Taylor, Texas is located approximated 29 miles northeast of Austin, eight miles south of Granger and nine miles east of Hutto.
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Taylor, Texas is a great place to live, work and raise a family – as well as convenient and accessible to wherever you might need to go. Located just 20 minutes east of IH 35 and 35 minutes from downtown Austin and ABIA, the city is the crossroad of SH 95 and U. S. Hwy 79 with Amtrak train service, Capital Area Rural Transit bus service and a general aviation, municipal airport. It’s easy to reach from anywhere.
Newcomers to Taylor, Texas can’t help but be charmed by this town that is steeped in both tradition and family pride. The turn-of-the-century historic downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the home of world renowned Louie Mueller Barbecue, recipient of the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s “American Classics” Award. Barbecue is legendary in Taylor, all different and all good. Unique shopping may be found downtown including shabby chic, antiques and high quality boutiques and restaurants.
Quality education is a priority for this community, too – the new, $38 million Taylor High School opened in 2011. And, support for the community’s Legacy Early College High School has helped qualifying students receive associates degrees from the East Williamson County Higher Education Center at the same time they receive their high school diploma.
Scott & White Healthcare, which is also based in Taylor,Texas, is an excellent source of accessible healthcare here with the Scott & White Clinic and Scott & White Hospital – Taylor. Both are connected to a premier network of specialists and are part of one of the nation’s largest multispecialty healthcare systems.
Taylor, Texas - A good place to call home
Taylor is a good place to call home. Housing from every price point is available including new homes, vintage homes and historical homes in mature, tree-lined neighborhoods. Taylor also is home to many beautiful, historic churches. There is a strong sense of community with traditional activities like the Zest Fest each spring, July 4th celebrations, the Taylor Rodeo, an International Barbecue Cook-off, and fun holiday activities.
Taylor, Texas is also a city of parks with more than 311 acres of parkland and open spaces including nearly 10 miles of hike and bike trails and sidewalks. The Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex is a state of the art sports facility that is located adjacent to the East Williamson County Event Center and draws more than 100,000 visitors per year. All parks are Wi-Fi accessible, too.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Lake Granger is just a short drive away for fishing, boating, bird watching, camping and swimming – all of which only add to Taylor’s unique and charming quality of life.