When it comes to launching a successful career and enjoying an exceptional quality of life, few places in the United States can rival Georgetown, Texas. Nestled in the heart of Central Texas, the charming city has been making headlines as the fastest-growing city in the country and a great place to launch a career.

A recent report from Bankrate highlights the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown metroplex as the #1 location in the country for both launching a career and for quality of life.

Georgetown has experienced an impressive surge in job and population growth in recent years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it is the fastest-growing city in America, welcoming 10,887 new residents—a growth rate of 14.4 percent—between July 1, 2021, and July 2, 2022, resulting in an estimated population of 86,507. Located in this global hub for tech companies and the creative economy, Southwestern students enjoy unparalleled access to internships, research prospects, and job opportunities. Often referred to as the “Silicon Hills,” this tech haven boasts industry giants such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Samsung, HP, IBM, Oracle, and Tesla, making it an ideal place for aspiring tech and creative professionals.

“Southwestern students looking to enter the job market, especially the tech industry, benefit from our location neighboring Texas’ Silicon Hills,” President Laura Skandera Trombley remarked. “With the rapid influx of companies to the area, our liberal arts graduates are poised to become part of a dynamic economy.”

Southwestern’s location in the Austin metro offers the best of two worlds—a campus situated in an idyllic and historic college town where students immediately feel at home, yet minutes away from a world destination city renowned for its live music, iconic festivals, and famous BBQ. The Austin area is also synonymous with the Texas Hill Country, featuring crystal-clear rivers, miles of thickly forested hiking trails, and dozens of beautiful parks that host year-round camping.

The Georgetown area has earned its well-deserved reputation as the #1 destination for career-driven individuals and those searching for an exceptional quality of life. With a thriving job market, a business-friendly environment, and an unparalleled natural landscape, the city offers the perfect blend of opportunities and lifestyle for those who call Southwestern their home away from home.