Georgetown, Texas is an Austin suburb located in Williamson County. The population is estimated to be near 50,000 in 2008. Georgetown is considered part of the Austin-Round Rock Metro area.
Georgetown is the county seat of Williamson County. The city has one of the best preserved Victorian-era downtown historic districts in the US, earning the title of "National Main Street" for its Main Street. Georgetown also has many natural attractions, with popular recreation sites such as Lake Georgetown and Inner Space Caverns.
Georgetown also has one of the best public school programs in the nation, with several schools receiving Recognized and Exemplary status. Georgetown public schools spend $5,573 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 14 students per teacher in Georgetown. The schools are great in certain programs, such as GT honors, and special ed. Parental involvement is very high.
The median home cost in Georgetown is $220,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.68 percent
The quality of life is great in Georgetown. It is a great city to raise a family because there is a real sense of community present. New retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues are cropping up. Crime rates are low, and the tax rates are low for the Austin area.
Lake Georgetown is a popular lake in Georgetown the area as well as the nearby hill-country neighborhoods on the west side of the city. The area has a nationally acclaimed hike and bike trail.