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Named by Travel Holiday magazine as one of “America’s Ten Best Small Towns” Wimberley Texas enjoys a special and magical place in the hearts of its residents. Considered by many to be a kind of Mecca for area artisans who want to leave the bright lights of the big city behind Wimberley combines old-style Texas hospitality with an eclectic sense of style and panache.
Located off FM 12 north of San Marcos amid the green meadows of the Texas Hill Country Wimberley is a 50-minute commute from downtown Austin. Towering cypress trees line the Blanco River and Cypress Creek and residents can be counted on to find time for a dip into cool shady swimming holes such as Blue Hole. Wildlife in the area is abundant as well with white-tailed deer rabbits and even that Texas icon the armadillo.
Wimberley Texas is also known for its down home approach to events and entertainment and is also home to the Devil’s Backbone Tavern a classic Texas honky-tonk. Market Days in Wimberley is the second largest shopping event of its kind in Texas and is held the first Saturday of the month from April to December with more than 450 booths.
Another popular attraction is the Corral Theatre a “walk-in” outdoor movie theatre. You literally park your car walk in and sit down in lawn chairs to enjoy the show all under the big open night sky.
Wimberley incorporated itself as a town in 2000 but it was only the central part of the town. There’s a huge area that’s not incorporated (called Wimberley Valley) and the whole area attracts many artisans artists and musicians. Wimberley Texas has also experienced a lot of growth recently which gives great variety to the housing market – prices generally start in the low $100s and to up to more than $1 million.