Why you'd want to live in Georgetown
Georgetown is a city located in the county of Williamson and also serves as the county seat. The estimated 2014 population is 59,110 residents. Georgetown takes pride in preserving its history. In 1976, the city passed a local historic ordinance to recognize and protect the historical significance of the central business district. In 1977, The Courthouse of Williamson County Historical District was listed on the NRHP (National Register of Historic Places). The district contains more than 46 structures. Georgetown is also known as the Red Poppy Capital of Texas in honor of the Poppy’s planted throughout the city. Each year the city hosts the Red Poppy Festival on the historic square in downtown Georgetown. Georgetown residents will find employment opportunities within the city and surrounding area with companies such as the Georgetown Independent School District, the Williamson County Government and St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. The city is considered to be one of the best places to retire in the country because of the warm climate and its proximity to Austin and its exceptional medical care. The city is served by the Georgetown Independent School District (GISD) and educates children from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The district runs an award winning system and Georgetown High School is a designated Blue Ribbon school. Students continuously meet or exceed state mandated testing scores. The district is highly rated by students, parents, teachers and other educational professionals. Georgetown is also home to Southwestern University, the oldest university in Texas. One of the more popular places to visit is the historic Palace Theater in historic downtown Georgetown. Places of interest include the Georgetown Firefighters Museum, Innerspace Cavern and the county courthouse. Other things to do in the city and surrounding area include sports events, historic tours, and art galleries.