Welcome to Bastrop, Texas
Bastrop, Texas is located in Central Texas 30 miles east of Austin. It is the County Seat for Bastrop County. Bastrop is rich in history and natural beauty. The Colorado River runs through both the City and the County of Bastrop. Early in Texas history it was almost the capital of Texas but was beat out by what was then known as Waterloo and later known as Austin due to land prices being cheaper in what is now Austin.
Bastrop is now a growing community with a rich heritage, pines, prairies and a beautiful river valley. There are two 18 hole golf courses within just a few miles of downtown Bastrop, a beautiful State Park and one of the oldest Opera Houses in Texas. Gift and antique stores adorn Main Street. Historical homes add charm and character in and around downtown. Chestnut Square is the family entertainment center with movie theaters and bowling. Local parks add to family fun with a walking trail from Fisherman's Park to the other end of downtown Bastrop. Bed and Breakfast Inns along with hotels and motels provide many visitor accommodations.
There is good shopping with a Super Wal-Mart and Super HEB, Home Depot, Lowe's and many,many more local establishments with lots of color and character. Eating out is easy with lots of choices. There are rodeos and festivals, art shows and golf tournaments, football and soccer games. Come on out and see what it's like to live in a modern day Mayberry