabitants of the Tonkawa Indian tribe, to a population of almost 60,000! Georgetown started to blossom in the 1980s when they revitalized downtown in order to highlight their Texas-Victorian streetscape. They now have three Nationally Registered Historic Districts that transport you back in time the minute you hit Main Street. Georgetown’s rustic architecture even landed Georgetown on the silver screen. Clear eye, full hearts, can’t lose? Yep, Friday Night Lights (TV) was filmed right here along with Varsity Blues! Georgetown’s main claim-to-fame however is that it’s known as the “Red Poppy” Capital of Texas, and has an annual festival in the historic square to celebrate its name! This festival attracts up to 30,000 visitors every April and is an event you do not want to miss!
Nestled in the Shin Oak Ridge is the charming city of Liberty Hill. Liberty Hill is the perfect blend of small town Texas & sophistication only 11 minutes from your front door. From wineries & craft breweries to hiking trails and an internationally acclaimed sculpture park, Liberty Hill has got all your weekend needs just a short drive away.
The natural beauty of Liberty Hill’s surrounding rolling hills will make you immediately feel a part of the Texas lifestyle. With a population of 1600, Liberty Hill provides a sophisticated small-town living experience only 11 minutes away! With humble beginnings as a small stagecoach town, Liberty Hill now attracts visitors from all over the country. A must-see is the International Sculpture Park that features artists from 6 different countries. Texas Hill country is also wine country, so if you’re feeling cosmopolitan take a stroll through some the local vineyards – one of our favorites is Thirsty Mule! On your way out, don’t forget to stop by and have a glass in their underground tasting room- it’s the only one in Texas! Beer drinkers we’ve got you covered too, Liberty Hill has its own craft brewery- Bull Creek Brewing. And no year is complete without seeing the Annual Christmas Festival which is topped off with a Trail of Lights Street Dance!