Seniors Enjoy Cultural, Historic Georgetown


My brother-in-law went to college in Georgetown, Texas.  He attented Southwestern University and this senior learned that it is the oldest University in Texas. The campus is close to the historic district, a nine-block area around the Williamson County Courthouse, on the historic Square. Just 20 miles north of Austin, Georgetown enjoys all the benefits of the Central Texas climate.


Established in 1848, Georgetown is rich in culture and history, with more than 180 homes and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the heart of Georgetown’s Downtown Historic District is the charming Town Square.

The recently restored Williamson County Courthouse, built from native limestone, with a grand copper dome is the centerpiece of historic downtown. The downtown area boasts a varied collection of boutiques, restaurants and antique and craft stores.

 Seniors Enjoy the Red Poppy Festival


The city is known as the “Red Poppy Capital” of Texas with a massive amount of poppies in the Red Poppy Festival that takes place each April and draws over 30,000 visitors. Georgetown was established in 1848 as a trading center for the surrounding agricultural area.

Much of the town has been preserved through participation in the Main Street Project along with help of the Georgetown Heritage Society. Senior visitors will find one of the best collections of Victorian architecture in the entire state of Texas.


The University Avenue – Elm Street Historic District consists of a group of five houses built between 1889 and 1900, on three city blocks in Georgetown. Few alterations have been made to the structures, and the area today retains the scale and character of an affluent late nineteenth century neighborhood.

“The Williamson County Courthouse Historic District in Georgetown, is an unspoiled, coherent and intact area composed primarily of two-story limestone structures of Victorian commercial design. These encircle the Courthouse which is located right in the center of the District.”

Seniors Stroll Downtown


Seniors are invited to take a stroll in beautiful downtown Georgetown and to appreciate some outstanding Victorian architecture. In addition, unique shopping and delicious dining await your visit.

If you enjoy theater, don’t miss the Palace Theatre in the historic downtown district that is home to a year-round season of live theater productions including musicals, comedies, and dramas. The Williamson Museum promotes the unique culture and heritage of Williamson County.

 Senior visitors can check out places to go and things to do and explore to get the authentic flavor of Georgetown. Add all that together and toss in three classic golf courses, wineries and Texas Hill Country.  Enjoy your stay.  -jeb


  1. Jerry D. Elrod says:

    Thanks, Jim. Your invitation to Georgetown entices us to return.

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