The Old Town, Historic District of Georgetown, TX is a highly sought after area for home buyers. The streets are lined with mature oak trees and many of the homes have lots of character and charm. The Historic District is located in the area surrounding the Town Square. Georgetown Square has many events and festivals throughout the year, as well as great shopping and dining, so, to live within walking distance to the Square is appealing for many.
Homes come in a wide variety from new to old and from the low $200K’s up $1M. There are beautiful Victorian homes and stately Craftsman homes to smaller, cottage-like homes. Mid-Century Modern homes as well as brand new homes are available in this area too. The variety certainly is appealing to people not interested in subdivisions where the homes look similar to one another.
There is no HOA in this part of town, however, if your home is in the Historic District, it is subject to HARC (Historical and Architectural Review Committee). The “Commission reviews plans for changes to buildings, sites, and signage within the Historic Overlay Districts prior to those changes being made. The Commission issues a Certificate of Appropriateness to approved modifications that are consistent with the Downtown Design Guidelines.” If you wish to update or make renovations to your home, you’ll have to fill out an Certificate of Appropriateness application and HARC or the HPO (Historic Preservation Officer) will review your request and determine if it meets their guidelines. HARC works hard to maintain the historic character of this area of Georgetown.
It’s a beautiful, charming area just 25 miles north of Austin, TX with an array of unique, custom built homes. Come visit this area to see why it’s so intriguing to many!