The United States Census recently came out with the numbers from July 2020 to July 2021 and found that in US cities of 50,000 people or more, Georgetown, TX was the fastest growing city in the US gaining 10.5% new residents in just one year.
Not the First Time Georgetown Topped the List
Over the past 7 years, Georgetown has seen the top, or near top of this list several times. In 2016, they also took the top spot of fastest growing cities in the US. In 2018, they were #6, #5 in 2017 and #2 in 2015. So, growth is nothing new for this seemingly “small town”.
Top 5 Fastest Growing Cities in the US from July 2020 to July 2021
Texas, and more specifically, Central Texas, saw 3 of the 5 top spots.
- Georgetown, TX saw a 10.5% population increase
- Leander, TX saw a 10.1% population increase
- Queen Creek, AZ saw an 8.9% population increase
- Buckeye, AZ saw an 8.6% population increase
- New Braunfels, TX saw an 8.3% population increase
Texas Made Up More than ⅓ of the Top 45 Fastest Growing US Cities
It’s no secret Texas is a boom town. People are flocking to Texas from all over the country for various reasons. As such, Texas made up more than ⅓ of the list of top 45 fastest growing cities in the U.S.
Some will say it’s because of the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas and that’s probably some of it. Potential residents who are looking to live in the Austin area see Georgetown and fall in love with its uniqueness. Not many suburbs of a large city have a quaint town square where you can gather on the courthouse lawn on weekends with friends or enjoy a glass of wine at one of our wineries or dinner at one of our top rated, locally owned restaurants. It has all the benefits of small town living with no loss of convenience.
Small Town Living with Big City Convenience
Austin airport is just about 40 minutes away and you can fly non-stop all around the country and internationally. Downtown Austin is only 30 minutes away and provides even more in terms of activities, employment and entertainment. Though Austin being close is one of the reasons people move to Georgetown, you’ll find you go to Austin less and less as there is really all you need in Georgetown.
Leave the Big City Problems to Austin
But, where Austin has more congestion and big city problems, Georgetown doesn’t. Sure, 29 can be busy in the mornings or even on the weekends around Wolf Ranch shopping center, but it is nowhere near the parking lot that 35 is through downtown Austin, or even downtown Round Rock for that matter. As Georgetown grows, I’m sure we will experience some challenges, but the city is already starting to come up with plans to move traffic around more easily. So, hopefully we won’t be as impacted as other Austin suburbs.
Master Planned Communities, Acreage Home Sites and Rural Acreage
Georgetown has it all in terms of types of communities. You’ll find everything from master planned communities with homes on small lots and loads of amenities to communities of estate style homes on acre lots to rural acreage with more than 5 acres to large farm tracts. Plus, with Sun City, a Del Webb Active Adult (55+) community, it really rounds out the housing options. And, there is still more space to build and grow.
Looking for Small Town Living Near a Big City?
If you’re looking for small town living near a big city, come find out what so many before have discovered in Georgetown. I’ve lived all over Austin and moved to Georgetown 3 years ago and love it. People are friendly, the town is beautiful and the town square is truly one of the highlights, especially during the annual Christmas fair and Red Poppy Festival.
Ready to Buy a Home in Georgetown?
Our team specializes in helping buyers find the best place for you and your family. We know the Georgetown area well and can help determine if Georgetown is the right fit, or if one of our neighboring towns is a better fit. Check out our Austin Home Buyers section to learn more about our team. Then, call us at (512) 827-8323, email us at info@11OaksRealty.com or fill out our Buyer Survey to schedule a no obligation consultation.
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