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Llano Texas Real Estate Northwest of Austin

Posted in: Highland Lakes
By SAGE - Premium Texas Real Estate
Aug 13, 2013 - 6:47:15 PM

Situated on the Llano River about 75 miles northwest of Austin TX homes and jobs, the small community of Llano TX real estate is perched at an elevation of 1,040 feet in Hill Country.  Perhaps it is the friendly Main Street, natural beauty or Texas history, or easier high-tech commuting, but more people are discovering Texas Hill Country real estate in Llano.  People come for the mild climate, clear skies, and sparkling waters that reflect the stars.

Llano TX homes offer their fulltime and part-time residents many relaxing places to enjoy good food--BBQ, pizza, tea rooms, seafood, country cooking, and Texas-style cuisine.  There are places to camp, to play, and to linger in the hometown camaraderie.  Investments in Llano TX real estate are important to the tourists who visit the chain of lakes called Highland Lakes.  There are several popular Texas recreational ranches in the vicinity.

After the discovery of iron deposits in Iron Mountain, Llano once sought to become the Pittsburgh of the West.  Vacation homebuyers from San Antonio real estate to Fredericksburg to Austin today are glad that never happened and the natural beauty was preserved.  Famed in Indian legend, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is located south of Llano along the route to Fredericksburg homes.  

With a population of 3,500, Llano is the largest town in Llano County and is the county seat.  From its courthouse square and courthouse (circa 1893 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places), to newer modernized structures, the town is an interesting combination of eras.  Although many historical buildings saw their demise through fires, several are worth checking out, including Badu House built in 1891, Llano County "Red Top" Jail built in 1895, and Southern Hotel built in 1880 as a stagecoach stop.  Other points of interest are the Confederate Monument, Grace Episcopal Church, Chrissy's Homestyle Bakery, Masonic Temple, O. Henry School, the Fraser House, and Teich Marker.

The Llano County Museum, built in a former drugstore owned by U.S. consul to Italy, exhibits a chuck wagon, drug store artifacts, and an outdoor frontier cabin. The Historic Railyard District is adjacent to the museum.

Along the Colorado River, the Kingsland Archaeological Center highlights artifacts, excavation area, and a trail with interpretive displays.  The Llano Uplift Archaeological Society protects, conserves, and studies historic and prehistoric materials and sites in this area of Texas Hill Country.

Farming, ranching, and granite production have been the backbone of the economy in the community.  Beginning as a frontier-trading center in the mid 1800s, then a major cattle-shipping center, then a cotton producer, steel mines, and granite, the community has held its own.  Out of the way of modern transportation routes, it has remained small and cozy.  

For more information about real estate in Hill Country, click here to contact Dale Cook or call 830-997-1035.

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Dale E. Cook, MBA, Broker/Owner

Sage - Premium Texas Real Estate
405 N. Llano St.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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