seven neighborhood parks, or at the park
pavilion with a fire pit and outdoor grill.
Homes in this gated community range in
size from about 2, 300 to more than 4,000
square feet. The one and two-story floor
plans on sprawling home sites include many
luxury features at no extra cost, including
standard granite kitchen countertops, 100
percent brick, stone and stucco exteriors.
Many floor plans also include media and
game rooms, and four-car garages are
available on selected homesites. Children
living in HighPointe attend school in the
award-winning Dripping Springs Independent School District.
RimRock provides a natural escape from
city living, with large homesites ranging
from one to three acres. The rustic charm
of country life combined with the prestige
of custom-built homes makes RimRock a
popular address in the Texas Hill Country.
Surrounded by spectacular meadows, the
tree-covered homesites, and breathtaking
views make RimRock a great place to hide
out with nature. Enjoy acres of greenbelt
area with more than six miles of nature
trails for hiking and off road biking.
RimRock is located in the highly acclaimed
Dripping Springs Independent School
District just southwest of Austin. Located
on FM 1826, RimRock provides easy access
to major thoroughfares such as Highway 290
and Mopac (Loop 1) making it easy to get to
downtown Austin, Barton Creek Mall and
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The population of the Kyle/Buda area has
exploded in recent years, further enriching
the already vibrant communities here.
Numerous historical sites and recreational
opportunities await visitors and active
community organizations provide information and activities throughout the year.
The populcation of Kyle is now more
than 25,000, and numerous retail developments have sprung up to support the
fast-growing population here and in nearby
Buda. The award winning Hays Consolidated Independent School District offers a
strong educational foundation and, with 24
colleges and universities in a 50-mile radius,
major employers have no trouble finding a
young, motivated workforce.
Major employers include Grande Communications (telecommunications), Hays
Consolidated Independent School District,
and businesses in nearby San Marcos. Located 15 miles from Austin and 50 miles
from San Antonio, the area is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the fast
growing IH- 35 corridor.
San Marcos is a little town made large by
Texas State University that hasn’t let progress or growth get in the way of maintaining
its peaceful lifestyle. Set amidst the serenity
of the banks of the San Marcos River, life in
San Marcos harkens back to a time when life
wasn’t quite so complicated.
San Marcos has that small town appeal, and
for people who love small town living, it’s
perfect. There’s the town square, which was
recently renovated, and there are shops and
stores all in downtown San Marcos. There are
also lovely, beautiful old homes in downtown
along San Antonio Street, at Christmas time
every year, they’re all lit up – definitely some-
thing to see.
Located along the high-tech corridor of I- 35
linking Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos
is an easy commute, with only 30 minutes
drive time to the state capital. The low cost
of living in San Marcos means that residents
can afford a house with outstanding amenities.
San Marcos offers affordability in every range,
from Victorian homes to new subdivisions.
Find “fixer-upper” homes in San Marcos
for around $100,000, while homes in newer
suburban areas start at around $160,000.
There’s no shortage of things to do here, too
– including toobin’ down the San Marcos
River, bargain hunting at nearby outlet malls,
or going on a biking or hiking adventure in the
rolling hills around San Marcos.
Another major area attraction, Aquarena
Center, has been bought by Texas State
University and transformed from a tourist
attraction to an environmental educational
center. Gone are the mermaids and Ralph
the Swimming Pig, but Aquarena’s famous
glass-bottom boats remain, as they provide
the public with a clearer understanding of the
importance and diversity of wetlands and the
Edward Aquifer, and allows them to see native
and exotic species found in the area.
Set against the peaceful backdrop of the
Blanco River, Blanco Vista is the first master-planned community in the San Marcos area,
allowing its residents to experience small town
living with all of the big city upgrades.
Blanco Vista features a range of housing,
including starter homes, family homes,
townhomes, estate housing, and even patio
homes. Homes in Blanco Vista are reflective
of the developer’s 360-degree attitude that is
“designed to take care of community residents
in all phases of life.”
Blanco Vista enjoys a wide appeal with San
Marcos residents who want to move up to a
quality master-planned community in their