Bastrop Texas is truly one of Austin's best kept secrets. Bastrop has it all, and is still in close proximity to Austin. Bastrop has a rich history, and at one time
Bastrop, the Best Kept Secret in Austin
Bastrop Texas is truly one of Austin's best kept secrets. Bastrop has it all, and is still in close proximity to Austin. Bastrop has a rich history, and at one time was almost made the capital of Texas. Bastrop has top notch golf courses, rivers and lakes to fish in, big beautiful state parks, hunting ranches, horse communities, great dinning and shopping locations, and amazing and eclectic subdivisions that offer something for everyone. The city of Bastrop is the County seat of Bastrop County, and is only twenty minutes from Austin Bergstrom International Airport, and approximately thirty minutes from Downtown Austin.
Bastrop County is a very diverse landscape with rolling hills, Pine Forests, and the winding Colorado River. Bastrop has something for everyone, whether you are looking for a private country retreat on a big ranch, or if you're looking for a cozy sub-division with community amenities. Bastrop County is home to McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Lake Bastrop Nature preserve, Bastrop State Park, and Buescher State Park, and has robust wildlife and scenic beauty. Bastrop was established in 1832, as an early settlement by Stephen F Austin, and at one point was almost made the Capital of Texas before they decided it was cheaper to build in what is now Austin. Bastrop is home to over 130 Historic sites, including many amazing historic homes, and Bastrop's downtown district is rich in Historic charm. Bastrop also has 3 top notch golf courses, Wolf Dancer at Hyatt Lost Pines, Pine Forest Golf Club, and Colovista Golf Club, all of which offer challenging play combined with picturesque beauty and breathtaking views. The Colorado River meanders peacefully through Bastrop, and offers many recreational activities from fishing to kayaking and paddle boarding.
Bastrop has a lot of different communities that appeal to all spectrums of home owners. In Cedar Creek, which is between Bastrop and Austin, you have The Colony, The Forest at Colorado, and River Crossing, all of which offer custom built homes on big beautiful lots. The Colony offers many amazing amenities to their homeowners, including ponds, sport courts, nature trails, parks with playscapes, and a big pool with a clubhouse. Hunters Crossing and Riverside Grove are both sub-divisions in Bastrop that offer their homeowners lots of community amenities. Tahitian Village is another large community in Bastrop that is a world unto itself. It has steep rolling hills on the shore of the Colorado River and a great golf course. Pine Forest and Colovista are right next door and offer larger lots and also a Golf Course with a huge clubhouse. Circle D and La Reata Ranch are two more communities outside of Bastrop close to Smithville, and both are great. La Reata features 5+ acres lots and is densely wooded and horse friendly. Closer to Elgin you also have the Arbors at Dogwood creek, which is gated community off of highway 95.
Bastrop is one of a kind. It is close enough to the big city, but far enough away with all you need close by. There are parts of Bastrop that make you feel like you have travelled outside of state to the pine forests of the Rockies, and at the same time the classic country setting that you would expect to find in beautiful central Texas. I wouldn't live anywhere else.
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