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Old 06-10-2007, 05:30 PM
 
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A review of available real estate properties shows a large inventory of nice looking older homes in the 150-200K range... many look like a steal for being so close to Austin.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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There's so much growth going on out this way, that many may be just looking at new homes going up. Although I think the older homes in Georgetown look a lot better, and aren't so cookie cutter. Real Estate also costs less East of 35. Anywhere East will have lots of homes in the 150 range.
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:39 PM
 
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A review of available real estate properties shows a large inventory of nice looking older homes in the 150-200K range... many look like a steal for being so close to Austin.
Well, I think many people would beg to differ on the 'so close to Austin' bit and that is what keeps prices down in Georgetown. If you work in Round Rock, Georgetown may be a great option, but if you work in Austin, Georgetown can seem a world away.

Just went to the Parade of Homes out in Georgetown (Cimmaron Hills I think), and the homes were nice and multi-million $$, but I had to laugh at the little promo signs that they had out front that said "Only 15 minutes to Austin". It's amazing that the house marketers think the crowd purchasing these expensive homes is gullible enough to believe that sign.
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:18 PM
 
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Really? More like 30-45 mins.
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:47 PM
 
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It may be 15 minutes to Austin at midnight when there is absolutely no traffic but besides that try more like 45 or more.
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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No more than 45 minutes, but it's such a pretty town with some nice parks, and the San Gabriel River. Nice town center as well, with big, old victorian homes..resturaunts, shops, etc...
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A review of available real estate properties shows a large inventory of nice looking older homes in the 150-200K range... many look like a steal for being so close to Austin.
We moved to Georgetown about 7 months ago. We like it here just fine, but it's not really as close to Austin as it looks on the map. My bf works in Austin, near where the 183 and MoPac meet. He gets there in about 20 minutes in the early morning (no traffic), but it takes him more like 30-35 minutes to get home -- longer if there's an accident. He takes the new toll road part of the way back now, and he said that shaves at least 10 minutes off his time. I'm sure it would take at least 45 minutes to get to downtown Austin in traffic - maybe longer, I dunno. Still, if you're used to commuting in a large city, 45 minutes is probably not bad at all.

Other than not being so close to Austin, Georgetown has a lot going for it. The lake, park, river area is very nice. There's plenty of shopping and restaurants in town, the downtown square and historic district is interesting (esp. if you are into Victorian-type homes), and there is lots of new stuff being built now.
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