“Lovely people, fun little shops, market days” is how those who retire in Wimberley Texas describe their town. Located between Austin (45 miles to the NE) and San Antonio (60 miles to the SW), Wimberley is perfectly situated to be a small town just close enough to a big city. Wimberley is blessed with a location on the banks of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River surrounded by the Texas Hill Country. As a result, there are great outdoor activities nearby
The summers are warm and lazy the winters are mild. Imagine 300 days of sunshine a year! There might be a slight frost in the winter – Wimberley is in the hill country.
This newly incorporated village estimates its population at approximately 14,000. You can easily find a home in the $140,000 range. The crime rate is so low it almost doesn’t show on the graph!
The town is named for Pleasant Wimberley who bought the mill and built several other mills and employed most of the area in the 1880’s. The village now contains shops of all kinds, galleries, and restaurants. Most of the commerce is found around the town square and plaza, other businesses are found here and there throughout the town. Wimberley still has an outdoor theatre for the warm weekend nights in the summer where you can bring your own chair and visit with neighbors. If you would like to see your friends and neighbors on stage, there are two (two!) little theatres in town. The bridge over Cypress Creek is a great little place to see and for a better view, you can take a short walk up Mount Baldy.
The 7A Ranch Resort has plenty of activities and at visit to the Wimberley Glass Works has daily glass blowing demonstrations. The 18-hole Woodcreek Golf Course is right nearby, as is the Wimberley Valley Winery, the Wimberley Brewing Company, Middleton Brewing – just to name a few. There is also a rum distillery! We hear that the High School has a great football team this year where the whole town shows up to watch.
If you are retiring for the season in Wimberley, check out the Green Acres RV Park. We loved the deer who came to visit every evening!