Accolades

A WINNING LOCATION

Georgetown Accolades
  • “Smart Small Towns” – Southern Business & Development Magazine, October 2008
  • Great American Main Street Award 1997 (First city in Texas to be honored)
  • #1 in the “Best Places to Retire” – US News & World Report, October 2007
  • “10 Great Retirement Spots for Golf Nuts” – U.S. News & World Report, 2008
  • “#1 Place to Retire in America” – Retirement Places Rated, 2007
  • “Best Places to Buy an Old House: Editors’ Top 12 Picks” – This Old House, 2008
  • National Main Street Community, 2004-2008
  • Preserve America Community, 2004
  • Texas Trails Network Partnership Award for San Gabriel River Trails, 2008
  • National Recreation Trail Award, 2006
  • Recently named a Texas Treasure by Anita Perry
  • Scenic City, Gold level re-certification – Scenic Texas, 2015
  • Great Public Space, Georgetown Square – Great Places in Texas, 2017
  • Parks Gold Medal (cities 50,000 to 100,000 pop.) – Texas Recreation and Park Society, 2017
Austin-Round Rock MSA
  • “#1 America’s Fastest-Growing Metros” – Forbes.com, 2008
  • “#3 Top 10 Recession Proof Cities” – Forbes.com, 2008
Texas
  • #1 State for Business – MSNBC, 2008
  • #2 State for Business – MSNBC, 2007
  • “#1 in the Country for Economic Development,” Business Facilities Magazine, December 2007