Hutto is located at 30°32’40N 97°32’43W at an elevation of about 663 feet above sea level, seven miles east of Round Rock, and 22 miles northeast of Austin. Located west of Brushy Creek in the Blackland Prairie, Hutto has a history steeped in agriculture. The climate is classified as “humid subtropical” with hot summers and mild winters. Freezing temperatures occur only about 25 days per year. Cold spells are short and seldom last more than two days. While summer days are hot, summer nights are usually pleasant. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.
Central Texas has a history of balancing the needs of economic sustainability and environmental stewardship. The City of Hutto offers curbside recycling and has been a leader in municipal recycling efforts.
Central Texas has successfully completed two voluntary air quality improvement initiatives: the 1-hour O3 Flex Plan and the Early Action Compact (EAC) to address the 8-hour ozone standard. Through these initiatives, the region implemented emission reduction measures sufficient to keep the region in compliance (Attainment) of federal ozone standards despite a growth rate that far exceeds the national average.