Enjoy Your Retirement in the Hill Country

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What kinds of things do you think about when you contemplate retirement? Some people think about the time they’ll spend with family, while others plan for exciting trips all around the world. But have you thought about where you’d like to live once you don’t have to spend your days in an office?

Why Retire to the Texas Hill Country?

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The Ranches of Brushy Top talks about the benefits of buying land now for retirement, and the benefits of retiring in Texas Hill Country.

The Texas Hill Country is the perfect place to retire. With its beautiful landscapes, abundant resources and peaceful, quiet surroundings, it has everything needed to start your retirement years the right way. The Ranches of Brushy Top boasts breathtaking views of the Hill Country vastness. The best part? With amazing tracts of land for sale, you can buy your piece of Hill Country land now and build on it later.

Retiring at the Ranches of Brushy Top

Brushy Top is a wonderful area with some of the best views of Texas Hill Country you will ever see, but it also has plenty to do for the retired set. So what can you expect from a life of retirement at the Ranches of Brushy Top? You can:

  • Spend your retirement years enjoying the great outdoors, hiking and fishing by yourself or with friends and family.
  • Enjoy your retirement by playing some golf and making new friends in the Hill Country.
  • Visit the area’s unique natural landscapes. Take the grandkids swimming at Barton Springs in Zilker Park, have sundaes the pioneer way at the Greune General Store, or visit the lovely town of New Braunfels and spend the day at Schlitterbahn Waterpark with your whole family.

Retirement: A House into a Home

At the Ranches of Brushy Top, you have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of your years of labor and settle quietly and pleasantly into your retirement years, whether you’re doing it alone or with someone special. Choosing a place that embodies the spirit of the Texas Hill Country so you can spend the golden years enjoying life is the most important factor when looking for your perfect spot to build your home for retirement. With breathtaking land, wildlife and natural beauty in every corner, Brushy Top is the ideal location to start the rest of your life.

If you’d like more information on buying land now for a retirement home later, please visit the Brushy Top website today. Also, be sure to find us on our social media communities on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Green Living | Being Energy Efficient in the Hill Country

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Have you taken the proper steps to ensure your Hill Country home is green and energy efficient, especially during the winter season? If you haven’t, now is the time to review your home’s energy efficiency issues. Being a homeowner in the Texas Hill Country means you have access to open spaces and beautiful landscapes, as well as plenty of great weather. If you are ready and willing to take full advantage of your surroundings, then make the necessary changes and prepare your home for the upcoming season.

Steps to Energy Efficient Living: Prepping Your Home

Where do you start when it comes to prepping your home for winter? An important step is determining where you stand in terms of energy efficiency, and an energy audit of your home is an excellent starting point. This audit will help you determine what changes need to be made immediately. These changes might include:

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The Ranches of Brushy Top shares information about green and energy-efficient living in the Texas Hill Country.

  • Installing new doors or windows. Installing storm windows and doors while eliminating hollow doors and old windows that no longer efficiently keep air in or out, could be a huge but necessary undertaking to increase the energy efficiency in your Hill Country home.
  • Sealing ducts and other areas. Ensuring leaks are properly sealed is an important part of making sure heating costs don’t soar in the winter. Check for leaks in the ducts, and around windows and doors as well.
  • Using a programmable thermostat. Programming your thermostat to be at a specific temperature may help you keep your home at a comfortable level while saving on energy costs. You can set the thermostat at a lower setting for those times when no one is home, and program it to raise the setting to a higher temperature about an hour before you plan to arrive home.
  • Using your fireplace in place of the heater, not as supplemental heating, since it may end up costing you more. Also, consider a wood-burning stove rather than a fireplace.
  • Insulating pipes to ensure your plumbing remains intact in the event of a freeze. This will also help ensure a steady supply of hot water.

During the holidays, it’s also important to remember to keep decorative lights on only up to about 6 hours per day or night. Also consider purchasing LED holiday lights, since they use less energy. Finally, be sure to check that you don’t have too many things plugged into one area at once, so that you don’t overload the systems.

