Video of Home at 137 KLBJ in Smithville, Texas

Are you looking for a beautiful home in Smithville, Texas?  This is the home for you.  It sits on 1.5 acres with mature trees.  What better way to enjoy the country afternoons.

Features Of  Home at 137 KLBJ

You will find that this home has custom upgrades such as tiled counters, stainless appliances, jetted garden tub in the master bath along with a seperate shower and many more.  There are walk in closets in each bedroom as well as his and her walk in closets in the master.  This home spacious with vaulted ceilings. 

Please visit our Bastrop Homes page for more information on this home.

Video of 137 KLBJ in Smithville, Texas


2010 Yesterfest in Downtown Bastrop

It’s time for Yesterfest again!  What is Yesterfest?  It is The Bastrop Opera House and the Bastrop Business Alliance’s annual historic recreations of three eras in Bastrop history.  Yesterfest is a step back in time to celebrate its past.  It defines the pioneer days, the jazz era, and the rockabilly time of post-war innocence through music, costume, reenactments and just good entertainment

Things To Do at Yesterfest

There will be a Children’s Area which is sponsored by many local businesses.   Some of these are the animal displays from McKinney Roughs, the Fry’s Fun Farm petting zoo and pony rides, MJ’s Traveling Train rides, Boy Scout Troop 181 pine car derby races and beadwork and halos made by the representatives of Children’s Advocacy Center.  This is to just name a few exciting things from live music, vendors, entertainment and something for the whole family.

When and Where is Yesterfest?

Yesterfest is located in downtown, historic Bastrop on Saturday April 24 for 9a-5p.  But don’t think that the fun stops then! Finish your music filled day by attending the Bastrop Opera House performance of “Forever…Patsy”, a play starring Terry Moore as Patsy Cline at 7:30 pm.  What a great ending to a terrific day!

If you would like to be a part of this event-filled community and are considering a move to Bastrop, please contact me.  Whether you are interested in historic downtown Bastrop homes or a new “rockin” home, I can help you find your dream home! 

Enjoy Yesterfest!


Bastrop Earns Spot on 2010 Distinctive Destinations List

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently added Bastrop to its 2010 list of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations.  It was chosen for several reasons.  Downtown preservation, annual events and its place in Texas history are just a few. 

Mayor Terry Orr said in a statement that he is very proud and says that this proves that all of the restoration of downtown has been well worth the money and effort.  This should also add to Bastrop’s tourist and business appeal. 

Bastrop is the only Texas city that made the list for 2010.  Previous Texas recipients are Galveston, Ft. Worth, New Braunfels, Fredericksburg and Fort Davis.  NTHP started this list in 2000 as way to raise awareness for communities with something to offer other than typical vacation spots.

The Complete List of the NTHP’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2010

» Bastrop, Texas
» Cedar Falls, Iowa
» Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
» The Crooked Road, Virginia
» Fort Collins, Colorado
» Huntsville, Alabama
» Marquette, Michigan
» Provincetown, Massachusetts
» Rockland, Maine
» Simsbury, Connecticut
» Sitka, Alaska
» St. Louis, Missouri

It’s easy for me to see why Bastrop made this distinct list.  I have lived in Bastrop for several years, and the list of reasons why it made this list are a lot of the reasons why I enjoy being a resident of this historic and cultural town.

Interested in joining me as a resident of the great historic city of Bastrop?  Check out my website that goes into great detail about Bastrop, and offers ways to search for Bastrop homes for sale.  I can help you find that great historic home downtown or a new modern home in one of Bastrop’s great subdivisions.

Source: News 8 Austin


Cedar Creek Park in Bastrop County Now Open

Cedar Creek Park

Bastrop County has a new treasure!   The first ever Bastrop County Park sit on almost 40 acres located at FM21 and FM 535, just behind Cedar Creek Elementary.  Bastrop really came together for this one: BISD conveyed the land and LCRA partnered with Texas Parks and Wildlife to match the land value with funds.  The park is a beautiful new place for families and for future residents of Bastrop to enjoy.

Features of the new Bastrop County Park include: 

  • Full Size football/rugby field
  • Full & small soccer fields
  • Two baseball fields
  • T-ball diamond
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Toddler playscape
  • Sheltered grills and picnic tables
  • Dominoes pavilion
  • Nature trails
  • Historic sites
  • Primitive scout area

This is only the beginning of great new things coming to the growing community of Bastrop.  If you would like more information on some of the great properties in Cedar Creek or Bastrop homes that are near the park, contact me!  I welcome the opportunity to become your Bastrop real estate agent.

Pictures of Bastrop County Park near Cedar Creek Elementary


Bastrop Opera House 2010 Event Calendar

If you haven’t been to a Bastrop Opera House performance, 2010 may be the year to do so. 

Upcoming Events

Beyond Tolerance – Jan 8-16

Cinderella Cinderella – Jan 15 & 16

Oz – Jan. 22,23, 29, 30 & Jan. 31


May – Children’s Shows directed by Engela Edwards

June – Musical directed by Engela Edwards

July – Hellzapoppin’ (Take-Two!)  A comedy review with tunes.

More Info on Bastrop Events

Details about each show can be found at .  This is just one of many activities there is to do in Bastrop…if you are interested in moving to Bastrop and would like to learn more about what the town has to offer, contact me now!


Bastrop Real Estate Growing to Meet Demand

Bastrop real estate growth over the past few years has been significant. Having lived in Bastrop for several years, I have witnessed first-hand the growth and influx of new residents to Bastrop. As a result of all the new Bastrop real estate growth and rising property values, the city of Bastrop has raised funds and began construction of the new Bastrop ISD High School (named Cedar Creek High School), the Bastrop Memorial Athletic Complex and the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts.

Cedar Creek High School Opens Next Year

Rapidly coming together on Hwy 71 between Bastrop and Austin, Cedar Creek High School began construction with funds from the issuance of bonds that are being paid for through a tax increase to owners of Bastrop homes. It is scheduled to open for the 2010-2011 school year. With a 1500-student capacity, this will certainly take a load off of the current Bastrop ISD High School.

Championship-worthy Football Stadium

The Bastrop Memorial Athletic Complex, located at 755 Hwy 21 Cedar Creek, Texas, is a spectacular stadium that will be shared between the Cedar Creek and Bastrop High Schools. Features include a Jumbo-Tron with instant replay, a modern press box, seating for 8,000 and Tiger Trophy Turf. The original cost of the complex was slated for $17M, but costs were cut to around $14M.

Watch a Play or Musical in Style

The Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts is a beautiful 1,500-seat arts center. Estimated at almost $15M to build, this center is available for use by national touring plays and arts events. With 300 theatre-style box seats, this center would be a great place to watch a show!