Monday, November 20, 2017 / by Meagan Henry
There's A Lot of Reasons To Love Georgetown
[caption id="attachment_15196" align="aligncenter" width="589"] The Old Masonic Lodge, Glowing In the Evening[/caption]
Georgetown, Texas is the 7th fastest growing community of its size in the United States. There's lots of reasons people love Georgetown. I thought I'd share a few of the things that stand out to me in this post.
The Courthouse. The courthouse was restored in 2009. It's a Gorgeous Victorian building that anchors the Square. It's beautiful to look at lit-up at night and I love it when it's decorated for the holiday season.
Southwestern University. Austin actually isn't home to Texas' oldest University. That distinction belongs to Georgetown. Southwestern is a liberal arts college that was chartered in 1842. It's beautiful campus is in the Old Town section of Georgetown and just a a short walk from the Square.
Old Town. Old Town is the area of Georgetown where all the homes are within walking distance of the Square. There's a great nostalgic feel here. Victorian, Craftsman and Cottage style can all be found here--and each home is unique! There are wonderful old trees in this section of town as well.
The Square. It's more active and better looking than ever. Great new restaurants continue to move in.
San Gabriel Park. The North and South San Gabriel Rivers merge here. It's well-maintained by the city and just a beautiful space as the river winds through the Pecan trees. July 4th in the park is a big deal--there's a celebration of the old cattle drives that used to come through. (Visit www.upthechisholmtrail.org for more info.) The "Hike & Bike" trail in the park follows the San Gabriel River up to and around Lake Georgetown. It's line with trees and is a great asset
The 'Sense of Place." Georgetown has an identity. It doesn't feel like every other town out there. We enjoy a lot of 'Americana' event. You can find out more information here: http://visit.georgetown.org/ .
Great Shopping. Not only in the boutiques around the Courthouse Square, but also at shopping centers like Wolf Ranch, and Prime Outlets Mall.