Building Your Hill Country Home: Green Solutions

As far as building your new Hill Country home, you can get turned on to the green lifestyle pretty easily. For instance, be sure to have your home well insulated from the very beginning, to prevent overworking your HVAC system. Making sure you have energy-efficient appliances in your home is a must, and installing a rainwater collection system is a great way to save money and utilize natural resources. Of course, using construction materials that are green and energy efficient—such as bamboo, recycled wood, glass and, in some cases, even rubber—are inventive ways to ensure your home is green.

The Ranches of Brushy Top: Buy Now, Build Later

At the Ranches of Brushy Top, you can choose the perfect piece of land for your dream home, take your time designing a home that takes advantage of all that the Hill Country has to offer, and build your home whenever you want. For more information on the Texas Hill Country, or if you are interested in looking for land for sale in Texas, visit the Brushy Top website. You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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Holiday Day Trips| Juniper Hills Farm & Onion Creek Kitchens in the Hill Country

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The Ranches of Brushy Top talks about Juniper Hills Farm and Onion Creek Kitchens, the perfect spot for getaways or corporate events in the Hill Country.

The allure of the Texas Hill Country mesmerizes residents and visitors alike with opportunities to breathe fresh air, take in great sights and relax in the tranquil surroundings of nature. By visiting Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm, you and your loved ones can experience all of those things and much more. Offering everything from cooking classes to yoga sessions, Juniper Hills Farm goes beyond the surface to bring you true, meaningful relaxation in the Hill Country.

Life in the Farm

Deep in the rolling hills of Southeast Austin, Travis “Sibby” Barrett has transformed her Juniper Hills ranch home into a wonderful retreat, with Hill Country pastimes that make for the perfect life on the farm. Here’s a bit of background information about Sibby:

  • A journalism student in college, Sibby discovered her culinary talents shortly after she transitioned from florist to party planner with a focus on baking for special events. Today, Sibby maintains her love of cooking with the highlight of a Juniper Hills Farm retreat: A cooking class curriculum at her Onion Creek Kitchens, an on-site facility where you can learn everything from how to cook Italian to bread baking.
  • Cooking is not the only thing that separates Juniper Hills Farm from other retreat areas. Clearly, being in the Hill Country is a unique experience in and of itself; but daily yoga sessions elevate this weekend or weekday retreat into a haven of relaxation. Learn to breathe, stretch and become one with your body as you enjoy yoga classes led by experienced teachers. Classes are donation-based, so you pay what you can. Everyone is welcome, and those who are staying in the farm’s on-site cabins are especially encouraged to participate.
  • Speaking of the on-site cabins, visitors have a choice of three quaint and beautiful cabins, each with excellent amenities and comfortable beds. Enjoy a night in of television, read a book from the mini-library or enjoy the gorgeous views of Hill Country from the comfort of your cabin. At Juniper Hills Farm, you can truly get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Indulge in experiences that will immerse your body, mind and soul into a stress-free, restful getaway. Enjoy a massage in the comfort of your room, go hiking through miles of surrounding Hill Country landscapes, and make new friends for life as you take in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Hill Country through the Juniper Hills Farm & Onion Creek Kitchens.

Romantic Holiday Getaway or Holiday Corporate Retreat

Whether you’re a couple in need of some reconnection or a corporation in need of a morale booster, Juniper Hills Farm is the place for you. Surrounded by miles of beautiful trees, rolling creeks, and blue sky, this facility is the ideal place to make both happen—especially if you’re looking for an unforgettable experience during the holidays.

Couples can plan a week or a weekend of fun by joining cooking classes in the new Kitchen in the Grove, or taking yoga classes together, and even enjoying a massage and a sauna. Enjoy the peace and quiet that the Hill Country life brings while reconnecting with your beloved and exploring the Texas Hill Country’s luxurious side. Corporations and nonprofits can also enjoy the benefits of Juniper Hills Farm through various corporate-geared activities, such as the Corporate ReTreats™ program. A cooking class and a team-building exercise all rolled into one, the Corporate ReTreats™ program is a great tool for motivating corporate groups into understanding and practicing the concepts of communication, teamwork, innovation, and problem solving. Best of all, it’s the most fun time you’ll have at a work function!

