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November
21

Giving Tuesday: Nonprofits in Central Texas

Giving Tuesday

In the United States, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is recognized as "Giving Tuesday." This is a chance for people all over the country to make a positive difference by donating or volunteering at nonprofits. Our real estate agents know this is important to many people all throughout Central Texas.

When you look at Round Rock homes for sale, you'll be within a short drive of many nonprofits. Events take place on a regular basis, giving you fresh opportunities to get involved with the community. Below, we list just a few of the many reputable nonprofits in and around Round Rock.

There is never a wrong time to get involved with a cause you love. When you're making plans for Giving Tuesday, consider these options:

  • Shadow Cats Rescue – See Website for Location Information in Round Rock, TX
    Shadow Cats Rescue is a leading local nonprofit in the field of animal care. Volunteers provide long-term care to cats with special needs, such as those who cannot be homed in a traditional environment due to diseases like FLV. Shadow Cats Rescue also sponsors Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR) programs that help manage the population of outdoor cats. Abused, abandoned, feral, stray, and injured cats can qualify.

  • United for the People – 402 West Palm Valley Boulevard, Suite 177, Round Rock, TX 78664
    United for the People is based in Austin and provides services all throughout Central Texas for veterans who need help with their disability claims. Disability claims for veterans can be challenging and complex, and the level of disability determined by the VA drastically affects each candidate's access to benefits. A United for the People volunteer can guide veterans through the application process and its follow-up.

  • Ladders for Leaders – See the Website for Location Information in Round Rock, TX
    Ladders for Leaders is dedicated to helping children, particularly students of under-served backgrounds, to develop plans for their future. It specializes in areas including career counseling and planning. Students can access age-appropriate work experience opportunities and also have the chance to make money. The flagship summer internship program connects students with eager employers.

  • Central Texas SPCA – 909 South Bagdad Road, Leander, TX 78641
    Central Texas SPCA is the local branch of the highly popular and trusted independent no-kill shelter for a diverse range of different animals. As of today, more than 7,000 dogs, cats, and other animals have been sheltered, cared for, and temporarily homed until finding their forever family. It grants you a wonderful way to meet a new companion not far from Leander homes for sale.

  • Open My World Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. – 5300 County Road 279, Leander, TX 78641
    Open My World Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. helps people in need with one-on-one riding instruction and its proven mental health benefits. The organization focuses on clients who suffer from physical and psychological or developmental disabilities. Each client receives plenty of individualized attention and is carefully matched up with a horse with whom they can develop a deep and special bond.

Contact us to find out more about real estate opportunities in Central Texas.

November
14

Order Holiday Pies at These Round Rock Spots

Pie Round Rock

Delicious holiday pies can be an important part of any festive season. That's certainly true here near Round Rock homes for sale. Although Texas is probably best known for the pecan or praline pie, your options are limitless when you look around at local bakeries near Round Rock.

If you have a hankering for pie this holiday season, our real estate agents might just have a suggestion or two. Check out these Round Rock spots for some of the best pies you'll find in the Lone Star State:

  • Paige's Bakehouse – 110 East Anderson Avenue, Suite #400, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Paige's Bakehouse makes it sweet and easy to order a pie for delivery right to your door in Round Rock – just pick what you want and provide 72 hours notice. There are cake pops, cookies, and (of course) all kinds of pies to enjoy. Among the headliners here are the coconut cream pie, chocolate cream pie, and vegan brownies. The vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free confections make it welcoming to everyone.

  • Tumble 22 Hot Chicken – 2111 North Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664
    If you find yourself hankering for hot chicken, why not stop by Tumble 22 Hot Chicken? That name may not scream "pies," but prepare to be pleasantly surprised. In addition to the "O.G. Chicken Sandwich" that anchors the menu, you'll also discover a smattering of delectable desserts – with pies aplenty among them. Served dine-in or on the patio, they're great for cooling down after hot chicken!

  • Texan Cafe & Pie Shop – 207 East Street, Hutto, TX 78634
    The Texan Cafe & Pie Shop near Hutto homes for sale makes all of its tasty offerings from scratch each morning. Inspired by U.S. Route 66, it centers on hearty food made from scratch. On the expansive dessert menu, you'll always find apple pie, banana cream pie, blackberry cream pie, blueberry banana cream pie, blueberry pie, and cherry pie.

  • The Sweet Tooth Parlor – 808 East Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78664
    The Sweet Tooth Parlor is renowned across Round Rock for both its pies and its special occasion cakes. The menu is seasonal and changes regularly, but classics like apple pie, cherry pie, pecan pie, and Texas buttermilk pie or sweet potato pie are always available. When you have a special occasion, you might consider the tiramisu, rum cake, red velvet cheesecake, or King Cake available all year round.

  • Papi's Pies – 10 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681
    Established in 2012, Papi's Pies has made a name for itself as one of the best places to get fresh pie right here in Round Rock. On any given day, you can sample delights like strawberry rhubarb pie, tres leches, chocolate or coconut cream, Dutch apple, cherry, pumpkin, and bourbon pecan. Papi's has introduced salteñas to the area – a delicate oven-baked, meat-filled pastry.

Ready to find a home where you can host all your holiday gatherings? Contact us to discover the very best in Round Rock real estate.

November
7

November Round Rock Events

Round Rock Events

One of the biggest challenges in moving to a new area is finding things to do. Where are the cool events near Round Rock homes for sale that provide the chance to meet new people, get to know the area, and have some fun? There are a number of great events going on in Round Rock this November. Here's a roundup of our favorites.

  • 2022 Hike for Hunger Food Drive - 2000 South I-35, Suite M-2, Round Rock, TX 78681
    A combination hike and food drive, Hike for Hunger is a partnership between the Round Rock Police and the Round Rock Area Serving Center, which distributes food to those in need. Show up at 8:30 am at the U.S. Army Round Rock Recruiting Center on November 12th, grab a rucksack, and fill it with food. Then at 9 am, you'll go on a two-mile hike to deliver the food to the Serving Center. Most of the food will already be on site, having been collected for a drive in October. However, further donations of non-perishable food items will always be accepted if you want to bring some with you.

  • Lunchtime Series: Music on Main - 221 E. Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664
    Music on Main
    is an ongoing event, taking place Tuesday and Thursday afternoons through November 10th. From 11:30 am to 1 pm, come to Downtown Round Rock and hear music from all different artists in all different genres. On Tuesday the 8th, it's Jimmy Linton. Then on the 10th, it's the Austin-based Mirage Jazz Ensemble. Whatever the music, it's a great way to come spend your lunch break.

  • Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show - 1600 Gattis School Rd., Round Rock, TX 78664
    On Saturday, November 12th, come to the Clay Madsen Recreation Center for the Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show. Browse a variety of booths where local vendors are selling their holiday-themed, hand-crafted wares - everything from gifts to ornaments to artwork and more. It's a fun, family weekend activity where you can meet and support local Round Rock artists and small businesses.

  • Lunch and Learn: Discovering Round Rock History - 301 West Bagdad Ave., Round Rock, TX 78664
    One of the best ways to get to know a new area is to learn about its history. If you want to know Round Rock better, then Round Rock Preservation's Lunch and Learn is for you. Tuesday, November 8th, from 12-1 pm at the Baca Center, you can bring a bagged lunch and listen to Round Rock expert Kerstin Harding tell you all the cool historical events and places that help make the town what it is. A water bottle and a cookie will be provided.

  • Beaujolais Nights: Jazz and Wine Uncorked - 221 E. Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664
    If you love jazz and French wine, then Beaujolais Nights: Jazz and Wine Uncorked is the event for you. Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is a French red wine, fermented quickly and traditionally released for sale on the third Thursday of November. Celebrations to open the first bottles of the year have been held around the world for over 70 years. Taking place this year on November 17th from 5 pm to 9 pm, this free event in Downtown Round Rock features wine, charcuterie, and live music by the Copa Kings. Open to anyone 21+, it's a wonderful local tradition and a fun way to spend an evening.

There are plenty of other great things to do in Round Rock throughout the year. Contact us if you're ready to make Round Rock your new home. Our real estate agents will help you find the house of your dreams in a neighborhood that's right for you.

October
24

Sample Wines at These Round Rock Tasting Rooms

Round Rock Wine

Local vineyards, wineries, tasting rooms, and wine clubs offer a wide range of distinctive experiences at a variety of locations near Round Rock homes for sale. Whether you're new to wine or you're a seasoned connoisseur, you're sure to find something to love. Our real estate agents are here to help with our guide to 5 of the best tasting rooms located near Round Rock.

  • Craft & Racked – 1400 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Ste. 203, Round Rock, TX 78664
    If you want to pair your next glass of wine with an outstanding meal, you're sure to enjoy the experience at Craft & Racked, which has an extensive wine list and an award-winning menu that has been recognized for including some of the best takeaway food in Round Rock. This is an ideal place for winding down with a glass of wine after work, with a happy hour that kicks off at 5:00 PM every day and delicious food to enjoy while you sample some of the many wines on the menu.

  • Wine Sensation – 409 Mays St., Round Rock, TX 78664
    The team at Wine Sensation aims to satisfy your senses by pairing a diverse wine list with excellent wine expertise and a menu of elevated Italian cuisine. This tasting room offers frequent, fun special events, like the Boos & Booze Halloween Party in October, Wine & Swine in November, and the can't-miss Holiday Grand Tasting just in time for the holiday season. Join the Wine Club at Wine Sensation to enjoy monthly tastings of 3 varietals on the second Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of each month.

  • Barons Creek Wine Room – 706 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX 78624
    Brought to you by the folks who founded Barons Creek Winery, the newly opened Barons Creek Wine Room offers an entirely new wine-tasting experience around the corner from Georgetown homes for sale located in the Historic Downtown Square. The team at Barons Creek Wine Room has leveraged its expertise to create a unique selection of food and wine pairings, with an award-winning wine lineup featuring wines from Texas, California, Washington, and Spain.

  • Bent Oak Winery – 2000 Windy Terrace Bldg. 2-B, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    With an experienced team of wine ambassadors ready to help you make the most of your experience in a lovely tasting room, Bent Oak Winery balances affordable, delicious wines with a healthy helping of personalized service. You can find the winery and tasting room close to Cedar Park homes for sale, with reservations recommended when you plan to visit the tasting room. Bent Oak Winery also offers monthly clubs focused on either red wines, white wines, or a mix of both, so you can enjoy a convenient tasting at home.

  • Blurred Vines Tastings + Wine Club – 901 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78202
    With a focus on highlighting small-batch hidden gems from California's Napa Valley, Blurred Vines Tastings + Wine Club offers educational wine tastings led by an expert sommelier at their cozy tasting room near Austin homes for sale. Love the wine at Blurred Vines? Consider becoming a VIP Club member to enjoy a free glass of wine after every tasting, discounts on many of their amazing products, discounts at local partner businesses, and an annual holiday basket curated to your unique tastes.

Ready to buy or sell a home near your favorite tasting room? Our local team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Round Rock, TX area.

October
17

Visit These Parks in Pflugerville

Parks Pflugerville

The Pflugerville area has a lot to offer, but one of its best assets has to be its parks system. The City of Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department does a lovely job of maintaining and updating the city's parks. This weekend, we recommend taking a break from looking at Pflugerville homes for sale and visiting one of these local parks.

  • Central Park at Falcon Pointe: 18720 Falcon Pointe Blvd., Pflugerville, TX 78660
    Central Park at Falcon Pointe
    is one of the larger parks in Pflugerville. With more than 13 acres of nicely landscaped greenspace, it offers a 9-hole disc golf course and a baseball diamond. The disc golf course is appropriate for players at all levels. Most holes are par 3 or 4.

    You can also access the Falcon Pointe Trail from this park. The trail stretches around the park and is open to walkers, runners, and bikers. There are several water fountains you can stop by along the way, along with charcoal grills, picnic tables, and gazebos.

