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Georgetown & Central Texas

The Georgetown/Austin area, on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, offers unlimited outdoor recreational activities for Southwestern’s students.

From horseback riding, canoeing, and hiking to cycling, camping, and rock-climbing, you will find natural resources are abundant here. Central Texas also offers an enormous benefit: almost year-round warm weather for getting outdoors and access to the state’s best parks, rivers, and lakes, Gulf of Mexico beaches, and Hill Country trails and climbing spots.


Just north of Austin, Georgetown (population 49,000) includes the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,” where the Williamson County Courthouse serves as the centerpiece to the finest collection of late Victorian commercial architecture in the state. Georgetown was the first city in Texas to be named a Great American Main Street City in 1997, the highest honor bestowed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Today, three National Register Districts host more than 180 historic businesses and homes.

You can learn more about Georgetown - like where to stay, shop eat - before you arrive. Our admission office also helps families schedule visits to make them as enjoyable as possible.


The first thing you need to know about Austin is that it’s only a stone’s throw from Georgetown. Aside from being Texas’ State Capital and Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is also one of the country’s top five “intellectual capitals” according to Fortune magazine.

At, you can view an interactive map of live music venues, listings of weekly gigs and for an all-ages show at home, the web site features Austin live Music radio.

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