Taylor Texas

Welcome to Taylor, Texas!

Taylor Texas is a small, but growing old-fashioned agricultural town located east of Hutto – north and east of Austin, 33 miles from downtown. With a population just over 16,000 – Taylor Texas was once the center of economic, social, and political life in Williamson County before I-35 in the old days when cotton was king. Until just recently, Taylor had been left out of Austin’s bustling high-tech industry. But in 2021, it was announced that Samsung will build a large semiconductor chip factory on the outskirts of the city, and that’s sure to attract more investment.

Why is Taylor such a Great Place to Live?

Active, Safe, Small Town Lifestyle

Taylor Texas was founded in 1876 when the railroad was built nearby. The town quickly became a powerful agricultural community as a busy shipping point for the region’s cattle, grain, and cotton. By 1890, Taylor had two banks and the first savings and loan institution in Texas. An electric company, a cotton compress, and several newspapers were among the new enterprises. Taylor’s growth and local influence waned after they rejected the proposed construction of I-35 through their city. The downtown buildings retain the charming memory of the 1950’s and 60’s,

Taylor Texas has long held a connection with Hollywood movies. Perhaps due to its distinctive Texas small town atmosphere and proximity to Austin, Taylor over 57 films and TV shows have been filmed here including: Fear the Walking Dead, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and several versions of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.    Taylor native Fred “Tex” Avery was an innovator in animation at Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, where he was crucial in the creation and evolution of famous animated characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, The Wolf, Red Hot Riding Hood, and George and Junior. Actor and comedian Rip Torn as grew up in the area.

Taylor has had one of the lowest crime rates for cities of its size in the state, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s annual Crime in Texas Report.

Cost of Living

In 2021, Taylor was rated as only slightly lower than the US average, but most of that cost was due to a lack of public transportation services.

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