You know Fredericksburg as a wonderful place to visit. But people were discovering Gillespie County long before there were tourists. Many choose to stay, whether to retire, build a dream home, run a guesthouse, start a business, or buy a ranch.
Fredericksburg - the county seat of Gillespie County - lies in the heart of the famous Texas Hill Country. We are at the crossroads of U.S. Highways 87 and 290, just 70 miles northwest of San Antonio, and 80 miles west of Austin, the state capital. Close enough to access all those big city services. But far enough away to feel like Fredericksburg.
We boast a growing airport, with 5000-foot runway with complete terminal service. You can drive to two international airports in abound one hour.
Agriculture is the principal economic activity. The area is known for its excellent peach and pecan crops, with a growing number of vineyards and lavender farms. Deer and wild game are abundant, along with exotic herds. The town is also noted for retaining the historic charm of its German roots - a quality that attracts over one million visitors every year.
The weather is pleasant year-round. Perfectly suited for you to enjoy the scenic hills, live streams, clean air, and uncluttered views. You can go biking, camping, volksporting, fishing, golf, hunting, and swimming. The only reason to go inside is to change gear.
Yes, the Hill Country is a wonderful place to visit. It is an even better place to live and work!