  • Bohls Park: 200 Immanuel Rd., Pflugerville, TX 78660
    Bohl's Park is a lovely park for families. It has a playground area with some unique equipment. Adults can enjoy the outdoor exercise stations along the 0.25-mile loop trail. If you want to go a little further, walk along the Gilleland Creek Trail, which begins at the park.

    Bohl's Park is also home to soccer fields and volleyball courts. It's a great place to practice your goal shots or play a pickup game on the weekends. 

  • Pfluger Park: 515 City Park Rd., Pflugerville, TX 78660
    Pfluger Park is a 7-acre park with a lot of entertainment packed into its grounds. There are two gazebos on-site, perfect for hosting casual birthday parties and other gatherings. The colorful, modern playscape is perfect for kids, and the 0.34-mile loop trail is popular with joggers. Pluger Park hosts several yearly musical events, including Music in the Park. 

  • Royal Pointe Park: 18712 Candace Loop, Pflugerville, TX 78660
    If you like basketball, then Royal Pointe Park is the place for you. The basketball courts here are simply lovely, and many kids and adults in the area enjoy them. There's also a playground with three slides for the kids to enjoy.

    Royal Pointe Park may not be the biggest park, but it feels spacious because there is so much grassy, green area. You could plop a blanket down and enjoy a picnic, toss a ball around, or just lie in the grass and look at the clouds.

  • Moose Park: 1218 Settlers Valley Dr., Pflugerville, TX 78660
    Moose Park 
    is a 1-acre neighborhood park worth visiting this autumn. The playground at this park is under a shelter, so kids can play safely even during rainy weather. There's also a basketball court with non-slip footing. Another great thing about the park is its volleyball courts, which are always filled with local players.

If you're still looking for the perfect Pflugerville house to call home, we'd love to help. Contact us soon, and one of our real estate agents can guide you through the home-buying process.

October
3

National Book Month: Bookstores Near Round Rock

Round Rock Bookstores

National Book Month is here, and our real estate agents know some wonderful ways to make the most of it!

Small local businesses are a true mainstay in the Round Rock area, and bookstores are among the most popular. All throughout the Austin suburbs and into the city itself, you'll discover a slew of locally owned booksellers. Charming surroundings and eclectic collections are the norm here.

You never know what you might come across when you browse the stacks at a local bookshop, from signed copies to first editions.

Let's check out some enchanting places to seek out your next literary treasure:

  • The Book Burrow – 2401 West Pecan Street, Pflugerville, TX 78660
    If you are looking for a fun and friendly independent bookstore within reach of top Pflugerville homes for sale, then The Book Burrow may just become one of your favorite places. With the motto "Embrace Your Weird," it has become well known for its pop-up events all throughout the local area. Check out its website and social media to learn more about its next event!

  • All Things Kids – 703 South Main Street, Georgetown, TX 78626
    If you want to help a child to cultivate a life-long love of reading, All Things Kids is the place to be. You'll find it in The Square smack dab in historic Georgetown, and it brings the generous holiday spirit all year around. More than a toy store, it includes a Play Zone, complimentary fully stocked changing stations, and free Wi-Fi for busy adults while kids explore the stacks. You'll want to come back again and again.

  • Half Price Books – 2601 South Interstate Highway 35, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Half Price Books is a rarity in this day and age: A bookstore that boasts a history spanning 50 years. It first opened to the public in 1972, and it is still going strong near Round Rock homes for sale, offering a venue to meet authors, see a unique collection of books, and fall in love with your next great read. A delightful assortment of TV shows, textbooks, collectibles, puzzles, and gifts are also available.

  • Austin Public Library Recycled Reads Bookstore – 5335 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756
    Sometimes, there's no better way to uncover the book you want than to go right to the source. Near Austin homes for sale, that means taking a trip down to the Austin Public Library Recycled Reads Bookstore. The Austin Public Library is one of the largest library branches in the state of Texas, and Recycled Reads provides local readers with the chance to buy books at incredible prices before they leave the collection for good.
  • Lark & Owl Booksellers – 205 West 6th Street Suite #101, Georgetown, TX 78626
    Established in 2018 with a focus on local authors, Lark & Owl Booksellers is an independent brand. It warmly welcomes collaboration with new and established writers in Texas and holds regular "meet the author" events. It is a memorable place to enjoy the classic bookstore feel just minutes from Georgetown homes for sale.

Contact us to hear more about Round Rock real estate.

September
26

Order Tex-Mex Favorites at These Round Rock Restaurants

Round Rock Tex Mex

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country just north of Austin, Round Rock offers a lot of great dining options. And in true Texas form, it should come as no surprise that there are some amazing Tex-Mex restaurants in our neck of the woods, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorites.

  • Burros Tex Mex Bar and Grill - 900 E Palm Valley Blvd Suite 920, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Known for its quirky ambiance and colorful decor inspired by Mexican history, Burros Tex Mex Bar & Grill is a great local watering hole. Their menu draws from flavors on both sides of the border, with authentic Mexican street tacos and enchiladas side-by-side with buffalo-style wings and chicken-fried steak. Located just minutes from these Round Rock homes for sale, Burros Tex Mex also serves up some tasty margaritas, and they have some great happy hour specials. 

  • Recuerdos - 109 W Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    There's something special about great food served in an unpretentious, no-frills space. That's what you'll find at Recuerdos, a cozy hole-in-the-wall joint that offers up homestyle Mexican plates made with the freshest possible ingredients. Stop in early to grab a chorizo plate for breakfast or enjoy a combination plate of tacos and enchiladas for dinner. Recuerdos also serves a great selection of imported Mexican beer.

  • Cinco Sentidos Tex-Mex Restaurant and Bar - 2000 Sam Bass Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681
    One of Round Rock's best local, family-owned Tex-Mex establishments, Cinco Sentidos Tex-Mex Restaurant and Bar is a true hidden gem. Carne asada, house fajitas, and chicken enchiladas are a few of the most popular items on their wide-ranging menu. To sample a little bit of everything, go for the Cinco Sentidos Combination Plate, which includes a tostada, shredded chicken or ground beef taco, cheese enchilada, and sides of rice and either charro or refried beans.

  • El Rinconcito Mexican Food - 1711 N Mays St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Dining at El Rinconcito Mexican Food feels like sitting down to a home-cooked meal, and in a way, that's exactly what it is. With a homey, welcoming dining room and a menu packed with traditional Mexican dishes passed down through generations, this place rewards diners with a great meal and a memorable experience. Tortillas are always made in-house from scratch daily, and El Rinconcito serves some of the best beef barbacoa you're ever likely to taste.

  • The Alcove Cantina - 119 E Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    For tacos and entertainment in Downtown Round Rock, The Alcove Cantina is as good as it gets. Tacos are served to overflow with toppings and your choice of meat (the grilled fish tacos are a particular standout), and you can catch live bands and DJs here every Friday and Saturday night. The Alcove Cantina is also a go-to destination for tequila fans; the bar stocks 30-plus varieties of tequila and mezcal at all times and also crafts some outstanding house margaritas. 

  • Juarez Restaurant & Bakery - 1701 S Mays St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Offering some of the best Mexican baked goods in the Austin area, Juarez Restaurant & Bakery has been a Round Rock staple since 1993. Their bakery turns out next-level churros, buñuelos, and dozens of other specialties, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Juarez Restaurant & Bakery also offers an espresso bar and serves up a well-rounded all-day menu. Breakfast staples like guacamole toast and breakfast tacos are served until noon.

Contact us today to learn more about life in Round Rock, TX. If you're searching for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find one in Central Texas. 

September
19

About the 17th Annual Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass in Leander

Mark your calendar: the 17th Annual Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival is on its way. Sponsored by the city's Honda dealership, this event has brought fans of this musical genre together for nearly 20 years. Some of our real estate agents have gathered information about this year's festival, including which bands will be featured live on stage. You'll find all the details below.

About the Festival

This year's Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival is set for October 7th and 8th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. You'll find it at the Mason Homestead field at 1001 S Baghdad Road in Leander, Texas, just south of the Leander Public Library. Attendees can park at the library or in any of the public parking lots in the area near our Leander homes for sale.  

Admission to the main event is free, and Fun Zone wristbands can be purchased at the area's entrance for $15. Each wristband gets a child unlimited access to the Fun Zone amenities during one day of the event. 

There is very little seating available, but attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets to set up on the grass if they want to make themselves more comfortable. Come early if you want a spot close to the stage – these areas tend to fill up fast. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on leashes during the entire event. 

Two Nights of Memorable Music

The Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival celebrates the high-spirited, quick-stepping tunes that define the genre. The four performances slated for 2022 will surely have you tapping your toes all night long. 

Friday's event will kick off with a performance by Randy Collier and Grassland at 6:15 PM, followed by the Lost Pines at 8:00 PM. On Saturday, the Hot Pickin' 57s will take the stage at 6:15 PM, followed by the Downtown String Band at 8:00 PM. 

Food, Shopping, and Fun

The music isn't the only reason to visit this popular Leander festival. The event will also be packed with food vendors where you can pick up some snacks or dinner. You'll be able to choose from festival classics like hot dogs and French fries, BBQ, and sweet treats like fried candy bars and ice cream cones. You can also buy various hot and cold drinks, including craft beer from some of the best brewers in the area. 

You may also spot some crafts vendors on the premises during festival hours. While not as common as food vendors, there are usually at least a handful of local craftspeople selling their wares at a booth during this yearly event. Many of them carry bluegrass-themed trinkets to help festival-goers commemorate the occasion. Take a look and see what one-of-a-kind items are available this year.

Want to bring your kids along? With the Fun Zone up and running, they won't need to be bluegrass fans to have a good time. This kids' area features slides, a bouncy castle, and many other pieces of equipment your kids can use to have a blast.

Experience Leander's Charm

There's a reason bluegrass fans gather in Leander to enjoy their music. You can make it your home with help from our experienced real estate team. Contact us today.

September
12

Visit The Downtown Georgetown Cultural District

Georgetown

If you've never been to Georgetown's Cultural District, it's time to get out there and see what this exciting area has in store for you. This 40-block area has been designated a special arts zone by the Texas Commission on the Arts. It's one of 51 such districts across the state, and in our real estate agents' opinions, it's one of the best. Here are some of the attractions and events that make this area such a fundamental part of Georgetown's charm.

Historical Attractions

The Cultural District has a rich and storied past in addition to its vibrant present. Historical aficionados near our Georgetown homes for sale can enjoy lectures, exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations at the Williamson Museum, an institution founded in 1997 to preserve the history of this part of Central Texas. The museum's grounds include a striking statue of Robert McAlpin Williamson, also known as "Three-Legged Willie," due to the wooden leg he used as a mobility aid after contracting tuberculous arthritis. 

The Cultural District also contains some incredible examples of old Texas architecture, including the gorgeous art deco Georgetown Palace Theatre and the Grace Heritage Center

Visual Arts and Sculpture

The visual arts are also a big part of the Cultural District's focus. The area's Georgetown Art Center features a selection of curated art exhibits that are switched out for new ones every few weeks. Nearby Southwestern University's Sarofim School of Fine Arts also has a public student gallery that displays the work of the school's budding artists. Both galleries offer the chance to view works in an incredible variety of mediums, and admission to both is free.

If you prefer to enjoy art outdoors, you'll love the Cultural District's Sculpture Tour. This ongoing event is sponsored by the City of Georgetown, decorating the streets with sculptures by some of the district's most prominent areas. 

Not only does the library host sculptures on its grounds, but it also showcases the works of local artists in its exhibit area and hosts two yearly state-level events: the Art Hop competition and the Texas Society of Sculptors show. These high-profile events show off the works of the very best in Texas' art world, and they're just a few blocks away from Georgetown residents' front doors. 

