Central Texas communities like Bastrop, Smithville and Cedar Creek may be smaller in size than nearby urban centers like Austin, San Antonio and Houston, but it would be difficult to find any place with more heart and commitment to community. Rich in history and blessed with natural beauty, Central Texas is a wonderful place to call home. Situated near the ancient Lost Pines, as well as rivers, lakes and Texas state parks, residents in Central Texas find themselves living where outdoor excursions in this picturesque countryside are just a simple matter of deciding what to explore. The charming communities of Central Texas present their residents and visitors numerous ways to discover their unique history, make new friends and enjoy exciting events and festivals that bring us all closer together. Living in Bastrop, Smithville and Cedar Creek is as enchanting as Texas' storied past.