Taylor is a progressive city in East Williamson County dedicated to growing through creativity and innovation.
In Taylor, they encourage the entrepreneurial spirit with a slice of (award- winning) barbecue and a side of southern charm. Small-town values merge with forward thinking to create a place you want to call home.
The “Heart of the Barbecue Trail”, Taylor is home to the best barbecue in the nation. Let one of the pitmasters at Louie Mueller’s on Second Street, Davis Barbecue and Grocery on Robinson or Taylor Café on Main Street fill you with the pride of their community.
Quench your thirst at our local craft brewery Texas Beer Company and enjoy the unique antique, boutique and specialty shops along Second and Main streets.
Famous citizens of Taylor include Elmer “Pet” Brown (1888-1923), who won the world’s middleweight crown in wrestling in 1914. Also native to Taylor, Bill Pickett (1870-1932), who was a black cowboy, began the practice of “bulldogging” or steer wrestling and in 1971 was posthumously inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. There is a bronze statue of him outside Taylor Beer Company and at the Fort Worth Rodeo Grounds.
Taylor offers prime commercial space close to all modes of transportation and retail venues steeped in history and imagination. The Chamber membership is indicative of a diverse mix of commerce, manufacturing and entrepreneurship.
Taylor is a vibrant city brimming with history, tradition and momentum. With growth fueled by a thriving economy, a sense of achievement and a location second to none, it is nestled in Williamson County, one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation.
Taylor is within 30-miles of downtown Austin, the heart of Texas government, technology, music and higher education.
Their school system features Legacy Early College High School where students can earn their high school diploma and associate’s degree at the same time with no cost to the student. Legacy has been recognized by the Texas Education Agency and Education Service Center Region 13 in Austin as a demonstration high-performing campus for its incorporation of best practices.
From the city park system and abundant water supply, to the new County Exposition Center and coming-soon downtown skate park, to acres of ready land and a low cost of living – experience “Taylor-Made Texas!”