Live Theatre and Music

The performing arts also have a big presence in the Cultural District's art scene. Between the Sarofim School of Fine Arts and the Georgetown Palace Theatre, Georgetown residents get the chance to see dozens of live stage performances each year. 

Georgetown's classical music fans have plenty of opportunities to enjoy world-class concerts in this district. Famous symphonies like the Williamson County Symphony Orchestra and the Central Texas Philharmonic play regularly at show locations around the area. There is also a free concert available at the Georgetown Public Library on the third Sunday of each month. The Cultural District even hosts the Texas Bach Festival every spring, an exciting event that allows fans of the illustrious composer to get together and share their love of his enduring work and legacy. 

Georgetown's Cultural District is thriving and will keep growing and evolving as time goes on. Contact us today to start your search for your new Georgetown home with our expert team on your side. 

August
22

Celebrate the Arts: The Georgetown Palace Theatre

Georgetown Theatre

Georgetown homes for sale are right in the midst of a top Texas community. Our real estate agents know that the vibrant culture of Georgetown is one of the most important reasons why so many people choose it for their next home. History is abundant, and the arts are always in season.

At a time when so many communities have sadly bid farewell to historic buildings, Georgetown stands out for bucking the trend. It proudly preserves its history through a long tradition of volunteerism, part of a close-knit community that is known for welcoming new neighbors.

Of the many different sights that greet you here in Georgetown, the Georgetown Palace Theatre is one that truly exemplifies the spirit of Georgetown and of Williamson County. Drawing performers from the world over, this theater has been active for nearly a century.

That makes it one of the oldest community theaters in operation here in Texas.

The Georgetown Palace Theatre Through the Years

The story of the Georgetown Palace Theatre got its start in the silent film era back in 1925. By 1929, it was one of a handful of movie theaters that screened "talkies" throughout the Lone Star State. As the technology progressed, it became a pioneer in introducing indoor air conditioning as well.

By 1936, the theater had been completely renovated in the Art Deco style that was soaring in popularity at the time. It was already a community fixture and experienced many years of prosperity. Although the business changed hands, it continued to welcome the movie-going public.

In 1989, Georgetown Palace Theatre was recognized for a seminal achievement: It became the #1 longest-running movie theater in the history of Williamson County. Soon after, a nonprofit formed, purchasing the theater on behalf of the local community.

In 1998, Georgetown Palace Theatre, Inc., launched a major renovation program. This was completed in 2001, just in time to inaugurate a season of live dramatic productions. Soon, education programs were added to the mix.

Visiting Georgetown Palace Theatre Today

Today, the Georgetown Palace Theatre is a centerpiece of the dramatic arts scene for the entire region. The schedule brims with compelling and insightful shows running the gamut from comedy to drama. It also supports a wide variety of off-site cabaret and dinner shows.

The upcoming 2022-2023 season promises to be an exciting one, with such shows as Cabaret, Silent Sky, and The Red Velvet Cake War. Flex passes are now on sale for the season, providing theater supporters with the chance to attend showings at their discretion.

The Georgetown Palace Theatre has long been a trailblazer in inclusive drama. Its adaptive shows are made with the needs of the sight- and hearing-impaired in mind. Shows include an ASL interpreter, wheelchair seating, and a hearing induction loop. The shows are free to those with special needs and their families.

Learning and Growth at the Georgetown Palace Theatre

Education has long been central to the Georgetown Palace Theatre's mission. There truly is something for everyone. Classes, camps, homeschooling, adaptive programs, and productions exclusively for theater newcomers are all available.

The slate of classes regularly embraces subjects like acting, dance, voice, improvisation, sketch comedy, playwriting, and even stage combat. There are two start dates for all classes, September and January. 

The Palace Theatre is just one of Georgetown's many unique amenities. Contact us to learn more or discuss real estate opportunities here in Williamson County.

August
1

Plan Ahead for Round Rock Market Days

Round Rock Market Days

If you've spent any time around Round Rock, you've probably heard of Round Rock Market Days. This longstanding community event has become a beloved tradition. Our real estate agents have visited it many times and highly recommend it to anyone in the area. Eager to check it out yourself? Here are all the details you'll need to slot a visit into your busy schedule.  

Round Rock Market Days is a monthly community market event that brings together local vendors and residents for a day of shopping, food, and fun. It takes place on the first Saturday of every month at 221 East Main Street in Round Rock's downtown core, right across from the library and just around the corner from many of our Round Rock homes for sale. The nearby Prete Plaza is often used as a stage by musicians as part of the event. 

The market is open from 9 AM to 4 PM and is free to enter. Visitors are welcome to stay as long as they like, regardless of whether they make a purchase, but we're guessing you'll find it hard to resist picking up a few new treasures.

Food, Music, and Fundraising

One of the market's main attractions is its live musical performances. Many local musicians enjoy taking to the stage to share their talents with their community, but ordinary Round Rock residents are sometimes invited to take the mic too. Their upbeat tunes are sure to keep you tapping your toes all afternoon.

If you get hungry during your visit, consider stopping by some of the on-site food vendors for some lunch. These tents and trucks cover a wide variety of different cuisines and offer some of the best food in the Round Rock area. 

Finally, Round Rock Market Days also frequently hosts fundraisers and donation drives for important local causes. From raising money to pay for knee surgery for a local senior in need to collecting food donations for the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center, the market's generous attendees have done a lot of good so far in 2022. 

Vendors and Crafts

Want to follow up your delicious lunch with a day of shopping? It's time to explore the market's sprawling array of vendor tents and stands. Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or a special treat for yourself, it's the perfect place to pick up something unique that you would never find on mass-market store shelves. 

Clothing, candles, luxury soaps, and other quality items from local companies like Triple Charm Co. and Ford & Fossil. Many local artists also sell paintings, prints, postcards, and other stunning works. Don't forget all the sweet treats, bread, and jams available from Round Rock's bakeries, confectioners, and other culinary businesses!

Many local businesses that offer classes and other services also turn up at the market to bring live demonstrations and exclusive discounts to Round Rock residents. Club Pilates Round Rock and 7 Star Martial Arts are just some of the many companies that have made an impressive showing at this community event. Be sure to check back every month to see what else might be in store.

Keep the Fun Going All Year Long

Round Rock Market Days happens every month – just think of all the shopping you could do if you lived in the area! With our help, you can make this city your home. Contact us today to book a viewing of any of our Round Rock homes. 

July
11

Drink Local: Central Texas Breweries

Round Rock Breweries

The craft brewing scene around Central Texas has never been better, and now is the perfect time to experience all that your local brewery has to offer. With taprooms serving up creative, original brews, delicious food, live entertainment, and a busy lineup of special events all summer long, it's easy to find a brewery that suits your style. Our real estate agents have all of the exciting details on 5 Central Texas breweries that you won't want to miss.

  • Bluebonnet Beer Company – 1700 Bryant Dr. #107, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Founded in 2013 at its location around the corner from Round Rock homes for sale and boasting a 4.9-star rating on more than 150 Google reviews, Bluebonnet Beer Company has earned its reputation as one of the best craft breweries in Central Texas. The husband-and-wife team of Clare and David Hulama oversee every step of the brewing process and have worked together to create the award-winning lineup of craft beers that you can enjoy in the Bluebonnet taproom every weekend.

  • Cork & Barrel Pub – 4000 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665
    A neighborhood pub with a strong Irish vibe and a microbrewery on-site, Cork & Barrel Pub aims to bring the quintessential Irish pub experience to Round Rock. The founder of the pub, Sam Darlington, was born and raised in Ireland before living in Texas for the last 30 years. Cork & Barrel Pub blends the atmosphere of an Irish pub with the cuisine of Central Texas and adds a beautiful outdoor beer garden to the mix for good measure.

  • RedHorn Coffeehouse & Brewing Co. – 13010 W. Parmer Ln. #800, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Located near Cedar Park homes for sale with a unique menu among Central Texas craft breweries, RedHorn Coffeehouse & Brewing Co. has a drink to suit every mood. Stop by in the morning to enjoy coffee sourced from small-batch roasters worldwide, then come back after work to sample craft brews. There's also a delicious selection of sandwiches available for lunch and dinner.

  • Rentsch Brewery – 2500 Northeast Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX 78626
    For great service and even better craft beer, try a trip to Rentsch Brewery at its convenient location near Georgetown homes for sale. This is a great brewery to visit if you like live performances and special events. Rentsch Brewery frequently showcases the best bands from the vibrant Georgetown music scene and hosts special events every week. Stop by to enjoy everything from Family Paints & Pints to Swag Hip Hop Yoga at Rentsch Brewery.

  • Barking Armadillo Brewing – 507 River Bend Dr., Georgetown, TX 78628
    If you prefer your craft brews with a side of live entertainment, then Barking Armadillo Brewing is the perfect destination for your next night out. Enjoy live music every weekend, Red's Taproom Trivia on Thursday nights, stand-up comedy on select Fridays, and a singer-songwriter roundup on the first & third Wednesday of every month. The taproom is open from Wednesday through Sunday every week, with a rotating selection of more than a dozen Barking Armadillo craft beers on tap and a different food truck serving up unique meals each day.

Searching for a home close to all of the great breweries and attractions in Central Texas? Our team is here to help with all of your real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in Central Texas communities.

July
5

New Restaurants in Round Rock

Round Rock

The Round Rock area has a pretty vibrant restaurant scene. From gastropubs to cafes, we have a little bit of everything here — and new restaurants are opening all the time. If you're dying to try something different, we recommend taking a break from looking at Round Rock homes for sale and dining at one of these new restaurants. There's something on this list for everyone.

  • Cork & Barrel: 4000 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665
    Cork & Barrel is a brewpub that combines the Irish pub atmosphere with traditional Texas hospitality. Their in-house creations include Island Time, a Juicy IPA, and Joshua Tree, a lovely pale ale. They brew their beer in small batches and are always adding to the list.

    On the food menu at Cork & Barrel, you'll find sharable appetizers, burgers, and inventive sandwiches. Guests love the Guinness Battered Fish & Chips, and the Flaming Bacon is a favorite, too.

  • The Sweet Tooth Parlor: 808 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78664
    Stop by The Sweet Tooth Parlor for incredible sweets and baked goods. This new bakery-cafe serves delectable cupcakes, frosted cookies, muffins, and more. Customers love their peanut butter cookies, which are soft and perfectly sweet.

    The Sweet Tooth Parlor is also a great place to enjoy lunch or brunch. Their cafe menu features sandwiches, soups, and fresh salads. 

  • Milano Ristorante: 1700 E. Palm Valley Blvd. Ste #300, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Milano Ristorante is a new Italian restaurant that would be perfect for date night or a celebratory meal. The atmosphere inside is modern yet inviting with that traditional Italian comfort. Their chef, John Braga, takes pride in offering a revolving menu with bold and unique flavors. 

    Favorites here include the Chicken Piccata, which is served in a lovely white wine and lemon sauce. The lasagna and bolognese are also incredible; both are great choices if you enjoy pasta. Don't leave without enjoying a cannoli or limoncello cake for dessert, too!

  • 620's Healthy Hub: 1312 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock, TX 78681
    If you're looking for a new place to enjoy a smoothie, iced coffee, or other refreshing beverage, 620's Healthy Hub is the place to be. This modern cafe has an atmosphere that's as fresh and lively as its menu.

    620's Healthy Hub has a long menu of protein shakes in flavors like Cinnabun, Chunky Monkey, and Birthday Cake. Their loaded teas are also popular, as are their meal bars and protein bites. You could always enjoy a drink on-site, then order some high-protein snacks to take home for later.

  • Hula Pig Hawaiian BBQ: 5430 US 79, Round Rock, TX 78665
    Texas barbecue can remain your favorite, but you have to at least give Hawaiian BBQ a chance to compete! Hula Pig Hawaiian BBQ is the perfect place to explore this cuisine.

