Bastrop Homes for Sale
A Beautiful Fast Growing City
Bastrop is the 11th-fastest-growing county in Texas, according to U.S. Census data measuring growth from 2015 to 2016. Located about 30 miles southeast of Austin, it is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area. The downtown business district of the city is located on a bluff on the east bank of the river, but the city extends to the west side of the river as well.
A 2015 housing study commissioned by the Bastrop Economic Development Corp. suggested Bastrop could become the next housing hot spot in Central Texas with homes sales reaching up to 250 per year through 2020, and 325 closings per year in the next five to ten years in the city alone. The housing study found that its proximity to Austin and Houston, and its quality-of-life community amenities, will increase its share of the Austin regional housing market. As prime and high-activity submarkets along Interstate 35 fill up and become less affordable, continued growth will shift new home construction to emerging, attractive areas in the southeast sector. Click Here to Search Bastrop Properties
The number of buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places has earned the title “Most Historic Small Town in Texas.” A rich harvest of classic Texas folklore and architecture exists today. Downtown Bastrop represents a unique blending of the old and new. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, the historic district is filled with a variety of shops and restaurants. Whether you want to enjoy some delicious cuisine, float the river or walk through the pines, this small town offers it all. The historic ambiance of downtown is complemented by nearby neighborhoods containing over 130 historical sites. Come Visit and you’ll discover for yourself why it is known as “the Heart of the Lost Pines.”
Things to do in Bastrop
Outdoors, Shopping, History and more...
What draws visitors to Bastrop County? The answer varies depending on your interest in delicious food, Texas history, culture and art, antique shopping or the beautiful outdoors. One thing is unanimously agreed; our small towns have a big impact on everyone who visits.
- State Park – Established in 1938 this 5,926 acre park includes an 8.5 mile trail loop, swimming pool, and an 18 hole golf course. Your family can camp, ride bikes, picnic, fish, geocache.
- Dinosaur Park – This is an outdoor museum where your kids can see life sized dinosaur exhibits to show how they actually looked. From Velociraptors, Stegoceras, to Tyrannosaurus Rex, this park has them all. You get to walk through the trails and see dinosaurs in their natural environments.
- Zip Lost Pines – They have six zip lines that take you from platform to platform through the Lost Pines. This is located about 28 miles from downtown Austin.
- Main Street Historic District – Like to shop, eat, and entertainment. Check out the historic downtown area.
- Fisherman’s Park – This sits along the Colorado River and has nature trails, fishing docks, boats and canoes.
- Colorado River Winery – Located in the historic district of Bastrop they have a Tuscan style tasting room where you can sip wines created by them.
- Colorado River Company – Float the Colorado River with your friends and fanily
- Texas Reptile Zoo – Want to learn about reptiles from around the world? This is an exhibit, behavioral research, and educational facility.
- Lake Bastrop – 906 acre lake with a maximum depth of 60 feet. Great lake for catching largemouth bass, catfish, and sunfish.