The Small Town of Bastrop, Texas
Bastrop is a wonderful little city to live in. Nestled in the middle of the Lost Pines it makes a beautiful place to live and it is convenient to Austin- Bergstrom Airport, Austin and is growing by leaps and bounds Since 2000, the population has jumped by more than 42% and the cost of living in Bastrop is nearly 22% lower than the rest of the country; no wonder people are flocking to Bastrop.
Since Bastrop is growing so quickly, so is the economy. Jobs have increased by nearly 3.0% and if you have noticed, there are new shopping centers and business's popping up virtually on every corner One of those businesses is Burleson Crossing. It is a shopping center that will span about 900,000 square feet and will include businesses such as Lowe's, Best Buy, Kohl's, Petco and IBC Bank.
Bastrop is also called the Most historic small town in Texas. Bastrop is nestled by the Colorado River; the historic district down town has many shops and restaurants and the near by neighborhoods contain more than 130 historical sites.
Some of the more popular sites in Bastrop include The Bastrop Opera House; which was built in 1889. It is still in business and hosts a number of productions which include children's theatre, arts and crafts. If you are interested in seeing a production at the Bastrop Opera House, or for more information on what productions are scheduled, you can contact them at 512-303-6283.
Another popular site is the Bastrop County Historical Society Museum. It is located at 702 Main Street in down town Bastrop. The house was built in around 1850 and the museum was established in 1952. Inside visitors can see documents and artifacts relating to the history of the Little Colony of Stephen F. Austin, furniture and artifacts dating back to the 1800's, saddles and such. It is a very interesting tour and worth the visit. For more information on museum, you can contact them at 512-303-0057.
Along with the popular historical district, Bastrop also has two state parks near by. Bastrop State Park, which is located at 3005 Highway 21 and Buescher State Park, which is located near Bastrop in Smithville. Both parks offer fishing, camping, swimming and many other activities for the entire family to do.
Bastrop offers plenty of space for new families. The neighborhoods and newly developed communities offer residents many different choices in finding that perfect place to live; by buying an already built home or purchasing land to build your dream home on. Many of the sites offer residents up to an acre to build on, giving families plenty of room to expand.
Purchasing acreage to build on is an option in Bastrop as well. There are many outlying communities near Bastrop with open space available; some without homes and many with homes already built. The choice is unlimited.
Bastrop is a wonderful community and is growing. It has the small town atmosphere and big city amenities. Next time you're heading out that way, stop and visit, who knows, you may find your dream home