22nd Sep, 2012

Why Gillespie Co Fredericksburg TX Real Estate is a Hill Country Hub

Fredericksburg TX real estate in Gillespie County exudes a magnetic personality in the heart of Texas Hill Country.  Drawing from its deep German roots, real estate in Fredericksburg houses an eclectic mix of renowned artists, galleries, entertainment such as theater and winetasting, music and festivals, and then there are fantastic year-round, outdoor activities.

Steeped over 160 years, the rich culture spills over into 325 charming bed & breakfast establishments and inns sprinkled amongst the wildflowers and historic districts of the vibrant community.  Historic Fredericksburg real estate also welcomes residents and tourists from around the world to its excellent shopping, antiquing, galleries, museums,and award-winning cuisine.

Fredericksburg Texas is the hub of the Hill Country, an area that stretches from Austin (75 miles east) to San Antonio (70 miles south) and west to San Angelo.  Come see why over 10,000 residents call Fredericksburg homeHomes in Fredericksburg offer residents picturesque neighborhoods, excellent schools, exciting activities and ways to volunteer, and a down-home camaraderie.  Fredericksburg is a great place for a vacation home, too.

Gillespie County is comprised of 675,200 acres at elevations ranging from 1100 to 2250 feet above sea level.  The elevations bring in cool summer nights that are enjoyed by many a musician sitting under the canopy of the cedar and oak trees.

A full schedule of year-round family events draws residents and visitors to this Hill Country hub:  classes, programs, adventures, events, leagues, meetings, teams, performances, and festivals.  In between, the distinctive flavor of Texas Hill Country – its hiking trails, fishing holes, summer camps, championship golf courses, beauteous bicycle routes, abundant wildlife and hunting, wide variety of trees and pastures.

Residents also find Fredericksburg a great place to do business.  There is a trained workforce, a strong work ethic, creative entrepreneurs and artisans, good telecommunication equipment, and a broad range of employers, especially for a city of 10,000.  The Gillespie County Economic Development Commission and Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce are helpful resources to support relocation.  Gillespie County is home to 25,000 residents.

Pedernales Valley features some of the richest soils in Texas.  Gillespie County is the top peach-producing County in Texas and also produces apples, plums, grapes, berries, all vegetables, and pecans.  The community produces nationally and internationally acclaimed wines.  Gillespie County produces crops and livestock including hunting with annual cash receipts of over $50 million.

Fredericksburg Independent School District offers adult education and bridges to college-level academic, vocational, and technical courses.  There is also an accredited nursing school as well as the Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg.  Hill Country University Center partners with Austin Community College, Texas Tech University, Angelo State University, and Concordia University.

Mark your calendars for October 5-7, 2012 and visit Fredericksburg during Oktoberfest, a time-honored tradition celebrating our German heritage.

To find out about Texas Hill Country homes for sale, please call Dale E. Cook, MBA and owner of SAGE – Premium Texas Real Estate in Fredericksburg at (830) 992-0056.

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