Another Hill Country Gem Located near the Ranches of Brushy Top

For more information on the Texas Hill Country, or if you are interested in looking for land for sale in Texas, visit the Ranches of Brushy Top website. You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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Holiday Day Trips| Christmas Wine Tours of the Hill Country

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The Ranches of Brushy Top shares the most exciting wine tours in Texas Hill Country and how you can incorporate them into your holiday plans.

The Ranches of Brushy Top shares the most exciting wine tours in Texas Hill Country and how you can incorporate them into your holiday plans.

As holiday parties and gift exchanges with families and friends approach, there’s a good chance that you’ve considered gifting at least one bottle of wine this holiday season. If you prefer to gift a wine from an American winery, why not check out wines from the Hill Country area?

A Wine Tour for Each Taste

Whether you live in the Hill Country or just love to visit, one of the things the area is known for is its beautiful vineyards and delicious wines. So a bottle of wine for Christmas would make a wonderful gift. To help you find just the right one, why not take a Holiday Wine Trail excursion? Popular in Texas Hill Country throughout the year, wine tours are fun and exciting activities that make wineries more than just destinations—they’re truly an experience. There are a couple of really special wine tours that are especially notable this holiday season, and should be considered as part of your holiday plans.

For Classic Wine Lovers

For those who want to get the classic Wine Trail experience over the holidays, the 2013 Holiday Wine Trail is sure to be one to remember. Starting Dec. 6 and continuing until Dec. 15, the Holiday Wine Trail encompasses 36 Hill Country wineries. A $35 ticket buys you:

  • One to three complimentary tastings
  • A holiday ornament from your favorite winery
  • A 15% discount on three-bottle purchases at each winery
  • A 50% discount on winery ornaments where applicable.

Heading to the Holiday Wine Trail with your sweetheart? A $60 couples ticket buys you the same as above, plus one to three complimentary wine tastings per winery. It’s the perfect holiday outing for singles and couples alike.

For Athletic Wine Lovers

Yes, believe it or not, there is an option for those who like to mix fitness and wine! Hill Country Bike & Wine is the perfect outing for wine lovers with a sense of adventure that goes beyond the palate. This relaxing wine tour visits two to three wineries, with tourists riding a fitness hybrid bike to each destination. Although the tour rides over mostly flat terrain and doesn’t require tourists to be athletes to participate, it is nevertheless a much more active outing, with stops in between for rest and lunch at one of the wineries. It also includes van support, wine-tasting appointments and souvenirs. At $179 per person, it makes the perfect holiday gift for yourself, your sweetheart or the wine-loving athlete in your family.

Wine tours in the Hill Country are a great way to spend the holidays, and a wonderful alternative to your traditional holiday vacation trip. For more information on the Texas Hill Country, or if you are interested in looking for land for sale in Texas, visit the Brushy Top website. You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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Holidays in the Hill Country | Holiday Market Days

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The Ranches of Brushy Top shares information about this year's Hill Country holiday market days, where you can find a great selection of unique gifts while enjoying holiday activities with the family.

The Ranches of Brushy Top shares information about this year’s Hill Country holiday market days, where you can find a great selection of unique gifts while enjoying holiday activities with the family.

Are you looking for unique and handcrafted gifts for your family this holiday season? Are you tired of heading to malls and exhaustively running around with the kids in tow? The Hill Country is well known for its beauty, but it’s also a great place to shop, live and spend time with family, especially around the holidays. This year’s Holiday Market Days are just one example.

But what is a market day? Think of them as a little like the farmers’ market, where you find vendors of all kinds selling their products, crafts and produce. Many times, there will also be entertainment and refreshments, much like the days of weekend flea market visits. Overall, it really is just a way to give residents a chance to find one-of-a-kind, special purchases that they simply cannot find in a store.

In the Hill Country, the holidays are a great time for Market Days, because it’s the perfect time for families to go shopping together in an environment they will truly enjoy. Here are some excellent market day events to watch for this Christmas.

