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Georgetown, Texas

Georgetown, Texas is the county seat for Williamson county. Georgetown has become a real hot spot for residential real estate.

Located just a short, five minute drive south to Round Rock and only a 25 minute drive into the heart of Austin, Georgetown has attracted a wide range of residents wanting a more laid back lifestyle than is offered in the larger communities to the south. It had a population of 47,400 at the 2010 census but is now estimated at 54,898. Georgetown is also the home of Southwestern University, the oldest University in Texas.

Sun City, Texas is also located in Georgetown. Sun City is a full-featured retirement community.

Georgetown is called the "Red Poppy" Capital of Texas for the many red poppy wildflowers planted throughout the city and in many residents' front yards, which bloom each Spring. Georgetown holds a Red Poppy Festival in April each year, which attracts up to 30,000 visitors annually.

Georgetown is currently experiencing another building boom with a wide array of housing and prices available.

The biggest building booms occurred between 1980-1989 and again during 1995-1998. The eighties period accounts for more than 21% of the existing homes but the 3 year period in the 90's produced almost 31% of the existing homes.

Many factors have contributed to Georgetown's growth including the presence of Dell, Inc. just down the road in Round Rock and new shopping centers, restaurants and theaters opening. The biggest additions have been the opening of Wolf Ranch shopping Center and the Outlet Mall just to the south of the Georgetown city limits.

Georgetown has been attracting many new businesses such as Tasus, a plastics parts supplier for Toyota.

The median list price for homes in Georgetown TX for February 2014 was $259,950. The median sales price was $263,761.

For more information please visit the city of Georgetown official website http://georgetown.org/