Hamilton Pool Preserve - one of the many lush areas in Central Texas
Central Texas counties in red; counties sometimes included in Central Texas in pink
Central Texas is a region in the U.S. state of Texas surrounding Austin and roughly bordered by Brady to Brenham to Seguin to Waco. Central Texas contains the Texas Hill Country and corresponds to a physiographic section designation within the Edwards Plateau, in a geographic context.
Central Texas includes the Austin-Round Rock, Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Bryan-College Station, and Waco metropolitan areas. The Austin-Round Rock and Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood areas are among the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the state. Some of the largest cities in the region are Austin, College Station, Killeen, Round Rock, and Waco. The United States Army's Fort Hood, a large military installation, is located in this region.
Counties (in pink) that are sometimes included in the Central Texas region are:
Burleson County is the best kept secret in Central Texas!