Tucked up within the north east nook of Bastrop County virtually to the Lee County line is the sleepy little “burb” of Paige. The elevation is approx. 535′, the climate is reasonable yr spherical. The college system is Bastrop ISD and relying on the place you reside children would possibly attend Misplaced Pines Elementary, Bastrop Center Faculty or Bastrop Highschool. Paige correct is just not a lot greater than a complete of 18 blocks and as is typical of small Texas cities there are nonetheless some stunning previous classic/historic properties and buildings nonetheless standing or nonetheless in use. The realm surrounding Paige is a mixture of rural residential properties and farm and ranch land. Horse fans covet the sandy loam soil that may be present in elements of Paige corresponding to out Outdated Potato Street, or Outdated Pin Oak, or Antiock and Cardinal Roads.
Paige was established in 1872 alongside the Houston and Texas Central Rail. The previous deserted rail line continues to be there which runs alongside aspect elements of Outdated Freeway 20 and would make an amazing part of “Rails for Trails” as it’s not in use in any respect now. Paige was named after one of many civil engineers that labored on the railway. There was a rail station in Paige up till 1876 after which it was moved to its current location roughly 3 miles to the east. There’s a volunteer fireplace division which was established in 1982 together with the Paige Neighborhood Heart, and Paige has had a Put up Workplace on the town since1874. In these days the vast majority of the inhabitants was of German heritage as was a lot of the Central Texas space. The inhabitants of Paige has fluctuated over time. Within the late 1880’s the city was stated to have had a inhabitants of 500. Again then the Paige rail station was a delivery level for livestock corresponding to cattle and hogs. Native business included a pickle, creamery, and broom manufacturing facility. Immediately a few of the native companies embrace The Outdated Frontier Retailer which is on Freeway 290 and has just a little little bit of all the pieces to supply from groceries to a meat counter to a small deli/diner, and Yarnorama a yarn and fiber store.
Paige is approx. 40 miles exterior of Austin on Freeway 290. Bastrop is 14 miles away on Freeway 21, and has nearly all the pieces anybody might need or want with espresso outlets, two feed shops, field shops corresponding to House Depot and Lowes on the way in which, nice eating places, a film home and bowling alley. About half strategy to Bastrop from Paige on Freeway 21 is Lake Bastrop which gives campgrounds, swim seashores, boat rental and boat launch on each the north and south shores. If you happen to resolve to go to Smithville, the city the place the film Hope Floats was filmed is simply lower than 13 miles on FM 2104. Simply earlier than you get to Smithville on the west aspect of the highway you can find Buecher State Park and Lake. If it’s the coast you crave you may get to the Gulf in slightly below two hours from Paige. Circle D, Pioneer Pines Farms, Pine Valley and Pine Tree Cattle Ranch are just some of the subdivisions that fall within the Paige space that supply rural residential dwelling within the ‘misplaced pines” of Bastrop County. The Paige space can also be filled with fantastic ranches and leisure properties (nice for searching) and periodically they do come in the marketplace.