Taylor represents the best of Texas. Located just 30 miles northeast of Austin and surrounded by corn and cotton fields, Taylor has been the prairie, the railroad town, the idyllic country community and now the progressive edge of an urban landscape. Home to a community of more than 18,000, Taylor is a community with heart, has a rich history, and is proud of its heritage.
The progress and promise of Taylor is most evident in the Taylor Public Library, the Sustainable Technology Academy that provides training and industry support for emerging "green" technology companies, the tournament-grade Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex and the East Williamson County Higher Education Center, a multi-institutional teaching center that boasts a partnership of Temple College, Texas State Technical College, Texas Tech, Concordia College and Legacy Early College High School.
You can catch citizens of Taylor as they celebrate their spirit with festivals (Zest Fest, rodeos, barbecue cook-offs, rattlesnake roundups), participate in sports activities at the new Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex, or enjoy personal or group activities at Murphy or Robinson Park including hike and bike trails, tennis parks, and playscapes. Savor the unique flavor of Texan life as you stroll through historic downtown to admire buildings dating back more than 100 years, stop for some sizzling smoked barbecue, or tour exquisite renovated mansions, B&B's, and a host of cultural and historic landmarks. Experience the gusto of Texas with a sprinkle of spirit, a dash of charm, and a spoonful of heart from right next door.