Georgetown, Texas is Named # 2 "Best Place to Live and Launch" by FORTUNE Magazine

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Today, FORTUNE Magazine released its list of the Top 100 places to live and launch a new business.  Coming in at # 2 on the list in a town about 15 minutes from my home, and the location of my alma mater, Southwestern University.  Georgetown, Texas, with a current population of about 38,000 and located about 30 minutes north of downtown Austin, ranked so well on this particular list for several reasons:

  • Business friendly tax structure
  • Entrepreneurial camaraderie
  • Scenic suburb of Austin
  • Relatively low water and electricity rates
  • Property taxes are among the lowest in the region

Having lived in Georgetown for a few years (although it was awhile back), I am familiar with the charms that this town offers, including a terrific town square that looks like it came straight out of "Back to the Future", the beautiful San Gabriel River, and the charming Victorian gingerbread homes that are in the historic district.  Although I have never lived in a historic home like these, the allure of a wraparound porch is enticing, especially during hot Texas summers.

 

The article also notes the biking trails around Lake Georgetown, along with five golf courses (and many more nearby), wineries, and locally-owned restaurants.  Speaking of the restaurants, I would like to suggest one of my favorites, which is also owned by a client of mine.  Laurie's Too, just north of the town square at 612 Main Street, is a quaint bistro with homestyle cooking and some of the best dessert that I have ever encountered.  You have to try their "1886 cake" if given the opportunity.  But I digress...

Georgetown is also in the process of building a convention center which is supposed to open in 2009.  This will add another element to the up-and-coming business climate. 

If you are considering relocating to the Georgetown / Austin area, feel free to call me anytime at 512-796-7653 (cell) or email Jason@austintexashomes.com.  I hope to hear from you soon!

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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Jason:

Great localism post and I do remember that cake it was awesome. I may need to test it out again soon. Want to come along?

Mar 26, 2008 11:07 AM #1
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ALAN - Let's go.  Maybe tomorrow if you want to.
Mar 26, 2008 12:11 PM #2
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Marlene Scheffer
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Georgetown sounds like a wonderful place.  You describe it nicely!
Mar 26, 2008 03:56 PM #3
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MARLENE - Georgetown really is a nice town.  I would probably live there myself if it weren't qute so far on the outskirts of Austin.
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Lisa Hill
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I listed 3 houses today, in Daytona, for an Army Sargent Major who's stationed near the Mexican border in Texas. I wish I could remember the town he mentioned. You probably know.
Mar 26, 2008 04:16 PM #5
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Kelly Sibilsky
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The photo looks lovely...small town at it's best...!
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Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality
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Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!

Georgetown sounds and looks like the quintessential American small town...soon to be not so small.  Nice post to localism!

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