Explore Bastrop

The "most historic small town in Texas" is located in the heart of Bastrop County about 30 miles southeast of Austin.  It is part of the Greater Austin Metropolitan Area and offers urban and rural living.  It is a quiet town along the Colorado River.  Bastrop offers unique downtown shopping, a new art center, city museum and a variety of restaurants. Here is a great link to discover more about the City of Bastrop and local events, 365 Bastrop and also a link to the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, www.bastropchamber.com.

Bastrop Schools Home of the Bears    
    2015 Accountability Rating Distinction
Red Rock Elementary    PK - 4 Improvement Required  
Bluebonnet Elementary  PK - 4 Met Standard   Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA
Lost Pines Elementary    PK - 4 Met Standard  
Emile Elementary  PK - 4 Met Standard  
Mina Elementary  PK - 4 Met Standard  
Bastrop Intermediate School  5 - 6 Met Standard  
Bastrop Middle School    7 - 8 Met Standard  
Bastrop High School  9 - 12 Met Standard Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA  
      Academic Achievement in Science
      Academic Achievement in Social Studies
     

Postsecondary Readiness 

 

THINGS TO DO

Bastrop State Park ~ Although devastated by recent fires, the park is on the rebound. It offers a variety of activities which include camping, hiking, biking and swimming.

Lake Bastrop ~ The 900-acre lake offers camp sites, cabins, rv camping, fishing, hiking, boating and skiing. 

Pine Forest Golf Club ~ A public course located in the majestic pines of Tahitian Village in Bastrop. It was designed by a group led by PGA professionals Billy Martindale and Don January and voted on the Texas "Top 25 Best Municipal Courses" by the Dallas Morning News.

Colovista Golf Club ~ A public course located in the Colovista subdivision just outside the city of Bastrop.  It is a beautiful course with overlooks of the Colorado River. 

Capital of Texas Zoo ~ A unique experience located 12 miles from Bastrop in Wyldwood, Texas.  It is home to over 500 rare and beautiful wild animals with a mission of wildlife education and conservation of endangered species.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa ~ The Lost Pines Resort and Spa is nestled on the Colorado River and offers luxury accommodations, world class Wolfdancer Golf Course, Family waterpark, horseback riding, kayaking and hiking.  It also offers a variety of different restaurants. Located 13 miles west of Bastrop on Hwy.71.

McKinney Roughs Nature Park ~ An 1,100 acre day park that boasts hiking trails and community programs in a specially created 4 ecosystem park, located on the Colorado River. It is located 10 miles west of Bastrop on Hwy 71. 

 

HISTORIC BASTROP     YOUR PLACE IN THE PINES

Bastrop, Texas, is a charming and thriving little community located about thirty miles southeast of the state capital, Austin. It is home to just over 7,000 residents, which reflects a population boom that began a few years ago and continues today with more and more people moving to the town each and every year. This is exciting news for those in the market to purchase Bastrop real estate.

 

BASTROP NEIGHBORHOODS

THE COLONY

The Colony is a beautiful, wooded, gated community located 10 miles west of historic Bastrop.  Building began in 1994 and currently is a neighborhood of gorgeous custom homes.  Home prices start in the $300's and there are also lots available to build your dream home. It is run by a Home Owners Association that is funded by yearly dues.  It has wonderful amenities that include a club house, sauna, Junior Olympic pool, tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, hike and bike trails and access to the Colorado River.

The Colony is located within the Bastrop ISD with students attending Bluebonnet Elementary, Cedar Creek Intermediate, Cedar Creek Middle and Cedar Creek High School.  

Here is a link to their community website www.colonytx.com.

CIRCLE D

Circle D is a community located in the Lost Pines of Bastrop County, TX, off Hwy 1441 and Hwy 21. This subdivision was hit especially hard during the 2011 Bastrop Complex Fire with many of the homes destroyed, but the rebuilding has been on-going and the the passing years have brought this area back to life. Reforestation has been taking place with home and lot owners applying for assistance from the reforestation program.

Circle D is comprised of lots up to 8-15 acres with a Civic Association and restricted building codes. The annual dues for this association are $125. The lost pines and small lakes dotting the area give the subdivision a nice secluded feeling, while offering easy access to Bastrop. The Circle D home and lot prices in this subdivision vary substantially according to the type of home build, the year of the home and the lot size. The home prices here are from the $99,000’s to the mid $300,000’s. The Circle D subdivision has a volunteer fire department and there are common areas for the residents at the George Ross lakes next to the fire station on 1441.

