There's a lot to explore in Georgetown, TX, a small city about 25 minutes north of Austin. Georgetown offers sweeping Texas Hill Country scenery, picturesque lagoons along the San Gabriel River, and a downtown district that has been called the "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas."
But Georgetown's most enticing landscape may be deep underground. Join us as we explore the unique world of Inner Space Cavern, one of Texas' largest cave systems, located just minutes from these Georgetown homes for sale.
A Hidden World
Like many cave systems, the undergrown labyrinth now known as Inner Space Cavern was discovered by accident. It was actually the Texas Highway Department that stumbled upon the previously-unknown cave system in 1963 while constructing an I-35 overpass.
During the process of regulation core testing, the construction crew inadvertently drilled into the cave eight times. Unable to find any other access to what they knew they had found, they drilled a 2-foot wide hole down 33.5 feet through the limestone bedrock, creating the first usable passage into the caves.
Exploring 'Inner Space'
Through that original borehole, dubbed the 'Discovery Hole,' scientists began exploring this brand-new cave system. A larger hole was subsequently created, but to this day, no natural entrance to Inner Space Cavern has ever been found.
We now know that all-natural entryways to Inner Space Cavern have been closed for about 14,000 years. But we are far from the only ones to have ever seen the caves, as Ice Age fossils of saber-toothed tiger, wooly mammoth, and giant sloth found within attest to.
At present, several miles of passageways have been explored, some of which are now open to the public. But the majority of Inner Space Cavern's unknown depths remain unexplored. Still, the small portion that we've been able to access has given us some truly amazing discoveries.
See for Yourself
Roughly 1.2 miles of Inner Space Cavern is open to the public and has been since 1966. Portions that are publicly accessible include winding passages and large, open 'rooms' adorned with striking cave formations. Drapery columns and a large room known as the Ice Cream Parlor are highlights of the cave.
A variety of tours are available. These range from simple walking tours to more advanced wild cave spelunking tours. Check out the official Inner Space Cavern website to learn more about the various options available to the public.
The basic cave tour is known as the Adventure Tour. It lasts about an hour and includes parts of the cave that are flat, fully illuminated, and open enough that one can comfortably walk upright. The slightly longer Hidden Passages Tour is a bit more physically demanding, taking visitors through newly-opened passages that are at times narrower and less developed. Wear closed-toe shoes and expect some uneven ground.
The most challenging and rewarding tour is the Wild Cave Tour. Lasting up to 4 hours, this tour involves hiking, climbing, crawling, and squeezing through tight spots but rewards visitors with an opportunity to experience parts of Inner Space Cavern that few ever see.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas. When you're ready to find your dream home in Georgetown and the surrounding areas, our real estate agents are here to help every step of the way.
Round Rock is a great place to live if you love the outdoors. Located just north of Austin at the edge of the Hill Country region in Central Texas, Round Rock offers countless miles of great hiking.
Parks and trails in the area offer amazing hikes for all skill and fitness levels. Today, our real estate agents are very excited to share their favorite easy hikes for beginners in the Texas Hill Country!
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas, and talk to our real estate agents about finding your dream home in the Round Rock area!
Getting lost in a good book is a great hobby many people enjoy! Creating a peaceful space in our homes that is free of distraction where you can curl up with a good book is essential to our mental health and an excellent way to achieve mindfulness. It's also essential for kids to have a quiet place to read and learn.
Sure, there are many parks in Central Texas you can take your favorite summer reads to enjoy, but there's something special about reading at home and customizing your home to fit your favorite hobbies.
Creating reading nooks can also be a lot of fun as they make for stylish home accessories. Looking to add a reading nook to your home? Here are some tips from our real estate agents:
Customizing your home is part of enjoying homeownership. Contact us today for more interior design tips and tips on finding the perfect home for your needs.
Austin, TX is famous for its music scene. But the city of Round Rock, located just 20 minutes away from Austin, also has a lot to offer when it comes to live music.
If you're looking for a great concert, you don't usually have to look very far in the Texas Hill Country! Spring and summer are great times to experience live music in Round Rock, and these are some of our real estate agents' favorite music venues in town:
Contact us today to learn more about life in Round Rock and the surrounding areas. When you're ready to find your dream home in the Texas Hill Country or real estate agents are here to help every step of the way.
