Did You Know: Georgetown is Boomtown!

December 31, 2023 9:00 pm

Did you know that Georgetown is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. for the second year in a row? 

“Job growth in Georgetown and across the Austin metro continues to bring new residents to our city,” Mayor Josh Schroeder said. “People are moving here for the same reasons that brought many of us to Georgetown—wonderful and safe neighborhoods, fantastic parks and events, and welcoming people. We continue to adjust our plans and build new infrastructure to maintain the great quality of life for all of us who are proud to call Georgetown our home.”

Morningstar Liberty Hill is a master-planned community located between Liberty Hill and downtown Georgetown. With a prosperous economy impacted by the area‘s explosive growth, the area maintains its natural beauty and charming small-town atmosphere. 

Did you know…

  • Liberty Hill is one of the most desirable places to move to in the Greater Austin Area?

Teach Them to Fish

The philosopher Maimonides famously said, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Education matters. Prospective home buyers in Morningstar say the importance of quality education and top-performing schools cannot be overstated. 

Did you know…

  • Liberty Hill currently has six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school? The district added five elementary schools and a second middle school within the last five years, with more schools planned.
  • According to the Texas Education Agency, the Liberty Hill ISD is a highly acclaimed 4A public school district.
  • There are several good universities located close by, including the University of Texas at Austin and Southwestern University in Georgetown.
  • Morningstar Liberty Hill parents can walk the littlest learners to the Goddard School, a premiere early childhood learning center located right in the community.

Prettier Than All Git-Out!

Did you know that some phrases are quintessentially Texan, like “all git-out”, meaning to a great degree? Well sir, the Texas Hill Country is renowned for being “prettier than all git-out!”  Morningstar offers residents acres of natural beauty and resort-style amenities that make staying home a pure pleasure. Still, if you want to go out and see the sights, it’s a short distance to many local attractions. 

Did you know…

  • Inner Space Cavern gives tours through an underground cave and an old mine shaft? 
  • Hiking the trailhead at Cedar Breaks Parks leads to the Crockett Gardens and Waterfall, but the easiest way to get to the falls is to kayak!
  • The Vanishing Texas River Tour is a 2-hour cruise through the scenic wilderness along the Colorado River Canyon.
  • Georgetown is home to the Red Poppy Festival, celebrated with three days of music and art. Georgetown is known for the red poppies that bloom from March through April. Stop by the Visitor Center to get a free packet of seeds. 

Small Town, Big Dreams

Georgetown is booming and the population is growing, yet the city is actively working to preserve its small-town charm. Did you know that Georgetown was the first city in Texas to be awarded the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA)? The Georgetown Main Street Program was developed to restore, rehabilitate, and revitalize the downtown square and they’ve since earned the distinction of “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.”

  • The Williamson County Courthouse District has the finest grouping of historical architecture in Texas.
  • Georgetown is home to 180 National Registered historic homes and buildings. Many Victorian-era homes open once a year for home tours.
  • The Georgetown Cultural District invites visitors to explore art galleries, theater, and live music venues.

The Name Behind the Name

Georgetown is in Williamson County. Did you know that Williamson County is named after Robert McAlpin Williamson? 

Did you know…

  • Williamson contracted tubercular arthritis that caused his right leg to permanently stiffen at a 90-degree angle. To be able to walk, a wooden leg had to be fastened to his knee, hence his nickname.
  • Williamson co-founded a newspaper called The Cotton Plant in 1829, and later went on to edit The Texas Gazette and The Mexican Citizen.
  • Williamson was made the first Major Ranger of all Rangers on November 28, 1835, and went on to participate in the Texas Revolution, fighting in the Battle of Gonzales and the deciding battle of the Texas Revolution, The Battle of San Jacinto.

It’s a Texas Thing

Manny Fernandez, who spent nine years covering Texas as the New York Times Houston Bureau chief wrote, “You don’t just move into Texas. It moves into you.” If you’re ready to move into a new home, you couldn’t choose a better place than Morningstar Liberty Hill. As we in Texas like to say, that’s something you can hang your hat on! 

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