Hutto’s hippos are everywhere — in front of homes, businesses — there’s even a 7-ton concrete hippo located in the center of town, and the high school has a hippo as its mascot. As the story goes, an escaped hippopotamus made quite an impression on this small, quiet town back in the early 1900s, when the hippo decided to call a local lake home for a while.
With a population of just over 2000, Hutto is a tight-knit, quiet community — perfect for those wanting a bit of peace and privacy. But with Austin just 30 minutes away, residents of Hutto are still just minutes from city amenities.
Many businesses have chosen to open branches in Hutto, and nearby universities include the University of Texas, Texas State University, and Southwestern University. As part of the Austin-Round Rock Metro Area, this small city offers rural charm and plenty of wide-open space.