Regal architecture and rich history are two things that are synonymous with Georgetown. There’s a notable range of Victorian commercial and residential property, and an ordinance was passed to protect the significance of the historic business district. Southwestern University, the oldest university in Texas, was founded in 1840 and is located in Georgetown about one-half mile from the historic square.
Georgetown is also known as the “Red Poppy” Capital of Texas for the red poppy wildflowers planted throughout the city. They even host a festival for the flowers every April, drawing thousands of tourists to the area to celebrate the blooms. Portions of Georgetown are located on either side of the Balcones Escarpment, a fault line in which the areas are flat and characterized by black, fertile soils of the Blackland Prairie on the east side, and the west side consists mostly of hilly, karst-like terrain with little topsoil and higher elevations. Inner Space Cavern, a large cave, is a major tourist attraction found on the south side of the city and is a large-scale example of limestone karst formations
Even though it’s known as a historical Texas hub, Georgetown has seen a lot of business and residential expansion in the last few years. From restaurants to entertainment, there’s something that will draw your attention and, inevitably, your heart to this Austin suburb.
Love at First Bite
If you consider yourself a pizza lover, like most of us do, you’ll be happy to make 600 Degrees Pizzeria and Drafthouse your home away from home. There are a variety of craft beers to pair with your pie – as we all know, a cold one complements the cheese and sauce on a pizza like no other. If you like to take a walk on the wild side, put your faith in the chefs and order the “baker’s choice.” It’s a mystery pizza, and it’s all up to the chefs to deliver a unique pizza you can’t get anywhere else.
For anyone who is attracted to eating organic foods, Georgetown has you covered. The Hollow brings farm-to-table recipes to the community, but the regular Texas fare is also a staple around these parts. From the classic BBQ brought to you by John Mueller Black Box Barbecue and the down-home dishes of Monument Café, you’ll wish you could make more room in your stomach to savor everything they have on the menu.
A Lot to Wine About
Red, white, and rose sparks a debate amongst wine lovers over what has the best flavors and pairs with the best meals, but everyone can agree that Georgetown has some notable wineries worth checking out. On the square, you’ll find Georgetown Winery offering snacks and sips you can’t resist and the Thirsty Mule offers a larger wine list for you to sample.
More Than a Few Brews
You can’t talk about a Texas town without mentioning the beer selection. Georgetown exceeds all expectations in that area as well. Rentsch Brewery has a tap room with an outdoor beer patio surrounded by food trucks, but there are also more unique options available as well. Mesquite Creek Outfitters isn’t just a clothing shop. They double as a craft beer destination with a tap room with communal tables, a welcoming patio, craft beers, local wines, and snacks.
If you’re looking for more information on what makes Georgetown a thriving town for creatives, retirees, and families, your friends at Prism Realty are here to help. We can be reached at (512) 609-8098 or Info@PrismRP.com.