Elgin City Hall, above. Most of Elgin is in Bastrop County, with a small portion extending into Travis County. It is approximately 19 miles east of Austin and 15 miles north of Bastrop.
Photo By Matthew Rutledge
Residents say that Elgin, Texas offers a classic small town feeling – with residents walking in the evening or riding bicycles; gathering on Main Street for parades; and getting to know all their neighbors.
Elgin is a Main Street community and has worked with the Texas Historical Commission on the designation. The city also has an active economic development board that helps businesses relocate here.
Many residents work in Austin, and are a mix of retirees and middle-aged and young couples. Elgin, Texas offers homebuyers a lot of variation and choice in their decision to purchase a home. From new homes to custom homes to homes on various sized acreages, there are options for all. The market is strong for homes on acreage and for older historic homes, and prices are affordable.
Elgin is located in Bastrop County, although the Travis County line is located just out of town, and Elgin’s city limits and school district fall into part of Williamson, Lee, Travis, and Bastrop Counties, so calculating property taxes depends on the location of the home.