Located about seven miles east of Round Rock, Hutto, Texas is one of the fastest growing communities in the Austin-Round Rock metro area. Because of a local legend about a hippo escaping from a circus train near the town, Hutto has become the “hippo capital of Texas.” You can find over 150 hippo statues throughout the town, from small yard hippos to the 14,000 pound “Henrietta” downtown.
Located off US 79 between Round Rock and Taylor, Hutto has easy access to the SH-130 tollway. This makes an easy commute for those who work in Austin or Round Rock. The local school district is the Hutto ISD, known as one of the most excellent and fasting growing districts in Central Texas.
In addition to great education, the area is known for low crime and relatively low cost of living. Hutto is ranked in the top 50 places to live in Texas and in the top 250 places to live in the entire U.S. according to Area Vibes. Hutto is also home to the Olde Tyme Days festivals in late October, with live music and a parade, plus food and shopping booths along East Street.