Established in 1848, the picturesque village is now a resort and retirement area. It is characterized by cool, shady pools beneath towering cypress trees, cascades on the Blanco River, sparkling Cypress Creek, majestic hills and an abundance of white-tailed deer. ?
Recreational communities, bed-and-breakfasts, vacation resorts and youth camps dot the area. Climbing, hiking, swimming, golf, tennis, arts and crafts, and camping are popular activities. Many artists and writers make their homes here. ?
Market Days, the second largest in Texas, are held the first Saturday of March-December. They include more than 475 booths of arts and crafts and a flea market. At Lions Field on R.M. 2325.