    This bright and sassy food truck offers all the classics. Their Loco Moco Bowl is just like the one you'd get in Hawaii — piled high with rice, a beef patty, spam, fried eggs, and gravy. You can't go wrong with the Huma Huma Chicken, either. It's covered in Hula sauce and served with mac salad, a must-have in Hawaii.

No matter which one of these new restaurants you visit, you're sure to have a delicious meal. If you're new to the Round Rock area and looking for a place to call home, contact us soon. Our real estate agents would be happy to help guide you.

June
27

Explore Georgetown's Inner Space Cavern This Summer

Georgetown Caverns

There's a lot to explore in Georgetown, TX, a small city about 25 minutes north of Austin. Georgetown offers sweeping Texas Hill Country scenery, picturesque lagoons along the San Gabriel River, and a downtown district that has been called the "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas."

But Georgetown's most enticing landscape may be deep underground. Join us as we explore the unique world of Inner Space Cavern, one of Texas' largest cave systems, located just minutes from these Georgetown homes for sale

A Hidden World

Like many cave systems, the undergrown labyrinth now known as Inner Space Cavern was discovered by accident. It was actually the Texas Highway Department that stumbled upon the previously-unknown cave system in 1963 while constructing an I-35 overpass. 

During the process of regulation core testing, the construction crew inadvertently drilled into the cave eight times. Unable to find any other access to what they knew they had found, they drilled a 2-foot wide hole down 33.5 feet through the limestone bedrock, creating the first usable passage into the caves. 

Exploring 'Inner Space'

Through that original borehole, dubbed the 'Discovery Hole,' scientists began exploring this brand-new cave system. A larger hole was subsequently created, but to this day, no natural entrance to Inner Space Cavern has ever been found. 

We now know that all-natural entryways to Inner Space Cavern have been closed for about 14,000 years. But we are far from the only ones to have ever seen the caves, as Ice Age fossils of saber-toothed tiger, wooly mammoth, and giant sloth found within attest to. 

At present, several miles of passageways have been explored, some of which are now open to the public. But the majority of Inner Space Cavern's unknown depths remain unexplored. Still, the small portion that we've been able to access has given us some truly amazing discoveries. 

See for Yourself

Roughly 1.2 miles of Inner Space Cavern is open to the public and has been since 1966. Portions that are publicly accessible include winding passages and large, open 'rooms' adorned with striking cave formations. Drapery columns and a large room known as the Ice Cream Parlor are highlights of the cave. 

A variety of tours are available. These range from simple walking tours to more advanced wild cave spelunking tours. Check out the official Inner Space Cavern website to learn more about the various options available to the public. 

The basic cave tour is known as the Adventure Tour. It lasts about an hour and includes parts of the cave that are flat, fully illuminated, and open enough that one can comfortably walk upright. The slightly longer Hidden Passages Tour is a bit more physically demanding, taking visitors through newly-opened passages that are at times narrower and less developed. Wear closed-toe shoes and expect some uneven ground.

The most challenging and rewarding tour is the Wild Cave Tour. Lasting up to 4 hours, this tour involves hiking, climbing, crawling, and squeezing through tight spots but rewards visitors with an opportunity to experience parts of Inner Space Cavern that few ever see. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas. When you're ready to find your dream home in Georgetown and the surrounding areas, our real estate agents are here to help every step of the way. 

June
13

Central Texas Sushi Restaurants for International Sushi Day

Central Texas Sushi

Sushi has become one of the most popular international delicacies in America in recent years, and Central Texas has fully embraced sushi thanks to an excellent collection of local Asian restaurants. With International Sushi Day coming up on June 18, now is the perfect time to experience all that your favorite sushi spot has to offer. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on 5 of the best Central Texas sushi restaurants for you to enjoy.

  • Miso Korean & Japanese – 2400 S. I-35, #150, Round Rock, TX 78681
    Family-owned and with a name that translates to "Smile" in Korean, you can always count on the team at Miso Korean & Japanese to provide friendly, personal service near Round Rock homes for sale. Of course, the food is excellent, too! In addition to a wide selection of authentic Korean cuisine, Miso offers dozens of different sushi rolls to choose from, including unique chef's specials and vegetarian rolls. Miso Korean & Japanese is open every day for lunch and dinner, from Monday through Saturday.

  • Sushi Koen – 201 University Oaks Blvd., Ste. 1290, Round Rock, TX 78665
    When you're in the mood for a quick, convenient, tasty Japanese meal, the staff at Sushi Koen has you covered. The recipe for success at Sushi Koen is simple. They source the freshest high-quality ingredients and hire expertly trained chefs who know how to put those ingredients to work. Sushi Koen also has an especially large selection of chef's special rolls, so you'll always have something new to try.

  • Tokyo Steak House & Sushi Bar – 201 Sundance Pkwy., Ste. D, Round Rock, TX 78681
    Have someone in your group who enjoys Japanese cuisine but isn't a fan of sushi? Tokyo Steak House & Sushi Bar offers the best of both worlds, with a full-service sushi bar and hibachi tables where the chefs are as entertaining as the food is delicious. This restaurant is known for its cozy atmosphere, generous portions, and a menu that truly features something for every member of the family.

  • Iron Fish Sushi & Grill – 900 E. Pecan St., Ste. 800, Pflugerville, TX 78660
    It's not hard to find delicious sushi close to Pflugerville homes for sale, thanks to outstanding local restaurants like Iron Fish Sushi & Grill. In addition to lunch and dinner, Iron Fish offers a late-night menu full of great sushi. The team here prides itself on using fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients in every roll and entree. And when you're in the mood for a sushi night at home, they offer convenient online ordering with curbside pickup.

  • Sushi Ocean – 16238 Ranch Rd. 620 N., Ste. A, Austin, TX 78171
    With a convenient location near Austin homes for sale and a menu that features all of your favorite rolls along with a few surprises, Sushi Ocean is a great choice to visit for International Sushi Day this year. Sushi Ocean also offers a selection of baked and deep-fried rolls that you won't find at every sushi restaurant. Be sure to check out the many combination platters on the menu, which feature the chef's selections of sushi and sashimi for groups of any size. Stop by during your lunch break to pick up a Bento box packed with great food or one of the many delicious sushi lunch combos on the menu.

Ready to buy, sell or learn more about real estate in Central Texas? Our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in Central Texas Communities.

June
6

Central Texas Hiking Trails for Beginners

Texas Hiking Trails

Round Rock is a great place to live if you love the outdoors. Located just north of Austin at the edge of the Hill Country region in Central Texas, Round Rock offers countless miles of great hiking.

Parks and trails in the area offer amazing hikes for all skill and fitness levels. Today, our real estate agents are very excited to share their favorite easy hikes for beginners in the Texas Hill Country!

  • Old Settlers Park Hike & Bike Trail - 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
    Spanning 640 acres, Old Settlers Park is one of the largest and most popular parks in Round Rock. The park has several easy options for hikers, with 3.3 miles of trails that consist of several loops. The paved Hike & Bike Trail is popular among joggers and dog walkers as well as cyclists, and the 1.7-mile Meadow Loop Trail offers some lovely scenery and access to the park's disc golf course. Old Settlers Park is just minutes from many Round Rock homes for sale

  • Brushy Creek Trail East - 151 N A.W. Grimes Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664
    The Brushy Creek Regional Trail is a greenway project that stretches across Williamson County, with numerous trailheads in several neighboring communities. The proposed trail will eventually span 20 miles, and several sections have already been completed, like the 3.06-mile stretch known as the Brushy Creek Trail East, which crosses through Play for All Park. It's an easy hike through a beautiful wooded area alongside the banks of the trail's namesake Brushy Creek. 

  • Meadow Lake Park - 2901 Settlement Dr, Round Rock, TX 78665
    Home to the 1.35-mile Meadow Lake Trail, Meadow Lake Park is a perfect place to enjoy an easy lakeside hike in Round Rock. The trail is flat and paved, mostly hugging the shoreline of the 55-acre lake. Texas Parks & Wildlife stocks Meadow Lake with bass and catfish every year, so bring a fishing pole!

  • Kensington Greenbelt & Park - 1891 Oxford Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664
    A flat, easy 0.9-mile out-and-back trail southeast of Downtown Round Rock, the Kensington Greenbelt traverses a mixture of woods and meadows in Kensington Park. It's a great afternoon stroll within walking distance of several residential neighborhoods. Kensington Park was fully renovated in 2013, with brand new picnic facilities and playgrounds in addition to the Kensington Greenbelt. It's a great place for families to spend a day outdoors. 

  • Hutto Lake Park - 805 Estate Dr, Hutto, TX 78634
    Just a 15-minute drive from Round Rock, Hutto Lake Park is a lovely green space in the community of Hutto. The park features a small 10-acre lake, with a 1.1-mile loop trail that encircles its shoreline. The trail provides an easy hike with some surprisingly wild scenery, and the lake itself offers kayaking and fishing. The loop is popular for trail running, and bird watchers often see a variety of waterfowl and wading birds along the lakeshore. 

  • Southwest Williamson County Regional Park - 3005 Co Rd 175, Leander, TX 78641
    Few places in the Round Rock area offer more hiking options than Leander's Southwest Williamson County Regional Park. The park includes several linked trails that combine to offer 5.53 total miles of hiking in a wild, wooded setting. It's a fun place to spend a day exploring, and the additional amenities—which include ball fields, picnic areas, a disc golf course, and a miniature railway train—offer plenty of outdoor family fun. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas, and talk to our real estate agents about finding your dream home in the Round Rock area!

May
16

Disc Golf Courses in Central Texas

Texas Disc Golf

The casual, freewheeling nature of disc golf makes it an entertaining alternative to traditional golf for players of all ages. Our real estate agents love to take a break and hit the "links" at these disc golf courses throughout Central Texas. 

  • Benbrook Ranch Park - 1100 Halsey Dr., Leander, TX 78641
    The 18-hole disc golf course is the main attraction at Benbrook Ranch Park, a beautiful facility just minutes from Leander homes for sale. With a mixture of open and heavily wooded holes, Benbrook Ranch gets high marks from players for being a well-maintained course. Other amenities at the 46.5-acre park include hiking and biking trails, a skate park, Little League and adult baseball fields, batting cages, and playscape. Benbrook Ranch Park is open 24 hours a day.

  • Brushy Creek Sports Park - 2310 Brushy Creek Rd., Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Sprawled across 90 acres, which includes a lake, spacious Brushy Creek Sports Park is a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors around Cedar Park homes for sale. Leashed dogs are welcome at this popular park, which features a skate park, basketball court, playscape, and trails to go along with the nine-hole disc golf course. Baseball/softball and football/soccer fields are available by reservation for a nominal rental fee. Hours are 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

  • Cactus Patch - CrossPointe Church, 5703 McNeil Dr., Austin, TX 78729
    One of the more unique disc golf courses around is Cactus Patch, which is set up on the grounds of CrossPoint Church. The convenience and accessibility of this nine-hole course makes it a welcome gathering spot not far from Austin homes for sale

  • Cat Hollow Disc Golf Course Park - 8334 Liberty Walk Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681
    Get your steps in at the 18-hole Cat Hollow Disc Golf Course, which stretches a full mile on the Liberty Walk Greenbelt. Located directly across from Cat Hollow Park, the course has trees, grassy areas, trails, and benches that create a peaceful oasis right down the street from Round Rock homes for sale. Ready for some competition? Twice a year, on May 29 and September 11 in 2022, Cat Hollow hosts a Partner's Play Disc Golf Tournament. After two rounds of play, awards are given for first, second, and third place. Entry fee is $20 per team, and lunch is provided. Regular park hours are 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in spring and summer and 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. in fall and winter.