Want to take a day trip where the journey is just as exciting as the destination? The Austin Steam Train Association has just what you're looking for. This non-profit is dedicated to preserving the city's historic steam trains and the tracks they run on. Our real estate agents have been on several unforgettable train rides on their preserved trains while doing business in the Cedar Park area. Here's what they had to say about this one-of-a-kind Austin attraction.
Although they were in use long before this, steam trains had their heyday in the 1930s through the 1950s. They were fast, elegant, affordable, and offered an easy way to travel long distances that would take days to cross using most other methods of transportation. Today, the Austin Steam Train Association keeps that tradition alive by offering short round-trip outings to nearby towns and points of interest.
One of the locomotives used by the association (the Southern Pacific 786) is a real vintage steam train that functions identically to the old models used in decades past. This train even needs to be stopped periodically to allow the workers time to replenish the water used during the trip.
The other (the Alco Diesel 442) is a diesel-electric train that the Association purchased in 1999. It was originally built back in 1916 by the American Locomotive Company, the same company that built the SP 786. It has been carefully restored to maintain function over the years but is currently undergoing a new round of restorations. In the meantime, the association has leased the HZRX Diesel 3134 from Horizon Rail.
An Immersive Experience
Riding on one of the association's trains offers a captivating blend of leisure and learning. Each train features vintage train cars that have been painstakingly restored to recreate the experience of historical riders. Each car has its own name and features slightly different furniture and fixtures. Passengers can usually choose which car they want to ride in when booking their ticket. It's a great opportunity to get up close and personal with a piece of history and see for yourself how the steam trains of the past really worked.
If you want more details on the association, its trains, and their historical context, you're in luck. The association also operates a separate museum at their main office (401 E. Whitestone Boulevard, Suite C-100 in Cedar Park). This location contains photographs, maps, illustrations, and other artifacts that enhance the historical value of your outing.
In addition to its historical preservation efforts, the association also hosts many exciting events each season. Some of these occasions are kid-friendly, while others cater exclusively to adults.
One of their most popular events is their Hill Country Flyer, their signature ride across the Texas Hill Country that runs every two weeks or so during most of the year.
Guests typically have the option to reserve train cars in advance, and both adults-only and family-friendly cars are available depending on your needs. Check out their event schedule and see what other fun train trips might be of interest to you!
The Austin Steam Train Association is a Texas treasure, but it's just one of many incredible things to see and do in this busy city. Contact us today to learn more about our Cedar Park homes for sale, and let us help you find one that meets your needs.
With its rolling plains and lush valleys, Texas is home to some of the most stunning landscapes. Many of the state's parks reflect this diverse beauty.
This spring, our real estate agents invite you to explore the wilderness of Central Texas' most remarkable parks. To help you get started, we've listed a few standout locations below.
Contact us today for more information on any of the Central Texas homes we have available and see how you can become a part of this rustic land.
It's springtime in Texas, and it's time to lace up your running shoes! The coming months bring some of our real estate agents' favorite 5k events of the year, and the sooner you start getting ready, the better.
Many of these runs and walks also help raise money for great causes, and all offer amazing views of the Texas Hill Country scenery. Mark your calendars for these upcoming 5k events in Round Rock and the surrounding areas:
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas! Our real estate agents are dedicated to helping your find your dream home in Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, and the surrounding areas.
Spring is in the air, and it's time to pay a visit to our real estate agents' favorite golf courses in Central Texas! There's no better time to hit the links.
The rolling landscape of the Texas Hill Country couldn't be more perfect for golf. That's why these Central Texas golf courses tend to be just the right balance of fun and challenging.
One of the great things about living in Texas is that our climate makes golf a possibility year-round. Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas and talk to our real estate agents about finding your dream home in the Texas Hill Country.
Public art is a valuable piece of every community. It's aesthetically pleasing, but it also helps to connect people and build a sense of community identity. It also provides a great opportunity for photo ops!
Our real estate agents love all the beautiful public murals around Georgetown. These masterpieces add a unique element to our community, and we love showing them off to both locals and tourists. If you're in the market for one of these gorgeous Georgetown homes for sale, you might enjoy a tour of our fantastic public art as a way to get to know our city.
New public art installations are always popping-up around Georgetown, so be sure to check back. For more information on our wonderful community, contact us today.
