25th Feb, 2017

Fredericksburg Tops 10 Best Places to Live in Texas

Fredericksburg Tops 10 Best Places to Live in Texas

FredericksburgCasual yet somewhat sophisticated, Fredericksburg Texas captures the heart.  The latest honor comes from Movoto.  Fredericksburg ranked #1 Best Places to Live in Texas. The small Texas Hill Country Hamlet outperformed hundreds of other communities from the Lone Star State with populations over 10,000.

A Friendly Country Community

On full display is the strong German heritage in Fredericksburg.  Boasting hundreds of charming shops and eateries, live entertainment, and the Museum of World Peace, the vibrant historic city oozes with both culture and camaraderie.  Here are a few demographics. The population of Fredericksburg in 2016 totaled 11,094. The median age is 52.2. The community is largely European and Hispanic.

The study looked at measurable criteria.  Fredericksburg boasts an awesome number of amenities, beautiful neighborhoods, golf courses and recreation, etc.  A broad range of elements contribute to the quality of life.  These include cost of living (107) median home price, median rent, median household income, and student-to-teacher ratio.  Rate of crime, sales taxes, income taxes, and unemployment came into play.   Commute times, the moderate weather, and great air quality also boosted Fredericksburg’s scores.

FredericksburgCome out during gorgeous blue bonnet season to see the pastoral countryside.  Hike Enchanted Rock, tour the Texas White House and Museum of the Pacific War.  Put them all together and our Hill Country community comes out on top!

History Melds the Community

Founding father Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach aka John O. Meusebach led 120 German immigrants to the Fredericksburg settlement in 1846.  They came to secure land purchased through Mainser Adelsverein, the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas which sought to settle the Texas wilderness.  Settlers coming to town received a plot of land intown and 10 acres outside town.  Descendants of early families remain in the area today.

FredericksburgHill Country Wine Region #8 in USA

At the hub of the Texas Wine Trail, Fredericksburg also gained attention for its outstanding varietals.  In this regard, Lonely Planet ranks the community as #8 Best Places to Live in the United States.  Try out the selection of Malbecs, Cabernets, and more in the local tasting rooms.  And don’t miss the Wine Road 290.

Fredericksburg Texas Real Estate Agents

Please contact Dale Cook of Sage Premium Texas Real Estate at 830-997-1035 if you are interested in moving to Fredericksburg.  The local real estate market has something for everyone – ranches and estates to cottages and low maintenance second homes.

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