You deserve the zest. Discover Taylor, Texas, and you’ll discover The Zest of Texas. Just 29 miles northeast of Austin, and surrounded by corn and cotton fields, Taylor has been a prairie, a railroad town and an idyllic country community. Today, Taylor is on the progressive edge of an urban landscape. Home to more than 17,000 zesty residents, the heart of Taylor is bursting with its passionate community, rich history and proud heritage.
365 days of zest. Whether they’re rockin’ out at the Taylor Zest Fest, heating it up at a barbecue cook-off or shaking it down at the Rattlesnake Roundup, Taylorites like to keep things spicy year round. But that’s just the beginning. Taylor is also known for its real Texas Rodeo, 4th of July Fireworks and a spectacular Christmas lights display and parade.
Outdoor enthusiasts can’t get enough of Taylor’s beautiful public parks and can be found enjoying camping, swimming, fishing and boating on Granger Lake. Taylorites also enjoy staying active and take advantage of the city’s plentiful hike and bike trails, swimming pools, tennis courts and, of course, the new $8 million Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex.
Mental enthusiasts can be found sharpening their minds at the city’s innovative new educational initiative—the East Williamson County Higher Education Center––or learning about Taylor’s fascinating culture and political history at the Moody Museum. Those wanting to make a more spiritual connection will find Taylor a destination for a variety of houses of worship.
While tradition keeps the community grounded, innovation and creativity is attracting a steady flow of business, newcomers and visitors. Taylor calls this their “pockets of coolness.” Put on your shades and take a look at the company Taylor keeps.
Sound savory? Find out more by visiting the Taylor Chamber of Commerce at 1519 North Main Street, or online at www.taylorchamber.org.