2nd Apr, 2011

Wimberley Texas Homes near San Marcos

Wimberley is a town of 5,000 in Wimberley Valley on the Edwards Plateau.  The valley is rich with waters of The Blanco River and Cypress Creek.  Set in western Hays County, Wimberley TX homes cluster on the eastern edge of Texas Hill Country real estate.  Our Fredericksburg Texas Hill Country real estate office is about 75 minutes northwest of Wimberley on either RR-2325 or US-290W.

About 5,000 residents call the resort town of Wimberley home.  In addition, many part-time residents getaway to Wimberley, coming from primary homes in Austin and San Antonio.  Subdivisions include River Mountain, Skyline Ranch Estates, Paradise Hills, and Southriver.  The Quicksand Golf Course at Woodcreek is near town.  Wimberley is on Texas Farm Road 12, 14 miles northwest of San Marcos and 40 miles southwest of metro Austin real estate.

Migrating flocks of birds also frequent picturesque Wimberley TX real estate with its crystal-clear waterfalls and tall Cypress and pecan trees.  It is in the Central Flyway.  During spring and fall, the Monarch butterflies are also prolific.

Wimberley offers a charming small town ambience with friendly restaurants and shops.  The pretty community is a haven for artists and retirees, but Wimberley is never too relaxing.  It provokes an enticing creative spirit that comes alive at community activities and events.  People come out for everything from Socials to the Wimberley Market Day on the first Saturdays each month, the Jazz Fest, Butterfly Days, Rodeos, and Shakespeare under the Stars and to cheery on the students at athletic events.

The community began as a trading post.  Settlement began in 1848.  San Jacinto veteran William Carvin Winters started a gristmill that was purchased in 1874 by Pleasant Wimberley.  Wimberley’s Mill served for 50 years for lumber, shingles, grist, flour, molasses, and a cotton gin.  Following this era, Wimberley became a healing resort.

The acclaimed Wimberley Independent School District serves students in the area.  Other schools include St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and Katherine Anne Porter School, a public charter school.

For expert guidance in your personal search for the ultimate piece of the Hill Country, please call Dale E. Cook, MBA and owner of SAGE- Premium Texas Real Estate at (830) 992-0056.

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