Bastrop, Texas is located in the heart of Central Texas, just thirty miles from Austin, along the lower Colorado River. The National Register of Historic Places named Bastrop the “Most Historic Small Town in Texas” based on the vast number of historic spots in town. One of the oldest towns in Texas, history lovers rejoice at the celebrated history of the area, including the local film industry, which takes advantage of this scenic spot. The Highway 71 Corridor to Austin has kept the city poised for growth, yet it still maintains its small-town charm. Residents can enjoy a short drive to Austin for work or recreation. Most of the populace find joy in the natural beauty of the area. Home to the unique loblolly pines (Lost Pines), there are numerous activities to revel in. The area’s parks and green spaces allow a wide range of activities including zip lines, rock climbing, hiking and biking, challenge courses, and a multitude of water activities. Bastrop hosts several annual events such as the Bastrop Music Festival and Bastrop Patriotic Festival, to name a few. Downtown shopping and dining options are vast, and there is something for everyone. Residents and visitors can find a myriad of opportunities for rest and relaxation or activities on a day of escape at the Lost Pines Resort & Spa. This family-friendly city is a great place to set down roots, and is served by the Bastrop Independent School District. Choices for housing in this area are varied and don’t stay on the market for very long.
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