In Bandera, the Cowboy Capital Christmas and Shoppers Jubilee is a great opportunity for families to have fun and do some shopping while enjoying entertainment beginning Friday evening and continuing Saturday throughout the day. Open house on all shops on Main Street is scheduled for Dec. 6 from 6-9 p.m., with music, games, Christmas lights, a live nativity scene and Santa Claus handing out candy. That Saturday, a cowboy and cowgirl parade entertains, and activities and shopping throughout the day complete the weekend.

Head on over to Old Gruene for their December Market Day—it’s your last chance to visit the market until it reopens in February. The Gruene Market Days, happening Dec. 7-8, feature over 100 vendors selling original and one-of-a-kind gifts, handcrafted items, collectibles and packaged Texas foods. Market days have been happening at the Gruene Historic District for the past 30 years, and they are a staple of Hill Country living.

The Blanco Christmas Market Day takes place on Dec. 14, at the Old Blanco courthouse grounds from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy lovely arts and crafts created by talented artisans, and shop for produce, plants and antiques as well.

The Boerne Christmas Market Days, happening Dec. 14-15, features hundreds of crafters and artists sharing their unique gifts and creations. Free admission gets you a visit with Santa, great food and a chance to finish your last minute Christmas shopping in style.

The Llano Christmas Market Day, Culture Club Home Tour and Lighted Christmas Parade is sure to be a great time for young and old. Visit downtown Llano on Dec. 7 for a day of shopping, both in stores and with vendors that display unique products, then join the Llano Woman’s Culture Club for a tour of beautiful historic homes in the area. Finally, cap your day off with the Christmas light parade.

The Ranches of Brushy Top: Holidays in Hill Country

Holidays in the Hill Country are an exciting time, and if you’re considering living in this area, you’ll have plenty of options to get in the holiday spirit with your family. For more information on the Texas Hill Country, or if you are interested in looking for land for sale in Texas, visit the Brushy Top website. You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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Unique Design of Hill Country Architecture

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What's so unique about Hill Country architecture? The Ranches of Brushy Top explains how home designs in the area highlight the Hill Country homes' one-of-a-kind surroundings.

What’s so unique about Hill Country architecture? The Ranches of Brushy Top explains how home designs in the area highlight the Hill Country homes’ one-of-a-kind surroundings.

Homes in the Texas Hill Country are more than just pretty—they are uniquely designed to fully take in their surroundings. And let’s face it: with rolling hills, peaceful streams, and incomparable habitats, there is plenty to take in, so naturally a new home should take full advantage of those spectacular views.

But designing a one-of-a-kind home in the Hill Country should be about more than just aesthetics. Whether you’re talking about ways to make a home feel more open or make it run more efficiently, there’s no denying Hill Country architecture is definitely a product of its surroundings.

Hill Country Architecture: Notable Features

There are many things that set the Texas Hill Country apart from the rest of the world, so it’s no surprise the homes in this area are designed with this in mind. There are many features that remain consistent when it comes to Hill Country architecture, and there are five specific things almost all homes in the Hill Country must have in order to truly take advantage of living in this part of Texas.

  1. Breezeways. Texas Hill Country weather makes it impossible to design a home without a breezeway that takes full advantage of cool breezes of evenings. Breezeways keep air circulating, which ensures your AC won’t be working too hard—a definite aid to increased energy efficiency.
  2. Private guest areas. Whether you designate a section of the house as a guest area with a private entrance or you build a separate guesthouse altogether, giving visitors access to all of the surrounding beauty on their own is critical in order for them to fully enjoy the experience.
  3. Elaborate outdoor spaces. Patio and outdoor areas in the Hill Country are all about entertainment, whether you’re having a beautifully planned garden party or simply a night alone with your significant other under the stars. Be sure to create an outdoor space that highlights the surrounding areas, but is as unique and interesting as you want it to be.
  4. Efficient, green features. Solar panels. Reclaimed water systems. Energy-efficient appliances. It’s important to realize building a home in the Texas Hill Country means you are continuously aware of the environmental impact that living in such a space can have. That is why it’s imperative your Hill Country home is energy efficient For instance, a system that collects rainwater and reuses it for things like flushing toilets and sprinkler systems will certainly save money and also help the environment.
  5. Areas highlighting vistas. What would a house in the Texas Hill Country be without the spectacular views of lakes, hills and skyline? That is why a true Hill Country home has many windows, balconies that open up to breathtaking views and, in some cases, elaborate courtyards with gardens, walkways, benches, fire pits, barbecue areas, etc.

