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Seguin TX Homes in Thriving Pecan City

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By SAGE - Premium Texas Real Estate
Aug 11, 2010 - 7:08:32 PM

Long the county seat of Guadalupe County, Sequin TX homes has offered rest for immigrants who planned to travel inland to make their homes in Fredericksburg and New Braunfels.  The wide variety of Seguin TX homes--from mansions to bungalows--situated along tree-lined streets offer price points for families of every background.  

Seguin TX real estate boasts the largest number of homes constructed with concrete found in any U.S. town.  During the late 1800s, creative settlers actually invented limecrete or concrete, inspiring the notable Art Moderne style of architecture.  Seguin Texas real estate heavily incorporated the strong building material leaving 20 excellent samples still standing.  So too, a giant concrete pecan in front of the courthouse announces a major local industry, one that produces up to 3 million pounds of pecans every year.

Fine old homes in traditional Seguin neighborhoods reach out to contemporary subdivisions and riverfront estates along the shores of Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid, and Meadow Lake.  Starcke Park with its tall cypress, elm, and pecan trees graces the beautiful Guadalupe River that flows through the south side of the city.  It features an 18-hole golf course, Wave Pool, playground, sports areas, a walking trail and much more.

Over 25,000 residents team up to make the community buzz.  Perhaps the vibrant activities, events, and venues in the downtown Seguin Historic District set it apart.  The theme is early 1900s, with the cast-iron street lamps, an old fountain, bandstand, a Central Park, and the bronze statue of Juan Seguin in the square.  Folks come out for festivities such as the Roundup, Texas Ladies State Chili Cook-off, Cinco de Mayo, Freedom Fiesta, Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, Heritage Tour of Homes, and at the Pecan Fest Heritage Days.

Founded in 1838 with a Mexican land grant awarded to the Humphries Branch, this is one of the oldest towns in Texas.  The community incorporated in 1853.  Before the European immigrants, settlers arrived from the South, bringing African slaves.  A new wave of Mexican-Americans came to the area in recent times.  

Visitors and residents always find interesting things to do.  A popular attraction is the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center to learn the mechanics and history of farming in this state.  Texas Lutheran University has been home here since 1912 and remains a gem today.  Notable buildings include Starcke Furniture, an 1896 bank, Plaza Hotel, and Sebastopol House.  People come to explore the Old Stagecoach Route, Rose Garden, Calaboose (a wheeled jailhouse), Wilson Pottery (first free-slave business in Texas), Theater (dramatic and musical presentations), local artists (at studios, galleries, and shops), and a lively nightlife circuit.

The "Pecan Capital of Texas" actually boasts a diversified economy.  Once a stop for stagecoaches, the region bore rich farms and pasture lands where cotton was king.  Then a brief oil boom in Darst Field spurred the building of a historic collection of civic buildings.  Industries today include a top-rated university and well-respected hospital and the manufacture of steel, automotive parts, mowing equipment, engines, and building materials.  

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



Dale E. Cook, MBA, Broker/Owner

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Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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