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


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