Posted by Ashley Thomas in Austin, Home Building Industry

On the hunt for a place to live that offers all the luxuries of a big city and still the feel of a quaint, small town? Look no further: Bastrop is the place for you!

Due to its ideal location, Bastrop is becoming a hotspot for people of all ages. Continue reading below to find out why we think living in Bastrop could be your next best life decision.


Bastrop is situated just east of Austin, making it the perfect location for those who enjoy a suburban feel with the convince of a larger city nearby.

Many attractions are in close proximity to Bastrop, including Circuit of The Americas, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the Tesla Gigafactory, and much more.

Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family

An abundance of outdoor activities will be at your fingertips in Bastrop, beginning with Bastrop State Park. Home to the famous “Lost Pines,” Bastrop is riddled with beautiful pine trees that host a plethora of outdoor activities including, camping, hiking, biking, glamping, wildlife viewing, and more.

Bastrop State Park

Not much of a camper? No need to worry—there are plenty of other outdoor adventures to partake in! With golfing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, zip lining, fishing, swimming, and horseback riding, there is no shortage of things to do in Bastrop, TX.

Fisherman's Park

School Districts

School-age kids will love being a student in Bastrop ISD schools. Some notable awards within Bastrop ISD include two distinctions earned by Bastrop High School and Cedar Creek High School for academic achievement on Science and Social Studies.


The growth rate in Bastrop is 31.84% since 2010. The Austin American-Statesman ranked Bastrop County as the 7th fastest-growing local economy in 2019.

Being among the highest rates of business growth, Bastrop County experienced a 14% growth in business in 2019, which lead to a rise in GDP, new buildings, and federal funding.

Bastrop also continues to grow at 1.46% annually.

Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center

Shopping and Festivals

From local artisans and handmade goods to well-known chain stores, there is sure to be a store for everyone’s style.

Bastrop prides itself on encouraging people to shop locally and providing a space for local artists and creators to present themselves. Downtown Bastrop features a plethora of small boutiques, art galleries, music stores, and much more for residents and visitors to enjoy.

There are also frequent festivals and events throughout the year to keep you busy.

Quality New Construction Homes

The welcoming atmosphere and activity-filled lifestyle in Bastrop are part of why we chose this Greater Austin city to build our homes in. In addition to the quality of life that awaits here, you also deserve only the best in your new home.

The Colony in Bastrop is a brand new, master-planned community with so much to offer. M/I Homes is proud to be offering new homes in Bastrop, perfect for a range of family situations.

Find out more from our residential experts about this great town!


Ashley - Austin ISM
Ashley Thomas


Ashley has 8 years of experience in the new construction industry. She enjoys helping others work through the process and achieve their goals of building a new construction home! She herself has gone through the process from start to finish, building her first two homes. She has worked all over the city of Austin and can provide great insight on different areas. When she is not assisting you, she is out enjoying the lake, traveling, and finding new places to eat.

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