If you live in Round Rock, you know the area has great weather and abundant recreational opportunities. It has a thriving park system that hosts many athletic leagues for just about every type of sport, age, and ability level. They'll help you keep active and social throughout the year as you meet others who enjoy the same sports. Whether you're looking for a league for yourself or for your kids, you'll find plenty to choose from.
Our real estate agents suggest checking out the following Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department athletic leagues to see if one or more is right for you:
In some cases, you'll need to put your own team together in order to play, and in others, you can be placed on a team or added to the "free-agent list" when teams need someone to play. And your team will also need to provide its own equipment and referee in most sports. When you register for a particular athletic league, check for any fees involved as well as the time they play and/or practice.
You can also find sports to play in the following Round Rock athletic leagues:
Tips for a fun, successful team
If you're putting together a team, the following tips can help you make it a fun and successful one:
Our real estate agents know Liberty Hill is a great place to consider buying a home. It is full of Texas-sized amenities and sights that will delight you – the sort of things that would make anyone sit up and take notice.
One of these is the Liberty Hill International Sculpture Park. Found just steps away from some of the most desirable Liberty Hill homes for sale, it is one of the most striking and unusual examples of public art anywhere in the United States.
Let's take a closer look:
Ready to learn more about life in Central Texas? Contact us to find out more about all things Liberty Hill.
It's not always easy to find fun outdoor activities during the winter months. But here in Central Texas, where temperatures are often in the 70s even in the middle of January, camping is always an option!
Our real estate agents are delighted to share their favorite winter camping spots in Central Texas. Each one of these awesome campgrounds is open year-round and located within an hour of Austin.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas. It's a great place for outdoor adventures all year, and our real estate agents can't wait to help you find your dream home in Austin and the Texas Hill Country.
As one of the fastest-growing areas in Texas, Williamson County offers many perks for residents. With a variety of new businesses, retail stores, and housing developments springing up, our real estate agents are seeing homebuyers rushing to Williamson County for a place to call home.
If you're looking for abundant job opportunities, great schools, and an affordable cost of living, take a closer look at Georgetown homes for sale in Williamson County. You'll find a comfortable lifestyle in a small-town community surrounded by natural beauty and resources. If you're considering a move, you'll be impressed with everything Williamson County has to offer.
Blue Hole Regional Park
Buescher State Park
Canyon of the Eagles Lodge & Nature Park
Plumb Creek RV Campground
For more information on homes for sale in Williamson County, contact us to view available properties and prices in desired areas.
Our real estate agents know that dog-friendly spaces are a big factor in why some people choose to live in a particular place. Luckily, there are many great spots to spend quality time with your dog around our Cedar Park homes for sale. Be sure to check out these dog-friendly places!
You don't need to worry about how you and your furry family member will fit into a new life in Cedar Park – with so many dog-friendly places to visit, this is a location where both you and your dog can thrive. Contact us today and let our staff help you and your dog settle into a new Cedar Park home.
With more than 120,000 residents, Round Rock is a well-loved suburb of Austin roughly 15 miles north of the city. Round Rock was the 31st largest community in Texas in 2010 and Round Rock homes for sale have continued to attract more families and professionals.
There are many good reasons to love living in this city, and one is that it's the Sports Capital of Texas. Round Rock lives up to its Texas-sized reputation with some of the best sports venues anywhere in The Lone Star State.
Our real estate agents know that living in Round Rock you'll be surrounded by amazing professional, amateur, and public sports facilities. The city regularly attracts events in a wide variety of sports, and its local teams attract an ardent following on season and off. Plus, there are plenty of teams and leagues for kids to enjoy, too.
Here's just a little bit of what you can expect:
Ready to live in the Sports Capital of Texas? Our agents are ready to help. Contact us to learn more.
There are plenty of reasons our real estate agents love summertime in Central Texas, but we're especially fond of hitting the water for some fishing this time of year. If you happen to be in our neck of the woods, we highly recommend checking out these great fishing spots nearby!
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas and find out about all the adventures that await!
Part of the Greater Austin area, Round Rock is a city of about 100,000 people. Named one of the Best Places to Live by Money in 2019, it's well known as the headquarters of Dell Technologies. Plus, Round Rock's historic downtown is one of the most attractive and interesting among cities in the region.