  • Northtown Park - 14508 Harris Ridge Blvd., Pflugerville, TX 78660
    Players give Northtown Park high marks for the nice variety of holes on the 18-hole disc golf course near Pflugerville homes for sale. The mix of long, short, wooded, and open holes keeps everyone on their toes, whether they're newbies or experienced players. A handful of water hazards add a welcome element of challenge. Bring Fido along for a post-game romp in the off-leash dog park. Kids' and adult soccer fields, a volleyball court, and a playscape provide other opportunities for lively outdoor activities. Northtown Park is open seven days a week from dawn until dusk.

Whether you follow an active lifestyle or prefer cultural activities, Central Texas has you covered. Contact us at RE/MAX Capital City for help with all your real estate needs. 

May
9

Listen to Live Music at These Round Rock Venues

Music Venues Round Rock

Austin, TX is famous for its music scene. But the city of Round Rock, located just 20 minutes away from Austin, also has a lot to offer when it comes to live music. 

If you're looking for a great concert, you don't usually have to look very far in the Texas Hill Country! Spring and summer are great times to experience live music in Round Rock, and these are some of our real estate agents' favorite music venues in town:

  • Round Rock Amphitheater - 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664
    One of the premier outdoor concert and event venues in Central Texas, the Round Rock Amphitheater is the go-to place in town for a big concert. Located within minutes of many Round Rock homes for sale, the amphitheater hosts some of the biggest names in music and offers a fun outdoor environment to live it up while you enjoy the show. The summer concert lineup for 2022 at the Round Rock Amphitheater includes country music stars Dwight Yoakam and Gary Allan. 

  • Long Branch Saloon - 107 W Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Live music is a staple at the Long Branch Saloon, a wild west-themed watering hole that offers cold beer and a fun atmosphere. You can expect to find all kinds of local and regional talent at the Long Branch Saloon, as well as national touring bands. Country, southern rock, and Latin music are some of the most commonly featured genres, and you can always count on an upbeat atmosphere and great tunes. 

  • Rockey's Piano Bar - 111 W Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Rockey's Piano Bar offers a unique musical and comedy experience in Round Rock. Every Thursday through Saturday, the bar hosts interactive sing-along performances in which members of the crowd are encouraged to give requests and take part in the comedy banter. There's really no other place quite like Rockey's in the Austin area, and they also pride themselves in offering some of the coldest beer and tastiest craft cocktails around. 

  • Round Rock Tavern - 113 W Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    One of Round Rock's best nightlife spots, Round Rock Tavern regularly hosts live bands, as well as DJs and Karaoke nights. You can expect to see high-energy live acts ranging from rock and country to funk and blues. Round Rock Tavern also serves great cocktails and pub grub, and always keeps 15 or more beers on tap. Come early to take advantage of some tempting happy hour specials or catch a game on one of Round Rock Tavern's multiple HD TVs.

  • Steamer Lane Music - 603 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Just a short drive from Round Rock in Cedar Park, Steamer Lane Music is a unique outdoor concert venue. The atmosphere feels almost like seeing a concert in your backyard, and visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs, drinks, and food to enjoy the show. Singer-songwriters, country and bluegrass bands and a wide range of local and touring musicians travel from far and wide to play at this intimate space, located a stone's throw from many Cedar Park homes for sale.

Contact us today to learn more about life in Round Rock and the surrounding areas. When you're ready to find your dream home in the Texas Hill Country or real estate agents are here to help every step of the way. 

May
2

Central Texas Florists for Mother's Day Bouquets

Florists Central Texas

Our real estate agents know Mother's Day flowers are a yearly tradition you just can't miss out on!

From Round Rock homes for sale to Cedar Park homes for sale and beyond, local florists are showing their creativity.

Small, family-owned florist shops are the norm throughout Central Texas, and many of them have been around for years. When you order a bouquet for Mother's Day, you can rest assured that Mom will get a unique and beautiful arrangement, even if a few substitutions need to be made along the way.

Let's stop and smell the roses with some of the leading local florists in Central Texas:

  • Floral Fabulous Design Shoppe – 1906 North Mays Street #1, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Floral Fabulous Design Shoppe is the place to go for unique floral arrangements all year around. If you want to spice up a space or impress someone with a dozen red roses, the floral designers here will be glad to walk you through your many vibrant options. All orders can be delivered on the same day in the local area as long as they're received by noon – ideal for a way to surprise Mom at the last minute!

  • 620 Florist – 110 East Anderson Avenue #300, Round Rock, TX 78664
    620 Florist is a reliable Round Rock florist offering flowers, plants, special occasion bouquets, and even a flower subscription. Subscription options consist of seasonal flowers, roses, and plants, especially those colorful succulents. Winter flowers and sunflowers are also among the favorites at 620 Florist. The red and white "Gemstone Love" arrangement and pastel "Tender Reflections" stand out for Mother's Day.

  • Dream Flower Shop – 200 Cane River Road, Pflugerville, TX 78660
    Pflugerville homes for sale are not far from the one and only Dream Flower Shop, lovingly known as the "Pflugerville Flower Shop." These 100% florist-designed, hand-delivered selections come complete with an impressive 100% satisfaction guarantee. You can choose bouquets by occasion, color, or flower – a full assortment of tulips, sunflowers, orchids, lilies, and roses are available.

  • Cedar Park Florist – 600 South Bell Boulevard #14, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Family-owned and operated Cedar Park Florist is an experienced shop that has made a name for itself with its unique wedding, birthday, and holiday offerings. You can even round out your order by adding selections from an expansive gifts list: Gourmet fruit baskets, candles, and many more. With help from the caring and dedicated staff, a thoughtful selection is always just a click or call away.

  • Billowing Blooms Florist – 1309 Leander Drive #1204, Leander, TX 78641
    Billowing Blooms Florist stands out around Leander homes for sale for a striking spectrum of flowers you may not be able to find elsewhere. More than a dozen flowers are on offer for fetching displays every day, from carnations and chrysanthemums to daises, tulips, and hydrangeas. From "Infinite Love" to "Shared Happiness" and "Sincere Stargazers," the handcrafted designs will make any holiday special.

Contact us to uncover the best real estate opportunities in Central Texas.

April
25

All Aboard! About the Austin Steam Train Association

Austin Steam Train Association

Want to take a day trip where the journey is just as exciting as the destination? The Austin Steam Train Association has just what you're looking for. This non-profit is dedicated to preserving the city's historic steam trains and the tracks they run on. Our real estate agents have been on several unforgettable train rides on their preserved trains while doing business in the Cedar Park area. Here's what they had to say about this one-of-a-kind Austin attraction.  

Historical Significance 

Although they were in use long before this, steam trains had their heyday in the 1930s through the 1950s. They were fast, elegant, affordable, and offered an easy way to travel long distances that would take days to cross using most other methods of transportation. Today, the Austin Steam Train Association keeps that tradition alive by offering short round-trip outings to nearby towns and points of interest.  

One of the locomotives used by the association (the Southern Pacific 786) is a real vintage steam train that functions identically to the old models used in decades past. This train even needs to be stopped periodically to allow the workers time to replenish the water used during the trip.  

The other (the Alco Diesel 442) is a diesel-electric train that the Association purchased in 1999. It was originally built back in 1916 by the American Locomotive Company, the same company that built the SP 786. It has been carefully restored to maintain function over the years but is currently undergoing a new round of restorations. In the meantime, the association has leased the HZRX Diesel 3134 from Horizon Rail.  

An Immersive Experience 

Riding on one of the association's trains offers a captivating blend of leisure and learning. Each train features vintage train cars that have been painstakingly restored to recreate the experience of historical riders. Each car has its own name and features slightly different furniture and fixtures. Passengers can usually choose which car they want to ride in when booking their ticket. It's a great opportunity to get up close and personal with a piece of history and see for yourself how the steam trains of the past really worked.  

If you want more details on the association, its trains, and their historical context, you're in luck. The association also operates a separate museum at their main office (401 E. Whitestone Boulevard, Suite C-100 in Cedar Park). This location contains photographs, maps, illustrations, and other artifacts that enhance the historical value of your outing.  

Special Events 

In addition to its historical preservation efforts, the association also hosts many exciting events each season. Some of these occasions are kid-friendly, while others cater exclusively to adults.  

One of their most popular events is their Hill Country Flyer, their signature ride across the Texas Hill Country that runs every two weeks or so during most of the year.

Guests typically have the option to reserve train cars in advance, and both adults-only and family-friendly cars are available depending on your needs. Check out their event schedule and see what other fun train trips might be of interest to you! 

The Austin Steam Train Association is a Texas treasure, but it's just one of many incredible things to see and do in this busy city. Contact us today to learn more about our Cedar Park homes for sale, and let us help you find one that meets your needs.  

April
11

Spring is Here: Central Texas Parks to Explore

Texas Parks

With its rolling plains and lush valleys, Texas is home to some of the most stunning landscapes. Many of the state's parks reflect this diverse beauty.

This spring, our real estate agents invite you to explore the wilderness of Central Texas' most remarkable parks. To help you get started, we've listed a few standout locations below.  

  • Tejas Park - 4400 CR 258, Liberty Hill, TX 78642 
    Tejas Park is located on the south bank of the North San Gabriel River and features stunning views of the open water. Due to the park's proximity to the river, boating and fishing are especially popular here. There are also plenty of trails for hiking, picnic tables for outdoor dining, and even a large gathering space that can be rented for parties and other social events.  

    If you're interested in staying overnight, the park also offers a dozen basic campsites with amenities like barbecues, campfire rings, and vault toilets to make your stay more comfortable. It's the perfect place to get away for a day if you live near any of our Georgetown homes for sale.  

  • Southwest Williamson County Regional Park - 3005 Co Rd 175, Leander, TX 78641 
    Southwest Williamson County Regional Park is a sports fan's dream. The park's expansive acreage includes more than a dozen fields for playing sports like softball, football, soccer, basketball, and tennis, as well as a 400-meter track to practice your running.  

    Outdoor enthusiasts will love the park's sprawling collection of paved and natural trails and the campsites that are available on-site for longer stays. There is even a large playground and splash pad to keep your kids occupied, making it a favorite of many residents around our Leander homes for sale

  • Pace Bend Park - 2805 Pace Bend Rd N, Spicewood, TX 78669 
    Pace Bend Park is a quiet location on the banks of Lake Travis near our Spicewood homes for sale. Circled by a six-mile paved roadway, this tranquil location includes a number of pleasant walking trails and many primitive and improved camping sites for overnight guests.  

    The park's scenery is beautifully rugged, showcasing cliffs, rocky outcrops, and a soft sandy beach. In addition to hiking and swimming, many guests enjoy boating from Collier Cove and Tatum Cove, the only two places in the park where boats are permitted to enter and exit the water.  

  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area - 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 
    Enchanted Rock State Natural Area was named for the almost mystical look of its incredible pink granite dome. Rising up out of the earth, the wide, low swell of the mountain offers 11 miles of moderately challenging hiking areas that allow you to enjoy the open-air around our Fredricksburg homes for sale.

    If you have more time to spend here, you can also enjoy activities like birdwatching, stargazing, and camping. Make sure you make it all the way to the top for some breathtaking views!

  • Bee Cave Central Park - 13676 Bee Cave Parkway, Bee Cave, TX 78738 
    If you love the great outdoors, you'll love the airy freedom of Bee Cave Central Park's large open fields. You can enjoy a walk in the grass, play some soccer or a game of catch, or simply lounge around in the sun.  

    The park grounds include several pavilions and playgrounds, making this the perfect place to take your kids for a fun day spent outdoors near our Bee Cave homes for sale.   

Contact us today for more information on any of the Central Texas homes we have available and see how you can become a part of this rustic land.  

March
28

Start Training for These Round Rock 5Ks

Round Rock Running

It's springtime in Texas, and it's time to lace up your running shoes! The coming months bring some of our real estate agents' favorite 5k events of the year, and the sooner you start getting ready, the better. 