Here is a link to the community home page www.circledbastroptx.org

HUNTER'S CROSSING

The Hunter’s Crossing community is located just inside the Bastrop City limits at the corner of Texas Hwy 304 and Texas Hwy 71.

Although located with quick access to the highway, this subdivision is set back a few blocks and is surrounded by a beautiful greenbelt with ponds and walking trails. Hunter’s Crossing also has amenities such as a fenced in swimming pool and baby pool for home owners as well as a local park with a playscape and swings for the kids. There is also a playing field, a 1/2 basketball court, a gazebo overlooking the pond that’s just right for taking the little ones for their first fishing lesson and a covered pavilion that is frequently used to host neighborhood functions and birthday parties.

Hunter’s Crossing has a Home Owners Association (HOA) and the yearly dues are around $250 which covers the maintenance of the swimming pools. There is also a PID taxing district that covers the surrounding grounds. This PID of around $271 as of 2011 is assessed in conjunction with the Bastrop property and school taxes.

The home values range from the $120,000’s to the $170,000’s and the current home builder in the subdivision is D.R. Horton. The homes build before 2011 were built by Lennar. New homes and lots are still available in this subdivision with the first homes in this established neighborhood built back in 2001. The children in this family friendly subdivision attend Bastrop ISD’s Mina Elementary School, Bastrop Middle Middle School, and Bastrop High School. The location of Hunter’s Crossing makes it one of the most accessible subdivisions in Bastrop. Conveniently located about 20 minutes from Austin’s AIBA airport, it is within blocks of restaurants, home improvement stores and numerous local businesses. Electric– Bluebonnet Electric Coop (Underground) - Water-City - Waste Water - City 

 

 JACOBS LANDING

Jacobs Landing is a subdivision located on Texas Hwy 304 in Bastrop County carved from a parcel of land owned by the Jacobs family. This subdivision features buried utilities, large homes on one-acre plus lots, and beautiful old Live Oak trees. Jacobs Landing sits on a on a tract of land whose title traces back to 1831 when the Mexican government granted a league of land to Mozea Rousseau, an early settler from Alabama. In the early 1970s, the Jacobs bought 349 acres of the property as a ranch. Approximately 59 acres of the Jacobs property was sold to Jeanie Ralph, who developed the Jacobs Landing subdivision in 1998 and the Jacobs retained ownership of the remainder of the property.  Students from the Jacob’s Landing subdivision can attend the Bastrop ISD schools.

LAKE BASTROP ACRES

Lake Bastrop Acres is a mixed use community located off Highway 95 in Bastrop, Texas. This neighborhood was first established in 1963. There is a variety of residential architecture from mobile homes to single family residences.  It is a short drive to historic downtown BastropBastrop State Park and of course Lake Bastrop.  The lake serves as an outdoor recreation area that includes fishing, boating, camping and maintains a constant level year round.  Lake Bastrop Acres lies within the Bastrop Independent School District.

LAKE BASTROP ESTATES

Lake Bastrop Estates is located of FM 1441 in Bastrop, Texas.  It is a mixed use single family community with mobile homes and a variety of home styles.  It is located close to historic downtown Bastrop, Bastrop State Park and Lake Bastrop. The lake is an outdoor recreation area with fishing, swimming, boating and camping.  The lake maintains a constant level year round. It is also located about 30 miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Lake Bastrop Estates lies within the Bastrop ISD with students attending Lost Pine Elementary, Bastrop Intermediate School, Bastrop Middle School and Bastrop High School. 

PECAN PARK

River's Bend at Pecan Park is part of a new mixed use development that will include a 200+ acre residential development located on the south side of SH 71 West at Schaefer Road in Bastrop. The David Weekly homes start at the 230,000's. It is a new up and coming neighborhood with greenbelt areas, hike and bike trails, community parks as well as an amenity center. It also boasts three quarters of a mile of Colorado River frontage.

The general home criteria is a minimum of 1200 sq. ft., 75% masonry, Hardiplank siding, 3-tab composition shingle roof, 2 car garage with a fenced back yard. Front yard irrigation systems are required.  All home plans and exteriors must be approved a the subdivisions Architectural Design Committee.  The typical lot size is 50' x 120'.

It is conveniently located to local shopping and historic downtown Bastrop as well as easy access to SH 71.  It is approximately 30 miles from downtown Austin and 20 minutes to Austin Bergstrom International Airport.  River's Bend is located within Bastrop's city limits and features city utilities.

Here is a link to the community's homepage, pecanparkbastrop.com

PINE FOREST

The Pine Forest Subdivision is located right off Highway 71, about 5-7 minutes from Bastrop and about 20 minutes from La Grange. This subdivision is nestled in the Lost Pines of Bastrop and is located along McAllister Rd. Pine Forest Subdivision is controlled by the Pine Forest POA which enforces property restrictions to ensure the stability of the subdivision.

