About GISD: Our Community
ISD is located in Georgetown, Texas, which has been ranked as one of
the best small towns in America. Located 20 minutes north of
Austin, and 30 minutes from the Highland Lakes and the Texas Hill
Country, Georgetown is convenient to both city nightlife and
shopping and country relaxation. With an estimated population of 48,500,
Georgetown is one of the fastest growing communities in Central
Texas. In 2008, CNNMoney.com and Fortune Small Business ranked Georgetown #2 out of 100 Best Places to Live and Launch.
Georgetown was founded in 1848, and its historic
town square is lined by Victorian storefronts facing the Williamson
County courthouse. Georgetown was the recipient of a "Great
American Main Street Award" in 1997. The historic district around
downtown contains many National Historic Register homes and
buildings. Restaurants, parks, shopping, and other attractions can
all be found downtown. Georgetown is also home to
University, one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the
you are visiting Georgetown for the first time,
the Convention and
Visitor's Bureau website has information on parks and
recreation, lodging, dining, and other activities.
The following are links to many of Georgetown's community organizations and resources.
Community Organizations & Civic Groups
Arts, Education & Recreation
"A highway town between Waco and Austin, Georgetown has been a sanctuary for travelers since its founding by George Washington Glasscock in 1848. It attracted pioneers with its fertile soil, lofty trees and the clear waters of the North San Gabriel River.
"People still enjoy Georgetown for these natural luxuries – exploring trails along the river, boating on Lake Georgetown – but tucked between the beautiful city parks, the historical homes, and the branches that canopy University Drive, is
a surprisingly sophisticated Central Texas village."
--Stirling Kelso, Texas Monthly, August 2005