The Ranches of Brushy Top: Buy Now, Build Later

At the Ranches of Brushy Top, you can choose the perfect piece of land for your dream home, take your time designing a home that takes advantage of all that the Hill Country has to offer, and then you can build your home at your leisure, whenever you want. For more information on the Texas Hill Country, or if you are interested in looking for land for sale in Texas, visit the Brushy Top website. You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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Finding the Lights: Christmas in Texas Hill Country

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The Ranches of Brushy Top helps you get your holiday spirit in full swing with Hill Country holiday light trails and other notable holiday celebrations in the area.

The Ranches of Brushy Top helps you get your holiday spirit in full swing with Hill Country holiday light trails and other notable holiday celebrations in the area.

If you’re considering life in the Texas Hill Country but are unsure about what the holidays would be like in such a nature-focused area, don’t fret: there are plenty of places to go this holiday season to celebrate with your family and friends. From lighting ceremonies to nightly holiday light trails, every corner of the Hill Country captures the Christmas spirit throughout the month of December to provide you and your family with an unforgettable holiday.

Holiday Activities in the Hill Country

Not sure where to go celebrate and see some lights this holiday season? Whether you’re new to the area or just contemplating a move to the Hill Country, you won’t be disappointed with these special events happening throughout the months of November and December.

The Johnson City 24th Annual Lights Spectacular celebration happens on Nov. 29 and it is a sight to see! The entire town is covered with lights—over 100,000 adorn the Blanco County Courthouse alone—and Pedernales Electric Coop’s Headquarters on Ave F features a lighted forest that contains over a million lights. Food, music, and family fun await everyone!
Christmas on Mercer Street in beautiful Dripping Springs is a holiday tradition, and definitely a great time for families looking for something special to do. This daylong event, happening Saturday, Dec. 7, includes a number of vendors and booths with various activities and goodies, arts and crafts, meet-and-greets with Santa Claus, food, live music, and much more. The tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled for 6:15 p.m.
The EmilyAnn Theatre Trail of Lights takes place annually in Wimberley. This year, it starts Nov. 30 and continues nightly (weather permitting) through Dec. 31. Visit the EmilyAnn Theatre and see over 100 light displays created by students, organizations, and area businesses. You can also spend time drinking hot chocolate and warming yourself up by the traditional yule log. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to host a night there.
New Braunfels’ Santa’s Ranch is a full drive-thru Christmas light park featuring over one million holiday lights. Starting in early November through the month of December, families will enjoy the gorgeous and elaborate lighting displays and colorful setups of Christmas beauty. There is a cost for this event: $20 per car; a seasonal pass is available for $40 per car.
The Lyndon B. Johnson Tree Lighting is an annual event that happens at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, and this year it’s scheduled for Dec. 15 from 6-9 p.m. A tradition started by President and Mrs. Johnson many years ago, it is still a beloved and anticipated event in the Hill Country. Enjoy music, refreshments, carolers and of course, the tree lighting ceremony.

The Ranches of Brushy Top: Holidays in Hill Country

Holidays in the Hill Country are an exciting time, and if you’re considering living in this area, you’ll have plenty of options to get in the holiday spirit with your family. For more information on the Texas Hill Country, or if you are interested in looking for land for sale in Texas, visit the Brushy Top website. You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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Natural Wonders of the Texas Hill Country | Aquifers

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The Edwards Aquifer, one of the largest in the country, is located in Texas Hill Country. The Ranches of Brushy Top shares awesome facts about the aquifer in this blog post.

