Greater Austin Area
Austin, the capital of Texas, centrally located, is the fourth largest city in the state and sixteenth largest in the country. Austin is named after Stephen F. Austin, an American impresario, known as the "Father of Texas", who lead the successful colonization of the area in 1825. With an increasing growth rate of more than 2.7 percent, Austin is recognized for its cultural diversity and economic expansion. Nicknamed Silicon Hills, a number of high-tech companies call Austin home as a base or corporate offices, such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, Dell, and Apple. The Colorado River, which flows through the center of Austin and dammed in two locations, Lady Bird Lake & Lake Austin, creates numerous hiking trails, walking paths, and serene parks. Austinites, residents of Austin, pride themselves on being at the forefront of "green cities & conservation". Home to world-known music festivals, SXSW (South by South West) & ACL (Austin City Limits), Austin has been dubbed "Live Music Capital of the World". Fueling the lively, music scene and easy, outdoor living lifestyle, are Austin's multitudes of diverse and savory food trucks.
Westlake Hills located in West Austin is on the edge of the beautiful, Texas Hill Country. Less than 15 minutes from downtown Austin (approximately 4 miles), West Lake Hills charmingly wooded providing plenty of green space with views overlooking the Hill Country. Westlake Hills feeds into the Eanes Independent School District, one of the top three districts in the state. Providing exemplary schooling and development, this neighborhood is highly desired by families. Residents of Westlake value conservation and strive to preserve its natural beauty.
Round Rock, fifteen miles north of Austin. It is known for being one of the state's best-managed cities, maintaining a high quality of life while also becoming a center for quick economic growth. With more than 120,000 residents, Round Rock has been ranked as one of the safest cities with a population of 100,000 or more. Round Rock is a member of the Round Rock Independent School District, which ranks number twenty-nine in the state.
Georgetown is located in Williamson County, Texas. It is located 26 miles north of Austin. It was founded in 1848 and named for George Washington Glasscock due to the fact that he donated the land for the new town. In 1873, the Southwestern University was established, and fine years afterward the construction of a railroad contributed to Georgetown's growth. Its economy was mainly based on agriculture, mainly cotton. Ever since the 1960s, its growth consists of residential, commercial and industrial development. It is the home of Victorian and Pre-WWI historic districts. Because of its preservation, Georgetown is considered a Main Street City since 1997. As for education, it is served by the Georgetown Independent School District.
Lakeway is a city located on Lake Travis and State Highway 620. It is sixteen miles west of Austin. As far as education goes, it is served by the Lake Travis Independent School District.
Cedar Park is located in Williamson County, Texas. It is considered a suburb of Austin, Texas located approximately 16 miles to the southeast. As for education, it is served by the Leander Independent School District. It is considered home to the Cedar Park High School Timberwolves.
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