Just less than an hour’s drive north of San Antonio along Highway 281 is what many call the Heart of the Hill Country. This charming, pleasant town of 3,000 was established in the 1800’s and lies along the banks of the Blanco River.
Life slows down in this little town, with its original, historic structures still being used today. The Blanco Town Square is the community center and is a destination for those who enjoy exploring antique shops, boutiques and arts and crafts.
Many find that vacation or second home opportunities are surprisingly affordable. While tourism is one of the main economic drivers in Blanco it has also been identified as perfect place in which to retire due both to its affordability as well as convenient access to airports, shopping and quality medical care south to San Antonio or east to Austin.
Blanco’s ideal location is perfectly placed for outdoor recreation. Canyon Lake is just 18 miles away. Pedernales State Park, a popular outdoor Texas attraction is a short drive away. Blanco State Park is always a stopping point for the locals and both the Comal and Guadalupe River are nearby.
Blanco is right in the center of some of the most scenic hill country found in the state of Texas. The rolling hills, the Blanco River and the natural wildflowers that paint the terrain are a treasured part of Blanco. Each year, Blanco is host to a variety of festivals and fairs including the Blanco Lavender Festival, held each summer to celebrate this native wildflower.
Most of the homes in and around Blanco are older, established properties but one can find new construction on private lots in many areas surrounding Blanco. Homes for sale in Blanco don’t show up on the open market very often due to the area’s popularity. For those who want to enjoy the ranching lifestyle, different ranch properties are listed throughout the year on large acreage and prices reaching $1 million or more.
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