Many of these runs and walks also help raise money for great causes, and all offer amazing views of the Texas Hill Country scenery. Mark your calendars for these upcoming 5k events in Round Rock and the surrounding areas:

  • Red Poppy 5k - Georgetown, TX 78633
    Coming right up on April 29, the Red Poppy 5k is part of Georgetown's Red Poppy Festival. This timed run/walk follows a picturesque course alongside the San Gabriel River and is just one of many exciting events that are part of the annual festival. Be sure to stick around for food, drinks, games, music, and entertainment near these Georgetown homes for sale

  • Great Futures 5k - Georgetown, TX 78633
    If you get done with the Red Poppy 5k and are still ready to run, then you're in luck. On April 30—the very next day—you have an opportunity to participate in the Great Futures 5k, a virtual 5k that benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown. Technically you can complete the run/walk any time between April 30 and May 7 and then upload your time to the race website.

  • Donut Dash 5k - Round Rock, TX 78664
    Are you ready to accept the donut challenge? Now in its 4th year, the annual Donut Dash returns to the city of Round Rock on May 14, offering an opportunity to run a 5k and feast on your favorite local donuts. Free donuts will be provided at the midpoint of the race by Round Rock Donuts, and participants are encouraged to grab one (or a dozen) to refuel on the way. Keep an eye out for some of these Round Rock homes for sale as you complete the racecourse!

  • Super Family Fund Run - Round Rock, TX 78665
    Get ready for the 7th annual Super Family Fund Run, which takes place in the city of Round Rock on May 21. This event benefits Brady's Bridge After-School Program for Kids of All Abilities and includes a timed 5k, a 1-mile fun run, and a 5k workout challenge with Camp Gladiator. It takes place in Old Settler's Park in Round Rock, which is home to some of the city's most beautiful scenery.

  • Summer Sizzler 5k - Cedar Park, TX 78613
    By the time June rolls around, you can expect things to get might toasty in the Austin area! That's part of the fun of the Summer Sizzler 5k, an annual event that returns to the suburb of Cedar Park this year on June 5. You'll definitely sweat it out as you complete the race, which takes place at Brushy Creek Sports Park, mere minutes from many Cedar Park homes for sale

  • 5k for Clay - Round Rock, TX 78664
    The 5k for Clay is an annual summertime race that is typically held on a Sunday morning in mid-August. The 2022 date is expected to be August 12th, though it has yet to be confirmed at the time of publication, so stay tuned. In any event, the race benefits the Clay Madsen Recreation Center, which strives to be a safe place where children and adults can learn leadership and sportsmanship in the Round Rock area.

Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas! Our real estate agents are dedicated to helping your find your dream home in Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, and the surrounding areas. 

March
7

Start Your Morning With Donuts From These Round Rock Shops

Round Rock Donut Shops

Our real estate agents firmly believe that there's no better way to start your day than with a warm, freshly-baked donut and a good cup of coffee. Luckily, here in the Round Rock area, we have an incredible variety of options when it comes to local donut shops. 

Located just north of Austin, Round Rock might just be the secret donut capital of Texas. These are the best places to get your morning donuts in Round Rock and Cedar Park. 

  • Round Rock Donuts - 106 W Liberty Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Without a doubt, Round Rock Donuts is the donut shop our local community is best known for. Founded in 1926, Round Rock Donuts has become an iconic staple of the Round Rock area, and they're still using the same original recipe nearly 100 years later. Folks come from all over the world to sample these delicious donuts, enjoy the shop's Western-themed decor and argue about whether the unique hand-rolled dough is yellow or orange. 
  • Fresh Donuts - 1920 Sam Bass Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681
    Want some fresh donuts? You'll find them at Fresh Donuts. This local family-owned donut shop always offers friendly service and a great selection of classic donuts. They also make some killer cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, and kolaches both sweet and savory. With a convenient location just minutes from many Round Rock homes for sale, this is definitely a place to return to again and again. 

  • Donut Taco Palace of Round Rock - 16420 N FM 620, Round Rock, TX 78681
    Have you ever seen so many amazing words in the name of one business? Donut Taco Palace of Round Rock delivers on its promise to offer freshly baked donuts and freshly made tacos every day. The breakfast tacos are especially great, and the folks here make some very tasty kolaches too. The donuts are light, fluffy, and available with a wide range of toppings. 

  • Shipley Do-Nuts - 1300 S Mays St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    A beloved Texas-based donut chain, Shipley Do-Nuts has a prime location in Round Rock and is one of the most reliable places to get great donuts in the area. With over 60 varieties of donuts, there's something here for everyone. In addition to classic yeast donuts, they also make some really amazing buttermilk cake donuts, cinnamon twists, and filled donuts with 10 different kinds of filling. 

  • Donuts Crown - 1201 Lakeline Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Donuts Crown is a great little donut shop in Cedar Park, offering friendly service and a great selection. The apple fritters and devil's food cake donuts are particular favorites, and Donuts Crown also serves a variety of breakfast fare including croissant sandwiches, breakfast tacos, and kolaches. They make great coffee drinks too and are conveniently located a stone's throw from these Cedar Park homes for sale.

  • Texas Best Mini-Donuts - 1580 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    When you're on the hunt for your morning donut fix, don't overlook the bite-size offerings from Texas Best Mini Donuts. What they lack in size they make up for in flavor. These tasty little treats, served out of the back of a mobile food truck, are some of the best around. And while the shop does tend to move around a bit, they do a great job updating their Facebook page with info on where and when you can find Texas Best Mini Donuts. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in the Austin area, and talk to our real estate agents about finding your dream home in Round Rock and Cedar Park. 

February
28

Murals You'll Spot Throughout Georgetown

Georgetown Mural

Public art is a valuable piece of every community. It's aesthetically pleasing, but it also helps to connect people and build a sense of community identity. It also provides a great opportunity for photo ops!

Our real estate agents love all the beautiful public murals around Georgetown. These masterpieces add a unique element to our community, and we love showing them off to both locals and tourists. If you're in the market for one of these gorgeous Georgetown homes for sale, you might enjoy a tour of our fantastic public art as a way to get to know our city.

  • "Greetings From Georgetown Texas"
    Visitors to Georgetown love making a stop by the Greetings From Georgetown mural for a quick photo op. This mural is located on the west wall of Gus's Drug on University Avenue. It was designed by local artist Sarah Blankenship. What makes this design so unique is it actually incorporates images of top Georgetown buildings in each letter. The mural is a beautiful way to greet both tourists and locals!

  • "Jumping Around"
    Located on the rear wall of the 711 S. Main Street (the oldest building in Georgetown), "Jumping Around" is a beautiful scene of a country Texas sunset, with some local Jackalopes resting on some of the buildings exterior features. Artist Joseph Magano said this mural represents the simple beauty and expressions of nature. 

  • "DayScape Wonder"
    This beautiful mural can be found above the transaction window at the Georgetown Municipal Court building. It consists of an array of vibrant oranges and blues used to represent the beauty of a sunrise and sunset. The mural was commissioned by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board and was painted by artist Kevin Greer in 2019.

  • "Everyone Deserves Kindness"
    Located on the side of Tejas Meat Supply downtown, this beautiful mural was designed by a sophomore at Georgetown High School and installed by a group of students. The goal of this mural was to teach the student how to use art to connect with others in their community. 

  • "El Arbol" (The Tree)
    Also located in the lobby of the Georgetown Municipal Court Building, El Arbol is a large mural of a popular vista at the Jim Hogg Campground at Lake Georgetown. The mural itself is made up of 50,000 3/4 inch glass tiles, which were sourced from all over the country and represent the diversity of Georgetown.

  • "Pick Me"
    Pet lovers will enjoy the eye-catching mural on the exterior wall of the Georgetown Animal Shelter. It's a colorful, animated image of several raised dog and cat paws. Muralist Jason Tetlak created this mural to represent the many pets waiting for a new home.

  • "Traditions To The Future"
    This beautiful mural by Mila Sketch can be found at 215 W. 9th Street. Its purpose is to create an open art dialogue between Georgetown residents related to history. The art features present-day Georgetown next to a depiction of a futuristic-looking city. The theme of this particular mural was "Honoring the Past and Innovating the Future."

New public art installations are always popping-up around Georgetown, so be sure to check back. For more information on our wonderful community, contact us today.

February
7

Athletic Leagues Throughout Round Rock

Round Rock Sports Leagues

If you live in Round Rock, you know the area has great weather and abundant recreational opportunities. It has a thriving park system that hosts many athletic leagues for just about every type of sport, age, and ability level. They'll help you keep active and social throughout the year as you meet others who enjoy the same sports. Whether you're looking for a league for yourself or for your kids, you'll find plenty to choose from.

Our real estate agents suggest checking out the following Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department athletic leagues to see if one or more is right for you:

  •  Sand Volleyball
  •  Cornhole
  •  Softball
  •  Youth Soccer
  •  Adult Soccer
  •  Volleyball
  •  Ultimate Frisbee - combines elements of basketball, soccer, and football
  •  Men's Flag Football
  •  Basketball

In some cases, you'll need to put your own team together in order to play, and in others, you can be placed on a team or added to the "free-agent list" when teams need someone to play. And your team will also need to provide its own equipment and referee in most sports. When you register for a particular athletic league, check for any fees involved as well as the time they play and/or practice. 

You can also find sports to play in the following Round Rock athletic leagues:

Tips for a fun, successful team

If you're putting together a team, the following tips can help you make it a fun and successful one:

  • Meet new people - If you're joining the league as a free agent, it's a great way to meet new people! Be sure to get to know your new teammates and if you're new to the area be sure to ask for local recommendations.
  • Don't skimp on equipment - When you need to provide your own equipment, don't go too cheap. You could end up replacing it halfway through the season. And ask if the recreational facility can safely store your team's gear before and after games, so you don't have to lug it back and forth.

  • Get uniforms if they're not provided - In some sports, like volleyball, it's clear who's on each team, so you don't need a specific uniform. For other sports, like soccer, a T-shirt in a specific color and shorts will work fine.

  • Take team photos - Take some team photos early on before you forget, and ask a friend or spouse to take some action shots during a game. If the team gathers to socialize after the game, these can also make fun photos.

Contact us to see Round Rock homes for sale. We can share information about what makes this area such a special place to call home and help you find a new property close to the activities you enjoy.

January
17

Where to Spot Historical Markers Throughout Round Rock

Round Rock Historic

The area surrounding Round Rock homes for sale has a fascinating history. Our real estate agents share information about local historical markers that tell the story of Round Rock's background.

  • The Round Rock - Chisholm Trail St. & Round Rock Ave., Round Rock, TX 78681 
    Have you ever wondered how Round Rock got its name? Yes, there really is a "round rock" that played a significant role in the city's development. The Round Rock, located in the middle of Brushy Creek, served as a low-water crossing guide for wagons and horses used by the early settlers of the area. In 1854, the name of the settlement was changed from Brushy Creek to Round Rock in acknowledgment of its fame. 

  • William M. Owen House Complex - 8 Chisholm Trl., Round Rock, 78681
    Located in the heart of Old Town, the William M. Owen House Complex is composed of two historic buildings and a recent addition. Built around 1870, the space was home to the family of local physician Dr. William Mitch Owen. In addition to bearing a Texas Historical Marker, Owen House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The complex includes the Oatts Building, a mercantile store, the city's first permanent post office, and Reception Hall, a stone building constructed in 2021 to host receptions and other special events.

  • Washington Anderson House - 900 Heritage Center Cir., Round Rock, TX 78664
    While the namesake of Washington Anderson House was born in Virginia, he's regarded as a hero in the Lone Star State. Some accounts claim Anderson was more instrumental than Sam Houston in the victorious Battle of San Jacinto. Anderson also served during the Battle of Bushy Creek in 1839 and was one of the earliest settlers of Round Rock, where he was active in business and civic affairs. After living in a succession of log cabins with his wife and daughter, Anderson built a large stone house known as El Milagro, which translates to "The Miracle." This is the structure that remains today with its historical medallion.

