Bastrop: A Great Place to Live in Texas

Bastrop: A Great Place to Live in Texas

By: Samantha Foss
Known as the most historic small town in Texas, Bastrop was recognized in 2019 by the American Planning Association as one of the best places to live in Texas. This is no surprise, as Bastrop has seen great economic growth over the years while maintaining its true historic roots. This town has it all. Between the vibrant downtown area, outdoor activities, a convenient location and dedicated citizens focused on building a better Bastrop. These are just a few reasons why Bastrop is a great place to live. Dream Finders Homes is proud to be a part of the growing community in Bastrop with our single-family home community, River’s Bend at Pecan Park.


To no surprise, the City of Bastrop is among the oldest towns in Texas. Which can be seen through the multiple buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Today, citizens and visitors can admire the rich, historic Texas architecture and classic folklore through the preservation of these buildings in Downtown Bastrop. From its earliest beginnings, Bastrop was known as a thriving centralized gathering place and continues to embrace the modern-day growth and economic needs of its citizens. The artistic nature of this town shines brightly throughout the historic Main Street of downtown. From live-performances, music, monthly art walks and historic tours to the hip restaurants and bars that feature delectable food and handcrafted cocktails. Bastrop successfully moved into the 21st century while preserving their history.
Bastrop: A Great Place to Live in Texas


Nestled along the Colorado River, just 30 minutes from Austin, lies Bastrop, a town that offers an abundance of recreational activities for all ages. Whether you plan on horseback riding through the mountains, canoeing along the Colorado River, hiking or zip-lining above the pine trees, you’ll find new opportunities to experience the outdoors. Our favorite park is the McKinney Roughs Nature Park, a 1,140-acre park just 13 miles east of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The McKinney Roughs Nature Park is just one many recreational areas where you can explore the great outdoors. Between nature trails, zip-lining at Zip Lost Pines, horseback riding, camping and so much more. In addition to the great parks, residents can play a round of golf at exceptional courses. Living in Bastrop means creating your own adventure every single day.
Bastrop: A Great Place to Live in Texas


Bastrop is an up and coming town perfect for growing families and businesses alike. Not only, does this historic town prides itself on family-friendly activities for all ages they also support local businesses along with larger companies moving to the area. This peaceful town is centrally located, offering convenient access to major Texas cities without the hustle and bustle that comes with living in a larger city. The close proximity to downtown Austin and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport marks Bastrop as Austin’s next frontier and a major part of the region’s growth. Recently, we have seen this region’s growth from large tech corporations such as the relocation of Tesla. The main reason of the well-known tech companies relocation is Austin’s pro-business, regulatory environment and its workforce. Because of Austin’s expanding market, other areas of Texas such as Bastrop will reap the economic benefits and will see an increase in jobs.
Furthermore, the commute from Bastrop to Austin is just a short 30 minute drive and the cost of living in Bastrop is significantly less compared to larger cities in Texas. In addition to large corporations moving to Bastrop, the Art Institute of Austin recently renovated a building in Downtown Bastrop. This institute offers degrees in design, media arts, culinary arts and fashion.
So, not only is Bastrop an ideal location for growing companies and families, the land and low cost of living is an added advantage. Again, making Bastrop a great place to live in Texas.
Bastrop: A Great Place to Live in Texas


Dream Finders Homes is proud to be a part of Bastrop’s initiative to create a thriving town and grow its community. With move-in ready homes and recently purchased lots in the popular community, River’s Bend at Pecan Park, you can build your dream home and be a part of building a better Bastrop. Our homes in River’s Bend at Pecan Park are perfect for first-time homebuyers, growing families and empty-nesters. Additionally our move-in ready homes offer upgraded designer features at an affordable price. Similarly we have available lots on the greenbelt that offer plenty of privacy. Plus, this option allows buyers to choose one of our spacious floorplans and personalize their home to fit their lifestyle.
Pecan Park
River’s Bend at Pecan Park is the premier new residential community in the Bastrop area. Spanning 200± acres nestled along the Colorado River, offering excellent views and a plethora of amenities for homeowners to enjoy. In addition to the great amenities and views, River’s Bend at Pecan Park offers easy access to major retailers like H.E.B., shopping and dining in Downtown Bastrop, outdoor activities and nearby schools, making it a leading community offering an ideal lifestyle. Moreover, River’s Bend at Pecan Park will soon be connected directly to Historic Downtown Bastrop through a 13-acre community park with lush landscaping and winding trails.
Bastrop is truly a great place to live in Texas. If you are interested in being a part of this up-and-coming community, please contact us at 888.208.6872 or email