The scenery is stunning. The recreational opportunities, entertainment, dining, shopping, and schools are all acclaimed. The job market is thriving. And now the Hill Country has been recognized for yet another reason. Right up there with Brazil, Puerto Rico, Cruising Asia and Dubai, the Texas Hill County has been named one of TravelZoo’s Wow Deal Destinations for 2015—the only United States location to make the list.
“Travelzoo Deal Experts have combed the world over looking for destinations where U.S. travelers will get the biggest bang for their buck in 2015,” they said on Huffington Post. The destinations were chosen “based on travel trends, national events and our ‘deal expert’ hunch.”
TravelZoo loves the Hill Country for its location, its range of resort accommodations, and the variety of deals, they said. “From San Antonio to Austin and the surrounding Hill Country, we found hotel deals aplenty, from $129 per night at 4-star resorts. There's plenty of places for every budget from boutique properties to sprawling, luxury resorts. Texas Hill Country is easy to navigate, just a three- to four-hour drive for Dallas and Houston residents. Flights are a breeze with two airports, Austin and San Antonio, serviced by low-cost carriers Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Allegiant Airlines and Southwest Airlines.”
Living in the Hill Country
Of course, those who are fortunate enough to be living in the Hill Country know it as an exceptional place to be all year round. The employment bases of Austin and San Antonio are easily accessible, yet Hill Country residents get to be surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The Hill Country's continued growth attracts Texas landbuyers and homebuyers as well as top companies like Amazon and HEB, whom are both building in the Hill Country in the coming year.
Popular cities in the area include:
- Boerne—A family-friendly city beloved for its combination of rural roots, modern amenities, and big-city access. Boerne’s Main Street, called Hauptstrasse, features quaint shops, European architecture, and art galleries.
- Bulverde—The “Front Porch of the Texas Hill Country” is known as a fishing mecca and is also a favorite of Texas homebuyers.
- Gruene—This historic town is filled with quaint shops, great restaurants, and uniquely Texan spots like Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas. Gruene is located within the New Braunfels city limits.
- New Braunfels—One of the fastest-growing cities in the country, New Braunfels has a friendly, small-town environment, a thriving job market, and acclaimed schools. The city is also home to Hill Country masterplan Vintage Oaks, the fastest-growing community in the area.
- Schertz—A combination of historical spots like the red brick William’s Mercantile building and the original Schertz State Bank and an abundance of scenic surroundings make Schertz an area favorite.
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