Once a lush forrest known for it's Loblolly Pines, the Bastrop State Park (above) was nearly completely destroyed by fire in September of 2011.

Photo By Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0

Custom homes in a beautiful, natural setting at a reasonable price just a short distance from Austin is the major draw for living in Bastrop, Texas – as is a relaxed lifestyle for those who want country living with all the benefits of the city. Those who live here like Bastrop for the natural beauty of the trees and the pines, the four golf courses, and the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa. There’s no lack of things to do when you have country living and city access.

Bastrop - Colorado River, State Park, Golf and more

Bastrop, Texas is also a vibrant rural community that’s very attractive to families and young professionals who love the lure of the great outdoors. With the Colorado River running through the town, Bastrop is the perfect place for those who enjoy kayaking, fishing, and other water-sports. Residents have easy access to local state parks, including Bastrop State Park and nearby McKinney Roughs with its 1,100 acres. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate being in an area featuring some of finest golf courses in the area. Other Bastrop, Texas residents enjoy horseback riding, cycling and hiking amid Bastrop’s hilly terrain.

The City of Bastrop was awarded a rating of “A+” by the internationally respected Fitch Ratings in for the city’s sound financial position created by healthy fund balances in the face of Bastrop’s growth pressures and ongoing economic development. Recent road construction leading into Austin now means those who commute to have an even shorter drive time. With the completion of the SH-130 toll road, those who live here and work in north Austin can be there in about 35 minutes.

Homes in Bastrop

Home developments in Bastrop, Texas range from the established Tahitian Village to newer developments like Hunter’s Crossing. Many homes are also built on acreage that allow for large homes and a sense of privacy. The median price for a home here is in the low $100s, while the average listing price is in the low $200s. The area’s newest shopping center is the 60-acre Burleson Crossing retail development, featuring several anchor stores and multiple restaurant, as well as 117,000 square feet of retail sales space.

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