It’s been over three years since we profiled Hutto, a rapidly growing suburb of Austin located 11 miles east of Round Rock and 22 miles northeast of Austin. Lots of changes have happened in the home of the Hippos, so now would be a good time to revisit this town established by James Emory Hutto in 1876.
Children who reside in Hutto attend schools in the Hutto Independent School District. Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade attend one of four elementary schools: Hutto, Nadine Johnson, Cottonwood Creek, or Ray Elementary. Sixth through eighth graders go to Hutto Middle School or Farley Middle School. Children in ninth through twelfth grade are Hutto High School Hippos and wear orange and white.
While many Hutto residents commute into Austin or Round Rock for work, there are employers in town. Tex-Mix Concrete employs people in a variety of positions include concrete mixer drivers.
Another Hutto employer is A.R. Machining, Inc. They manufacture parts for oilfields at their plant in Hutto, employing machinists to make cutting edge technology for use in the Oil and Gas Industry.
If you like to shop, Hutto is just thirteen miles from the Round Rock Premium Outlets. This well-laid out open air mall has 125 stores offering 25-65% off everyday prices. Stores include Banana Republic, Nike, Michael Kors, JCrew, Coach, and more.
For entertainment, Cinemark 14 Round Rock is adjacent to the Premium Outlets. It shows first run films in a comfortable, clean environment.
There are many dining options in Hutto, including Beau’s Specialty Meats and Deli, which specializes in professionally prepared ready to cook foods like deboned stuffed chickens, bacon wrapped pork tenderloins, and appetizers such as bacon wrapped jalapeños. They also serve hot and cold deli sandwiches daily for lunch.
Heart of Texas Barbecue serves up delicious barbecue in downtown Hutto. They get high marks for their brisket, pork tenderloin, ribs, and even sides like beans and potato salad.