Living in the Texas Hill Country presents you with scenic views, rugged yet beautiful landscapes, immense wildlife, and much more.
The Texas Hill Country comprises 25 counties in the south and central regions of Texas. The Texas Hill Country includes the two major cities of Austin and San Antonio as well as smaller cities and towns filled with typical Texas charm and unique character.
What are the 25 Counties in the Texas Hill Country?
The Texas Hill Country includes the following counties:
- Val Verde
What is the Landscape of the Texas Hill Country Like?
The Texas Hill Country is a vast expanse of land with a variety of vegetation and views. Much of the terrain in the Texas Hill Country features limestone or granite and is home to Enchanted Rock, one of the largest granite domes in the United States. The Texas Hill Country also includes numerous caverns including the Longhorn Cavern State Park, the Cave Without a Name and the Wonder Cave, which formed after an earthquake along the Balcones Fault. In addition to the granite and miraculous caverns, there are rolling plains and rugged hills and the Texas Hill Country is home to a few species of plants such as the Texas live oak, cedar scrub and the prickly pear cactus.
The Texas Hill Country also features some of the most luxurious water landscapes in all of Texas with the beautiful Lake Travis, Lake Marble Falls, Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin. These natural bodies of water provide residents and visitors of the Texas Hill Country with endless water recreation from kayaking to fishing. Additionally, Texas Hill Country is the origin of the Guadalupe, Medina, Frio, Nueces and San Antonio rivers.
What is there to do in the Texas Hill Country?
Truthfully, the question should read what isn’t there to do in the Texas Hill Country? With 25 counties and two major cities, this region of Texas is home to culturally diverse experiences. There is something for everyone located right in the heart of Texas, the Texas Hill Country.
The Texas Hill Country is becoming more famous for it’s wine and is currently home to about 40 wineries. These wineries attract nearly 5 million visitors each year and offer first time winery guests and expert tasters alike an inviting and friendly atmosphere.
As previously mentioned, the Texas Hill Country offers visitors a large number of natural attractions from the caverns to bodies of water. Not only is there fun to be had by day, but the Hill Country Alliance seeks to preserve some of the magnificent beauty of the night sky by eliminate “light pollution.” The HCA offers several programs, such as Stars Over Utopia, for those that wish to do some star gazing and learn how to protect the night sky.
For those that love to spend time exploring outdoors, head to one of the Texas State Parks in the Texas Hill Country for a bit of geocaching. The area attracts numerous hunters each year for a variety of different types of hunting from white-tailed deer to pheasant.
Ready to build your custom home and start living in the Texas Hill Country?
See yourself surrounded by the beauty of the Texas Hill Country daily when you make the area your home. Let Preston Homes of Texas create a custom home for you that echoes the style and grace of the area. Preston Homes of Texas proudly builds in Texas Hill Country and we would love to help you make this area your home.