Georgetown ranks No.1 on South’s Best Cities to Live in 2018 list


Hardly anybody knows the South better than Southern Living magazine and its readers, and they’ve ranked Georgetown, Texas as the best city in the South to live in.

For the second year in a row, Southern Living asked its readers to select the South’s Best, and more than 32,000 responses flooded in.

Georgetown ranks No. 1 in the South's Best Cities to Live in 2018 list. Austin, Georgetown’s bigger neighbor, also made the list, coming in at No. 11.

“There’s no place quite like a Southern city, where vibrant food scenes, ample entertainment options, and dreamy downtowns are made even better because they happily cohabitate with old-school Southern signatures, like friendly neighbors and gracious charm,” Southern Living writes.

“From lively foodie favorites to quieter gems with plenty of outdoor activities, these 17 Southern cities are the kinds of places you’ll want to put down roots, build that house with the white picket fence, and stay for a lifetime. Who’s ready to move?”

Georgetown also nabbed a high-ranking spot on another Southern Living list, coming in at No. 4 on the magazine’s 15 Affordable Small Towns We Love rankings.

“Georgetown is gearing up to be running on 100% wind and solar power by 2018 —a huge draw for affordable and eco-friendly living. Don’t miss the annual Red Poppy Festival, a free celebration with live music, a parade, a kid zone, a car show, arts and crafts, and more,” Southern Living writes.

The magazine continues: “Hailed as ‘The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,’ downtown Georgetown allows free parking after 5 p.m. year-round so you can dine, try a wine-tasting or two, and take in a theatrical performance without feeding any meters. No trip to Georgetown is complete without a visit to the Blue Hole, a lagoon along the San Gabriel River, and a tour of the Georgetown Art Center, where admission is free.”

Georgetown also came in at No. 12 on Southern Living’s list of The South's Prettiest Cities 2018.

We couldn’t be more proud of these rankings here at Teravista, since we’re part of Georgetown and another great Austin area city, Round Rock.

Learn more about things to do close to Teravista in Georgetown and Round Rock, and explore new homes available in Teravista’s final phase. 

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