Let's look at some of the attractions and amenities that make Downtown Round Rock special:
When it comes to the Central Texas area, Round Rock has so much to offer. Contact us to discover Round Rock real estate with help from our team of dedicated agents.
On a hot summer day, swimming in a pool is the perfect way to cool off. The Round Rock area is lucky to have a great selection of pools catering to swimmers of all abilities and residents of all ages. This is just another reason to look for Round Rock homes for sale! Here are some of the top pools you might want to check out while you're house-hunting or once you move in.
Horseback riding is one of the best ways to connect with nature. Luckily, the Central Texas area offers a lot of opportunities for horseback riding. Whether you're looking to take riding lessons or plan to head off on a guided trail ride, our real estate agents have a few recommendations.
Whether you're an experienced equestrian or someone who has never ridden before, Central Texas is a great place to enjoy horses. Visit one of the stables or facilities above, and don't hesitate to contact us if you're looking for a real estate agent nearby.
There are few projects as satisfying as growing your own food, and raised garden beds allow everyone to do that, even in a minimal amount of space. Our real estate agents can show you some exciting Round Rock homes for sale to house the garden you have wanted. With a little patience and a few simple steps, you'll soon be enjoying your own fresh produce, and nothing tastes better than the vegetables that come fresh from your own garden.
Are you ready to start looking for a place to plant your own raised vegetable garden? Contact us today to arrange a tour.
Nature, in all its spectacular glory, makes everyone a good photographer. As if you need another reason to be outdoors, Nature Photography Day is observed on Tuesday, June 15. Our real estate agents look forward to documenting the natural scenery around Central Texas at these local parks.
Display your photos in your new Central Texas home. When you need knowledgeable assistance buying or selling local real estate, contact us at RE/MAX Capital City.
These days, a home's outdoor spaces are just as important as its indoor spaces. Just look at all the Round Rock homes for sale with outdoor living spaces! Homeowners use their outdoor spaces for dining, entertaining, and relaxing, so patio furniture and decor require some planning. Here are a few things to know before you go shopping for new patio furniture.
Ultimately, look for patio furniture that not only looks good but where you can also see yourself spending time. Your outdoor living spaces should be an extension of your home: the perfect place to hang with family and friends or kick back and relax after a long day. For more information on what homebuyers expect from an outdoor living space, contact us today.
Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd, so it's a great time to start thinking about how to show your appreciation for our beautiful planet. Whether it's cleaning up the neighborhood or just spending time outdoors, it's important to take the time to appreciate our air, land, and water. Our real estate agents will tell you that there are so many beautiful outdoor parks and activities in our area, which makes getting outdoors easy and enjoyable. If you're thinking of ways to spend Earth Day, look no further than this list of excellent places to enjoy nature around Austin.
Outdoor activities are one of the best parts of living in the Austin area. With so many parks, rivers, and scenery, spring and summer are some of the most popular times to visit the area. Contact us today for more local recommendations.
March 14 is designated as National Learn About Butterflies Day to raise awareness of the varieties of butterflies and their importance as pollinators. Butterflies also serve as a natural form of pest control and are an important food source for birds. Look for them to start their migration across the country in a blur of color and check out gardens near Austin to spot their color and beauty. Our real estate agents suggest the following destinations to spot butterflies in and around Austin:
Contact us to learn more about Austin's natural beauty and for help in buying or selling a home.
When it comes to Valentine's Day, our real estate agents love coming up with more imaginative ideas than the usual flowers and candy. Plan a romantic date night to remember at these exciting locations near Austin homes for sale.
Fall in love with everything the Austin area has to offer. Contact us at RE/MAX Capital City for cheerful and experienced assistance from our knowledgeable real estate agents.
Did you resolve to get more active this year? Many of us did! However, as 2021 unfolds, it's not unusual to find that life gets in the way. The good news is, it's easier than you may think to get some exercise without hitting the gym every day.
Many of our real estate agents enjoy hiking on their days off. This gives them a chance to get out in nature and enjoy the fresh air while also keeping fit. Here are a few of their favorite hiking spots throughout the area.
The amazing hiking trails are just one of the many things to love about living in the Central Texas area! If you're looking for a new home in the area, we can help. Contact us today to get started.