  • Kenney Fort - U.S. 79, Round Rock, TX 78665
    While Round Rock is a thriving contemporary city now, its origins were vastly different. As the furthest outpost on the Colorado River frontier during the mid-19th century, the area was rife with alligators, buffalo, and bears. In the spring of 1838, Dr. Thomas Kenney and Joseph Barnhart spearheaded the project of building the first permanent settlement in Round Rock, which became known as Kenney Fort. Four log cabins were enclosed in an eight-foot log stockade, providing protection from the dangers of the frontier for up to 15 people.

  • Round Rock Cemetery - Round Rock, TX 78681
    With more than 2,000 graves on the grounds, Round Rock Cemetery offers fascinating insights about famous and everyday residents of the area. The oldest legible tombstone dates back to 1851, marking the burial site of 11-year-old Angeline Scott. Perhaps the most well-known person buried in Round Rock Cemetery is Sam Bass, a notorious 19th-century train robber who died in 1878 after a gun battle with the Texas Rangers.

Will you be a part of Round Rock's future? If you're buying or selling a home, contact us at RE/MAX Capital City to get started. 

December
27

7 Reasons to Move to Williamson County in 2022

Move to Williamson County

As one of the fastest-growing areas in Texas, Williamson County offers many perks for residents. With a variety of new businesses, retail stores, and housing developments springing up, our real estate agents are seeing homebuyers rushing to Williamson County for a place to call home.

If you're looking for abundant job opportunities, great schools, and an affordable cost of living, take a closer look at Georgetown homes for sale in Williamson County. You'll find a comfortable lifestyle in a small-town community surrounded by natural beauty and resources. If you're considering a move, you'll be impressed with everything Williamson County has to offer.

  1. A Growing Economy
    In 2019, Georgetown was named the 7th fastest growing city in the United States. Since then, the city's economy has flourished with the growth of new businesses and homes, malls and shopping centers, restaurants, and movie theaters. Georgetown residents have great job opportunities with Williamson County Government offices, the City of Georgetown, the Georgetown Independent School District, Southwestern University, and St. David's Georgetown Hospital.

  2. Convenient Transportation
    Williamson County is home to major cities like Austin, Georgetown, Lexington, and Round Rock. Interstate 35, as well as 3 State Highways, provide convenient transportation by car to numerous nearby destinations. Public transit operates an inter-urban bus route between Georgetown and Austin that runs Monday through Friday two times each day. There is also a Metro Rail and Super Shuttle Service that services a variety of destinations.

  3. Low Crime Rates
    Williamson County is in the 89th percentile for safety, meaning only 11% of Texas counties are safer. Most area crimes include vandalism and property crimes that occur in business and industrial areas. Violent crimes are rare in Georgetown and nearby cities, with crime rates lower than 1%, far below the national average.

  4. Historic Neighborhoods
    If you're looking for a home in Georgetown, you'll find beautiful historic neighborhoods with Victorian architecture and old-world charm. Typical downtown Georgetown buildings on "The Square" are part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation dedicated to protecting the city's architectural heritage that dates back to the early 1900s. Recently named one of the best places to purchase a historic home, Georgetown currently has three National Register Historic Districts.

  5. Prestigious Schools
    Georgetown is home to a variety of prestigious schools. Founded in 1875, Southwestern University is the oldest liberal arts college in Texas. With a private, four-year undergraduate program, Southwestern offers 40 bachelor's degrees in the arts and fine arts, music, sciences, and professional programs. Georgetown elementary and high schools are part of the Georgetown Independent School District. Georgetown High School is a National Blue Ribbon Award school where the majority of graduates enroll in college.

  6. Community Activities
    Williamson County is home to wonderful community activities for people of all ages. Favorite outdoor destinations for camping, hiking, fishing, and swimming include:
    • Blue Hole Regional Park

    • Buescher State Park

    • Canyon of the Eagles Lodge & Nature Park

    • Horseshoe Bay

    • Lake Georgetown

    • Lake Victor

    • Plumb Creek RV Campground

  1. Scenic Natural Beauty
    ​​​​​​​Georgetown and surrounding areas in Central Texas are characterized by long, hot summers and cool, mild winters. Williamson County residents enjoy year-round natural beauty with abundant wildlife, green landscapes, and seasonal blooms. Georgetown's annual Red Poppy Festival celebrates the red poppy season in April, when red poppies flourish naturally. In Round Rock, the official daffodil capital of Texas, fields of daffodils can be seen in rural landscapes and along highways for miles.

For more information on homes for sale in Williamson County, contact us to view available properties and prices in desired areas.

December
20

Round Rock: Local Holiday Shopping Guide

Holiday Shopping Round Rock

Have you left some of your holiday shopping until the last minute? You're not alone! Life gets busy this time of year, and sometimes the holidays arrive sooner than you think. Thankfully, Round Rock is home to plenty of local businesses where you can find unique and useful gifts for everyone on your list. Here are a few local shops our real estate agents recommend for your last-minute shopping.

  • The Mercantile on Main: 109 E. Main Street, Round Rock, TX 78664
    The Mercantile on Main
    is a boutique gift shop that carries many different products, from candles to coffee mugs. Most items are made by local artisans and businesses. This is a great shop to visit for stocking stuffers and small items, as they have a great collection of dip mixes, sauces, natural cosmetics, and jewelry.

    If you're shipping gifts to someone out of town, The Mercantile on Main offers lots of unique, Texas-themed items. A coffee mug that says "Round Rock, Texas" will make most anyone smile. 

  • Mays Street Boutique: 2001 N. Mays Street, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Mays Street Boutique is a great shop to visit for clothing, shoes, jewelry, and home decor. They have a great selection of loungewear, maxi dresses, and flannels. If your recipient is trying to decorate a home, this is the place to go for unique wall art and decor.

    This boutique carries Bridgewater items in the best-selling scent, Sweet Grace. With notes of passion fruit and sparkling tea, it's a scent anyone on your list is sure to love. They carry car air fresheners, sachets, room sprays, bath bombs, and more.

  • 3 Star Candy Shop: 113 E. Main Street, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Who doesn't love candy? As a locally-owned candy store, 3 Star Candy Shop is the perfect place to stop for last-minute holiday gifts. They carry more than 500 types of sweets including chocolates, hard candies, retro candies, and sour treats.

    In addition to candy, this shop sells 49 different types of root beer and 17 different cream sodas. An assortment of small-brand sodas would make a lovely gift for someone with a sweet tooth. Make sure you pick up something sweet for yourself while you're there, too.

  • The Bell Collection: 214 N. Lampasas Street, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Take a break from looking at Round Rock homes for sale, and stop by The Bell Collection to do some holiday shopping. This local store sells unique jewelry for everyone on your list. They offer bell pendants, bracelets, earrings, and more.

    The Bell Collection is also known for its jewelry gift sets. The sets come with a sterling silver necklace chain, a polishing cloth, and a uniquely crafted bell pendant made in Italy.

  • Rhae: 306 W. Main Street, Suite 11, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Rhae
    is a boutique apparel store specializing in size-inclusive styles. They carry a lovely assortment of apparel for women of all sizes, and they also have a good selection of beauty items, home decor, and accessories.

    Rhae is a great place to pick up a few holiday ornaments or some holiday cards. The lip balms and bronzers from Glam & Grace make wonderful stocking stuffers.

Round Rock is lucky to have so many wonderful, locally-owned shops to provide last-minute holiday gifts. This is one reason so many people love living here! If you're thinking about moving, please contact us to learn more about our real estate services.

December
13

How to Give Back This Holiday Season in Central Texas

Central Texas Non-profits

Giving back is one of the best ways to celebrate the holidays. Join our real estate agents in showing gratitude this holiday season with a donation of time or money to one or more of these worthy causes around Central Texas.

  • Meals on Wheels of Williamson & Burnet Counties - Alan R. Baca Senior Center, 301 W. Bagdad, Bldg. 2, Round Rock, TX 78665 
    Help make the holidays festive for seniors and disabled adults near Round Rock homes for sale. Contribute to or volunteer for Meals on Wheels of Williamson & Burnet Counties, which delivers nearly a quarter of a million meals each year. In addition to providing nutritious dining, volunteers with Meals on Wheels offer opportunities for social engagement to people who are restricted to their own homes.

  • Round Rock Area Serving Center - 1099 E. Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664
    Do you want to contribute time or money, but you're not sure what would be your best fit? Round Rock Area Serving Center is a multipurpose resource with a mission to give "a helping hand for neighbors and food for the hungry." Opportunities include working in their on-site thrift shop or food pantry, or you can conduct your own food drive or other charitable function. Drop off donations of money or food between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

  • Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter - 1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX 78626
    Our four-legged friends also need some holiday love. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is the only organization dedicated to rescuing lost and abandoned animals around Georgetown homes for sale. This year, the shelter is in need of volunteers more than ever. The minimum age is 12, so families can spend quality time together caring for rescued dogs and cats. You may even find yourself taking home a new member! Shelter hours are noon - 6 p.m. daily.

  • Habitat for Humanity - 2108 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626
    For many disadvantaged families, a home of their own can feel like an unattainable dream. Help these families find stability and security by supporting Habitat for Humanity. This iconic organization works to create affordable housing for everyone. No experience is required to work in the field building homes. You can also work at or shop in ReStore, their home improvement store with deeply discounted building materials, furniture, appliances, and decor. Office hours are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., while ReStore is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

  • Senior Access - 2498 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665
    Aging happens to everyone, but it doesn't have to mean a loss of independence. Senior Access allows seniors to maintain their own homes by providing transportation via volunteer drivers. Their Senior Buddy program pairs clients with volunteers who run errands, make weekly check-in calls and add some much-needed social interaction. Consider giving a monetary donation or volunteering. 

Want to be a part of the amazing community around Round Rock and Central Texas? Contact us at RE/MAX Capital City for knowledgeable help buying or selling a home. 

November
22

Small Business Saturday: Where to Shop Near Cedar Park

Cedar Park Shopping

The holidays are almost here, and this year our area's small businesses need our support more than ever! Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for that special someone or something special for yourself, there are plenty of great options right here in the Cedar Park area. 

Our real estate agents love telling new residents about all their favorite local shops. Whether you want to wait for Small Business Saturday or you're ready to start now, we recommend paying a visit to each of these shops. 

  • Beau Kisses: 1310 E Whitestone Blvd #540, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    If you're looking for unique gifts for all your friends and family members, you'll want to check out Beau Kisses. This adorable shop carries a wide variety of clothing, accessories, bath and body products, candles, home decor, seasonal items, and more. If you can't decide, a gift card makes a great stocking stuffer! 
  • Honey & Hay: 2800 E Whitestone Blvd #105, Cedar Park, TX
    A one-stop shop of curated treasures, Honey & Hay carries a variety of home decor, furnishings, clothing, jewelry, baby items, gifts, and more. The owners of this shop are passionate about finding unique pieces, and you never know what you're going to find here. If you buy one of the beautiful Cedar Park homes for sale, Honey & Hay is sure to become one of your favorites! 
  • Jacks Mountain Self-Care Co.: 2423 S. Bell Blvd. Suite A, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Do you know someone who needs a bit of pampering? If so, a gift from Jacks Mountain Self-Care Co. is a great idea! This store carries an incredible selection of herbal teas, essential and infused oils, bath soaks, salves, and more. Want to give a gift that keeps on giving? Check out their monthly Herbal Care Packages. 
  • Titan Moon Comics: 1540 Cypress Creek Road Suite #108, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    If you have a comic book fan on your shopping list you are bound to find something they'll love at Titan Moon Comics. This local store offers a little bit of everything including comic books, Funkos, Magic the Gathering cards, and collectible supplies. Not sure what your giftee already has in their collection? You can't go wrong with a gift card! 
    • Hill Country Water Gardens: 1407 N Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
      Need a gift for the gardener in your life? Or looking for something to spruce up your home? Check out Hill Country Water Gardens. This is the area's go-to shop for beautiful pottery, plants, fountains, art, sculptures, and more. Even if you don't know much about gardening, you'll still be able to choose a great gift. The staff here is super friendly and knowledgeable and will be happy to help you impress that special someone. 

