About Taylor

Taylor was founded in 1876 when the Texas Land Company started to auction off lots in anticipation of the coming International-Great Northern Railroad. The name of the city itself came from a railroad official by the name of Edward Moses Taylor. Taylor experienced a lot of growth during the end of the 19th century, growing from railroad town, into a town with over a 1,000 residents, two banks, one of which was the first savings and loan institutions in the state, and a public school system. Taylor has continued this steady growth through the last 100 plus years with more community projects, history preservation projects, a new hospital, nursing home, and a more structured city government, all of which make it an attractive place to live in Williamson County. 

Taylor Cost of Living

Leander has an overall cost of living of 90, compared to the national average of 100.

Housing Grocery Transportation Utilities Misc
Taylor 82 85.5 93 98 97
United States 100 100 100 100 100

Via U.S. Census Data 2017


In 2016 dollars via U.S. Census Bureau


Helpful Links

Chamber of Commerce
City of Taylor
Zoning Ordinances
Taylor ISD


Employing 6,000 & over Austin MSA

  • Austin Independent School District
  • City of Austin
  • Dell
  • Federal Government
  • IBM Corp
  • Round Rock Independent School District
  • Seton Healthcare Family
  • St. David’s Healthcare Partnership
  • State of Texas
  • University of Texas at Austin


  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Taylor


  • Colleges Near Taylor
    • Southwestern University
    • Concordia University – Texas
    • Austin Community College District
    • The University of Texas at Austin
    • Saint Edward’s University
    • Texas State University – Round Rock
    • South University
    • Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Taylor ISD
    • Two Elementary Schools
    • Two Middle Schools
    • One High School

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