The Edwards Aquifer, one of the largest in the country, is located in Texas Hill Country. The Ranches of Brushy Top shares awesome facts about the aquifer in this blog post.

The Texas Hill Country more than delivers with regard to breathtaking and intriguing natural landscapes to behold. Aquifers fit that description perfectly, so it’s no surprise that the Hill Country is home to one of the largest aquifers in the country. The Edwards Aquifer, which serves about two million people, is located in south Central Texas, just east of the Edwards Plateau, near an area considered to be a wonderful place to live, work and visit.

 

What is an Aquifer?

An aquifer is a body of rock, limestone, sandstone or any other permeable rock through which water can flow. Artesian aquifers like the Edwards Aquifer are confined aquifers that hold water under pressure; in other words, they are underground, confined by a layer of clay or other impermeable rock. The water flows and releases through artesian wells that bring the water to the surface. The Edwards Aquifer is in itself very thick, between 300-700 feet deep, and is very porous. Flowing through the contributing and recharge zones, the water is brought to the surface using wells and pumps in the artesian zone.

 

What Makes the Edwards Aquifer Unique?

As the primary water source of the Texas Hill Country, the Edwards Aquifer is essentially the reason the cities nearby are located where they are. The prolific aquifer feeds several springs that are, in turn, close to major Texas cities, and chances are these cities wouldn’t even be located here if it were not for the large amounts of aquifer water that supply groundwater to the areas.

The Barton Springs feed into nearby Austin, while San Antonio is the largest city in all of North America that is wholly dependent on groundwater through the San Antonio Springs. The San Marcos Springs, Salado Springs, and San Felipe Springs are also fed by the Edwards Aquifer; in fact, since the 1800s, it has been a primary source of water for the Hill Country area, discharging over 900,000 acre feet of water a year.

Another wonderful fact about the Edwards Aquifer in Hill Country: It is home to several endangered and protected species in the area. Numerous rare cave-dweller species can be found in the aquifer, as well as species of fish and flora that are found only in the springs and rivers near the aquifer.

 

Visiting Hill Country’s Mother Aquifer

As one of our greatest natural resources in the United States, the Edwards Aquifer and its springs are must-visit places in Texas Hill Country. Visiting the different aquifer springs is a great way to explore the Hill Country, and would make for an unforgettable family trip. You can check out the largest springs in the Southwest, located near New Braunfels, or visit the historic Stagecoach Inn just above the Salado Springs. You can also check out the Barton Springs as part of a fun-filled trip to Austin, or go fishing and exploring down one of the many springs and rivers along the aquifer’s path.

 

The Trinity Aquifer: Feeding into Brushy Top

On the opposite side of the Edwards Aquifer is the Trinity Aquifer, which meets the Edwards in the Edwards-Trinity Plateau. The Trinity Aquifer extends through the center of the state, from the Red River to the east of Bandera and Medina counties. Two of its connectors – the Glen Rose and the Middle Aquifers, feed directly into the Ranches of Brushy Top, adding to the natural allure of this area for those who seek actively living in nature.

 

For more information on the Texas Hill Country, or if you are interested in looking for land for sale in Texas, visit the Brushy Top website. You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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Hill Country Highlights | Watching the Leaves Change at Lost Maples State Park

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When it comes to fall in Hill Country, there are many beautiful locations from which to admire the brilliance of nature’s changing colors. The Ranches of Brushy Top offers some suggestions.

When it comes to fall in Hill Country, there are many beautiful locations from which to admire the brilliance of nature’s changing colors. The Ranches of Brushy Top offers some suggestions.

There are few Hill Country experiences lovelier than the changing of the leaves with the onset of fall and the approaching winter season. Lost Maples Natural Area, a state park located in Texas Hill Country, is a popular spot to take the family to enjoy brilliant colors Mother Nature offers during the autumn months.

