Taylor Texas is a popular suburb just 30 miles northeast of Austin Texas which is home to somewhere around 14,000 people. Taylor has been a city for quite a while; Taylor was originally founded in 1876 when the International Great Northern Railroad moved into the area and began construction. Ever since then the town has remained in essentially the same place though a few things have changed obviously.
Thanks in part to the railroad Taylor has always been a diverse city; many residents originally immigrated from European countries to Taylor thanks to railroad jobs. Even though the railroad is no longer bringing foreign residents to the city of Taylor there is still a fairly large population of European immigrants that live in and around Taylor because of the already established population. This is a unique feature to Taylor though recently it has not been nearly as noticeable or prominent as it once was in the small town of Taylor.
More recently Taylor has been committed to continually growing and revitalizing the community as frequently as possible. Government funding for numerous projects has created quite a few jobs in the area while also improving the town and community as a whole. Most notably Taylor established ""TaylorCNET"" which is a collaborative effort including many companies and private businesses in the city as well as the government and school systems in the area. TaylorCNET is supposed to be a way to connect the entire community through technology and in turn it is expected to improve communication and the quality of life through technological advancements.
Overall Taylor is a decent community with plenty of housing and rental properties available. Taylor is slightly further away from Austin than most commuters would like but it is still well within commute distance if you are willing to drive a ways to get to work. Obviously depending on where exactly your job takes you the commute could be significantly longer than anticipated based upon distance and traffic. Taylor is a nice somewhat rural city that is still within driving distance of Austin and as such many people are more than willing to live in Taylor while commuting to Austin; if you are looking for a quiet and slow paced city then Taylor Texas might be worth taking a look at. If you are looking for something closer to Austin then there are definitely better cities that will reduce the amount of time you spend driving to work each day.