Georgetown is one of the most popular retirement destinations in the nation and with good reason. Georgetown offers a "small-town feeling" coupled with a wealth of recreational activities and one of the nation's lowest crime rates. According to The Dallas Morning News, Georgetown is ranked #1 on Amercia's 10 Best Places to Retire in the Country.
Recreation, Shopping, Dining, Medical, Taxes
Georgetown, the county seat of Williamson County, was founded in 1848 near the lush banks of the San Gabriel River. The town was named after George Washington Glasscock who donated the land for the new town. In 1873, the state's oldest college, Southwestern University, was established in Georgetown. Southwestern and the construction of a railroad in 1878 contributed to the town's growth and prestige. The Chisholm Trail, thefamous cattle route that led from Texas to Kansas and Missouri, crossed through the center of Georgetown. A historic marker in downtown Georgetown marks the very location where the trail passed. Today, Georgetown is home to one of the best preserved Victorian downtown historic districts. Due to its preservation efforts, Georgetown was named a national Main Street City in 1997, the first Texas City to be so designated.
From outdoor recreation on Lake Georgetown to steam train trips on the Hill Country Flyer, Georgetown offers a wide range of activities. Hiking, cycling, water sports, tennis, golf, fishing, and hunting are just a few of the numerous recreational options in Georgetown.
In addition to antiques and specialty stores, Georgetown also has all the essential department stores today's consumer demands. Home Depot, Target, Best Buy, Kohls, Wal-Mart, and an extensive factory outlet center are just a few of the conveniences you will in the area.
From enjoying a five course dinner, sipping fine wine while gazing at the sun setting on the Georgetown skyline to enjoying a decadent frosty custard on a summer afternoon, Georgetown offers a wide variety of cuisine. Though Austin is only 25 minutes from Georgetown, you may find that Georgetown's restaurants rivals Austin's top hot spots.
Georgetown is blessed with exceptional medical facilities all of which are in close proximity to Heritage Oaks. Scott & White is the largest multi-specialtypractice in Texas, with hospitals and medreputation for excellence and has been recognized by organizatioical clinics located throughout Central Texas. Scott & White has a national ns that include U.S. News & World Reports and Newsweek for their excellence in treating cancer, orthopedics, and cardiovascular care. In 2006, Scott & White opened a new hospital in Round Rock, Texas - roughly 15 miles from Heritage Oaks.
The latest annual survey of city property tax rates in Texas revealed a fact that may be news to Georgetown residents: their property tax rate is one of the lowest in the state for cities with comparable services. Georgetown's tax rate is lower than 98 percent of the other 85 cities in the survey with populations greater than 20,000. Once you reach the age of 65, your property tax rate freezes.
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