    The great shopping options are just one of the many things to love about living in the Cedar Park area. If you're ready to find your dream home here, we can help. Contact us today to discuss your goals. 

    October
    11

    Places Your Dog Will Love Around Cedar Park

    Cedar Park Dog FriendlyOur real estate agents know that dog-friendly spaces are a big factor in why some people choose to live in a particular place. Luckily, there are many great spots to spend quality time with your dog around our Cedar Park homes for sale. Be sure to check out these dog-friendly places!  

    1. Cedar Bark Park - 2525 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613 
      Every dog owner in Cedar Park is very familiar with the Cedar Bark Park. This 5-acre fenced-in dog park located inside Veterans' Memorial Park includes dog-friendly amenities such as a swimming pond, low drinking fountains that dogs can reach, and even dog showers. Add in plenty of green space for your dog to explore, and you have the perfect place for the two of you to indulge in some playtime and exercise. 

    2. Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Company - 13010 W Parmer Ln #800, Cedar Park, TX 78613 
      Want to sit down with a drink and socialize with your dog at your feet? Stop by the Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Company. This inviting community microbrewery serves a variety of local craft beers and artisan coffees, as well as a selection of sandwiches, paninis, and muffins. They are always happy to host well-behaved dogs under their shady patio tents.  

    3. Blue Corn Harvest Bar and Grill - 700 E. Whitestone Blvd #204, Cedar Park, TX 78613 
      Blue Corn Harvest's signature tree-covered patio provides a relaxed dining experience that your dog will enjoy as much as you will. The restaurant is a popular brunch location for locals and offers a full selection of vegetarian and gluten-free options for patrons with dietary restrictions.  

    4. Brushy Creek Lake Park - 3300 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613 
      There is so much to do at Brushy Creek Lake Park that it will take you and your dog hundreds of afternoons to get to it all. Some of the main attractions include BBQ grills, volleyball courts, a sprawling 38-acre lake, a labyrinth, and several trails for hiking, biking, and exploring nature. The park is a dog-friendly space, but be aware that your dog must remain on a leash during your visit. 

    5. Cedar Park Sculpture Garden - 1435 Main St, Cedar Park, TX 78613 
      If your dog enjoys being outside with you but doesn't necessarily want to run around the whole time, an outing to Cedar Park Sculpture Garden could be a nice change of pace for you both. The park features a rotating display of mixed media sculptures created by Texas artists, each with their own unique style. It's a great way to catch up with your local art scene, and there's always something new to see. 

    You don't need to worry about how you and your furry family member will fit into a new life in Cedar Park – with so many dog-friendly places to visit, this is a location where both you and your dog can thrive. Contact us today and let our staff help you and your dog settle into a new Cedar Park home.  

    October
    4

    Round Rock: The Sports Capital of Texas

    Round Rock SportsWith more than 120,000 residents, Round Rock is a well-loved suburb of Austin roughly 15 miles north of the city. Round Rock was the 31st largest community in Texas in 2010 and Round Rock homes for sale have continued to attract more families and professionals.

    There are many good reasons to love living in this city, and one is that it's the Sports Capital of Texas. Round Rock lives up to its Texas-sized reputation with some of the best sports venues anywhere in The Lone Star State.

    Our real estate agents know that living in Round Rock you'll be surrounded by amazing professional, amateur, and public sports facilities. The city regularly attracts events in a wide variety of sports, and its local teams attract an ardent following on season and off. Plus, there are plenty of teams and leagues for kids to enjoy, too.

    Here's just a little bit of what you can expect:

    • Round Rock Multipurpose Complex – 2001 North Kenney Fort Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78665
      When it comes to sports, the famous Round Rock Multipurpose Complex has a little bit of everything and does it all exceptionally well. You'll find all-ages summer sports camps, soccer programs, strength conditioning, and tournaments in this 60-acre complex found on the grounds of Old Settlers Park.

    • Round Rock Sports Center – 2400 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681
      With the Round Rock Sports Center, you can use world-class facilities seven days a week. With 82,000 square feet of indoor athletic space, the court layout was designed with basketball and volleyball teams in mind. There are 1,300 spectator seats along with a players' lounge, referees' lounge, and much more.

    • Dell Diamond – 3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78665
      The long-time home of the Round Rock Express, the Dell Diamond is a full-scale regulation field packed with fun for the whole family. Known for its winning local team as well as $1 hot dog and soda Mondays, it is the place to see Triple-A Minor League Baseball action. The Express is affiliated with the Texas Rangers.

    • Old Settlers Park – 1609 North Harrison Avenue, Sherman, TX 75090
      With baseball, playgrounds, and a pavilion perfect for picnics on a sunny day, Old Settlers Park has nine fields to choose from so you can always find a space. There are also two full basketball courts for a pick-up game any time the mood strikes you. The park is open every day from 4 a.m. to 12 midnight.

    • Forest Creek Golf Club – 99 Twin Ridge Parkway, Round Rock, TX 78664
      Round Rock is revered for its beautiful and creative golf courses, providing plenty of challenge. Forest Creek Golf Club offers a full 18 holes as well as practice facilities and a Junior Golf Academy for the next generation of golfers. Tournaments and events for diverse skill levels are held regularly.

    • Teravista Golf Club – 4333 Teravista Club Drive, Round Rock, TX 78665
      Teravista Golf Club provides a championship 18-hole golf experience handcrafted for visitors to fully appreciate the breathtaking views of Texas Hill Country. Spanning more than 50 miles, its rolling terrain with a 7,200-yard layout will keep you coming back and discovering more with every day on the links.

    Ready to live in the Sports Capital of Texas? Our agents are ready to help. Contact us to learn more.

    September
    20

    Guide to Antiquing in Round Rock

    Round Rock Antique StoresFor those of us who love antiques, there's nothing quite like discovering a new vintage treasure. Luckily, here in the Round Rock area, we have more than a few great antique shops. Our real estate agents are eager to share their favorites!

    Of course, the challenging part of antiquing is often separating the trash from the treasure. That isn't always easy, but these local antique shops and markets are great places to find some real vintage gems. 

    • Antique Gallery - 1601 S I35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664
      Round Rock's Antique Gallery is a vast shrine to all things classic and vintage. It's a huge space that hosts a wide range of antique vendors, each offering their own specialties and unique selection of goods. Whether you're looking for historic furniture and vintage clothing or jewelry, trinkets, artwork, and decor, you'll find it here. The Antique Gallery is located just minutes from these Round Rock homes for sale, and it's also a perfect place to find gifts for the antique lover in your life.

    • Georgetown Antique Mall - 110 W 8th St, Georgetown, TX 78626
      Georgetown has one of the most charming historic districts in Central Texas, and the Georgetown Antique Mall is a fixture of downtown. Located within walking distance of many Georgetown homes for sale, the mall offers a huge space packed to the gills with treasures. You'll find Victorian glassware, sterling silver, perfume bottles, and a seemingly endless array of other unexpected finds. It's a store that needs to be visited again and again to fully appreciate its wide-ranging offerings. 

    • Staebel Antiques - 3820 Co Rd 258, Liberty Hill, TX 78642
      The folks at Staebel Antiques don't just sell vintage goods near Liberty Hill homes for sale. They also repair, restore and refurbish antique furniture, making this a good place to find hundred-year-old dressers, bed frames, and chairs in shockingly good condition. Most of the store's stock dates from the 1880s through the 1930s, and some are older still. Staebel Antiques has been in business for over 30 years and has a reputation for selling unique and stylish items that cannot be found anywhere else. 

    • Relic Road TX - 2709 Sam Bass Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681
      You truly never know what you'll find at Relic Road TX. This local business specializes in estate sales, which means their offerings are always changing. It also means not everything you'll see at Relic Road is necessarily an antique. They offer a wide range of vintage goods and even some modern wares, but with an ever-changing selection of furniture, art, jewelry, and other unique items from every style and era, there are always treasures waiting to find a new home. 

    • Rough and Ready Antiques - 602 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626
      Nestled on the corner of 6th and Main in the heart of Georgetown's historic downtown, Rough and Ready Antiques is a great place to find unique historic furnishings and decor. They're known for antique lawn and garden decor (wooden wagons, vintage planters, rocking chairs, etc.), but the store is packed with antiques of all kinds, so there's a good chance that no matter what you're looking for, you'll find it there. The store is nicely organized, and the staff is always friendly and happy to help you find anything you need. 

    Contact us today to learn more about life in Georgetown, Round Rock, and the surrounding areas. Located a stone's throw from Austin in the heart of Texas Hill Country, it's a truly unique place to call home. 

    September
    13

    Oktoberfest: Beer Gardens Around Cedar Park

    Cedar Park Beer

    Oktoberfest, which begins September 18th, may have originated in Germany, but you can have lots of fun celebrating closer to home. Join our real estate agents and head to one of these delightful beer gardens near Round Rock homes for sale

    • The Good Lot - 2500 W. New Hope Dr., Cedar Park, TX 78613
      A family-friendly beer garden? No, it's not a dream. The Good Lot, which opened in July, was created to be a neighborhood hangout just down the street from Cedar Park homes for sale. Kids can enjoy yard games in the play area while mom and dad relax over a pint of beer or glass of wine. Enjoy live music on the weekends and open mic night on Wednesdays. Grab a bite from the Oink Mobile, a bacon-themed food truck. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon - 9 p.m. Sunday.

    • Hops & Thyme - 2125 Lohmans Crossing Rd. #400, Lakeway, TX 78734
      Oktoberfest is a perfect time to try a new beer. With 36 rotating craft beers on tap at Hops & Thyme, you're sure to find one you've never had before. The upscale food menu includes fresh, made-from-scratch items such as smoked pork belly lamb burger and drumsticks confit. Bring the family in after a day of touring Lakeway homes for sale for live music and lawn games. Hops & Thyme is open 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday with brunch served all day.

    • Whitestone Brewery - 601 E. Whitestone Blvd. #500, Cedar Park, TX 78613
      Ryan and Danielle Anglen, owners of Whitestone Brewery, take their commitment to the community seriously. They regularly conduct fundraisers for local charities that are near and dear to their hearts, such as the upcoming "Drive for the Dream" golf tournament on Saturday, October 16. The couple has also designed the brewery to be a comfortable, pet-friendly gathering place. Having your own Oktoberfest celebration? Order your favorite Whitestone brews online for convenient pickup in 30 minutes. Hours are noon - 9 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, noon - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and noon - 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    • Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. - 13010 West Parmer Lane #800, Cedar Park, TX 78613
      Start and end your day at Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co., where they excel at "Coffee, Beer, and Good Vibes." Both beverages are brewed in-house, and they pair well with the sandwiches and salads that are also made fresh on site. On Friday nights, sit back with your choice of drink and enjoy some live music. Short on time? Order online for quick pickup. Red Horn is open Sunday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    • Hedgehog Brewing LLC - 3200 Woodall Dr., C-1, Cedar Park, TX 78613
      Brothers Chris and Jonathan Harris use Wild Hill Country yeast as the key ingredient in their unique farmhouse beers from Hedgehog Brewing LLC. Farmhouse beers feature a more rustic style with a pleasantly tart crispness. How can you resist brews with such whimsical names as "Need for Tweed" and "Hoptimism?" Their latest flavor, "Middleman," is a tribute to Marvis "Middle Man" Dixon, an icon of the local brewing scene. Hours at Hedgehog are 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, noon - 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon - 8 p.m. Sunday.

    Autumn is also a great time to buy or sell a home. Contact us at RE/MAX Capital City to get started.

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