Annual assessments come in two forms. A per lot annual charge of around $36-$48, as well as an administrative annual charge per property owner of around $48-$60. Currently homes for sale in Pine Forest subdivision in Bastrop County run from the $200,000’s to the $400,000’s. Lots are also available for sale starting around $17,000 and go up to $60,000. Do your due diligence on the lots for sale though, because some of the lots in Unit 6 are located within the city limits of Bastrop and for that reason, you must obtain a building permit from the City of Bastrop in addition to making regular application to the ACC. Unfortunately, the City of Bastrop has determined that it will not issue such building permits until the requisite infrastructure (mostly curbs, gutters and streets) are in place. Students from Pine Forest  can attend the Bastrop ISD schools

Here is a link to the Pine Forest HOA homepage, pfpoa.org

RIVERSIDE GROVE

The Riverside Grove community in Bastrop, Texas is located right in the middle of town. Situated conveniently between the Bastrop Middle School and Bastrop Intermediate School, with easy access to the HEB grocery store, shopping, banks and more it is a popular subdivision in Bastrop.

One of the main benefits of this subdivision is Bastrop’s Bob Bryant City Park which is located at the back of the community. This park not only has playscapes, playing fields, a covered Pavilion and paved walking paths, it also offers access to the Colorado River. Riverside grove is governed by a Home Owner’s Association (HOA). The assessments to the home owners are currently $50.00 per year. The home values range from the $120,000′s to the $170,000′s in this established neighborhood. The subdivision is complete so no new homes are on the market, but there are some well-kept three to four bedroom homes for sale in the community. Most of these homes were built between 1998 – 2002. The proximity to the schools, access to Bob Bryant Park and it’s affordable homes makes Bastrop’s Riverside Grove Subdivision a great family community. Students from Riverside Grove can attend the Bastrop ISD schools.

Here is a link to the neighborhood's homepage, www.bastroprghoa.com

TAHITIAN VILLAGE

Tahitian Village is a community located just outside Bastrop, TX, about 30 miles east of Austin. The main entrance is at the intersection of Highway 71 and Loop 150. This subdivision is nestled within rolling hills and the Lost Pines that Bastrop is known for. With the beautiful terrain comes fire risk as was seen in the Bastrop Complex Fire of 2011 which burned though parts of Tahitian Village. When looking for a home in this area it is advisable to consider the area surrounding the home to make sure the landscaping has created a bit of a fire break. Also a check on the roads leading to the lot or home is advisable as some roads are not maintained as well as others.

The homes in this area range in value between low $200,000’s to mid $300,000’s. Each home has it’s own distinct style as owners can use any builder they like. Although this is an established neighborhood there are still plenty of lots left, although not all of them are suitable for building on since this terrain has gullies and -offs. Viewing each lot is advisable before purchase. There is a HOA, although it doesn’t collect dues at the moment. Due’s of $72 per year are levied however for the Water District. Part of the subdivision is located in Bastrop city limits and some is outside, so prospective owners are advised to check which taxes they are responsible for.

Students attend Bastrop ISD’s Emile Elementary School, Bastrop Intermediate, Bastrop Middle Middle School, and Bastrop High School. There are tennis courts and a golf course within the community and can be used for a fee. Also there is access to the Colorado provided by The Pines and Prairies Land Trust that offers hiking trails for the public. Located near the entrance of Tahitian Village are an italian restaurant, a Walgreens, a boutique and a beauty shop.

Here is a link the the Property Homeowners Association homepage, www.tahitianvillagepoa.com

WOODLANDS

The Woodlands subdivision in Bastrop, TX is tucked back, just down the street from Hwy 71 where it meets Hwy 21 near the Cedar Creek area. As a private residential community it is run by the Woodlands Property Owners Association which enforces deed restriction to protect the housing values. Woodlands has easy access to the entire area with direct access to Hwy 21 and Hwy 71. It is located around 15 minutes from Austin Bergstrom International Airport, 30 minutes from South Austin, and about 10 minutes from Downtown Bastrop. Although set out of town, the subdivision has easy access to a branch of First National Bank, gas stations and restaurants in the area.

Students living in the Woodlands are part of the Bastrop ISD and are eligible to attend: Bluebonnet Elementary, Cedar Creek Middle School, Cedar Creek Intermediate, and Cedar Creek High School.

Here is a link to the Property Homeowners Association homepage, wpoabastroptx.org/index.html