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Quality of Life

Destination for Many, Home for a Fortunate Few

Taylor is home to a diverse, entrepreneurial population that embraces family values, hard work, and community involvement. Over the past decade, the influx of new residents aged 25-35 years old has had an invigorating effect on our City. From community investments in recreation and advanced technologies to a wide variety of youth programs, Taylor promotes an active contemporary lifestyle.

Taylor is a community of diverse ethnic heritage. The City provides public parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, a public library, the historical Moody Museum, and grandeur home sites. The East Williamson County Higher Education Center (EWCHEC) downtown campus offers a wide variety of classes with an expansion on the edge of town in progress.

Recreation and Entertainment

If you enjoy fishing, camping, swimming, or boating, you will appreciate the convenient location of Granger Lake, located only eight miles from Taylor.

The community offers opportunities to have fun with family and friends at annual events. Highlighting these events are the annual rodeo, International Barbeque Cook-Off, Blackland Prairie Days, Fourth of July fireworks,Car Shows, and the Lights of the Blackland Christmas lights display.

Residential Real Estate

The average selling price of a home in Taylor in 2016 was around $150,000, significantly less expensive than homes in the City of Austin which averaged $230,000. The Austin American-Statesman recently featured an article on the historic homes in Taylor and what an advantage purchasing a historic home in Taylor can be. See a summary of the story.

Retail / Dining / Spirits

Within Taylor, you'll find good shopping and restaurants. The world famous barbecue at Taylor's Louie Mueller Barbecue and Vencil Mares' Taylor Café are a draw for people from across the state and country. Another local favorite, Davis Grocery, always draws a crowd.  Taylor's newest addition to sit back, relax and enjoy a spirit are the Texas Beer Company and Pilot Knob Winery. 

Locally-owned antique shops and restaurants line Taylor's downtown streets. Just outside of downtown, residents find shopping convenient at national chains. A short drive into Austin provides residents with every type of shopping, from high-end stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Macy's, to locally-owned favorites like Whole Foods and eclectic boutiques.

Retail is growing in Taylor, as more companies realize that our growing population is ripe for new retail business. We have large retail sites available for new development.


Taylor offers religious services and organizations for a variety of faiths. For a directory of local churches and faith-based organizations, click here.


Even our Weather is Business Friendly

Central Texas' weather is business friendly 365 days per year. Our sunny, temperate climate is as beneficial for business operations as it is for the healthy lifestyles of your employees.

Check out our typical weather.

Climate Humid subtropical
Average Annual Low/High Temperature 58° F / 79° F
Average Annual Rainfall/Snowfall 32" / 0"
Number of days above 80 degrees 198
Number of days below 32 degrees 19

Detailed Taylor, TX Weather Information


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