Homes in Williamson County in the city of Georgetown include the active retirement community of Sun City which accounts for about one-third of the population. There are also many Victorian style residential and commercial buildings. The historic central business district is protected by the local historic ordinance that was passed in 1976. The Williamson County Courthouse was included in 1977 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Georgetown is known as the “Red Poppy” Capital of Texas. This is due to the numerous red poppies on Williamson County real estate throughout the city. Planted in yards and various other areas, these wildflowers bloom each spring. The Red Poppy Festival is held in Georgetown each April and attracts approximately 30,000 visitors.
One of the reasons for the popularity of Williamson County real estate within the city of Georgetown is the warm weather. Although summer temperatures can soar near 100 degrees in July and August, the mild winter temperatures typically do not get cooler than the 50s and 60s. It is not unusual for December and January temperatures to reach the 70s and 80s.
Many choose Williamson County, Texas real estate as their retirement destination. The city is considered to be one of the best places to retire across the country partly because of the weather as well as the location. It is near Austin and there are several active adult communities. Wesleyan at Estrella, Heritage Oaks, the Oaks at Wildwood and of course, Sun City are just a few of the communities providing an active lifestyle for residents.
There are various activities and sites of interest located in Georgetown. The Inner Space Cavern is one of the most popular. It was discovered in 1963 during construction of I-35 and contains several skeletons of Ice-Age animals. These caverns are considered to be approximately 90 to 100 million years old and also found within the passages are bones of mammoth and saber-tooth cats.
Additionally, residents of this Williamson County real estate may enjoy a number of amenities including museums, an art guild, parks, lakes and the proximity to the Georgetown Municipal Airport. Georgetown retains a sense of community with the historic homes, a bi-weekly hometown newspaper, the Palace Theatre and a new public library. There are many college professors from the University of Texas as well as Southwestern that make Georgetown their home.
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