Hutto, a quirky town full of neighborly charm and home to the hippos!
As Austin continues to grow at a rapid rate, Hutto is expected to double in size over the next few years. With a great location of 28 miles northeast of Austin, Hutto provides plenty of separation from the city while still allowing easy access to all the area has to offer in the way of job opportunities, restaurants, music venues, recreational opportunities and affordable housing white maintaining the safety, comfort and tranquility of rural suburbia.
Over the past several years Hutto has been recognized for the following:
- “Top Place in Texas to Raise a Family.”
- Best Suburbs for Millennials in Austin Metro
- #1 Austin Suburb Young Couples
The City also hosts seasonal events, including a Spring-A-Palooza, Treats on Park Street, a Crawfish Festival and the Kokefest music festival. Other nearby entertainment/recreation venues a short drive away include Dell Diamond (home of the Round Rock Express minor league baseball ) Typhoon Texas, a 25-acre water park in Pflugerville, Cedar Park Center
(home to the Texas Stars the NHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars hockey team) Circuit of the Americas
, (home of Americas only formula 1 racetrack)
There are several stories that explain how the hippopotamus became Hutto’s official mascot. The most popular tells of a circus train that stopped at the depot in 1915. While loading and unloading passengers and refueling a hippo escaped. Farmers and merchants watched in amusement as unsuccessful efforts were made to capture the hippo from the muddy waters of Cottonwood Creek. Soon after the incident, the Hutto School adopted the hippo as its mascot and over the years colorful concrete hippos popped up all over town.