Lost Maples: A Passage Through Hill Country History

What makes Lost Maples so special, aside from the unique spectrum of foliage seen here, is its history. The Lost Maples area, home to some of Texas’ most primitive flora, boasts bigtooth maples and other rare species believed to have survived climate change from as far back as the ice age—breathtaking survivors and inhabitants from millions of years ago. The Uvalde bigtooth maple is the largest known species of maple in Texas, and one of the most fascinating to view in the fall; the majestic change of hues and textures is indeed an homage to this area’s rich and extensive flora and fauna, a generations-old ecosystem that teaches as well as mesmerizes. That’s what helps make Lost Maples State Park the only park of its kind.

Tips for Enjoying Lost Maples State Park

Lost Maples State Park is, in fact, quite busy during the fall months, as crowds take the time to visit and experience everything the park has to offer. From backpacking and picnicking to hiking and camping, there are a number of exciting activities to engage in during your visit to Lost Maples State Park. Whether you are there to experience the foliage color change or the autumn cool down, here are some tips to help you enjoy your time at this Hill Country natural area.

  1. Plan your trip. October and November are two of the busiest months of the year due to the changing seasons. The parking lot has room for only 250 cars, so plan early and plan well.
  2. Choose a weekday for your visit. Weekdays are usually a great bet for people who want to avoid large crowds.
  3. Read the foliage report online often. The foliage report on the Lost Maples website is updated frequently with information on the best spots to experience the change in colors, so keep up with it.
  4. Bring a camera. It’s impossible to visit this Hill Country gem and not want to bring a camera. Be sure to take plenty of photos.
  5. Keep a copy of Birds of Lost Maples State Natural Area with you. The guide, available through the state natural area’s website, is a must-have for those who go to the park to watch the many common and rare birds that live in the area.
  6. Dress comfortably. With so much land to cover, it’s important to always be mindful of the weather, terrain and day’s plan, in order to dress accordingly for your visit.
  7. Expect to see wildlife, both rare and common. There are more than just rare birds like the green kingfisher and the golden-cheeked warbler in the area. There are also animals like the gray fox, white-tailed deer, armadillo, raccoons, and javelina.

When it comes to taking in the breathtaking views of the changing seasons in Texas Hill Country, look no further than Lost Maples State Natural Area. For more information on the Texas Hill Country, or if you are interested in looking for land for sale in Texas, visit the Brushy Top website. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Land for Sale in Texas | Featured Homesite 61C

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The Ranches of Brushy Top features premium land for sale in Texas. This blog highlights homesite 61C offering 8.3 acres of land along Bluff Ridge Trail in Brushy Top.

The Ranches of Brushy Top features premium land for sale in Texas. This blog highlights homesite 61C offering 8.3 acres of land along Bluff Ridge Trail in Brushy Top.

Whether you’re looking for land for sale in Texas that gives you open space or a tract that provides you with incredible all-around views, the Ranches of Brushy Top has something for every potential landowner. There are many beautiful properties in the Texas Hill Country, and Brushy Top has some of the most impressive ones.

The ideal homesite, of course, depends on your wants and needs. What kind of land are you looking for? What is your ultimate goal for the property? Is privacy an important factor in location? What do you ultimately see in your future when it comes to owning land? These are all questions to consider when researching the perfect homesite for your dream home.

Homesite 61C: Spectacular Views from All Sides

The most amazing part about Brushy Top’s homesite 61C is the wide variety of views available with this property. But that is only the beginning; this homesite promises to be a very special property for a fortunate buyer.

  • Grassy, shaded areas to the west and rolling hills to the east create a beautiful variety of views no matter where you are on the property.
  • 180-degree views of wooded hills from an accessible perch in property.
  • 8.3 acres of breathtaking, gorgeous views and great land. 
  • This is one of five distinct knoll properties along Bluff Ridge Trail; it has buildable knoll that gives the property spectacular southern and eastern views.

For more information about Homesite 61C or pricing, contact Deb Kasbeer at 830-833-5555.

These properties are dream locations for those looking for the right place, unique surroundings, and the perfect location for a Hill Country home. For more information on the Texas Hill Country, or if you are interested in looking for land for sale in Texas, visit the Brushy Top website. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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